Halena Leah Marcelin, Pharm.D., MS, 340 ACE, graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University College of Pharmacy in 2013. She completed a Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics in 2015. During her time as a resident in North Carolina, Dr. Marcelin completed a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and earned a Teaching Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Marcelin spent 3 years working for Memorial Healthcare System as the 340B Program Manager. In 2018, she transitioned to Baptist Health South Florida as the Director of Pharmacy Business Affairs where she oversees the 340B Program and procurement compliance, pharmacy finance, and pharmacy revenue and reimbursement integrity. Dr. Marcelin precepts students and residents and is involved with various committees and professional organizations.
Angelica Berni, Pharm.D., MS, BCPS, CPh graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University College of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed a Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency at the University of Kansas Health System in conjunction with a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at the University of Kansas in 2015. During this time, she also earned a Teaching Certificate. Prior to her current role, Dr. Berni was the Clinical Program Development manager for the specialty pharmacy at Memorial Healthcare System where she oversaw the clinical management and patient assistance programs, collaborated with health care providers to develop clinical programs for clinics and assisted with specialty pharmacy accreditation. In 2018, she transitioned to Baptist Health South Florida as the Director of Specialty Pharmacy and Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Services. Dr. Berni precepts students and residents and is involved with various committees and professional organizations.
Fernando Blanco, Pharm.D., MBA, MHA obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 2015. Upon graduating, he completed a PGY1 & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency at AdventHealth Orlando. During his time as a resident, Dr. Blanco earned a Master of Healthcare Administration at AdventHealth University. Dr. Blanco has previously served in the roles of operations and compliance coordinator at a 1700+ bed hospital and pharmacy operations manager at AdventHealth’s central distribution pharmacy. Dr. Blanco spearheaded numerous projects to reduce costs, ensure medication availability, and improve patient safety. In 2021, Dr. Blanco transitioned to Baptist Health South Florida as the Director of Central Fill Operations at the Pharmacy Shared Services Center with responsibility for enterprise-wide centralization of distributive pharmacy services.
Madeline Camejo, PharmD., MS is the Chief Pharmacy Officer and Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Baptist Health South Florida.
Dr. Camejo came to Baptist Health South Florida in 2018 directly into the Vice President role, which was created and positioned for a dynamic and forward-thinking pharmacy leader to propel pharmacy services forward in the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. She brought over 25 years of experience that provided a unique blend of experiences in clinical pharmacy, clinical and business administration, healthcare finances, healthcare informatics, and information technology.
During her relatively short tenure at Baptist South Florida, Dr. Camejo has had a meaningful impact. She has expanded and implemented several acute care programs, established numerous ambulatory clinical services, enhanced the pharmacy residency program, restructured specialty pharmacy, standardized and expanded the 340(b) program, established a retail pharmacy service line, designed and planned for a state of the art corporate pharmacy build-out that will allow for additional service line additions and lead the COVID19 strategic planning and execution of both preventive and treatment therapies and vaccinations.
Before coming to Baptist Health South Florida, Dr. Camejo held various positions with hospitals and health care systems across South Florida, most recently serving as Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Memorial Healthcare System.
In recognition of her work and contribution to the industry, Dr. Camejo has earned several notable awards and recognitions throughout her career. Dr. Camejo has published numerous articles, co-authored a book, made several presentations on various topics, and has made countless media appearances as a subject matter expert.
Dr. Camejo received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Central Florida and her pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Camejo is a strategic and operational visionary leader that creates and fosters a culture of a collaborative work environment that inspires every member of her team.
Gwenesia S. Collins, PharmD., CPh currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Acute Care Pharmacy at Baptist Health of South Florida North (Palm Beach County) Region. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services.
She began her professional leadership experience at CVS Pharmacy serving as the Regional Pharmacy Supervisor. After two years, she transitioned to a clinical pharmacist position at Henry Ford Fairlane Home Infusion Services. This experience led to her being a partner of Tri-Unity Infusion Services, LLC a Michigan based business from 2005-2017. She continued to diversify her work experience by accepting a position with St. John’s Main Hospital as a Clinical Pharmacist. In 2007, Dr. Collins accepted a clinical pharmacist position at POH Regional Medical Center where quickly became the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator and in 2009 became the Director of Pharmacy.
