J. Gregory Boyer, PhD
Dr. Boyer joined the ACPE staff in July 2002 and manages all activities of Professional Degree Program Accreditation, including training and leading the accreditation site visit teams that review the colleges and schools of pharmacy, as well as supervising program staff and staff consultants. In this role, he serves as the key contact for schools and colleges and their leaders regarding program accreditation. Prior to joining ACPE, Dr. Boyer was the Director of Global Outcomes Research at Pharmacia. He also served as a Director at Glaxo Wellcome, including time with the London-based operations focusing on pharmacoeconomic research. Dr. Boyer earned a BS in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, an MBA from Eastern Illinois University, and a PhD in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kimberly Catledge, PharmD
Dr. Catledge is the Assistant Director of the Continuing Pharmacy Education Accreditation Program where she manages the organization and administration of evaluative processes in Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE). Her professional experiences include providing patient care as a Community Practitioner and Hospital Pharmacy Director as well as a Clinical Pharmacist where she served as preceptor for Colleges of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician programs. She received her PharmD degree from Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy and post graduate training in Health Informatics from University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to being recruited as an Assistant Director, she completed an advanced pharmacy practice experience rotation at ACPE and joined the team as a consultant for the CPE program shortly after graduation.
Jan Engle, PharmD., PhD. (Hon), FAPhA, FCCP, FNAP
Dr. Engle is the past president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the national professional society of pharmacists with over 60,000 members. She has served as a voting member of the FDA Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). Dr. Engle was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy and is a Fellow of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She also has received the APhA Distinguished Achievement Award for Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice.
Dr. Engle is an internationally recognized expert on the topics of nonprescription medicines, pharmacy education, ambulatory care pharmacy practice and leadership and is very active in international pharmacy. She has served as Chair of the ACPE International Commission and is serving a third term as overseas expert of the Post Graduate Allied Health Institute Board at Singapore General Hospital. Dr. Engle worked with National Taiwan University and was a guest professor at Harbin Medical University in China. She worked with the Pharmacy Council of Thailand and received an honorary PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. She has served as a consultant to the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization. She has practiced pharmacy in community, hospital, long-term care and pharmacy-directed ambulatory clinic settings.
Jacob P. Gettig, PharmD, MPH, MEd, BCPS, CHCP
Dr. Jacob Gettig is Assistant Director, Accreditation Services at ACPE. In this role, he supports accreditation activities for US colleges and schools of pharmacy and ACPE International-Accreditation activities for international colleges and schools of pharmacy. Prior to joining ACPE in 2022, Dr. Gettig was Associate Dean of Assessment and Postgraduate Affairs and Professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he worked since 2003 as faculty and since 2009 as Assistant and later Associate Dean. In Dr. Gettig’s former role he coordinated Midwestern University College of Pharmacy’s assessment efforts, managed administrative aspects of the College’s residency and fellowship programs, and served as the College’s CE Administrator from 2009 to 2022. Dr. Gettig earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University and subsequently completed a specialty residency in drug information. He later earned a Master of Public Health degree from Benedictine University (Lisle, IL) and a Master of Education degree in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment from University of Illinois at Chicago. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy and is a Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP).
Joanna M. Holub
She joined ACPE in 2004 and provides administrative support to the Professional Degree Program department. With a background in education and not-for-profit entities, Ms. Holub appreciates what ACPE represents as an accrediting agency in the field of healthcare. She enjoys interacting with the faculty and staff at the colleges and schools of pharmacy with whom she has a good rapport. Ms. Holub earned a BS degree in marketing from DePaul University, Chicago.
Mr. Janis is Director, Information Technology at ACPE where he oversees technology operations for the organization. He is a software application architect specializing in accreditation software development and has helped build and/or enhance many of the applications in use at ACPE today. He has also functioned as a Database Architect and Business Intelligence specialist for hospitals in the Chicagoland area. Mr. Janis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management Information Systems from Northern Illinois University.
Mary E. Kiersma, PharmD, PhD
Dr. Kiersma’s roles include enhancing capacity to engage professional degree program stakeholders, leading site visits, designing and conducting research, and speaking about ACPE activities at training sessions and professional meetings. Prior to joining ACPE, Dr. Kiersma was the Director of Assessment and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Manchester University College of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Kiersma received her PharmD from Purdue University. After working as a community pharmacist for three years, she returned to Purdue to pursue MS and PhD degrees, with a focus on assessment in pharmacy education.
Ms. Means-Nelson joined the ACPE staff in January 2020 and is responsible for implementing and maintaining financial and human resources best practices, policies and operations for the organization. She has previous experience in the Non-Profit area, when she was Controller for Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa and in the manufacturing industry, when she transitioned an Accounting Division from Indianapolis, Indiana to Toronto Canada for Thomson Consumer. Most recently, she held Financial, Business and Office Management functions in the legal industry for various firms in the Chicago market. She began her accounting career as an auditor in an Indianapolis legacy office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Means-Nelson earned her Accounting degree at Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus and her Masters in Finance and Marketing from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
Logan Murry, PharmD, PhD
Dr. Murry is the Assistant Director of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). In this role he supports the evaluative processes in continuing pharmacy education, provides consultative guidance on CPE and CPD activities and issues, and contributes to the development and evaluation of educational activities and educational research with regards to the standards for CPE and CPD. Prior to joining ACPE, Dr. Murry was a postdoctoral researcher at RCSI in Dublin, Ireland and Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He received his PharmD from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2017, practicing in the inpatient and community setting. Dr. Murry completed a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching in 2019 and a PhD in Health Services Research at The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2022, where his research focused on experiential education preceptor development, student pharmacist leadership and self-awareness, and the evaluation of enhanced community pharmacy services.
Karen brings impressive higher education experience to her current role in providing administrative support for the International Services Program. Having substantive experience in supporting the development of two new schools of pharmacy, Ms. Reid appreciates the role that ACPE plays in the educational excellence of pharmacy students around the world. She has enjoyed using her notable experience to support Pharmacy faculty and staff with their accreditation journey and relishes the opportunity to continue working with Pharmacy professionals at ACPE. Ms. Reid earned a Masters of Science degree in Health Administration from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago.
Michael J. Rouse, BPharm (Hons), MPS, FFIP
He joined ACPE in 2001, and his primary responsibilities include directing and expanding ACPE’s international services and activities; supporting initiatives in the profession to advance the quality of pharmacy education, and contributing to other programs at ACPE, primarily with respect to Continuing Professional Development and the work of the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission. In this position, Mr. Rouse most enjoys traveling to other countries, interacting with people from different cultures, having opportunities to contribute to positive changes in pharmacy education and practice, and working with people who are also committed to quality and committed to change. Mr. Rouse earned a BPharm (Honors) degree from the University of Zimbabwe.
Dimitra V. Travlos, PharmD, FNAP
Dr. Travlos’ responsibilities include administration of evaluative processes in continuing pharmacy education, provision of staff support and consultative guidance on activities and issues relating to the continuing education providers, provision of educational support for the ACPE standards, and support for a quality assurance process of continuing pharmacy education. She also is responsible for Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ pathway, a collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to joining ACPE, Dr. Travlos was an Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Travlos received a PharmD degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.
Dawn Zarembski, PharmD
Dr. Zarembski received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following completion of a residency and ASHP fellowship in cardiology at the University of Arizona she joined the faculty of the Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University. Dr. Zarembski was a member of the ACPE staff from 2000-2004 and served as a consultant to ACPE from 2004-2016. Dr. Zarembski works with the Continuing Education Provider Accreditation and Professional Degree Program Accreditation programs as well as the International Services Program.