2019 - 2020 Board of Directors

Katelyn O'Brien, Pharm.D., RPh, BCPS, CDE
President
Dr. Katelyn O'Brien graduated from UConn School of Pharmacy with her PharmD in 2014. Shen went on to complete a PGY1 residency at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Upon completion of her residency, she began her career as an ambulatory care pharmacist at Boston Medical Center working in adult internal medicine clinics and anticoagulation clinics. After two years at BMC, she pursued a clinical pharmacy specialist position at the VA in Boston where she completed her residency. Dr. O'Brien has been with the VA since July 2017, in her time at the VA she initiated a pharmacist run smoking cessation group, and has been working with primary care leadership to involve Pharmacists in population health. In addition to being a member of MPhA, she is a member of NEIAP and actively involved with the UConn Pharmacy Alumni steering committee. 

Maureen Judkins, Pharm.D., MS, RPh
President-elect 
Maureen is a community pharmacist for CVS Health and is part of their Target team since relocating to Massachusetts from Colorado in 2017. She graduated from The University of Wyoming with her PharmD. She also has a Masters in Kinesiology and Health from UWYO where she completed her assistantship and lectured for three years. Prior to her relocation she was the Pharmacy Manager of Summit View Medical Commons, a non-profit subsidiary of Banner Health. 

Delilah Barnes, RPh
Chairperson
Delilah is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston and began her career as a LTC Pharmacist for PharMerica where she was employed for 6 years. For the past 12 years Delilah has been with Sullivan's Healthcare in Roslindale as the LTC Pharmacist-ALF Manager.

Paul Larochelle, Pharm.D., RPh
Past President

Dr. Larochelle is Associate Director of Global Clinical Supply Chain at Takeda. He serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University and Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at WNEU College of Pharmacy. Prior to his current position, he served as the Senior Manager on Clinical Drug Supply at Biogen, and in multiple roles within Clinical Pharmacy Research Services at Genzyme. Paul completed Genzyme’s Post-PharmD Industry Fellowship in Clinical Research in 2009. He graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2007 from the MCPHS - Boston and a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2003 from Providence College.

 


Joanne Doyle Petrongolo, Pharm.D., RPh
Secretary
Dr Doyle Petrongolo is an ambulatory pharmacist for the Integrated Care Management Program at Mass General Hospital where she works with case managers and social workers to resolve medication issues in a high risk population. In 2010 the Care Management program partnered with the STAAR initiative to prevent avoidable re- admissions within this Medicare demographic. From May 2010 until Aug 2012, Dr Doyle Petrongolo met with patients prior to discharge to review their medications and assist in coordinating their prescriptions. Currently, her main focus is on patients in the primary care setting where she works proactively in preventing admissions by having medication therapy management sessions to resolve adherence and access issues.


Herb Capron, RPh
Treasurer
Herb graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1988. During his education he worked at MGH as a pharmacy technician. Upon graduation he began his career at Osco Drug with various assignments across different socio-economic communities in retail pharmacy. His last role was the Pharmacy Manager at the Brigham Circle Osco Drug . He started his industry experience with Eli Lilly in 1995 until 2000 in specialty positions and as an Account Executive in managed Markets. He then worked for Pharmacia/Pfizer until 2007 as an Endocrine specialist. In 2007 began work with Novo Nordisk as an institutional representative and now as a Teaching/VA Institutional Diabetes Care Specilaist. Herb served on the Pharmaceutical Care Committee in the early 90’s for MPHA and subsequently on the Board of Directors for 6 years. He has also served on Capital Campaign Committees and as the Alumni President for MCPHS. Herb and his wife are generous philanthropist to the MCPHS as well. Herb earned his first degree from Gordon College in 1984 and subsequently his pharmacy degree from MCPHS in 1988. Herb met his wife Judy at school and she is practicing at GLFHC. They have two daughters, Lauren and Margeaux, and reside in Boxford, MA. 

