Pharmacy Administrative Residency: Meet Our Residents

The combined Master's degree and residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration at UW Health is designed to provide the resident with a solid background in academics and the administration of exemplary pharmaceutical services across an integrated health system.

 

Junior Administrative Residents

 

Javon Artis

  • Pharmacy School: Texas Southern University
  • Residency Project: Implementation of Electronic PA Systems Across UW Health Clinics
  • Career Interests: Pharmacy Administration, supply chain, specialty pharmacy, pharmacy advocacy, finance and leadership development
  • Hobbies: Collecting vinyl’s, listening to live music, Dallas Cowboys football and exploring new places for great food and drinks around Madison.
  • Why UW? The administrative program at UW Health has a reputation for excellence and innovative practice that spans the country. The residents are granted the opportunity to lead projects that make a lasting impact on one of the top hospital systems in the country. Graduates of this program are prepared to take on the many challenges of today's evolving healthcare landscape and have gone on to become top healthcare leaders around the world. I chose UW Health because I wanted to be trained by pharmacists that are dedicated to quality patient care and be mentored by current leaders that are committed to developing future healthcare leaders.
  • Contact E-mail: jartis@uwhealth.org
Javon Artis

Brandon Harkonen

  • Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Residency Project: Standardizing prior authorization referral, approval, and denial management processes across an oncology service line
  • Career Interests: Specialty pharmacy, clinical management, and pharmacy technician role advancement
  • Hobbies: Hiking, visiting state parks, cooking and enjoying cheese curds with an Old Fashioned
  • Why UW?I chose UW Health for its extensive legacy of pharmacy leadership along with clinical and administrative preceptors who are eager to train residents. Graduates of this program are prepared to be leaders in an evolving healthcare environment and make positive changes in the care provided to patients. I am confident that my efforts as a resident will help to ensure patients receive the best care in a department on a mission to be the nation’s leader in pharmacy. On, Wisconsin!
  • Contact E-mail: bharkonen@uwhealth.org
Brandon Harkonen

Amanda Lyon

  • Pharmacy School: University of Washington
  • Residency Project: Improving the Fast Track and Call-Ahead Program at an Academic Medical Center
  • Career Interests: Healthcare leadership development, pharmacy practice advancement, systems optimization and Lean principles, reimbursement models, professional organization involvement
  • Hobbies: Peloton indoor cycling, golfing, playing with my puppy and finding new brunch spots in town
  • Why UW? The legacy of innovation and leadership that exists at the University of Wisconsin is unparalleled. You join an astounding alumni class with 55 years of pharmacy residents who have become some of the most innovative leaders in the profession. These leaders in pharmacy also become your mentors, making UW the best spot to learn from the greatest minds in pharmacy. The culture here expects that you too will make a lasting impact on the pharmacy department and contribute to the legacy of UW. On, Wisconsin!
  • Contact E-mail: alyon@uwhealth.org
Amanda Lyon

Taylor Mackinnon

  • Pharmacy School: Creighton University
  • Residency Project: Inpatient pharmacy clinical dashboard: Design and implement workload performance metrics
  • Career Interests: Pharmacy leadership, pharmacy practice advancement, and optimizing patient outcomes. Upon completion of my HSPA residency, I aim to obtain a pharmacy leadership, then executive leadership position, at a large academic medical center.
  • Hobbies: Sports (especially soccer), traveling, exploring new restaurants, as well as spending time with family and friends.
  • Why UW? UW Health's pharmacy department and administrative residency has consistently been recognized as one of the best in the country. UW's innovative and progressive pharmacy department is committed to mentoring and developing the next generation of leaders in pharmacy from Day One. UW administrative graduates continue the tradition of shaping the future of pharmacy practice in every aspect of healthcare through the foundational pillars learned during the program: legacy, original, innovative and family. Here at UW you are a member of a larger family that spans across the nation.
  • Contact E-mail: tmackinnon@uwhealth.org
Taylor Mackinnon

 

Senior Administrative Residents

 

