Burlington, MA as vice president of residential asset and
property management. She
previously worked for 11-and-
a-half years at Equity Residential as the vice president of
investments in Boston.
TIM KING (law enforcement)
was appointed to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors.
He is a detective sergeant in
the Waltham (MA) Police Department. Tim also serves as
president of the Massachusetts
DAVID THIBAULT (MBA) was
promoted to first vice president of cash management
sales and support manager at
PeoplesBank in Holyoke, MA.
He was previously vice president of cash management
sales and support manager.
JONATHAN CROWLEY (finance)
was named chief financial officer at Coder Camps, a national
computer programming boot
camp. Jonathan works at
Coder Camps’ Phoenix, AZ
KEVIN LEONARD (business) was
named varsity boys hockey
coach at Chelmsford (MA)
High School. The former
Golden Bear hockey player
was previously an assistant
coach at Chelmsord High.
STEVE PARASTATIDIS (finance)
was promoted from assistant
vice president and commercial
loan officer to vice president
for commercial lending at
JOHN SCHMALBERGER (general
business) was promoted from
sergeant to lieutenant in the
Avon (CT) Police Department.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
You are currently completing your second residency experience. What does that involve?
A PGY2 critical care residency experience transitions PGY1 pharmacy residency graduates
from generalist practice to specialized practice. Since starting this residency, I have become
more equipped to make complex medication and nutrition support recommendations in
fast-paced ICU environments. I have worked to integrate myself within ICU teams and have
addressed medication related issues and provided therapy recommendations. I have also
utilized my role to provide drug information by creating tools for providers, delivering
multiple in-services, and teaching ICU residents and pulmonary fellows about the medication
management during multidisciplinary ICU conferences. Lastly, I have served as a preceptor
to pharmacy students completing Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).
How did the College of Pharmacy prepare you to be a pharmacist?
My education at Western New England University helped me cultivate my clinical skills, further
my knowledge base in optimal disease state management, and sustain my passion for lifelong
learning through various leadership and practice management experiences. It also provided me
with exposure to quality improvement activities aimed at enhancing the safety and effectiveness
of medication-use processes in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The excellent faculty
mentorship shaped my understanding of leadership within departments of pharmacy practice,
the profession of pharmacy, and the field of healthcare. I would like to thank the faculty and
staff for their continuous support in my professional endeavors.
How do you see the future of pharmacy evolving in the coming years?
Pharmacists are an integral component of the healthcare team, working in partnership with
physicians and other health care professionals. To provide optimal care, pharmacists must be
able to function as independent healthcare practitioners. Therefore, pharmacy students will
need to be challenged in a learning environment that is thought provoking and encouraging.
They will then be more equipped to pursue post-graduate training, sit for board certification,
and be fully responsible for medication-related care of patients.
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center