Meet the Team
Ryon Adams is from Seward, NE, graduated from UNL with Bachelor of Science in 1972, and from Creighton University in 1978 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Between his undergraduate and graduate education, he was a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict. He practiced in adult medicine and later in the specialty area of psychopharmacology as a member of the Creighton University faculty. He retired from Civil Service in 2007. He enjoys remaining active in pharmacy practice, as well as having more time to spend with his brother in working the family farm.
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 The Nebraska Medical Center 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.
Amy Farha-Neary is from Omaha, Nebraska. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 2000. Her area of interest is pediatrics and remote pharmacy support.
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.
Brad is originally from Ankeny, Iowa. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. in 2004 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. Following graduation, he practiced as an active-duty pharmacist in the United States Air Force Medical Service until 2007. After serving in the military, he attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. where he graduated with a medical degree in 2011. His areas of interest include clinical quality improvement and bioterrorism preparedness. He currently lives in Omaha with his wife and two daughters.
Richard Hoffmann lives in Elkhorn, Nebraska with his wife and 3 daughters. He received a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in 1992 and has practiced hospital pharmacy for the past 17 years. Professionally his areas of interest include infectious disease and pharmaco-economics. In his spare time he enjoys watching football, basketball and playing softball and basketball as well as spending time with the wife and kids.
Lisa Moffett is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at The Nebraska Medical Center 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.
Rona Peters is from Omaha and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2007 with a doctor of Pharmacy degree. For the past two years she has worked at The Nebraska Medical Center serving on the operating room and internal medicine teams. She is interested in diabetes management and ambulatory care. She enjoys outdoor activities like running and spending time with her family.
Jennifer Sanchez 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 Sanchez 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.
Denise Van Roy
Denise Van Roy received a doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1991. She practiced community pharmacy in Omaha for 13 years before moving into an inpatient hospital pharmacy role. She more recently has experience as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist. Her areas of interest lie in anticoagulation therapy, patient monitoring and medication reconciliation. Dr. Van Roy lives in Omaha with her husband Todd and their two teenage boys.
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.
Lisa Bazis received her Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She now serves as a Network Engineer for both the University of Nebraska Medical Center and The Nebraska Medical Center. She is responsible for the back end infrastructure for the campus as well as maintaining the remote site connections in addition to many other duties.
Richard Van Cura
Richard Van Cura received his degree in computer programming and accounting from the Nebraska College of Business in 1989. Richard has served as an in-house application developer since 1986 and enjoys working with evolving information system technologies. Richard developed and supports many custom clinical applications at The Nebraska Medical Center. His current area of special interest is the technological aspects of the remote pharmacy service.
Drug Information & Clinical Decision Support
Colleen Malashock received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has practiced as an inpatient pharmacist, primarily in the area of critical care medicine, drug use evaluation and medication safety. Her primary areas of interest include medication safety, process design, evaluation and improvement and compliance and accreditation. Colleen has been in her position as Medication Safety office since 1999.
Jennifer Nieman is from Gering, Nebraska. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Nebraska Medical Center. Jennifer has held staffing positions on both the oncology and cardiology teams at The Nebraska Medical Center since residency. Her current position with The Nebraska Medical Center is Drug Policy Coordinator. Professional interests include development of drug policy, pharmaco-economic analyses, formulary management, drug utilization review, provision of drug information, working with pharmacy residents and pharmacy students, and assistance with development of web-based order sets. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
Lori Murante is from David City, Nebraska. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1983 and joined the staff at The Nebraska Medical Center. Lori provided service in the Adult Critical Care and Cardiology units before transitioning into Pharmacy Clinical Decision Support and then leadership roles within Pharmaceutical Care. As Administrator, Pharmacy Relations Lori is able to explore a new-found passion for provision of pharmaceutical care in rural communities in the region.