In 2012, Dr. Collins accepted a position as Director of Pharmacy at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. In 2015, she was promoted to oversee the Pharmacy and Laboratory Departments. In 2018, she was promoted to Executive Director and her role expanded to include the Respiratory, EKG, EEG departments. In 2019, Community Outreach and Population Health was added to her list of responsibilities. In 2021, she transitioned to BHSF Corporate Pharmacy Enterprise team as Assistant Vice President of Acute Care Pharmacy Services for the North Region.
One of Dr. Collins’ distinguished honors was in August 2007, when she was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve on the Michigan Board of Pharmacy for a 4-year term. In 2011, she served as Chairman of the Board. In April 2009, Dr. Collins was honored by Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences when they inducted her into the Gallery of Distinction. In 2010, she was recognized as Cambridge Who’s Who – Professional of the Year for Home Healthcare Services and also received a nomination for Industry Expert in Home Healthcare Services. In 2012, she was recognized as one of 125 Distinguished Alumni by Florida A&M University. Her leadership training involves being a graduate of the American Society of Health System Pharmacist (ASHP) Leadership Academy, Leadership Detroit Class of Thirty-one, the Pacific Institute Executive Strategic Leadership Program, and Leadership Boca Class of 2017.
Dr. Collins is a member of a number of professional organizations. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Florida A&M College of Pharmacy Apothecary Board of Advisors and President of the Faulk Center for Counseling Board of Directors.
Michael DeCoske, Pharm.D., BCPS currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami, Florida. Prior to this role, he served as Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer for Ambulatory Services at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. DeCoske completed a PGY1 and Health System Pharmacy Administration (PGY2) Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. DeCoske is committed to professional pharmacy involvement. He is a fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. He served as a voting member at the 2010 ASHP Pharmacy Practice Model Summit, the 2014 ASHP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Summit and the 2021 ASHP Specialty Pharmacy – Future Directions Summit. He has held numerous leadership positions within ASHP, most recently serving as Chair of the Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners Business Development Section Advisory Group. He is a co-author of the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Field Guide. DeCoske holds distinction as a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
Erika Dittmar, Pharm.D., BCPS, graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Baptist Hospital of Miami. Upon completion of her residency training, she spent 10 years as an Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. She has also served as a Clinical Coordinator at Baptist Hospital. Her current role is Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Director of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program. She precepts students and residents and is an adjunct clinical faculty member for the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University. In addition, she is involved with various committees and professional organizations.
Jessica Lemoine, Pharm.D., MS earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University (2004) and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Howard University, Washington, DC (2012). She completed her PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC and Masters of Science from University of North Carolina (2014).
For the past eight years, Jessica has garnered pharmacy experience in a variety of hospital and ambulatory care settings in operational roles aimed at developing people and processes. Most recently she served as Pharmacy Operations Manager at Miami Cancer Institute. She is a member of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association. She spends her free time gardening and enjoying family and friends.
Jorge J. García obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 2010. He then transitioned to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to pursue an American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP)-accredited PGY1 & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency and a Master of Science (MS) in Pharmacy Administration. He also completed a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Dr. García has previously served in the roles of inpatient pharmacy operations coordinator as well as director of pharmacy for system-wide oncology pharmacy services.
Dr. García currently serves as an Assistant Vice President (AVP) at Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) with responsibility for system-wide acute and ambulatory oncology pharmacy services as well as non-oncology infusion pharmacy services. Dr. García has pioneered pharmacy charge integrity and revenue management in the health-system setting and is a thought leader and national speaker in this area, as well as in the areas of alternative payment models, biosimilars, drug bagging practices, and value-based care. Dr. García leads advocacy efforts at the national level to promote evaluation of safe and effective use of biosimilars, along with stakeholders’ engagement to support a more sustainable biosimilar pharmacoeconomic model. Dr. García also leads drug bagging regulatory and legislative efforts at the national level. Dr. García has served as a board member at Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) since 2015 and is also a previous recipient of the FLASCO Above and Beyond Award, which honored his exceptional dedication and innovative contributions to the society. Dr. García also currently holds multiple committee appoints at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), including the Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN) and the National Biosimilar Taskforce. In 2020, Dr. García was also appointed to the Board of Trustees at ACCC. Dr. García also serves on the ASHP Specialty Pharmacy Steering Committee and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Health-System Council. In addition, Dr. García currently serves as faculty for the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy (PLA). Dr. García is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Estela (Esty) M. Trimino, PharmD, BCPS, MBA is currently the Corporate Director of Quality and Medication Safety for Baptist Health South Florida Pharmacy Enterprise, in Miami Florida. Dr. Trimino obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2001. After graduation, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mercy Hospital in Miami, Florida. She began her career as an Emergency Room/Admitting pharmacy at Mercy Hospital, where they received the ASHP Best Practice Award in 2005 under her tenure. After 12 years of practice, she moved on to a clinical manager role at Mercy Hospital. In 2016, she moved to a Division Director role of Clinical Pharmacy for HCA East Florida hospitals where she directly oversaw the Medication Safety and Clinical program for 14 hospitals. Later in 2018, transitioned into a Vice President role in the HCA East Florida Division where she had administrative over site over 14 hospitals. Dr. Trimino joined Baptist Health System of South Florida in January of 2020 where she oversees the medication safety program. Dr. Trimino currently serves on the America Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) SPPL advisory group on value, quality and compliance and also is the immediate past president for the South Florida Society of Pharmacy (Regional Society). She is very passionate about medication safety and providing the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Amy Montes, Pharm.D., BCPS, obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), College of Pharmacy. She then completed post graduate residency training with Broward General in conjunction with NSU. In 2017, she became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. In 2020, she pursued a Master of Healthcare Administration from Walden University as well as the Leadership and Management Program from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Academy.
