Preceptors and Bios
Critical Care Rotation
Jim Adams, Pharm.D., BCPS
I received my Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colo., in 1997, and Pharm. D. in 1999. For the past several years I have worked for Good Samaritan Medical Center, primarily in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Prior to this, I spent several years in Spokane, Wash., working for Deaconess Medical Center in the Intensive Care Unit and Telemetry. In my previous life, before pharmacy, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Murray State University in Murray Ky., in 1988. I worked as a chemist for Geneva Pharmaceuticals in Broomfield, Colo., for four years.
I enjoy working in the areas of critical care, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. In my free time I enjoy snow skiing, bicycling, and spending time with my wife and 2 small children.
Emergency Medicine Rotation
Kristie Arend, Pharm.D., BCPS
I received my bachelors degree in Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico in 1993 and then completed an ASHP-accredited general practice residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital 1994 to 1995. I recently completed my Pharm.D. at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in 2009.
I have a wide variety of clinical hospital experience throughout the western states. I have practiced in many different areas of including large teaching institutions and small community-based healthcare organizations. My current areas of interest include cardiology and emergency medicine. I believe that progression towards healthcare goals is best achieved with a multidisciplinary effort involving the patient, physician, nursing, and pharmacist.
When not in the hospital, I can usually be found escaping to the Rocky Mountains either skiing or climbing. My career goal is finding the perfect balance of professional development and personal travel!
Infectious Disease Rotation
Catherine W. Davis, Pharm.D., BCPS
My role is the Infectious Diseases Specialist at Good Samaritan Medical Center. I received my Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. I completed a clinical pharmacy practice residency at Emory University Hospital followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases, also at Emory University Hospital.
After completing my post-graduate training, I was a clinical coordinator at a community hospital outside of Atlanta, Ga., for nine years. I moved to Denver in 1999 and joined Saint Joseph Hospital as the Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist. I then moved to Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2004 as Clinical Manager and assisted with the opening of the hospital. My role transitioned in 2006 to Infectious Diseases Specialist as well as assisting with the implementation of computerized physician order entry (CPOE).
I have two children, Ryan and Lexi, and many pets! My time is busy with numerous activities with my kids and I enjoy spending time outside in beautiful Colorado.
Critical Care Rotation
John Flanigan, Pharm.D., BCNSP
I received my Pharm.D. from the University of Colorado in 2003. Since then, I have worked in various critical care settings. Currently at Good Samaritan Medical Center, I serve as a clinical pharmacy specialist in critical care, Residency Program Director, and primary preceptor for both critical care and institution rotations thorough the University of Colorado. I also serve as a clinical instructor for the University of Colorado and teach various courses in critical care and nutrition support for the non-traditional Pharm.D. program. My professional interests include nutrition support in the ICU, sepsis, shock, and teaching.
When I'm not working, I enjoy camping, backpacking, fly fishing and anything with my wife and two children.
Bill Moran, RPh. BCPS
I graduated from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in 1990.
I have worked in a large variety of pharmacy settings including hospital, home infusion, and long-term care. My experience includes working at Lutheran Medical Center and St. Anthony's Hospital as well as managing a small home infusion pharmacy (Home IV Care) in Loveland, Colo., and a large LTC pharmacy (NeighborCare) in Golden, Colo. While being pharmacy manager with NeighborCare, I also participated in many regional and corporate committees including the corporate team responsible for training and implementing the new USP 797 Guidelines in over 65 pharmacies across the country. Now my career has come full circle and I'm enjoying being back in the hospital setting and being part of a great pharmacy team here at Good Samaritan Medical Center.
I enjoy hiking, biking and snowshoeing with my wonderful wife, two teenaged daughters and our faithful Labrador retriever. My hobbies also include fly fishing and photography.
Paige Schuenke, Pharm.D.
I received my Pharm.D. from Regis University in Denver, Colo. in 2013 and my PGY1 residency here at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Following residency, I worked at Platte Valley Medical Center where I helped implement a pharmacy medication reconciliation program. Since returning to Good Samaritan, I have been involved with precepting IPPE and APPE students in addition to helping with the residency program. I enjoy working in all areas of the hospital and am looking forward to joining various committees. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two dogs, Baci and Gus, and my family. I also like to snowboard, mountain bike, garden, and do just about anything involving the outdoors!
