PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency – Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. Milwaukee, WI

Program Overview | Preceptors | Resident

Preceptors

Jessica N. Battaglia, Pharm.D., BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist Jessica received her PharmD in 2008 from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. She completed her PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program through the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and Marshland Pharmacies, Inc. in Dodge County, and she completed her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency through the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and Wingra Family Medicine Clinic in Madison. She currently works in both the Aurora Sinai Outpatient Pharmacy and the Aurora Sinai Pharmacist-managed Anticoagulation Clinic. Jessica is a preceptor for the clinical services rotation and the elective anticoagulation clinic rotation.

Jennifer Foti, PharmD

Jennifer received her PharmD from Concordia University of Wisconsin. She completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. She practices at the Aurora St. Luke's Outpatient Pharmacy and Aurora Sinai Family Care Center/Internal Medicine Medication Management Clinic. She is a primary preceptor for a PGY-1 Community Resident. She is also a preceptor for the PGY-1 Community Residency Clinical Forum and Ambulatory Care Clinic rotations.

Vanessa Grunske, Pharm.D., BCACP

Senior Clinical Pharmacist Vanessa received both her B.S. and Pharm.D. from the University of Wisconsin. She practices at Aurora Sinai Family Care Center Medication Management Clinic and Aurora St. Luke's Physician Office Building Pharmacy. She precepts the PGY-1 Community Residency clinical forum and longitudinal clinic rotations.

Holly Heckert, PharmD

Holly received her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She practices both at the Aurora Sinai Pharmacist-Managed Anticoagulation Clinic and at the Aurora Sinai Outpatient Pharmacy. She is one of the preceptors for the medication safety rotation and the immunization rotation.

Brian Johnson, RPh

Supervisor, Aurora Sinai Outpatient Pharmacy Brian received his B.S. in Pharmacy from The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 1998. Prior to coming to Aurora in 2014, Brian spent 12 years as a staff pharmacist and eventually pharmacy manager in a community pharmacy setting. He is the practice management and staffing rotation preceptor.

Chris Klink, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Senior Chris received his B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his PharmD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Chris precepts the PGY-1 Family Practice rotation, the PGY-1 Community Residency longitudinal immunization rotation, and is a PGY-1 project preceptor. He practices at the St. Luke's Family Practice Center and the Aurora Pharmacy in the Aurora St. Luke's Physician Office Building.

Amy Mahlum, PharmD, BCACP

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program Director; Ambulatory Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator Amy completed her pre-pharmacy coursework and her PharmD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She the completed the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency - Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. program. Amy currently practices both at the Aurora St. Luke's Outpatient Pharmacy and in the Aurora St. Luke's Pharmacist-managed Anticoagulation Clinic. She precepts the clinical services and medication safety rotations.

Ashley Medinger, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist Ashley received her Pharm.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She practices at the Aurora St. Luke's Outpatient Pharmacy and the Aurora St. Luke's Pharmacist-Managed Anticoagulation Clinic. She is the primary preceptor for the community pharmacy resident.

Joel Pietryga, PharmD.

Supervisor, Outpatient Pharmacy Joel received his PharmD from Purdue University in 2006. Prior to coming to Aurora in 2013, Joel spent 8 years in retail pharmacy executing various roles; float pharmacist, pharmacy manager, market recruiter and scheduler, and district manager. Joel precepts the staffing component of the Community Pharmacy Practice resident rotation and co-precepts the Practice Management rotation.

Stacy Soppe, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist Stacy received her B.A. from Wartburg College and her Pharm.D. from the University of Iowa. She practices at the Aurora St. Luke's Outpatient Pharmacy and the Aurora St. Luke's Pharmacist-Managed Anticoagulation Clinic. She is the anticoagulation clinic preceptor.

Prati Wojtal, R.Ph., M.S.

Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services Prati received her B.S. in Pharmacy and M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy Administration from the University of Minnesota. She completed a two-year administrative residency at United and Children's Hospitals in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prati is a past secretary and president of the Wisconsin Society of Health-System Pharmacists and board member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.