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Major Contributors and Editorial Advisors Biography
Edward D, Rickert, JD, RPh Edward Rickert is a pharmacist and an attorney, and is a partner in the Health-care Practice Group at Quarles & Brady, LLP, a national law firm, where he focuses his practice in the area of pharmacy, pharmaceutical, and medical device law. He is also the Pharmacy Law Instructor at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, and is a past president of the American Society for Pharmacy Law. Mr. Rickert represents pharmacies, pharmacists, drug manufacturers and distributors, and other health care providers in court and in connection with matters before state boards of pharmacy across the country, and before federal agencies such as DEA and FDA.
Roger N. Morris, JD, RPh Roger Morris currently serves as a member of Quarles & Brady’s Executive Committee and is chairman of the firm’s Health & Life Sciences Industry Group. Mr. Morris has previously served as Chair of the Health Law Group and as the firm’s marketing partner. He is a past president of the American Society for Pharmacy Law and teaches Food and Drug Law and Pharmacy Law at Arizona State University School of Law and Midwestern University College of Pharmacy respectively. His practice focuses on the representation of numerous businesses involved in pharmaceutical care, including drug manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, compounding, specialty, and hospital pharmacies as well as PBMs and 340b contracted entities. Mr. Morris received his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals–9th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Mr. Morris is also a pharmacist.

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Contributor State (Chapter #) Biography
Roger N. Morris, JD, RPh & AZ (2) Morris bio—see above.
Simone Colgan Dunlap, JD Simone Colgan Dunlap is a member of Quarles & Brady’s Health Law Group. Ms. Colgan Dunlap is a member of the firm’s Health & Life Sciences Industry Group and the Data Privacy & Security Team. Her practice is focused on regulatory compliance, related risk management, and corporate/contracting matters for a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical industry, including pharmacies, pharmacy benefits managers/third-party administrators, drug manufacturers, discount medical plan organizations, and commercial health plans. Her recent experience includes providing strategic advice regarding the functionality of a pharmacy offering HUB services, drafting and negotiating pharmacy services agreements, and representing pharmacists in front of the Arizona Board of Pharmacists. She received her JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Colgan Dunlap is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
Edward D. Rickert, JD, RPh Federal (1) Rickert bio—see above.
Edward D. Rickert, JD, RPh Illinois (8) Rickert bio—see above.
Edward D. Rickert, JD, RPh Wisconsin (20) Rickert bio—see above.
William J. Feinberg, RPh, MBA Arkansas (3)

As President of W-F Professional Associates, Inc, (WFPA), William J. Feinberg brings more than 30 years of business and pharmaceutical experience to his Deerfield, IL-based pharmacy continuing education company. WFPA specializes in the development and distribution of pharmacy continuing education programs.

His experience encompasses consulting industry organizations in the areas of continuing education and informational communications. In this capacity, he has worked with professionals in all areas of pharmacy, including retail chains, associations, and schools of pharmacy, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and boards of pharmacy.

Additionally, Feinberg provides pharmacy licensure exam preparation courses.

Feinberg has also contributed to national pharmacy industry trade journals. In this capacity, he has served as editor for such publications as Legal Aspects of Pharmacy Practice and Current Concepts in Retail Pharmacy Management.

Feinberg earned his Bachelor of Science degree in liberal arts from the University of Illinois, in Champaign, IL, and his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in Chicago, IL. He also completed his masters degree in business administration at Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Feinberg is a registered pharmacist with active licenses in Illinois, Arizona, and Florida.

