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Preceptors

Lisa Bilslend, Pharm.D, BCACP (Residency Program Director and PACT Clinical Pharmacist)

Dr. Bilslend is a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency focused in ambulatory care at the Grand Island VA in 2009-2010. Following residency, Lisa began working at the Lincoln VA as a clinical pharmacist. She helped to pilot the Tele-pharmacy program and provided medication therapy management for four satellite clinics across the Nebraska-Western Iowa division. She also served as primary preceptor for clerkship students from UNMC, as well as telepharmacy and drug information rotation preceptor for residents. In 2013, she returned to the Grand Island VA as a clinical pharmacy specialist and residency program director.

Jamie Baldwin, Pharm.D (Staff Pharmacist)

Jamie graduated from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in 2009. She had been working for Walgreens pharmacy in Grand Island since 2001 in technician and intern roles. After graduation, she took a staff pharmacist position which transitioned into pharmacy manager. She started at the VA in 2013 in the outpatient pharmacy. She is pharmacist for the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) team and continues to work for Walgreens as well.

Kristen Bishop, Pharm.D (Mental Health Clinical Pharmacist)

Kristen graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2001 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She then worked at Walgreens in Omaha and Hastings, Nebraska; she later managed two Walgreens pharmacies in Grand Island. She joined Grand Island VAMC in August of 2013. Kristen participated in the expansion of pharmacy services into the mental health area and currently works with the Mental Health Care Team, the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom clinic and in the anticoagulation clinic.

Brent Bollwitt, Pharm.D (PACT Clinical Pharmacist)

Brent graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2010 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE 2010-2011. He has been practicing as a clinical pharmacist at the Grand Island VA since October 2011.

Paula Carlson, Pharm.D (PACT Clinical Pharmacist)

Dr. Carlson graduated from Hastings College in 2001 and from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 2004. She then completed a Community Pharmacy Residency at Nishna Valley Pharmacy/UNMC in Shenandoah, Iowa. Following her residency she continued to work at Nishna Valley Pharmacy, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, and Shenandoah Medical Center. She joined the Grand Island VA as a PACT pharmacist in August of 2010 and also works with the primary care pain team at the VA. She and her husband Ryan have two daughters, Leah and Sarah.

Lourdes Heuermann, Pharm.D, BCACP (PACT Clinical Pharmacist)

Dr. Heuermann is a 1982 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Pharmacy. She worked as a geriatric consultant pharmacist for many years prior to coming to the VA in 1999. She is currently the clinical pharmacist on the Southwest Patient Aligned Care Team at the Grand Island VA. She is adjunct assistant professor with UNMC and was the 2009 “Preceptor of the Year” for the UNMC College of Pharmacy. She is the lead preceptor for students at the Grand Island VA Ambulatory Care rotation site. In 2011 she attained Board Certification in Ambulatory Care by the Pharmacy Board of Specialties. At the VA, she serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as well as the Clinical Pharmacy Practice Council. Dr. Heuermann was recognized with the “Excellence in Innovation” award at the 2012 Nebraska Pharmacists Association Convention.

Jeremy McIntyre, Pharm.D (Pharmacy Manager)

Dr. McIntyre graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in 2004 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. After school he worked for Walgreens as a staff pharmacist for four years. Jeremy joined the Grand Island VA in 2008 as a clinical pharmacist and preceptor for residents and students. After three years of providing medication therapy management, Jeremy accepted the pharmacy supervisor position for the Grand Island VA in 2011. He helped incorporate Grand Island’ s long standing clinical pharmacy practice into the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) in primary care.

Jennifer Redman, RPh (Staff Pharmacist)

Jennifer graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. She has held various positions in retail pharmacy. In 1999, she joined the Grand Island VA, working in both outpatient and inpatient pharmacy service. In addition to her precepting role, Jen manages the ‘All Hazards Emergency Pharmacy Cache’ for the Grand Island VA.

Amy Thompson, PharmD, CGP (CLC Clinical Pharmacist)

Amy graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 2005. She went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Grand Island VA. Following residency, Amy joined the UNMC/VA team as a 50:50 faculty member. A few years later, she transitioned to a full time position at the Grand Island VA, serving as the Community Living Center (CLC) pharmacist. She is primary preceptor for APPE fourth year clerkship students from the Nebraska Medical Center and preceptor for the Residents completing the CLC rotation.

Norbert Wenzl, RPh (Staff Pharmacist)

Norbert graduated from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. He has worked in both independent and chain pharmacy settings since his graduation. During that period Norbert was also part owner of OPTION Care, a home IV and Enteral Nutrition pharmacy practice. Norbert joined the Grand Island VA pharmacy staff in 2001, working in both outpatient and inpatient pharmacy service. In addition to his role as a resident preceptor, Norbert is also a member of the Formulary Action Team and is the chief IV/chemotherapy infusion pharmacist at the Grand Island VA .

Contact

Lisa Bilslend, Pharm.D, BCACP
Residency Program Director
Grand Island VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
308-382-3660 Ext. 92678
lisa.bilslend@va.gov

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