Health-System Leadership Forum

Join us for a virtual membership forum highlighting topics for pharmacists in health-system management and leadership roles. Members will have the opportunity to hear from Iowa pharmacy leaders spanning several health-systems across the state on various topics including managing burnout, brown and white bagging, hospital at home and more. All ENGAGED Pharmacist, Technician and Student Pharmacist members are invited to join, learn and participate in this event at no charge! 


October 26, 2021
12:00–3:00 PM

Agenda at a Glance – Tuesday, Oct. 26
12:00 PM
Opening Remarks
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA
Chris Clayton, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy and Population Health, Buchanan County Health Center, IPA President 
Opening Session
12:15 PM
Managing Burnout: Mental Health, Retention and Engagement During the COVID-19 Crisis
Anna Legreid Dopp, PharmD, CPHQ, Senior Director of Clinical Guidelines & Quality Improvement, ASHP
Choice of Breakout – Round 1
12:45 PM
Breakout Session #1 – Brown and White Bagging: What is it and what impact does it have on health-systems? 
Alex Mersch, PharmD, BCPS, MBA, Manager of Specialty Pharmacy Services, University of Iowa Health Care
Breakout Session #2 – Updated Treatment Guidelines: Staying up to date in the midst of a global pandemic 

Jim Hoehns, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Iowa, Research Director, Northeast Iowa Medical Education Foundation

Breakout Session #3 – ASHP: What to know and how to get involved 

Jamie Sinclair, MS, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy Services, Mercy Medical Center, ASHP Board of Directors

Choice of Breakout – Round 2
1:10 PM
Breakout Session #1 – Antibiotic Stewardship
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease, Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
Breakout Session #2 – 340B Monitoring + Impact on Critical Access Hospitals

Casey Ficek, JD, Vice President of Public Affairs, IPA

Jim VanWinkle, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Services, Van Buren County Hospital, Owner of Community Pharmacy, Owner of Pharma340, LLC 

Breakout Session #3 – Hospital at Home
Maggie Peinovich, PharmD, BCPS, Senior Pharmacy Manager of Operations, Mayo Clinic 
1:35 PM
1:45 PM
Small Group Networking
Attendees will have the opportunity to join a focused networking session on a breakout discussion topic!
Closing Session
2:15 PM
COVID-19 Update – Leadership Panel 
  • Moderated by IPA President Chris Clayton, hear from pharmacy leaders across the state’s largest health-systems about the current COVID-19 landscape during this session!

Mike Brownlee, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Associate Hospital Director and Chief Pharmacy Officer, UIHC, Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa

Brian Benson, PharmD, Executive Director of Pharmacy, Greene County Medical Center

Candace Jordan, PharmD, MBA, Pharmacy Department Market Director, MercyOne Des Moines 

Doug Wetrich, BS Pharm, MPS, RPh, Pharmacy Director, Mary Greeley Medical Center

Jill Bode, PharmD, Medication Safety Pharmacist, Mary Greeley Medical Center 

Jamie Sinclair, MS, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy Services, Mercy Medical Center, ASHP Board of Directors

2:45 PM
Closing Remarks & Further Networking Opportunities
Kate Gainer, PharmD, Executive Vice President & CEO, IPA