 


Ryann Abrams, Pharm.D., RPh
Director
Dr. Abrams is a pharmacy recruiter for Rite Aid Corporation, where she has also served in past roles at Program Director of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program. She serves as adjunct professor at MCPHS. A graduate of Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences and completed her Pharmacy Residency Certificate  from the VA Boston Healthcare System. 

 


Wael Alkhalil, Pharm.D., RPh
Director
Dr. Alkhalil is a Registered Manager of Store Operations, Specialty Pharmacy at Walgreens. He also serves as the MPhA Membership Committee Chair. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in Biology and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of New England. 


Lori Bassinger, JD, RPh,
Director

Along with being a Registered Pharmacist, Lori Bassinger practices law in Massachusetts. Through her practice, she provides counsel for registered pharmacists at the Massachusetts State Board of Pharmacy level in a variety of matters including regulatory issues, dispensing errors, allegations of malpractice, personal and facilities licensure, controlled substance recordkeeping and diversion issues. As well as to registered pharmacists and pharmacies in matters involving state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration.  

 


Saad Dinno, RPh
Director
Saad Dinno, RPh/FIACP, a 1993 graduate of Mass. College of Pharmacy, is owner of three independent pharmacies with his brother Raied Dinno, RPh, in the suburbs of Boston. Saad has received the Margaret Bauman Outstanding Medical Professional for his work serving the needs of the autism community, the Innovative Pharmacist of the Year by MPhA, and the 2007 Business of the Year by the local chamber of commerce. Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) awarded its “Dr. M. George Webber 2014 Compounding Pharmacist of the Year” to Saad for his service excellence to patients, providers and colleagues in the Compounding arena. He also serves on the Emerson Hospital Care Transition Collaborative Committee, Cardinal Distribution East Advisory Board, and the Eliot Community Human Rights Committee. Saad is a past president of MIPA and served a two year term on PCCA Advisory Board. 

 


Richard Douglas Lee, RPh
Director
Richard ("Doug") Lee, graduated in 1988 from Northeastern University School of Pharmacy. He is licensed in both NH and MA. With 10 years experience in retail pharmacy with Stop and Shop, Doug joined Eli Lilly and Co. Diabetes Division in January of 1999. Doug worked in RI for 4 years before being promoted to the Boston, MA territory. His major accounts include or have included MGH, BMC, BWH, BI, Children's and Joslin Clinic. Doug serves on the Fundraising board for The Asian Diabetes Initiative.


Matthew Machado, Pharm.D., RPh
Director
Matthew is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Boston Campus. He successfully completed a residency in community practice with Walgreens and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and has worked in community pharmacy for a number of years. In his current position, Dr. Machado maintains an advanced community practice site at the Walgreens Patient Care Center in Chelsea, MA. Dr. Machado serves as the residency director of the Walgreens and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences residency program. He is also a past-President of the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association (2008-2009).


Katherine Keough
Director
Kathy Keough currently serves as Government Relations Manager for Atrius Health, an alliance of five nonprofit multi-specialty medical groups with practice sites throughout eastern Massachusetts including Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Prior to joining Atrius Health, Keough spent six years as Executive Director, Government Affairs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Ms. Keough is currently the Chair of the Massachusetts Health Council Pharmacy Committee. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Suffolk University, and holds a Master of Science in Public Policy from the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

 


Silky Kaur
Director, Pharmacy Student Representative 
Urvnider "Silky" Kaur is a a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at MCPHS Boston with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020. She has been in the Doctor of Pharmacy Honors Program since 2017. She has worked as a Pharmacy Intern at Olden's Phaarmacy in Weymouth since 2013. 


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Trisha LaPointe, Pharm.D., BCPS
MPhA Foundation Liaison
Dr. LaPointe received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University, Boston, MA and completed a PGY-1 residency at Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University Boston Campus. Dr. LaPointe is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with a practice site at Lowell General Hospital where she precepts students. Her teaching and scholarly interests are in the area of medication safety, women’s health and student mentoring. Dr. LaPointe has published and presented on these topics, regionally and nationally. Most recently Dr. LaPointe has been recognized as a fellow of ASHP.


Staff: Lindsay De Santis, Executive Vice President