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Program Director

 

Rachel Norton, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care, Family Medicine
Sites: 
Atrium Health Division of Pharmacy, Atrium Health Elizabeth Family Medicine
Pharmacy School: 
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: 
University of Illinois at Chicago
PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care: 
University of Illinois at Chicago
About Dr. Norton: 
Dr. Norton joined Atrium Health in 2021 as the Charlotte based ambulatory clinical services manager. Prior to this role, she worked as an assistant professor and clinical pharmacist at University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and UI Health Hospital and Health Sciences System. Her clinical interests include anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.                                                                                                                         

 

Core Preceptors

 

Catherine Helms, PharmD
Specialty:
Managed Care Clinical Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care
Site: Atrium Health CarolinaCARE Pharmacy
Pharmacy School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy-USC Campus
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health, Ambulatory Care (Charlotte Metro)
About Dr. Helms: Dr. Helms joined Atrium in 2018 as a PGY1 pharmacy resident in the ambulatory care setting. After residency, she joined the pharmacy team at Atrium’s Levine Cancer Institute and worked there for three years as a clinical staff oncology pharmacist. She transitioned to her current role at Atrium’s CarolinaCARE pharmacy as the lead clinical pharmacist in July 2022 where she provides clinical support to Atrium teammates and their dependents. She specializes in managed care and her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac risk reduction and obesity. In her time away from the office she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks!

 

 

Yasmin Said, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty: 
Ambulatory Care, Managed Care, Population Health
Site: 
Atrium Health Managed Care Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacy School: 
Wingate University School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Said: 
Dr Said has been with Atrium Health since her graduation in 2008. She served at various settings in Ambulatory Care before transitioning to Managed Care Pharmacy and now serving as the Care Team Lead for the Managed Care Clinical Pharmacy Department. She enjoys helping people the most and appreciates the opportunity of helping her patients through her role. Her special interests include cooking, Pilates and enjoying time with her family.

 

Jack D. Ledford, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CPP
Specialty: 
Ambulatory Care
Sites:
Elizabeth Family Medicine
Pharmacy School: 
The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: 
Ralph H. Johson VA Medical Center (Charleston, SC)
PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care: 
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health (Richmond, VA)
About Dr. Ledford:
 Dr. Ledford joined Atrium Health in 2023. Prior to joining the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Family Medicine at Atrium Health, Dr. Ledford served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the VCU School of Pharmacy and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at VCU Health working within the Division of Geriatrics. Dr. Ledford's clinical interests include comprehensive therapeutic management of diabetes mellitus, cardiometabolic disorders and infectious diseases, as well as the implementation of alternative pain management strategies. In his spare time, Dr. Ledford enjoys listening to a variety of music, cooking, exploring new places and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Rachel Crawford, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Specialty: 
Ambulatory Care, Internal Medicine
Sites: 
Myers Park Internal Medicine Clinic
Pharmacy School: 
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: 
Medical University of South Carolina
PGY2 Residency in Internal Medicine: 
Medical University of South Carolina
About Dr. Crawford: 
Dr. Crawford joined Atrium Health in 2016 and has worked in various settings, both inpatient and outpatient, as a Clinical Coordinator in inpatient Internal Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center before transitioning to Clinical Coordinator of Myers Park Internal Medicine Clinic. She also serves as coordinator of the Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center Student Scholars Program. Clinical interests include nephrology, diabetes, anticoagulation, and transitions of care. Her special interests include teaching and working with underserved populations.

 

 

Alexis Robinson, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: Atrium Health Biddle Point Clinic
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus, Ambulatory Care (Charlotte Region)
About Dr. Robinson: Dr. Robinson joined Atrium Health in 2020 as a PGY1 ambulatory care resident and transitioned into an ambulatory care role at Atrium Health Biddle Point. She currently manages disease states such as diabetes, anticoagulation, and human immunodeficiency virus, among others. Dr. Robinson enjoys teaching as well as making healthcare accessible for all patients. Outside of work, Dr. Robinson enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

Nick Wilkins, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, CPP, DPLA
Specialty: Ambulatory Care, Administration
Site: Atrium Health Division of Pharmacy
Pharmacy School: Ferris State University (BSPharm) and The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD)
About Dr. Wilkins: Dr. Wilkins joined Atrium Health in 1997 and has spent his entire career in ambulatory care. He currently serves as a director of pharmacy, managing ambulatory clinical pharmacy services which includes primary care, transitions of care, population health management and value-based care. Special interests include administration, leadership and practice sustainability. Clinical areas of interest include diabetes, anticoagulation, asthma, cardiac risk reduction and HIV. Dr. Wilkins is also passionate about the role lifestyle plays in chronic disease and he is certified in culinary medicine.

 

 

Justin Arnall, PharmD, BCOP
Specialty:
Classical Hematology/ Hematologic Malignancies
Site:
Atrium Health, Specialty Pharmacy Services/Hematology Consult 
Pharmacy School: 
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency:
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology:
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
About Dr. Arnall:
Dr. Arnall joined the CMC team in August 2016. His professional interests include hematologic malignancies, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and related supportive care, bleeding disorders and factor stewardship, patient blood management, and thrombotic microangiopathies. He is an active member in HOPA, ACCP and ASTCT, as well as an involved advocate for oral oncolytic parity legislation and pharmacy practice advancement. Between 2021 and 2022 he was recognized with the New Practitioner Awards for HOPA (2021), ASTCT (2022), and ACCP (2022).

 

 

Lesli Lavery, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

Site: Levine Cancer Institute Pineville 

Pharmacy School: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Kaiser Permanente Valleys Service Area 

About Dr. Lavery: Dr. Lavery joined Atrium Health in 2015 after spending 5 years in the Kaiser Permanente system in Southern California.  She serves as a clinical pharmacist in the regional outpatient oncology clinic in Pineville.   Dr. Lavery enjoys the diverse aspects of her role and the ability to interact with many different disciplines within the healthcare team.  Outside of the office, Dr. Lavery enjoys traveling, cooking, and cheering on her 3 kids at their sporting events. 

 

  Sarah (Garfinkle) Murray, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Specialty: Pulmonary

Sites: Specialty Pharmacy, Cystic Fibrosis Clinics

Pharmacy School: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus in the ambulatory care setting

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health CMC Ambulatory Care

About Dr. Murray: Dr. Murray joined Atrium Health in 2020 as a PGY1 resident in the ambulatory care setting. After completing her PGY1, she was the inaugural CMC Ambulatory Care PGY2 resident. Her resident project entailed integrating pharmacy services into the Cystic Fibrosis clinics, which transitioned into a clinical pharmacist position through specialty pharmacy services. She currently supports the Cystic Fibrosis clinics and counsels on pulmonary medications filled through Atrium Health's Specialty Pharmacy. Professional interests include pulmonary and women's health.

  


Nicole Cowgill, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, CSP 

Specialty: Specialty Pharmacy
Site: Atrium Health Specialty Pharmacy Service
Pharmacy School: University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
About Dr. Cowgill: Dr. Cowgill is the manager of clinical services for specialty pharmacy in the Greater Charlotte Region. Her responsibilities include oversight of clinical activities across 18 service lines, research and outcomes, and development of programs and technology in the service of specialty patients. Her clinical interests include oncology, hematology and bleeding disorders.