2017-2018 Board of Directors

Paul Larochelle, Pharm.D.
Paul is Senior Manager of Clinical Asset Planning in the Clinical Drug Supply group at Biogen. 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 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.



Alicia Mam daCunha, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C 
Alicia is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University in 2010. In 2014, Alicia was involved in the establishment of the GLFHC & MCPHS University PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program and currently serves as the Residency Program Director.




Delilah Barnes, R.Ph.
Delilah is the current President of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association. She 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.






Vice President
Kathy Zaiken, Pharm.D.
Kathy is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in 2001. She completed an ASHP Residency in Community Pharmacy at Walgreens Patient Care Center in 2002, after which she joined the faculty at MCPHS University. Kathy serves as Director of the MCPHS University/Atrius Health PGY1 Residency Program. Kathy has maintains a practice site in Internal Medicine at Atrius Health in Beverly and Peabody, where she serves as a preceptor to 6th year pharmacy students year round. Kathy served on the Steering Committee for the New England Institute of Ambulatory Care Pharmacists for 8 years. 

Secretary: Joanne Doyle Petrongolo, Pharm.D.
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.



Treasurer: Herb Capron, R.Ph.
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. 

Past President: Karen Horbowicz, Pharm.D., BCPS
Karen graduated in 2006 with a PharmD from Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy. She went on to complete a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA Boston Health System in 2007 and became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2009. Karen interned at Inman Pharmacy in Cambridge in 2004 and has continued there as a staff pharmacist, the Immunization Program Coordinator, and as Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services since 2009.

Academy Governor of Academia: Matthew Machado, Pharm.D.
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).

Academy Governor of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy: Katelyn O'Brien, Pharm.D.
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. 

Academy Governor of Community Pharmacy: Maureen Judkins, Pharm.D., MS
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. 

Academy Governor of Health System Pharmacy: Trisha LaPointe, Pharm.D., BCPS
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.

Academy Governor of Independent Pharmacy: Saad Dinno, R.Ph.
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. 

Academy Governor of Industry: Richard Douglas Lee, R.Ph.
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. 

Academy Governor of Long Term Care and Consultant Pharmacy: Ralph Luciano, R.Ph.
Ralph graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1981. During his education he worked at Menotomy Pharmacy an independent pharmacy in Arlington MA. Upon graduation he began his career at multiple independent pharmacies including Blackwood Pharmacy in Quincy, Hillview Pharmacy in North Reading and Trinity Pharmacy in Lexington where he began his Long Term Care and Consulting Career. During his career, he also practiced in chain retail pharmacy for CVS Health in Somerville and Cambridge MA also as a pharmacy supervisor for Brooks Pharmacy in the Metro Boston and South Shore area. Also he served as staff pharmacist and later pharmacy manager for the Teamsters Local 25 Health Services and Insurance Plan (TeamstersCare Pharmacy) in Charlestown MA, and became involved with pharmacy managed care. Ralph has revisited his long term care and consulting roots as well as sterile compounding in his position as Manager of Record for The Whittier Pharmacist, Inc., a LTC Pharmacy in Haverhill, MA, until the pharmacy was sold and closed in March 2017. Ralph is currently an LIP Pharmacist with DLH Corporation at Consolidated Mail Order Pharmacy (CMOP)NE Veterans Administration and is enjoying helping our nations heroes.
Ralph is on the Board of Directors for the Boston Druggists Association as well as a long time member. Ralph was also a preceptor for both Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University and Western New England College of Pharmacy as well as an adjunct professor of pharmacy for MCPHS. He is also involved for the MCPHS University Alumni Association.

Academy Governor of Managed Care Pharmacy: Nicole Trask, Pharm.D.
Nicole Trask, PharmD is a clinical consultant pharmacist for Clinical Pharmacy Services at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Trask provides up-to-date monitoring and budget impact modeling for the pharmaceutical pipeline for Clinical Pharmacy Services and their clients, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the annual Pipeline Trxends publication. She also serves as the lead pharmacist for the Special Populations Pharmacist Team, providing pharmacy consultation services to medically complex Medicaid members and their families. She is actively involved with the residency program at Clinical Pharmacy Services, acting as a primary preceptor for residents during the pipeline monitoring longitudinal rotation and the Special Populations core rotation. In addition to these roles, Dr. Trask is involved in drug utilization review for the Massachusetts Medicaid program. Dr. Trask received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy in 2012 and completed a 1-year managed care pharmacy residency at Clinical Pharmacy Services.

Academy Governor of Pharmacy Students: Monica Patterson

Academy Governor of Pharmacy Technicians: VACANT

Academy Governor at Large: Katherine Keough
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.

Academy Governor at Large: Nirali Rana, Pharm.D.
Dr. Nirali Rana is currently an Area Healthcare Supervisor for Walgreens. She has been with Walgreens for over 16 years. Nirali has had experience in ambulatory care pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and academia. However, her passion and dedication truly lies in Community pharmacy. Nirali is a proud Summa Cum Laude 2004 graduate of Northeastern University where she obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Nirali’s main objective as Governor will be to elevate the profession of pharmacy to the level it is meant to have and deserves.

Lindsay De Santis, Executive Vice President