Cynthia W. Avery, MS
Ms. Avery joined ACPE in 2008 as Accreditation Coordinator, transitioned to Assistant Director of Operations and Human Resources in 2011 and was promoted to Director of Operations in 2014. In her current role, Ms. Avery coordinates meeting logistics for organizational conferences and workshops; creates monthly and end-of-year financial statements; oversees the organizations technology needs and updates; and manages ACPEs human resources. She earned an MS degree in public service from DePaul University and a BA in public relations and advertising from Butler University.
Jennifer L. Baumgartner, PharmD, BCPP
Dr. Baumgartner joined ACPE in August 2009 where she assists in the organization and administration of CPE evaluative processes, provision of consultative guidance to accredited providers, evaluation of the CPE enterprise, and advancing continuing professional development (CPD) approaches in the pharmacy profession. She has previous experience as a compliance officer for the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency where she conducted inspections and investigated complaints as they pertained to Board of Pharmacy licensees. Dr. Baumgartner earned her PharmD degree from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and completed a Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency and Clinical Pharmacy Sciences Fellowship with the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Jennifer is a board certified psychiatric pharmacy practitioner.
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.
Angela M. Campbell
She joined ACPE in 2012 as Receptionist/Administrative Assistant and accepted the position as Accreditation Coordinator for Continuing Pharmacy Education in 2015. As the Accreditation Coordinator, Mrs. Campbell supports the Continuing Education executive staff and the accreditation process to evaluate providers of continuing pharmacy education. Working in and with various facets of ACPE has provided Mrs. Campbell with a broader sense of pharmacy education both nationally and abroad.
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.
She completed an internship with ACPE in 2012, joined the staff in March of 2013 as an office assistant, and transitioned to her current role the fall of 2014. As the International Coordinator within the International Service Program (ISP), Ms. Kastrati organizes activities of the International Commission and the ISP Advisory Group, working closely with the program director. She coordinates communications, social media, and international activities. Ms. Kastrati also supports the other departments of ACPE. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago, with a BA degree in English.
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.
Michael J. Rouse, BPharm (Hons), MPS
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.
Ms. Thorn is the newest addition to the ACPE team, having joined in February 2018 as the administrative coordinator. In this position, she assists in coordinating meeting logistics for organizational conferences and workshops, maintains executive staff calendars, supports the organization’s technological needs, and acts as the first point-of-contact for ACPE. Prior to her work with ACPE, Ms. Thorn worked in customer service for 15 years. She attended Columbia College in Chicago where she studied Broadcast Journalism.
Dimitra V. Travlos, PharmD
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.
Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon.), FCCP
His professional experience includes service in academia, clinical practice, and clinical research. In each of his professional roles, Dr. Vlasses was a leader in innovative interprofessional education, practice and research initiatives. Dr. Vlasses is an American College of Clinical Pharmacy Fellow. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors and has served as Chair and then Treasurer of the Board. Dr. Vlasses received his BS and PharmD degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCPS) and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Jeffrey W. Wadelin, PhD
Dr. Wadelin’s responsibilities include leadership and involvement with all elements of ACPE’s quality assurance activities, including professional degree program accreditation in the US, continuing pharmacy education provider accreditation, international degree program certification and consultation, and directing the standards revision process. He also is involved in general administration at ACPE, including IT, HR, and communications, and makes presentations and represents ACPE at various local, regional, national, and international events. Dr. Wadelin earned a BS degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and MS and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical administration from The Ohio State University.
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.