Residency Program Preceptors

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Top row, from left: Hucks Buchanan, Brenda Denson, Sadie Stone,
Lucy Daniel,
Mary Worthington, Erica Krogsgard, Clay Tynes 
  Bottom row, from left: Janet Deason, Traci Henderson, Julie Lasseigne,
Emily Evans, Deidra Schmidt, Heather Searcy, April Yarbrough

Our dedicated team of preceptors has more than 200 years of combined experience in pediatric pharmacy practice! They are excited to share their knowledge, expertise, and passion for pediatric pharmacy practice with new residents each year. Eleven of the twenty-one preceptors completed their PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama and then continued their careers at Children's post-residency.

Lucy Daniel, Pharm.D. is from Huntsville, Alabama.  She received a BA in dance from Birmingham-Southern College and a Pharm.D. from Samford University.  She completed a PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama.  Since 2013 she has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) service. She serves as preceptor for the PICU experience.

Janet Deason, Pharm.D. is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She received a Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee at Memphis and completed a Pediatric Nutrition Support and Pharmacokinetics Residency at the University of Tennessee at Le Bonheur. She has been a pharmacist at Children's since 2010 and since 2013 has been the Clinical Coordinator for the Pharmacy Department. She serves as preceptor for the longitudinal Drug Information experience.

Brenda Denson, Pharm.D. is from Hackelburg, Alabama. She received a BS in chemistry from Livingston University and a PharmD from Samford University. She completed a PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama. She has been a pharmacist at Children's since completion of her residency in 1999. Since 2013 she has been the Educator for the Pharmacy Department and is a current board member of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy.  She serves as preceptor for Orientation.

Emily Evans, Pharm.D. is from Montgomery, Alabama. She received a Pharm.D. from Samford University. She is an Affiliate Clinical Instructor at Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy and since 2013 has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) service. She serves as co-preceptor for the NICU experience.

Traci Henderson, RPh is from Guin, Alabama. She received a BS in Pharmacy from Auburn University. She is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy and has been a pharmacist at Children's since 2001.  Since 2006 she has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Nephrology service, including the dialysis unit. She serves as preceptor for the Nephrology experience.

Erica Krogsgard, Pharm.D. is from Birmingham, Alabama. She received a Pharm.D from Samford University and completed a PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama. She has been a clinical pharmacist at Children's since completion of her residency in 2011 and since 2013 she has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the General Pediatrics services. She serves as co-preceptor for the General Pediatrics experience.

Julie Lasseigne, Pharm.D. is from Batesville, Mississippi. She received a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Pharm.D. from the University of Mississippi. She has been a member of the pharmacy department management team at Children's since 2007 and since 2013 has been the Director of Pharmacy. She serves as preceptor for the longitudinal Practice Management experience.

Crystal Quattlebaum, RPh is from Troy, Alabama.  She received a BS in Pharmacy from Auburn University.  She has been a pharmacist at Children’s since 1997 and since 2014 has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for Cardiovascular services.  She serves as preceptor for the elective Cardiology experience. 

Matthew Reamsma, Pharm.D. is from Jasper, Alabama.  He received a Pharm.D. from Samford University.  He has been a pharmacist at Children's since 2008 and since 2013 has been a pharmacy specialist in Clinical Informatics.  He serves as preceptor for the elective Clinical Informatics experience.  

Deidra Schmidt, Pharm.D. is from Long Beach, Mississippi. She received a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Pharm.D. from the University of Mississippi. She completed a PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama. She has been a clinical pharmacy specialist in ambulatory care since completion of her residency in 2002, and focuses on renal transplant and infectious disease patient populations.  She has served as Residency Program Director since 2006 and also serves as co-preceptor for the longitudinal Ambulatory Care experience.

Heather Searcy, Pharm.D. is from Gallatin, Tennessee. She received a Pharm.D. from Samford University and completed a PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama. Since completion of her residency in 2009 she has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Pulmonary service.  She serves as preceptor for the Pulmonary experience.

Ann Slattery, DrPH, RN, RPh, CSPI, DABAT is from Decatur, Alabama. She received an associate's degree in Nursing and a BS in Pharmacy from Samford University and a master's and a doctorate degree in Public Health (in Environmental Toxicology) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed a Toxicology Practicum at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center and a Fellowship in Environmental Toxicology at the CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. She is Managing Director of the Regional Poison Control Center, where she has worked since 1982, and is also an Adjunct Professor for Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy. She serves as preceptor of the elective Regional Poison Center/Toxicology experience.

Sadie Stone, Pharm.D. is from Batesville, Mississippi.  She received a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Pharm.D. from the University of Mississippi. She completed a PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama. She is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy, and since completion of her residency in 2013 she has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) service. She serves as co-preceptor for the NICU experience.

Adrienne Travis, Pharm.D. is from Lanett, Alabama.  She received a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of Florida and a Pharm.D. from Florida A&M University.  Since 2014 she has been a pharmacy specialist in Investigational Drug Studies.  She serves as preceptor for the elective Investigational Drug Studies experience.

Clay Tynes, Pharm.D., BCOP is from Bowling Green, Kentucky.  He received a BS in Chemistry from Western Kentucky University and a Pharm.D. from Samford University.  He completed a PGY1 residency at Children’s of Alabama.  Since 2015 he has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Hematology/Oncology service. He serves as co-preceptor for the Hematology/Oncology and longitudinal ambulatory care experiences.

Emily Waite, Pharm.D., BCOP is from Ooltewah, Tennessee. She received a BS in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Pharm.D. from Auburn University. She completed a PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama. She has been a pharmacist at Children's since completion of her residency in 2010 and since 2011 has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Hematology/Oncology service. She is an Affiliate Clinical Instructor at Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy and serves as co-preceptor for the Hematology/Oncology and anticoagulation experiences.

Mary Worthington, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS is from Jackson, Ohio. She received a BS in Pharmacy and a Pharm.D. from The Ohio State University. She completed a residency in hospital pharmacy at Columbus Children's Hospital and a residency in pediatric pharmacotherapy and home health care at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy and since 1995 has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the General Pediatrics service at Children's. She serves as co-preceptor for the General Pediatrics experience and preceptor for the elective Teaching and Learning Certificate program.

Jared Wunderlich, Pharm.D. is from Birmingham, Alabama.  He received a Pharm.D. from Auburn University.  He has been a pharmacist at Children's since 2010 and since 2015 has been the Operations Supervisor of the pharmacy department.  He serves as preceptor for the longitudinal Staffing experience.

April Yarbrough, Pharm.D., BCPS is from Hamilton, Alabama. She received a Pharm.D. from Auburn University and completed a PGY1 residency at Children's of Alabama. She has been a pharmacist at Children's since completion of her residency in 2007 and since 2010 has been a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Infectious Diseases service. She is an Affiliate Clinical Instructor at Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy and serves as preceptor for the longitudinal Clinical Pharmacokinetics experience and the Infectious Diseases experience.