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Jonathan Brady, PharmD, CACP
Assistant Director, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Dr. Brady is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. He earned his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2012. After graduation, he accepted a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger, specializing in anticoagulation, diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension management. In his current role as assistant director of ambulatory clinical pharmacy programs, Dr. Brady is responsible for oversight of clinical services throughout the northeast. He is currently involved in the development and implementation of several pharmacy-based chronic disease management clinical services at Geisinger, including asthma, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hepatitis C and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr. Brady is a preceptor for the practice management rotation.

Christina Brady, PharmD, CACP
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
Dr. Brady is a 2013 graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, where she earned her doctor of pharmacy degree. After graduation, Dr. Brady accepted a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger, where she specializes in anticoagulation, asthma, COPD, diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension management. Her professional interests include diabetes and precepting pharmacy learners. Dr. Brady is a preceptor for the primary care rotation and learning experience at Geisinger Mt. Pleasant in Scranton, Pa.

Susanne O. Burns, PharmD, CACP
Regional Manager- Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs Geisinger Northeast 
Dr. Burns is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University where she earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2010. After graduation, she worked in a community pharmacy setting prior to accepting a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger in 2011. After five years of clinical practice, she transitioned into a leadership role where she now serves as the regional manager for Ambulatory Pharmacy Programs for the Northeast region. Dr. Burns’ work is focused on developing and expanding the role of pharmacists to increase access and improve the quality of care. Dr. Burns is a preceptor for the practice management rotation.

Brooke DePietro, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Telepharmacy
Dr. DePietro is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2006. Dr. DePietro currently practices at Geisinger’s Telepharmacy Department with special focus on anticoagulation. She also has prior experience as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger specializing in anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and pain management as well as experience in home infusion. Dr. DePietro serves as a preceptor for the anticoagulation learning experience.

Julienne R. Hanley, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
Dr. Hanley is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2014. After graduation, she started her career as a pharmacy manager at Rite Aid Pharmacies in Northeast Pennsylvania. She accepted a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger in 2016, specializing in hepatology. Her professional interests include teaching, hepatitis and transplant. Dr. Hanley is a preceptor for the gastroenterology elective learning experience.

Michael A. Kachmarsky, PharmD, BCACP, CACP
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
Director, Geisinger Clinic Northeast PGY-1 Residency
Dr. Kachmarsky is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. He earned his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2014. After graduation, he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  He accepted a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger, specializing in anticoagulation, diabetes, dyslipidemia, asthma and hypertension management. Dr. Kachmarsky is director of the Geisinger Clinic Northeast PGY-1 residency program as well as a preceptor for the primary care rotation.  

Kelly A. Kempa, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
Dr. Kempa is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2018. After graduation, she accepted a position as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist with Geisinger, specializing in anticoagulation, diabetes, dyslipidemia, asthma/COPD and hypertension management. Her professional interests include teaching and comprehensive diabetes management. She is the preceptor-in-training for the primary care rotation and learning experience.

Leonard Learn, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator – Telepharmacy
Dr. Learn is a graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He earned his bachelor of pharmaceutical and healthcare studies in 2012 and his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2014.  Following graduation, he accepted a position as a staff pharmacist at Walgreens Pharmacy and shortly thereafter became the pharmacy manager. Afterwards, he accepted a position as a clinical pharmacist with Geisinger where he currently practices as the clinical coordinator of the Telepharmacy Department. His professional interests include medication reconciliation, anticoagulation and diabetes. Dr. Learn serves as preceptor for the telehealth learning experience.

Frederick Leri, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator, Geisinger Community Medical Center
Dr. Leri received his BS degree from PCPS in 1985, doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994, and MBA from the University of Scranton in 1997. He is currently the clinical coordinator at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pa, and on the faculty of Wilkes University School of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Leri spent 30 years at Moses Taylor Hospital where he held numerous pharmacy positions including residency program director. His professional interests include infectious disease, critical care and education. Dr. Leri is the preceptor for the internal medicine rotation.

Justine Maley, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Maley is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2018. After graduation, she accepted a position as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist with Geisinger, specializing in oral chemotherapy management. Her professional interests include precepting and hematology/oncology research. She is the preceptor in training for the hematology/oncology elective learning experience. 

Scott T. Opalka, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Geisinger at Home
Dr. Opalka is a graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy. He earned his doctor of pharmacy in 2017. After graduation, he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He accepted a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with the Geisinger at Home program, specializing in diabetes, dyslipidemia, antibiotic stewardship and comprehensive medication management. His professional interests include antibiotic stewardship, diabetes and asthma/COPD. Dr. Opalka is a preceptor for the Geisinger at Home/telehealth rotation.

Amanda Popko, PharmD, BCACP, CACP
Pharmacy Coordinator – Family Practice, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Dr. Popko is a graduate of the University of Scranton and of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology in 2009 and her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2014. After graduation, she accepted a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger, specializing in anticoagulation, asthma, COPD diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension. Recently, she accepted a position as the clinical pharmacy coordinator of family practice. Dr. Popko is board certified in ambulatory care. Her professional interests include teaching, diabetes, asthma/COPD and cultural competence in healthcare. Dr. Popko is a preceptor for the primary care rotation and learning experience.

Amanda Sharry Rogers, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Neurology
Dr. Rogers is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2008. After graduation, she accepted a position at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where she spent seven years as an inpatient pharmacist. In 2015, she accepted a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger, specializing in neurology. Her professional interests include multiple sclerosis and patient education. Dr. Rogers is the primary preceptor for the outpatient neurology learning experience.

Tristan Sadowski, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager, Caresite Pharmacy
Dr. Sadowski is a graduate of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. He earned his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2007. After graduation, he continued his employment with Walgreens (Nashville, Tenn.) as a pharmacy manager. He continued working for Walgreens in the same role up until 2018, before assuming the role of pharmacy manager with Caresite in January 2019. Dr. Sadowski is the preceptor for the Caresite staffing learning experience.

Swana K. Thomas, PharmD, MPH
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pa. She earned her doctor of pharmacy and public health degree in 2018. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 ambulatory care pharmacy residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She accepted a position as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist with Geisinger in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., specializing in rheumatological conditions. She is a preceptor-in-training for the elective rheumatology learning experience.

Teri A. Thomas, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Chronic Pain MTDM
Mrs. Thomas graduated with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1996. She spent the past 20 years working as a clinical inpatient hospital pharmacist at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She joined Geisinger as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist specializing in chronic pain management in May 2016 for the northeast region. In her current role, she assists Geisinger physicians in managing their patients with chronic non-malignant pain, provides palliative care, coordinates complementary therapies to manage chronic pain, monitors patient compliance, identifies and assesses potential or existing risk factors, collaborates with cognitive behavioral therapists. Presently, she has a distinct focus on assisting patients in weaning from high dose opioid regimens and converting them to safer, non-opioid medication regimens for the management of chronic, long-term pain. Mrs. Thomas is a preceptor for the pain management learning experience.