Vineland Pharmacy Residency Staff
Joseph Alessandrini, B.S.C., RPH, FASHP
Joseph joined Inspira Health in 1995 as Director of Pharmacy Services. He has over 40 years of pharmacy practice experience. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining Inspira Health, Joseph held pharmacy leadership positions at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In his current position as Vice President of Clinical Services for Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Elmer, Joseph oversees multiple departments including Pharmacy, Cardiopulmonary, Radiology, Food/Nutrition, and Laboratory. Throughout his career, Joseph has displayed his commitment to education of pharmacy students through his affiliations with local pharmacy schools as Adjunct Faculty/Professor and IPPE/APPE Student Preceptor. In 2009, Joseph was designated a Fellow of ASHP for his commitment/contributions to excellence in pharmacy practice, contribution to the total body of knowledge in the field, demonstrated active involvement and leadership in ASHP and other professional organizations, and have actively been involved in and committed to educating practitioners and others.
Jeanine Aussenberg-Rodriguez, PharmD, MTM-C
Jeanine joined Inspira Health in 1995 as a pharmacy technician while attending pharmacy school. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1999. Following graduation, Jeanine was hired as a Graduate Intern and shortly after as a Staff Pharmacist. Within a year of graduation, she accepted the newly created position as Clinical Pharmacist. In 2005, Jeanine was promoted to Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator and she now serves as the Pharmacy Residency Program Director. She coordinates all activities of the hospital’s Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. She currently serves as a member of various multidisciplinary hospital committees including Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Critical Care Committee, Cancer Committee, IRB, Falls Task Force, Code Blue Committee, Antimicrobial Use Committee, and Infection Control. Jeanine is responsible for oversight of clinical activities of the department as well as working with the Director to maintain compliance with hospital accreditation standards for medication management.
Jody S. Beach, PharmD, BCGP, CCP, CIP, MTM-C
Jody has been at Inspira Health since 2007 and serves as pharmacy preceptor for population health and ambulatory care rotations. Graduating in 2003 from University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Jody began her career as a retail pharmacist at Rite Aid Pharmacy. In 2007, she pivoted her career path from retail to healthcare, joining Inspira as a staff pharmacist. Over the past 15 years, Jody has implemented a pharmacist care transitions program, consulting pharmacy services at Inspira LIFE, and integrated pharmacy services into the ambulatory setting. Additionally, she has worked at Enclara (clinical pharmacist and contributing author to the Enclara 2012 Medication Utilization Guidelines), Einstein Medical Center (staff pharmacist), and Jefferson Health Systems (staff pharmacist). Jody received Joint Board for Certification of Consultant Pharmacist in 2013 and Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy in 2014. Jody also has certification in Medication Therapy Management, Pharmacist and Patient Center Diabetes Care and Immunization, all through APhA. Currently, she works in the Inspira Population Health Department, where she received recognition from New Jersey Department of Health as a Population Health Hero Award for Outstanding Performance in Individual/Clinical Impact for 2017 and the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes award for Education Hero 2017. She was honored with University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 2017-2018 Preceptor of the Year. Jody’s recent project “Utilizing Dulaglutide in a Clinic Setting” recently received New Jersey Hospital Association’s 2020 Quality Improvement Award. Jody has presented her research and quality improvement projects at ASHP and ASCP. She also serves as APPE and IPPE preceptor for University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Jefferson College of Pharmacy. Jody is an active member of ASHP and ASCP. Jody enjoys teaching students and showing them opportunities for pharmacist involvement in the ambulatory setting. She looks forward to sharing this knowledge with residents as well.
Firth G. Bowden IV, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Firth joined Inspira Health in February of 2017. He was a 2010 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, where he excelled in critical thinking, earning the GlaxoSmithKline award in Clinical Pharmacy. Following graduation, Firth took on his first leadership role as Pharmacy Manager with the Rite Aid Corporation. Wanting to practice in a more clinical role, Firth made the decision to begin his hospital venture at The Memorial Hospital of Salem County. Just a short time after his hire, he was promoted to Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, where he was able to apply his skills on a daily basis in the intensive care unit.
This experience fueled his passion for critical care. Firth has since become a board certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and most recently, joined a small percentage of pharmacists as a board certified Critical Care Pharmacist. Firth looks forward to sharing his knowledge and mentoring pharmacy residents in his new role as a critical care preceptor.