Dr. Montes started as a Clinical Coordinator in 2009 at Westside Regional Medical Center and transferred over to Kendall Regional Medical Center as their Clinical Manager in 2012. In 2017, Dr. Montes transitioned over to Baptist Hospital of Miami (BHM) as a Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialists/Educator. In 2019, she transitioned to a clinical/operations supervisor and currently serves as one of the Pharmacy Operations Manager at BHM. She is also an adjunct faculty for NSU and a preceptor to both pharmacy residents and students in Hospital Pharmacy rotations and Medication Use learning experiences.
Leyner Martinez, PharmD, MS, MHA, FACHE is the Director of Pharmacy Services at Baptist Hospital of Miami. Dr. Martinez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Child, and Consumer Sciences from Florida State University. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from LECOM School of Pharmacy. After pharmacy school he completed a PGY1 residency with drug information emphasis at the Poison Control Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He then went on to complete a combined PGY1/PGY2 residency in Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He earned a Master of Science degree in pharmacy administration and a Teaching Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Martinez also completed a Master of Healthcare Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Martinez has certifications in Medication Therapy Management, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a preceptor to residents and students for health-system pharmacy administration and advance hospital/institutional practice rotations. Dr. Martinez is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Robert Kraljevich, PharmD, BCPS, CPh is currently the Director of Pharmacy Education at Baptist Health South Florida. He began his employment in November of 2018.
He has held Clinical Coordinator and Residency Director/Coordinator positions at Memorial Regional Hospital South, Hollywood, Florida and Broward Health Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was also Assistant Director of Pharmacy at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio.
Dr. Kraljevich attended Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan where he received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy and Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio and is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
Dr. Sara M. Panella, PharmD, BCPS, CPh is the Manager of Pharmacy Ambulatory Care, Population Health and Transitions of Care (TOC) for Baptist Health South Florida Clinical Pharmacy Enterprise. Dr. Panella obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (EMSOP), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. After graduation, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital followed by a PGY2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency in Drug Information at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/EMSOP. She started her career in TOC at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD and has since developed TOC programs there as well as at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Panella has also held academic positions at EMSOP as a Clinical Assistant Professor and at Nova Southeastern University as an Assistant Professor and was previously a Residency Program Director for a PGY2 in Transitions of Care. Dr. Panella is currently working with the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) as the chair for the Pharmacy Committee and is a sitting member on their Board of Directors. Dr. Panella is actively involved with Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacist (FSHP), starting up and chairing an Ad Hoc Clinical Forum on Ambulatory Care from 2019 – 2021. She was the co-creator of the inaugural FSHP Ambulatory Care Fall Symposium in 2022. She has represented the state of Florida as a ASHP House of Delegate member over the last 2 years. Currently, she is one of the Board of Directors for FSHP.
Aixa Rey, Pharm.D., earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 1989. After graduation, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Family Medicine at the University of Florida, Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine in 1991. She held the Consultant Pharmacist license and became a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 1992. Just prior to being named Baptist Health South Florida’s first Director of Pharmacy Informatics, she was the Pharmacy Operations Manager at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Rey was a reviewer for the Advarra Institutional Review Board and is a current referee reviewer for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. She serves on various system committees, including Executive Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Medication Safety, Electronic Health Record and Clinical Decision Support.