Board of Directors

President:

 Vanessa Vaupel, Pharm.D., BCPS

 Vanessa Vaupel moved to the west coast from Nashville, Tennessee in 2006.  After receiving her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of the Pacific, Vanessa completed a PGY1 at the VA Fresno, and a PGY2 with VISN21 in Reno NV.  Currently, she works as a Pharmacoeconomist for the VA system where she leads population health and formulary management programs.  Passionate about teaching, Vanessa volunteers with NVSHP to promote the profession of Pharmacy and encourage others to become more involved in the Pharmacy community.

Contact: [email protected]

 President-Elect:

 Julie Seidlinger, Pharm.D.

Dr. Julie Seidlinger received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy in Fargo, North Dakota in 2005. Following her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, then went on to do the George P. Provost Editorial Internship with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in Bethesda, Maryland.  

Her current role at St. Rose Dominican is Medication Safety Officer. This position involves measuring and improving medication safety, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and individual clinicians. She evaluates medication events, quality metrics, and medication safety technology usage reports guides areas of focus. In addition, she precepts pharmacy students and develops nursing and pharmacy education as well as creates, edits, and provides lectures and patient education.

 Immediate Past President:

 

Janice Taylor, Pharm.D., BCPS

Janice Taylor is a PBM Program and Data Manager for the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21). She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico. She completed her PGY1 residency at the Southern Arizona VA in Tucson Arizona and her PGY2 in Pharmacy Outcomes and Health Care Analytics with VISN 21 in Reno, NV. In her current position, Dr. Taylor provides data support and clinical input in the practice areas of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease, Pain, Mental Health, Medication Safety, Inpatient practice, and Academic Detailing. She also enjoys precepting residents and students and serving on committees focused on advancing pharmacist's role in clinical practice.

Secretary:

 

Judi Mattorano, Pharm.D.

Contact: [email protected]

Dr. Mattorano received her Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1993 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. She went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008 from the University of Florida.  With her most recent recognition in 2020, Dr. Mattorano is a two-time Pharmacist of the Year recipient in the state of Nevada.  

Dr. Mattorano began her career as a Director of Pharmacy in 1993 for a long-term acute care hospital.  She was also a Medical Science Liaison, specializing in infectious diseases for Merck & Co.  After joining St. Rose Dominican hospital in 2000, Dr. Mattorano held various positions in the pharmacy department, including pharmacy technician supervisor and automation supervisor. Dr. Mattorano’s current role as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine has been the most rewarding for her.  Her areas of interest are internal medicine, total parenteral nutrition, anticoagulation, and infectious diseases. She currently offers an advanced experiential (APPE) rotation in Internal Medicine for pharmacy students.  

Treasurer:

 Sara Miller, Pharm.D., BCPP

Sara Miller is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System.   A graduate of the University of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut, she moved to Nevada in 2016 to complete a PGY2 residency following her PGY1 at the Minneapolis VA, and lucky us she stayed!  

Contact: [email protected]

Directors at Large:

 Jenna Buskohl Nasset, Pharm.D.

 

   

Adam Porath, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP

Adam Porath is the Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager at Renown Health. In his role, Adam oversees the Pharmacotherapy and Anticoagulation clinics and manages the Healthcare Center Pharmacy. Adam completed a PGY1 Residency at Renown and has been on the pharmacy staff in various roles since 2005. Adam volunteered for NVSHP to help push Provider Status forward in our State. He is excited to see the impact of the passage of SB260 and the expansion of collaborative pharmacy practice in Nevada.

 

Lisa Krautstrunk, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP

Lisa Krautstrunk is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist and PGY2 - Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director at Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus in Henderson, NV. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University and completed her PGY1 residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. At her practice site, Dr. Krautstrunk enjoys her involvement with research and mentoring residents' research projects. Her passion is trying to make the world a better place for her children.   

    

Alana Whittaker, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP

 Alana Whittaker is a graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice for Roseman University.  Alana is also an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy practitioner at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas.    

Pharmacy Technician Representative:  Vacant Position

Pharmacy Resident Representative: Justin Fernando, Pharm. D., PGY - 1 Resident, University Medical Center Southern Nevada 

Student Representative: Michelle Nguyen and Mahdeed Raja , Pharm.D. Candidates Class of 2024

 For general questions or inquiries, please e-mail: [email protected]