Melanie D'Amico, PharmD, BCPS
Melanie joined the pharmacy team after completing her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Inspira Medical Center in 2018. Prior to residency, she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia PA and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from the University of Connecticut in Storrs CT. Melanie is the preceptor for the Behavioral Health Rotation as well as the co-preceptor for the Emergency Medicine Rotation.
Dr. Jennifer Lihach PharmD, BCPS, MTM-C
Dr. Lihach joined the Inspira pharmacy team in May 2015 and currently serves as preceptor for the Emergency Department residency cycle at Inspira Medical CenterVineland. She is a graduate from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Class of 2008. After graduating she worked for Atlantic Health System at Morristown Medical Center for seven years. Jen looks forward to her role as a pharmacy preceptor mentoring a new generation of pharmacists.
Julianne Martine, PharmD, BCPS
Julianne Martine has been working at Inspira since 2015, and will be serves as the preceptor for the Transition of Care rotation as well as the Longitudinal Ambulatory Outpatient rotation at Inspira Medical Center Vineland. She has 30 years of experience in ambulatory care, nursing home, compounding, and hospital pharmacy settings. She graduated in 1988 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2017, she obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy in Winchester, Virginia. She also became board certified in Pharmacotherapy that same year.
Cody Ore, MPH, PharmD, BCPS
Cody has been a part of Inspira Health since 2012 and currently serves as the pharmacy preceptor for the Pharmacy Informatics elective rotation. He obtained his Doctorate in Pharmacy from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2012. Upon graduation Cody joined Inspira Health where he had taken a great interest and continued participation in critical care medicine and diabetes self-management education. He has since obtained a specialized diabetes medication therapy management certification in 2014, an American Association of Diabetes Educators Level 2 Diabetes Educator certification in 2014, and his board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2016. In 2017, Cody received his Master of Public Health Degree from Kaplan University of Purdue. Cody currently serves as an active member of the Chronic Diseases Subcommittee, Critical Care Committee, and Pharmacy Council. In 2015 he was also part of a team within Inspira that had received the NJHA Excellence in Quality Improvement Award. Cody has always looked forward to having the opportunity to both educate and work alongside other healthcare professionals.
Sini Philip, RPh, BCPS, BCGP, MTM-C
Sini has been part of Inspira Health since 2011 and currently serves as a preceptor for the general pediatrics/neonatology department residency cycle. After graduating from Dr. M.G. R.University pharmacy school in India and passing her US equivalence exam, she has worked 7 years in retail pharmacy and 8 years in the hospital pharmacy setting. In 2015, she earned her certification in medication therapy management. She is a board certified geriatric pharmacist and a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.
Sabrina Romean, JD, RPh, MTM-C
Sabrina has been with Inspira Health since 2004. She began her Inspira career as a staff pharmacist at the Elmer campus, was promoted to manager in 2012 and became the operations manager for Vineland and Elmer in 2014. She became Director of Pharmacy in March, 2015. She graduated as a dual major (BS in Pharmacy and BS in Biology) from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law, Camden. Sabrina oversees 3 campuses, managing more than 45 employees. She sits on numerous committees (Falls Task Force, Value Analysis, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Critical Care Committee, Executive Patient Safety Rounds and Employee Patient Connection Committee.) Sabrina is responsible for managing a multi-million dollar pharmacy budget, while promoting safety and stewardship.
Craig Sastic, PharmD, MBA BCPS
Craig has been at Inspira Health since 2010 and serves as the residency program coordinator and preceptor for the Infectious Disease and Research residency cycles. Following graduation from the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2010, Craig has served as the Inspira Antimicrobial Stewardship pharmacist. He received a certification in Antimicrobial Stewardship through the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists in 2012 and board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2014. Craig currently serves as the co-chair of the network wide Antimicrobial Use Committee, as well as being a member of the Infection Control Committee and Nursing Research Council.
Danielle Williams, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Williams has been with Inspira Health since 2009 and serves as the preceptor for the Critical Care cycles. Upon graduation from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, she received a minor in psychology. In 2015, she earned a certification in medication therapy management and became board certified in pharmacotherapy.
Heather Wright-Weber, PharmD, BCPS
Heather has been with Inspira Health since 1995 and serves as a clinical pharmacist and preceptor for the Internal Medicine Transition of Care, and Longitudinal Ambulatory Outpatient rotations. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1993. Heather served as a staff pharmacist until 2002 when she began her role as a clinical pharmacist. She serves as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE students and is responsible for coordinating their rotation schedules. In 2015 Heather earned her certification in Medication Therapy Management. She is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Institutional Review Board.