Administration Preceptors :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Administration Preceptors

Jim Jones, RPh, MHA

Jim JonesTitle: Manager, Support Services

Rotation:  Purchasing and Contract Management, Informatics

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, 1976-2001

Graduate Education: Master of Healthcare Administration, Walden University, 2012

Post-Graduate Experience:

  • Manager, Support Services, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Present

  • Pharmacy Information Systems Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hosptial, Present

  • Shift Supervisor, St. Anthony Medical Center

  • Staff Pharmacist, Warren General Hospital

  • Pharmacy Manager, Warren General Hospital

Areas of Interest: Pharmacy Informatics, Purchasing


Chet Kaczor, PharmD, MBA

Title: Director, Pharmacy Services

Rotation: Budgeting/ Financial Management, Leadership/ Strategic Planning

Graduate Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University

  • Master of Business Administration: The Ohio State University

Post- Graduate Experience:

  • Director, Pharmacy Services, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2014-Present

  • Manager, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2013-2014

  • Regional Director of Operations, Pharmacy Systems, Inc., 2007-2013

  • Pharmacy Manager, Rite Aid, 2006-2007

Areas of Interest: Leadership, Medication Therapy Management, Strategic Planning, Pharmacy Operations


Karl Kappeler, MS, RPh, FASHP

Karl KappelerTitle: Vice President, Operations and Professional Services

Rotation: Budgeting/Financial Management, Leadership/Strategic Planning, Health-System Administration

Graduate Education: Masters of Science Pharmaceutical Administration, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 1989-1991

Undergraduate Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA, 1984-1988

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Capital University, Columbus, OH, 1980-1984

Post- Graduate Experience:

  • Vice President, Operations and Professional Services, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2014- Present

  • Director, Pharmacy Services, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 1999-2014

  • Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Duke University Medical Center, 1993-1999

  • Pharmacy Manager, Texas Children's Hospital, 1991-1993

  • Residency, Health System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University Medical Center, 1989-1991

  • Staff Pharmacist, The Ohio State University Medical Center, 1988-1989

Areas of Interest: Health System Pharmacy Administration, Pediatric Pharmacy, Health-System Administration


Jenna Merandi, PharmD, MS

Jenna MerandiTitle: Medication Safety Coordinator; Director, Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency

Rotation: Medication Safety Rotation

Graduate Education:

  • PharmD, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

  • MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University

Post-graduate experience:

  • Medication Safety Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2014 - present

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, 2014 - present

  • Medication Safety Pharmacist, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2012 -2014

  • Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2010 - 2012

Areas of interest: Medication safety, Second victim response, Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS), System issues in medication safety


Shelly Morvay, PharmD, RPh

Shelly MorvayTitle: Medication Safety Pharmacist

Rotation: Medication Safety

Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2001-2004

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, The Ohio State University,  Columbus, OH, 1984-1989

Post- Graduate Experience:

  • Medication Safety Pharmacist, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2000-Present

  • Staff/Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases, Mount Carmel West, 1996-2000

  • Clinical Pharmacist/Assistant Director, Pharmacy Services, Wellstar Cobb Hospital, 1993-1995

  • Clinical Pharmacist, Wellstar Cobb Hospital, 1991-1992

  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1990-1991

  • Staff Pharmacist, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1989-1990

Areas of Interest: Medication Safety


Matthew Sapko, PharmD, MS

Matthew SapkoTitle: Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor

Rotation: Human Resources, Operations Electives

Graduate Education:

  • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh, 2009

  • MS, The Ohio State University, 2011

Post-graduate experience:

  • Pharmacy Inpatient Supervisor 2011-present

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency 2009-2011

Areas of interest: Pharmacy Operations, Pharmacy Education, Medication Safety, Budgets and Finance, Strategic Planning


Michael Storey, PharmD, MS

Mike StoreyTitle: Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor

Rotation:  Human Resources

Graduate Education:

  • Pharm D, Ohio Northern, 2010

  • MS, The Ohio State University, 2012

Post- Graduate Experience:

  • PGY1/PGY2 Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration Residency, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2010-2012

Areas of Interest: Inpatient operations, parenteral nutrition, response to medical emergencies (code blue), hematology/ oncology, hazardous drug protection


Julie Zaucha, RPh

Julie ZauchaTitle: Manager of Pharmacy Operations

Rotation: Pharmacy Operations

Graduate Education: PhD Candidate in Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1992-1997

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 1987-1992

Post- Graduate Experience:

  • Manager of Pharmacy Operations, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 2009 - Present

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 1998 - 2009

  • Staff Pharmacist, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 1997 - 1998

Areas of Interest: Pharmacy Operations, Health System Administration, Human Relations


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