Charles Gregor F. Derupe, PharmD

Charles Gregor F. Derupe is a PGY-2 pharmacy practice resident originally from Hagerstown, Maryland – a small city very much like Bangor. He received both his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He has worked in a 340B pharmacy within a federally qualified health care center (FQHC) during school, bringing his experiences to Bangor’s very own FQHC and 340B pharmacy. Gregor found his interest and passion in ambulatory care and psychiatric pharmacy while taking care of patients during his advanced pharmacy practice rotations. Gregor is ecstatic to be able to pursue his goal of becoming a successful ambulatory care pharmacist through the pharmacy practice residency at PCHC. He hopes to enhance his clinical pharmacy skills to one day make a big impact to the lives of his patients. With a plethora of outstanding providers and health care professionals at PCHC to share their knowledge and wisdom, Gregor has no doubt this residency will help him grow as a pharmacist and as a person.

Hometown

Hagerstown, MD

Alma Mater

Northeastern University

Kacie Guerrette, PharmD

Kacie Guerrette is originally from Fort Fairfield, Maine and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Husson University. She has 4 years of experience working in community pharmacy at Walmart pharmacy. During her clinical rotations, she developed an interest in ambulatory care pharmacy. She is passionate about preventative health care and an area of focus in her work thus far has been in standardizing integrated tobacco treatment services. She is interested in quality improvement and hopes to take on leadership roles in her future. Her other areas of clinical interest include infectious disease and cardiology. Kacie hopes to enhance her clinical pharmacy skills and mentor to pharmacy students.

Hometown

Fort Fairfield, Maine

Alma Mater

Doctor of Pharmacy, Husson University, Bangor, ME

Where Are They Now?

Instructor of Pharmacy Practice, Husson University School of Pharmacy

Minh Hoang, PharmD

Minh Hoang received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University and Master of Public Health from Columbia University. Having both parents as pharmacists, Minh found her interest in pharmacy at a young age. However, her passion for ambulatory care and pharmacy administration developed during her clinical rotations and she was eager to start at a residency program with a strong focus on both.

During her PGY-1 year at PCHC, Minh really enjoyed the different learning experiences she got from rotating through 3 different clinics and the unique opportunity to perform home visits with the Transition of Care team. She also discovered her passion for homeless health and started a Diabetes Clinic at the Hope House Health and Living Center in Bangor. She looks forward to continuing to serve her community in the greater Bangor area and gaining additional leadership experiences in this upcoming year.

Alma Mater

Northeastern University

Where Are They Now?

Community Pharmacy Resident, Penobscot Community Health Care

Nicholas LeBlanc, PharmD

Hometown

Auburn, ME

Alma Mater

BS, University of Maine
PharmD, University of New England

Where Are They Now?

Pharmacist, Target

Kari London, PharmD

Hometown

Bangor, ME

Alma Mater

BS, University of Maine
PharmD, Husson University School of Pharmacy

Where Are They Now?

Clinical Pharmacist – Transitions of Care
Department of Pharmacy
Lincoln Health, Damariscotta, ME

Irena Madrigal, PharmD

Irene graduated from the University Of Houston with a B.S in Pharmacy and obtained her Pharm. D. from Temple University in Philadelphia. After completing a one year training at A.I. DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, she landed a position with the Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington. She moved back home to Texas and worked at Memorial Hermann in Houston and at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. During this time, she was able to gain experience in both critical care, infectious disease, and oncology.

She decided to move back to the east coast. She realized that healthcare was moving towards a value-based system and that pharmacists can have a positive impact on patient outcomes. To gain this experience, she decided to apply to residencies with a focus on ambulatory care. She chose PCHC because it is one of only a few comprehensive medical homes in the nation. She hopes to become proficient in managing patients who have diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. Irene also has an interest in drug information and hopes to sharpen her skills in this area.

Her goal is to move back to Texas with these skills so that she may be able to transition from the hospital sector to the ambulatory care setting.

When she isn’t working, she volunteers as a Sunday school teacher for St. Mary’s in Bangor. She also enjoys spending time with her two children, swimming, and vacationing in her Texas home.

Hometown

Houston, TX

Alma Mater

Temple University

Chelsea Magee, PharmD

Chelsea received both her Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences and her Doctorate of Pharmacy while at Northeastern University in Boston, MA over the last 5 years. Chelsea has  experience working in both clinical and community settings from Mount Auburn Hospital and Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy, both in Cambridge, MA. During clinical rotations, Chelsea developed a passion for primary and ambulatory care pharmacy, particularly in areas with higher populations of people that have difficulty accessing health care. Chelsea is delighted to be receiving additional training at PCHC as it is a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Patient Centered Medical Home and offers many opportunities in medication management both through work with fellow health care professionals and work with the patients themselves.

Chelsea was a Pharmacy resident at PCHC from 2014-2016, and then the PCHC Pharmacy Operations Manager and Residency Director from 2016-2018. She is currently working as the Pharmacy Manager at Fairfield Hospital – Cleveland Clinic.

Hometown

Buffalo, NY

Alma Mater

Northeastern University

Where Are They Now?

Pharmacy Manager at Fairfield Hospital - Cleveland Clinic

Becky Mahan, PharmD

Hometown

Shrewsbury, MA

Alma Mater

Butler University

Where Are They Now?

Assistant Professor – Geriatrics
College of Pharmacy
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Abilene, TX

Nicholas Michaud, PharmD

Nick Michaud is from the New Hampshire Seacoast but was born in Bangor, Maine. Nick attended the University of New England for both undergraduate and graduate school.

Nick’s interest in pharmacy was sparked by his many extended family members who work in the medical field. His interest in administration and leadership began with involvement in school activities and on several sports teams. Participation matriculated into leadership roles at school, within organizations, on teams, and at work and is something he is hoping to continue throughout his pharmacy career. While on an administration APPE rotation at PCHC with former Chief Pharmacy Officer Felicity Homsted, it became clear that a health systems administration residency was best aligned with his interests.

Throughout school and APPE clinical rotations Nick also developed a strong interest in ambulatory and direct patient care. He found the opportunity to gain additional training and experience in both administration and ambulatory care at PCHC is well suited for his aspirations.

Hometown

Kensington, NH

Alma Mater

University of New England

Where Are They Now?

Pharmacy Manager at Emory Healthcare

Shilpa Nair, PharmD

Shilpa has spent the majority of her life in and around the city of Boston. Originally from Chelmsford, a small town north of Boston, Shilpa went to the city to attend Northeastern University, where she received a Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Through Northeastern, she had the opportunity to work at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and Boston Medical Center, where she developed a sense of purpose while helping the underserved population.

Upon completing an ambulatory care rotation at Neponset Health Center in Dorchester, MA, Shilpa realized her interest in helping patients understand and manage their chronic disease states despite their limited access to healthcare resources. Throughout rotations she became increasingly aware of the enormous impact she could have as a pharmacist. She pursued a residency at Penobscot Community Health Care to expand her role in healthcare, develop strong relationships with patients and other healthcare professionals, and contribute to positive health outcomes. Shilpa is excited to be in a new environment, and feels that Bangor will give her the opportunity to really get to know and be involved in the community.

Hometown

Methuen, MA

Alma Mater

Northeastern University