Internal Medicine Rotation
James Rapacchietta, Pharm.D., BCNSP, CACP
I received my Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver CO in 1987, and went on to complete my Pharm.D. in 2004. I have worked in a variety of clinical setting including intensive care, general surgical, pediatrics and home care. For the past several years I have worked at Good Samaritan Medical Center primarily developing their anticoagulation program and precepting pharmacy students from the University of Colorado on a six-week anticoagulation rotation. My primary interests include anticoagulation, nutrition support, and diabetes management. I received certification for anticoagulation from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004 and board certification for nutrition support in 2008. I am also part of the nutrition support service, which promotes the maintenance, and/or restoration of optimal and cost-effective nutritional therapy for patients primarily in the critical care areas receiving parenteral and/or enteral nutrition.
When not working, my interests revolve around traveling and spending time with my wife and children.
Emergency Medicine Rotation
Paula Rinaldi-Howse, Pharm.D., BCPS
I received my Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. from the University of Colorado. I'm the preceptor for the emergency medicine rotation. I was responsible for providing justification and implementation of clinical pharmacy serviced in the Emergency Department at Good Samaritan Medical Center. I participated in the mentoring program for Emergency Pharmacy - Patient Care Impact Program and completed a poster presentation at ASHP.
My past experiences included multiple clinical pharmacy services, Clinical Coordinator, and Director of Pharmacy. I'm also an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado and have served as an experiential advisor for non-traditional Pharm.D. students.
My passions include cycling, trail running, backpacking, and Nordic skiing while living in Boulder, Colo.
Kim Tate, Pharm.D., BCPS
My journey in pharmacy started as a retail pharmacy technician in 1988. I initially graduated from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science degree and was off to pursue a career in hospital pharmacy with my first job at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, La. After gaining some practical pharmacy experience in a variety of settings (trauma center, burn center, congestive heart failure clinic, Shriners Hospitals for Children, long-term acute care facility, adult ICU, pediatric ICU, and neonatal ICU), I went on to pursue a Pharm.D. at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. Afterwards, I expanded my career in areas of pharmacy management (with clinical and operational focus) as a clinical manager and coordinator and assistant director of pharmacy. In 2003, I moved to Colorado and married in 2004.
As the Pharmacy Clinical Manager, I oversee the pharmacy clinical programs and support the pharmacists in their clinical roles. In addition, I collaborate with healthcare professionals in a variety of patient safety and regulatory initiatives related to medication safety, national patient safety goals, The Joint Commission, and CMS core measures.
Jenna Allais, Pharm. D.
I completed my Pharm.D. at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in 2014. I went on to complete my PGY1 residency at Good Samaritan Medical Center. I enjoy working in various areas of the hospital and am very appreciative to be able to stay on as a member of the talented pharmacy team here at Good Samaritan. I am also excited to give back to the pharmacy profession through serving as a mentor/resource for current residents and students. Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy running, hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with my family.
Kristin Lambert, Pharm. D.
I received my Pharm.D. from University of Colorado in 2012, and completed my PGY1 residency in Acute Care here at Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2013. I then took an inpatient job at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat where I was involved in enhancing the pharmacy clinical presence in infectious disease, emergency medicine, and a variety of other educational and patient care areas. I returned to Good Samaritan Medical Center in the hopes of joining the amazing preceptor group and inpatient team. My passions are infectious disease and emergency medicine, but I am honestly interested in all aspects of hospital medicine in general. When I’m not working, I am traveling, skiing, running, hiking, reading, enjoying live music, learning how to play my new drum set or hanging with family and friends.
Matthew Cummin, Pharm.D., BCOP
I completed my Pharm.D. at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2008. I have worked in a variety of clinical pharmacy areas including internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, orthopedics/surgery, emergency room, and infusion center. I started my pharmacist career at SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center in 2008 and transferred to SCL Health Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2013. I received my board certification for oncology (BCOP) in 2012. My primary pharmacy interests are oncology, emergency medicine, and mentoring. Outside of work, I enjoy an adventurous life outside with my family.