Tresa Binek

  • Pharmacy School: University of Findlay
  • PGY-1 Project: Implementation of a pharmacist toolkit to reduce opioid prescribing and dispensing across a health system's community pharmacies
  • MS Project: Implementation of a fully compliant medium-risk anticipatory batch compounding strategy at a pharmacy services building
  • Career Interests: Expanding pharmacy services to enhance patients' accessibility to medical care, advocating for pharmacist and pharmacy technician role expansion, drug product design and distribution systems, data analytics, optimization of automation and finance
  • Hobbies: Trail running, camping, fishing, cross country skiing, etc. - enjoying as much time as I can outdoors.
  • Why UW? UW offered a unique program that has historically developed great pharmacy leaders, focused intensely on providing innovative patient care, designed novel and integral pharmacy services and promoted extensive resident involvement. I knew I was looking for a program that would push me outside my comfort zone, guide my development as a pharmacist and a future pharmacy administrator and to encourage organizational involvement. UW does just that, the opportunities are endless and I am so excited for the next two years. Madison is pretty great, too.
  • Contact E-mail: tbinek@uwhealth.org
Tresa Binek

Eric Chmielewski

  • Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Project: Improving Oncology Clinic Throughput at an Academic Medical Center
  • MS Project: Increasing Internal Prescription Capture Rates Within a Health System
  • Career Interests: Pharmacy practice advancement, pediatrics, specialty pharmacy, informatics, data systems, supply chain and inventory management, operations and technology, advocacy for technician role expansion
  • Hobbies: Road trips, collecting and listening to music, cooking
  • Why UW? The innovative and motivated culture here is second to none. The program’s legacy for producing national leaders in pharmacy extends for over 50 years. In addition, the leadership trusts its residents to lead large initiatives that can impact the department and the entire organization. Ultimately, it was the talented, engaged, and friendly leadership and pharmacists that impressed me most and made me want to stay.
  • Contact E-mail: echmielewshi@uwhealth.org
Eric Chmielewski

Katherine Sencion

  • Pharmacy School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • PGY-1: Implementation and optimization of a hub and spoke pharmaceutical supply chain strategy within an academic health system
  • MS Project: Indications on take-home prescriptions: Impact on patient taking behavior and medication adherence
  • Career Interests: Pharmacy leadership development, pharmacy practice advancement, inpatient pharmacy operations and automation, pharmacy supply chain services
  • Hobbies: Exploring new restaurants and bars with family and friends, running with my dog, hiking, traveling (but not during residency)
  • Why UW? The University of Wisconsin pharmacy department is known for its tradition of excellence, so it is no surprise that as residents we are exposed to the minds and work of some of the top leaders in pharmacy. The constant innovation of the department translates to an ideal environment for an administrator in training, where you will always find something to learn. Moreover, we are expected to contribute to UW's tradition, and have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects to further UW pharmacy practice and, if successful, leave behind a legacy. The opportunity to learn from current leaders and alongside future leaders is second to none.
  • Contact E-mail: ksencion@uwhealth.org
Katherine Sencion

Dmitry Walker

  • Pharmacy School: Ohio State University
  • PGY-1: Implementation of an automated medication adherence packaging system within a health-system outpatient pharmacy
  • MS: Health-System Ambulatory Clinic Medication Reconciliation Workflows Redesign
  • Career Interests: Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Services Leadership and Expansion, Specialty Pharmacy, Clinical Management, Pharmacy Health-System Administration, Leadership Development
  • Hobbies: Traveling, eating new (as well as tried and true) delicious foods, meeting new people, working out, supporting Liverpool FC/Buckeye Football
  • Why UW? If it's right for you, you will know the answer as soon as you walk in the door. For me, it was the combination of experienced and engaging leadership, a culture of constant growth and innovation, the tradition of excellence and resident involvement in all of the department goals, and an ever-present environment of camaraderie. Not only will you have the training, resources, and environment to be successful throughout residency; the opportunities that you are exposed to will ensure that you have the ability to be highly successful throughout your entire career.
  • Contact E-mail: dwalker2@uwhealth.org
Dmitry Walker