Jennifer Cormier, PharmD

Jennifer Cormier is originally from Glenburn, Maine.  She completed her undergraduate and pharmacy school education at the University of New England in Maine.  Jennifer originally became interested in pharmacy while participating in undergraduate research during which she started to learn about the pharmacology of pain medications and the need for better pain management options.  Once in pharmacy school, she developed a passion for ambulatory care during her rotations and specifically has an interest in diabetes management. She is looking forward to gaining more clinical experience at PCHC.

Hometown

Glenburn, Maine

Alma Mater

University of New England, Portland, ME

Where Are They Now?

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident, PCHC

Meagan Rusby, PharmD

Meagan Rusby is originally from Mars Hill, Maine and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Husson University.  She has 8 years of experience working in the emergency department and community pharmacy settings at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Mars Hill Pharmacy, and Miller Drug.  During her PGY1 residency at PCHC, she developed a passion for primary care pharmacy.  Highlights of her work thus far include antimicrobial stewardship efforts in our pediatric population, development of a standardized process for expedited partner therapy, and standardizing over-the-counter prescriptions for pediatric patients.

During her PGY2 residency, Meagan was excited to further developing integrated primary care pharmacy services at PCHC by working with Penobscot Pediatrics, as well as to improving the appropriateness of antibiotic use across all PCHC practices.  Meagan is happy to be able to continue her work at PCHC and hopes to enhance her clinical pharmacy skills and mentor young pharmacists.

Hometown

Mars Hill, ME

Alma Mater

Husson University

Where Are They Now?

Primary Care Pharmacist at Penobscot Community Health Care

Khristene Welch, PharmD

Khris Welch is originally from Arlington, Texas. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 2011 with two Bachelors of Science, in Animal Science and Biochemistry. She began working at Beacon Prescriptions, an independent pharmacy in New Britain, Connecticut where she developed a passion for pharmacy. After working for a few years, she began pharmacy school at University of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated in 2017.

Following graduation, she completed her PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Penobscot Community Health Care and is excited for the opportunity to continue on in a PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care. Her passion for ambulatory care, geriatrics, and medication safety has resulted in work including collaboration with another resident to develop and present an antibiotic stewardship program for use in long-term care, presentations on medication disposal and controlled substance prescribing practices in long-term care, and initiation of a pharmacy-led heart failure education clinic.

Hometown

Arlington, TX

Alma Mater

University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

Where Are They Now?

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Husson University School of Pharmacy