ACA’s instructors bring real-world experience and insights into the classroom and provide technical and marketing experience.
Keri Hunter, CPhT, MBA is currently employed by Fountain Plaza Pharmacy, in Morristown, Tennessee. Keri received her Bachelor in Business Administration (Marketing) degree from East Tennessee State University in 2006 and her Masters in Business from Milligan College in 2013. Keri has been a Certified Pharmacy Technician for 14 years and has served many roles in the pharmacy industry during that time. She very quickly developed a passion for compounding, particularly veterinary therapy. She has been extensively trained in sterile and non-sterile compounding (USP <795> and <797>), quality assurance/control, calculations, regulatory issues, marketing and sales, and leadership. She is experienced in PCAB and ACHC Accreditation, has served as a consultant for compounding and retail pharmacies, and recently launched a new home infusion division. Keri has several years of experience in training pharmacy technicians and staff, provider education, and speaking engagements in the compounding industry. She was chosen as PCCA Technician of the Month in April 2012 and regularly attends various continuing education events. She has worked with pharmacists, physicians, veterinarians, and universities to develop new compound formulations, stability studies, and training/education.
Dr. Keyes graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in 1996 and returned to academia in 1999 enrolling in the non-traditional Doctor of Pharmacy pathway offered through the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. In 2004, she graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy, the highest degree offered to pharmacists.
Dr. Keyes has had 20 years’ experience in varied pharmacy settings; retail management for a chain drugstore, nursing home consultant, hospital pharmacist and her current position as the lead functional medicine pharmacist in her compounding pharmacy in Western Oklahoma. Suzanne’s passion to get to the underlying cause of disease is what drove her to pursue advanced education and become the seventh pharmacist in the world to become a certified practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Keyes is a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries.
Dr. Keyes has been honored with invitations to speak about functional medicine for the International Association of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the National Association of Community Pharmacists (NCPA). In the last two years, Dr. Keyes’ has been interviewed and her practice highlighted online by both Dr. Blair Thielemier (Pharmapreneur Academy; Elevate Pharmacy Summit) and Dr. Alex Barker (The Happy PharmD). In 2016, Dr. Keyes was selected by Ortho Molecular Products as the 2016 “Spotlight Pharmacist of the Year”.
Marisol Lopez earned her Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1990 from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). In June 2007, she completed her Master degree in Public Health, at Medical Science Campus with a major in Public Health Administration.
Marisol has received training and certifications on USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding, Sterile Preparations and USP <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations Non Sterile at U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Rockville, MD; Sterile and Non Sterile Compounding and Veterinary Symposiums from Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). She also participated in international compounding courses in Salvador Bahia, Brasil and Madrid, Spain.
Marisol works as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Pharmacy of PR and has developed non-sterile and sterile compounding laboratory experiences for first and second year pharmacy students. She has offered continuing education presentations in USP 795 and USP 797 for the Continuing Education Division of the School of Pharmacy, University of PR, and the Puerto Rico Pharmacists Association, (Colegio de Farmaceuticos de PR). In addition, Marisol has collaborated in the development of the compounding sections of the Pharmacy Act of Puerto Rico.
In 2006, Marisol developed an aseptic techniques training for Spanish speaking pharmacist and pharmacy technicians, based on USP 797, and continues providing consultations and courses to promote the adherence to quality in compounding.
Marisol has participated in clinical research activities and aseptically compound study agents, following USP 797 regulations, in drug-study protocols in the Clinical Research Center for the School of Medicine at UPR.
As part of her active participation in the pharmacy profession in PR, Marisol received the honor of being named the Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Excellence in Innovation Award in 2014, from the Puerto Rico Pharmacist Association (Colegio de Farmaceuticos de Puerto Rico), sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories.
At the present, she is the President of International Society of Pharmaceutical Compounding (ISPhC) based in Spain, a member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA) and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP).
Dr. Nathan Pope completed a Community Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2003, a joint initiative between the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Walgreen Co., after completing his B.S. in pharmacy and PharmD from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey. He received his Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) in 2015. Nathan is Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Courses taught include Community Pharmacy Management, Pharmacy Business Planning, Contemporary Compounding, and Herbal & Botanical Supplements. He also teaches lectures on topics such as The History of Pharmacy, OTC Vitamins, and Immunizations. Nathan is the Residency Program Director for the H-E-B Pharmacy/UT Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program and co-lead of the Lester Entrepreneurial Scholars Program at the College of Pharmacy.
Andy Ruiz is the Chief Operations Officer and Partner at Stonegate Pharmacies, Stonegate Pharmacy, Stonegate Pharmacy at the Village and Stonegate Pharmacy at Westlake. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, faculty preceptor for Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, and faculty preceptor for Incarnate Word University Feik School of Pharmacy. Andy is also a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries. Andy attended The University of Texas at Austin for 2 years prior to entering the UT Austin College of Pharmacy where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2008. After completion of his Doctor of Pharmacy, Andy helped design and implement the first combined Master of Science in Pharmacy and Community Pharmacy Residency. He was also the first trainee of this ASHP accredited residency. In May of 2011, Andy moved to Austin, Texas and joined Texas Compounding Pharmacy. In January of 2012, Andy moved to Stonegate Pharmacy and assumed his current position as business partner and Pharmacist-in-Charge. Andy is responsible for developing Stonegate Pharmacy’s compounding and wellness services. Andy is currently a member of the National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA), Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA), American College of Apothecaries (ACA), Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas (AIP), and The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP). Andy is also active in research and his current research is focused on the safety and efficacy of various routes of administration for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in menopausal women.
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Nancy Stoehr earned her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Pharmacy in 2006 and is currently enrolled in the Master of Education Teaching and Learning program at Concordia University Wisconsin. She is a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and a Fellow of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. Nancy has been carrying out her vocation as an Assistant Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy since 2012 where her teaching focus is pharmaceutical dosage forms and extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding for the community patient. Her research focuses on stability and quality of compounded dosage forms and formulation development as well as scholarship of teaching and learning within the non-sterile compounding laboratory. Nancy has a background in sterile compounding as a home infusion pharmacist and as a hospital pharmacist. She is currently continuing her pharmacy practice as a compounding pharmacist with Skywalk Pharmacy in Milwaukee, WI which has a non-sterile pediatric community compounding focus. She enjoys incorporating practice and research into her education of technicians, pharmacists and future pharmacists.