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2010 WMSHP Officer Nominees

October 01, 2009 2:15 PM | Brad Miller (Administrator)

President Elect

Adam Drzewicki graduated with his Pharm.D. from the University of Michigan in 2000.  After graduation, he completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He then accepted a clinical pharmacist position in cardiology at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

Board Members 

Ben Mgboh is a graduate of Purdue University. He completed a PGY1 residency in pharmacy practice at Spectrum Health. He is currently employed at Spectrum Health and his interest areas include cardiology, critical care and emergency medicine. Ben is currently an associate member of ACCP and is looking forward to more involvement with WMSHP. 

Kym Moline (Incumbent) works as a clinical pharmacist at St Mary's Health Care in Grand Rapids.  Kym is an adjunct instructor for Ferris and a precepts pharmacy externs and residents. She received her B.S and Pharm.D. degrees from Ferris and M.S.A. from Central Michigan University. 

Sarah Paulson (Incumbent) attended Ferris State University and graduated with her Pharm.D. in 2005.  She completed a pharmacy practice residency at St. Mary's Health Care in 2006.  She is currently a clinical pharmacist at Saint Mary's Health Care.  Sarah has been a member of WMSHP since 2005 and has served as a board member since June 2007.  She also has membership with ACCP, ASHP, MPA, MSHP, Phi Lambda Sigma, and Lambda Kappa Sigma. 

Kristina Rowley completed her Pharm.D. training at Ferris State University.  She completed her PGY1 residency at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  Then, she completed her PGY2 residency with a specialty in Ambulatory Care at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.  She looks forward to joining her practice site at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies Clinic as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Ferris State University.   

Abby Sturm graduated from Butler University with her Pharm.D. in 2004. Post-graduation she completed a PGY1 residency and PGY2 residency in Internal Medicine/Family Medicine at Clarian Health Partners in Indianapolis. After residency, Abby worked as a clinical pharmacist on a med/surg unit and adjunct faculty at Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital and the University of Cincinnnati - College of Pharmacy in Cincinnati. Over the past few years, she has enjoyed participating in a variety of teaching environments, precepting students, and working in a Coumadin clinic.  Abby and her husband moved to Michigan in the spring of 2008.  She is currently a inpatient pharmacist at St. Mary's Health Care in Grand Rapids.  


Aaron Britton began working as a Pharmacy Technician at Kay Pharmacy in 2000 and became a Certified Pharmacy Technician in 2003. In 2006, he began working as a technician at St. Mary's Healthcare where he was trained in sterile products and hazardous medication compounding and served on several committees. He recently joined Spectrum Health Butterworth Pharmacy as the Sterile Products Technician Supervisor. In 2008, he began pre-pharmacy coursework at Grand Rapids Community College.

Wendy Benkert is a lifelong resident of West Michigan, Wendy completed her pharmacy technician training at Baker College of Muskegon in 2000. She has been employed at Mercy Health Partners as a Certified Pharmacy Technician since. Wendy primarily works as an IV Technician, but also assists with peer interviewing, technician competencies, and USP 797 compliance processes.  

Marijke Rathke has been employed as a pharmacy technician at Bronson Methodist Hospital since 1998.  In 2004, she became a Certified Pharmacy Technician and in 2005, advanced to a Level III pharmacy technician in which she began working on the nursing unit as a decentralized technician.  Marijke is currently taking pre-mortuary courses at Kellogg Community College and is a member of the Everest Institute Advisory Board for Pharmacy Technicians.

Susan Thomas: After returning to her hometown of Kalamazoo in 2002 and working as a CENA, she enrolled in Olympia's Pharmacy Technician Program. She graduated at the top of her class, earning the opportunity to extern at Bronson Hospital. She became certified and took a full time position with Bronson upon completion of her externship in November of 2004. While working in the inpatient setting she was able to train in multiple areas of the pharmacy and be a part of the peer interviewing team. In April of 2006 she moved into a position in Bronson's Outpatient setting. She continues to attend education seminars and pharmaceutical dinners to further her knowledge, and is an active technician preceptor.
Stephen Wolthuis has been employed as a Pharmacy Technician at Bronson Methodist Hospital inpatient pharmacy since 2004 and has been a certified technician since 2007.  He recently obtained Technician Level III status.  He is trained in a number of areas including unit dose, IV, supply (Pyxis), decentralized technician, and medication reconciliation.  His primary role is as an emergency room medication reconciliation technician.  In this capacity he has helped develop and further Bronson Pharmacy's role outside of pharmacy. Along with that he frequently precepts both pharmacist and pharmacy technician students in the medication reconciliation process.  He is currently taking nursing prerequisite classes at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  As well, he is the co-chair of the department's Shared Governance Council and anticipates chairing the council in 2010.

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