Meet the Team
Originally from North Carolina, Shawn Akkerman received a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1986 and a doctor of pharmacy degree in 1991, both from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in infectious diseases and pharmacokinetics at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. in 1992. During her time at Emory, she practiced as an ID clinical specialist for many years, served as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents. As a pharmacotherapy instructor for Emory's School of Nursing, she conducted and assisted other investigators in the conduct of clinical research, managed the investigational drug service, and was the director for the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to her departure in 2008. She currently works part-time as a Drug Policy Coordinator at Nebraska Medicine and enjoys freelance writing, cooking, painting, golf and spending time with her husband and her dog, Finley.
Holly Bruns received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2004 and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008. Since then, she has practiced hospital pharmacy and is a preceptor for UNMC College of Pharmacy. Her areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, diabetes education, and expanding the pharmacist role in medication management.
Originally from Wisconsin, she attended UNMC and received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1995. Kim's areas of include ambulatory care, patient education, biopreparedness, diabetes management and diabetes education. Her husband is originally from Omaha, and the Navy had the two of them on a world tour ever since they were married. Kim and her husband currently live in Papillion, Neb. She enjoys spending time with her husband, four children and extended family.
Stefanie Dahm received a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1995. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1996 and has worked as clinical faculty with both Rutgers University and the University of Kansas. Areas of interest include pain management and anticoagulation. Dr. Dahm lives in Olathe, Kan. with her husband, Charles and their four children.
Sharon Foust received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Pharmacy. Dr. Foust has practiced both as an Ambulatory and Inpatient Pharmacist. Most recently, she practiced as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines, IA while she was a faculty member for Drake University College of Pharmacy. Her areas of specialty include internal medicine, anticoagulation and smoking cessation. Dr. Foust lives in West Des Moines, Iowa with her husband, BJ, and their 3 young sons.
Lisa Moffett is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Nebraska Medicine in 2001 and received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2000. Areas of interest for Dr. Moffett include drug information, transplantation and infectious disease. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and cooking.
Evan Neesen is from David City, NE. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2006. Dr. Neesen's areas of interest include pharmacy informatics and clinical pharmacy administration.
Jennifer Malatek received her doctorate of Pharmacy from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1999. She has practiced as an inpatient pharmacist at The Nebraska Medical Center primarily in the areas of women's health, pediatrics, neonatology and pediatric transplantation. She obtained certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2007. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Pharmacy. Jennifer Malatek currently resides in Omaha.
Currently lives in Papillion, Nebraska with husband, Patrick and daughter, Lauryn. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UNMC in 1999. Susan has worked part-time as a patient-care pharmacist for the past nine years. Professionaly her area of interest is in infectious disease. Her personal interests include theater, music, reading, spending time with family.
Kim Snyder is originally from David City, Neb. She received a pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2002. Prior to pharmacy school, Dr. Snyder earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Her areas of interest include geriatrics and ambulatory care. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Rhonda Weiss is originally from Brookings, South Dakota. She earned a doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2004. Her experience includes cardiology, heart transplantation and internal medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and currently resides in Omaha.
Originally from Lincoln, NE, Kerry received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1983 and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1986. She has practiced in the home specialty infusion setting for the past 26 years. Currently, Kerry resides in Elkhorn, Nebraska.
Ashley Harbison is from Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2011. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and became a Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2012. Her areas of interest include emergency medicine and drug information
Maria Ashari grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated with both a B.S. (honors) in 1996, and a Masters in Genetics in 1998 from Tennessee State University. She married and moved to Nebraska in 2001. Maria received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 2007. Maria has been working as a staff/clinical pharmacist for Fremont Health Medical Center since 2009. She loves spending time with family and reading classical books in her free time.
Breland Ridenour has been with IT at Nebraska Medicine since 2008. With a broad background in IT, he is the technical administrator of the telepharmacy program. Breland is married and has two children. He fills his free time with classic car restoration, musical arts and pulling the occasional weed out of the lawn.
Originally from David City, Nebraska, Lori earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1983 and joined the staff at Nebraska Medicine. As Director, Acute Pharmacy Services with responsibility for the remote pharmacy program, Dr. Murante has been able to pursue her passion to promote excellence in the provision of pharmaceutical care to rural communities in the region.