William J. Feinberg, RPh, MBA Maryland (12) Feinberg bio—see above.
William J. Feinberg, RPh, MBA Oregon (16) Feinberg bio—see above.
William J. Feinberg, RPh, MBA Pennsylvania (17) Feinberg bio—see above.
Keith Yoshizuka, PharmD, MBA, JD, FCSHP California (4) Keith Yoshizuka is Assistant Dean for Administration at the Touro University California College of Pharmacy in Vallejo, California where he teaches law and management. He received his PharmD from the University of the Pacific, MBA from California State University, Sacramento, and his JD from the University of San Francisco. He completed ASHP's Pharmacy Leadership Institute at Boston University's School of Management. He was named as a fellow by the California Society of Health System Pharmacists (FCSHP). He has spent almost 40 years in pharmacy management and administration, spending the majority of his career with Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health. He is active with the California Society of Health System Pharmacists' Government Affairs Advisory Committee (GAAC) and has served as chair of that committee, and is also active in the American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL).
Peter P. Cohron, JD, RPh Kentucky (10) Peter P. Cohron is a 1980 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and a 1993 graduate of the UK College of Law. In his 32nd year of practicing pharmacy, he works in the retail setting. An attorney since 1994, his private law practice deals mainly with pharmacy-related issues and estate planning. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor at the UK College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where he has taught since 2002. He currently lives in Henderson, KY, with his wife.
Matthew J. Kauflin, PharmD Ohio (15)

Matt Kauflin is a clinical pharmacy specialist in internal medicine at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, OH. He is also an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University and an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Kauflin received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy and is affiliated with both the Ohio and American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy.

Dr. Kauflin is highly involved in the Kettering Health Network system-wide design, development, and implementation of programs to improve the use and utilization of medications; he also coordinates multidisciplinary and continuing education programs for the nursing and medical staff. Dr. Kauflin has coauthored articles that have appeared in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice News. He has also presented at numerous meetings and conferences on such topics as antimicrobial therapy, anticoagulation, and heart failure.

Gina D. Moore, PharmD, MBA Colorado (5) Dr. Moore is the Director of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She received her PharmD from the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. Dr. Moore has practice experience in business development, pharmacy administration, and drug information. Dr. Moore’s research interests are in business models of pharmacy practice, informatics, and drug utilization review. She teaches courses in pharmacy law and pharmacy management.
Carmen Aceves Gordon, BPharm, MS, FASCP, FAPhA Florida (6)

Aceves Gordon is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and holds a Master of Sciences Degree from DePaul University College of Business. She is a licensed pharmacist in Illinois, California, and Florida and is the director of pharmacy services for Sister Emmanuel Hospital, an acute long-term care hospital. She serves as a consultant pharmacist and coordinator for Vitas Hospice.

Aceves Gordon is a current appointee to the Florida Board of Pharmacy Continuing Education Tripartite Committee. She also served as a Non-Specialist member to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, the Specialty Council on Nuclear Pharmacy of the American Pharmacists Association, and the Florida Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board for Governor J. Bush.

Her past experiences include 18 years in academia as an Instructor at the University of Illinois and charter faculty, Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy.

She currently serves as a member of the Educational Affairs Council (past chair), was a member of the Professional Affairs Council and Organizational Affairs Council (past chair) of the Florida Pharmacy Association and is Treasurer of the Dade County Pharmacy Association. She is a past Speaker of the House of Delegates to the Florida Pharmacy Association and has served on numerous occasions as a Florida Delegate to the American Pharmacists Association. She has received many awards, including the Pharmacist of the Year from the Florida Pharmacy Association, McKesson Golden Capsule Award, Kappa Epsilon Kappa Chapter – Woman Pharmacist of the Year, and FPA Mentorship Award.

Whitney Jane A. Caudill, JD Indiana (9)

Professor Caudill is Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the Manchester College of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is the vice president for university engagement, and Caudill leads the university's community and government engagement activities, and the university's accreditation efforts. She also manages the University's Fort Wayne campus and is associate professor teaching pharmacy law and related subjects in the College of Pharmacy.

