Project IMPACT: Diabetes

About the Experts

About the Experts

Project IMPACT: Diabetes was implemented by a team of dedicated individuals who believe in the role of the pharmacist in improving diabetes care.

  • Two APhA Foundation staff members provided oversight for the design and implementation of the project, created resources for communities, and monitored and analyzed data collected from the communities
  • Three pharmacist consultants served as implementation liaisons between the Foundation and the communities. Each of these Community Coordinators helped 8-9 communities successfully implement the Foundation’s care model.
  • Over 25 Community Champions were responsible for the local implementation and success of each community. These on-the-ground project leaders interfaced with the APhA Foundation, managed the local stakeholders and data, and served as the spokespeople for the community.

Community Champions

Each of the following community champions led the local implementation of Project IMPACT: Diabetes:

  • Applachian College of Pharmacy: Elshamly Abdelfattah, RPh
  • Balls Food Stores: Nikki Schwartze, RPh and John Witt, RPh
  • Central Ohio Diabetes Association: Jeanne Grothaus
  • Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc: Jeri Sias, RPh
  • County of Santa Barbara Department of Health: Carol Millage, RPh
  • CrossOver Health Care Ministries: Sallie Mayer, RPh
  • Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers: Valencia Gray-Williams, RPh
  • Eau Claire Internal Medicine - Cooperative Health Pharmacy: Dean Slade, RPh
  • El Rio Health Centers: Sandra Leal, RPh
  • El Rio – Pascua Yaqui Reservation: Marisa Rowen, RPh
  • Fink’s Pharmacy: Kristen Fink, RPh & Christine Lee-Wilson, RPh
  • Jefferson County Department of Health: B. DeeAnn Dugan, RPh
  • Kroger, TriHealth, and City of Cincinnati: Jim Kirby, RPh
  • Mountain States Health Alliance: Joy Waddell, RPh
  • Paramount Farms and Komoto Pharmacy: Roxanne Wolfe
  • Price Chopper: Kimberly Houser, RPh & Alicia Roberts, RPh
  • The Daily Planet: Kelly Goode, RPh
  • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy: Stuart Beatty RPh
  • University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy: Holly Divine, RPh & Trish Freeman, RPh
  • University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Diabetes Care Group: Courtney Davis, RPh & Lauren Bloodworth, RPh
  • Variety Care: Jamie Farley, RPh
  • West Virginia Health Right: Patricia White
  • Wichita Public Schools and Dillons Pharmacy: Dean Benton, RPh & Shannon Krysl
  • Wingate University School of Pharmacy: Delilah Jackson, RPh
  • Zufall Health Center: Teresita Lawson, RPh & Rina Ramirez, MD