Prior to joining Manchester University, she most recently served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer, associate general counsel and assistant professor at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, Va. In her tenure at Appalachian she also served as assistant dean for students and acting dean. Prior to her work at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, she practiced civil litigation with the law firm of Penn, Stuart & Eskridge in Abingdon, Va. Her law practice specialized in civil litigation, including insurance defense, real estate, and eminent domain matters.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from the University of Virginia and her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from University of Tennessee College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Tennessee, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Michel B. Butler, PharmD Georgia (7)

Michell B. Butler received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 1999. Dr. Butler went on to complete an ASHP-accredited Post-Doctoral Residency in Drug Information. Her pharmacy career began in medical information, where she was quickly promoted to an Associate Director of Medical Services within a Contract Medical Organization, where she lead the team to deliver excellent client services in the area of drug safety and surveillance, medication information, and medical communications. In 2004, Dr. Butler transitioned from the pharmaceutical industry to community pharmacy, where she held management positions as a Pharmacy Manager for Publix Supermarkets and then at Target Corporation.

In 2009, she was hired as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In her present position as Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Butler’s area of focus is community practice. She is the Director of the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. She is the coordinator of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Laboratory (CSSL) and P1 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience curriculum within the CSSL. She is the course coordinator and instructor for Pharmacy Law and Ethics course. She teaches Errors and Omissions, Motivational Interviewing, Immunizations, Medication Therapy Management, and other community pharmacy topics through the pharmacy curriculum. In academia, she is passionate about simulations and developing active learning activities that empower students to be exemplary student pharmacists. Dr. Butler has contributed to several publications in her areas of expertise. She also continues to develop scholarly activities within the CSSL and the community pharmacy residency sites.

Jeffrey Evans, PharmD & J. Michael Savoy, PharmD Louisiana (11)

Jeffery Evans, PharmD is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Louisiana in Monroe School of Pharmacy. He completed a Primary Care Residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Amarillo and the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center. He then accepted a faculty position at South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, GA, which he left in 2006. His teaching interests are pharmacy law and business management. He has given several presentations on state and federal laws.

J. Michael Savoy, PharmD is originally from Alexandria, LA. He earned his Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2009 before attending The University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2014. He is currently completing a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. Dr. Savoy’s professional interests include oncology, immunocompromised infectious diseases, and academia. Following completion of his pharmacy practice residency, he plans to pursue a PGY-2 specialty residency and then a career in academia with responsibilities as clinical pharmacy specialist at a large, academic medical center.

Jennifer L. Baker, PharmD & Jon A. Wallace, JD, PharmD South Carolina (18)

Dr. Jennifer Baker is the Director of Experiential Education and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and is a licensed pharmacist in the state of South Carolina. For over eight years, Dr. Baker has been teaching the SC MPJE review for pharmacy graduates and reciprocating pharmacists; her teaching responsibilities include the Pharmacy Law and Ethics course at the SC College of Pharmacy. She served as the Director of Professional Affairs at the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) for nine years as the staff pharmacist serving as a resource for legislative and pharmacy law issues. In addition to teaching and planning continuing education for pharmacy professionals, Dr. Baker coordinated the Palmetto Pharmacist Network which provided care for patients with diabetes enrolled in programs modeled after the Asheville Project in Charleston and Greenville. Before going to SCPhA in 2003, she acquired more than five years’ experience working in an independently owned Columbia, SC pharmacy, being employed through college and then continuing after graduation.

Jon A. Wallace attended pharmacy school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and law school at the University of South Carolina. In law school, he served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the South Carolina Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Wallace is in private law practice with Ford Wallace Thomson, LLC in Charleston, South Carolina where his practice is devoted to pharmacy, drug, and health law issues. Mr. Wallace frequently delivers continuing education lectures to pharmacists, physicians, and attorneys in these areas. Along with serving as General Counsel for the South Carolina Pharmacy Association, Mr. Wallace is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy where he assists in teaching pharmacy law. Mr. Wallace is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the United States District Court for South Carolina, the Charleston County Bar, the American Society for Pharmacy Law, and the Food and Drug Law Institute.

Eli G. Phillips, Jr., PharmD, JD Texas (19) Dr. Phillips is Director of Pharmacy Compliance with Cardinal Health and resides in Columbus, OH. Previously, he had been Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Incarnate Word, Feik School of Pharmacy in San Antonio, TX and Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Mary's University School of Law. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA and his JD from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He has practiced pharmacy for a major national retail chain, and completed law internships with the DEA Office of Chief Counsel in Arlington, VA and the Governor's Office of General Counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Satish V. Poondi, PharmD, JD, Angelo J. Cifaldi, JD, & Frederick Fern, RPh, JD New Jersey (14)

Satish Poondi is an associate at the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. and a member of its Mass Tort/Class Action Team. He routinely represents individuals injured by medications and other products including asbestos.

Mr. Poondi is also a registered pharmacist after completing the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Rutgers University. With this background, he represents independent pharmacists, retail chains, wholesalers, hospitals, and pharmacy technicians. His work includes representing pharmacists and pharmacies before the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy, New Jersey Medicaid, Medicare, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and other regulatory agencies as well as third-party insurance companies. Additionally, he provides guidance on the regulatory responsibilities associated with the sale and purchase of pharmacies.

Mr. Poondi is active in the field of pharmacy academia. He is an advisor to the Indian Pharmacists Association and a guest lecturer at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. Mr. Poondi regularly presents continuing education seminars relating to important pharmaceutical legal issues for programs sponsored by academic institutions, professional organizations, and retail chains.

Angelo Cifaldi is a shareholder with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., where he is Chair of the Mass Tort/Class Action Team. Mr. Cifaldi is involved in all aspects of toxic tort litigation including trial work. He has tried numerous cases to verdict.

Mr. Cifaldi has also negotiated settlements in numerous toxic tort matters. Some of his most successful settlements involve mass contamination cases in Northern New Jersey.

Mr. Cifaldi is also the attorney for the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association and the Garden State Pharmacy Owners Association. In this capacity, he represents them in various disputes with independent and state agencies. In conjunction with this position, he also represents numerous pharmacists before the Board of Pharmacy. Mr. Cifaldi has been an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Law at Rutgers College of Pharmacy since 1986. Besides teaching the Pharmacy Law course to fourth year pharmacy students, Mr. Cifaldi periodically gives seminars relating to important pharmaceutical legal issues for programs sponsored by Rutgers College of Pharmacy, the American Society of Pharmacy Law, and the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association.

Frederick Fern is a member of the Harris Beach Law Firm, coleader of the Medical and Life Sciences Industry Team, and practices in the Mass Torts and Industry-Wide Litigation Practice Group. As a registered pharmacist, his practice includes a range of experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, neutraceutical, mass tort, and complex health care litigation.

Mr. Fern has served as national, regional, and local counsel for numerous pharmaceutical and device companies. Mr. Fern’s clients include pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, nutritional supplement manufacturers, biotechnology companies, health care entities, and individual health care practitioners.

Mr. Fern is a past president of the American Society for Pharmacy Law and chaired the American Law Firm Association Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Medical Device Practice Group. He has also served as a delegate to the American Pharmaceutical Association House of Delegates for more than 10 years and is a steering committee member of the Defense Research Institute’s Medical Professional Liability and Drug & Device Committees and is active in national, state, and local law and pharmacy organizations.

He lectures frequently on cutting edge issues on the interface of science and law, managed health care, risk management, medical monitoring claims, and defending class actions.

James A. Boyd, PharmD, MBA North Carolina (13) James A. Boyd is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Buies Creek, NC. He is also the Director of the Joint PharmD/MBA Program. Dr. Boyd is starting his 22nd year with the University and has primary teaching responsibilities in Pharmacy Jurisprudence and Pharmacy Administration. Prior to joining Campbell Faculty, he taught geriatrics at Creighton University College of Pharmacy and worked almost 10 years for a Healthcare Facility in Omaha, NE in a number of positions, including Director of Pharmacy. He is the consultant pharmacist to Harnett County Health Department and has a financial benchmarking/consulting web-based service to pharmacy owners and wholesalers. Jim has a BS and PharmD and an MBA.

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