Leadership

 

Grand Council

Erin Lingenfelter

Erin Lingenfelter

Grand President

 
Bio

Grand President Erin M. Lingenfelter, originally from Sandusky, Ohio. She was initiated into the Psi chapter in 2001 and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in 2005. She continued her post-graduate education with a pharmacy practice residency in Kalamazoo, Michigan at Borgess Medical Center and completed her specialty residency in Critical Care with University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Erin Lingenfelter currently serves as a Clinical Emergency Medicine Pharmacist and Residency Program Coordinator for the PGY2 emergency medicine residency at University of Utah Health Care. She and her team started the first emergency medicine pharmacy practice in the state of Utah. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she provides lectures and clinical rotations for the colleges of pharmacy, medicine, and paramedics. Erin is also active in her local community and orienting the refugee population to the health care system.

Her Kappa Epsilon involvement has includes Grand Council President Elect (2017-2019),  Grand Council VP Alumni (2011-2013), Grand Council VP Communications (2007-2011), Grand Council Secretary (2005-2007), Chair National Projects Committee (2003-2005), Psi Chapter President (2003-2004), Psi Chapter National Convention Delegate (2003), Psi Chapter New Member Educator (2002-2003). Erin is also a recipient of the Unicorn Award.

In all of her free time, Erin enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, fly fishing, scuba diving, vegetable gardening, and photography. She lives in Salt Lake City with her partner Dr. Kashyap Yellepeddi and her goldendoodle, Cleveland.

Christine Kane

Christine Kane

President Elect

 
Bio

President Elect Christine Kane, is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in 2016. Christine completed her pharmacy practice residency in Indianapolis, Indiana at Indiana University Health. She then went on to complete her specialty residency in Pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. 

Christine now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at UVA Children’s specializing in general pediatrics and pediatric transplant. She has the opportunity to precept students and pharmacy residents in a variety of pediatric subspecialties.

Christine joined Pi chapter at Purdue University as a pre-pharmacy student in 2010 and was initiated in 2012. She served as historian, vice president, and president at the collegiate level. Upon graduation from Purdue, she became involved with the Indiana Alumni Chapter in Indianapolis. This is her third biennium on Grand Council, serving previously as VP Member Recruitment during the 2015-2017 biennium and VP Collegiate Development during the 2017-2019 biennium. She is ecstatic at the opportunity to continue to serve the Fraternity on Grand Council and help pave the way for the next generation of pharmacists, our future pharmacy and fraternity leaders. 

In her free time, Christine enjoys running, hiking, rock climbing, country music, dogs, and anything leopard print.

Denise Schultz

Denise Schultz

Vice President of Financial Development

 
Bio

Vice President Financial Development, Denise Schultz, was initiated into Zeta chapter at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1977.  Denise also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Parkside, in 1987 and a Masters of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1996.  Denise recently retired after working 36 years for SUPERVALU Pharmacies, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN, where she was the Director of Pharmacy Services and Compliance. 

Denise has been very involved with Kappa Epsilon on the national level, having held the positions of Vice President Alumnae (1985-1987), Grand President (1987-1991), and Past President (1991-1995).  She has also served on the Kappa Epsilon Foundation board, having held the positions of Trustee (1993-1994; 1999-2001); Vice President (1994-1996; 2001-2003) and President (2003-2005; 2009 to 2011).  Additionally, Denise currently co-chairs the 100thAnniversary Committee, of which she has been an active member since 2013.

Denise is an avid traveler, having been to more than 35 countries around the world.  She has been to all 50 states and to 6 continents.  She hopes to make it all 7 by traveling to Antarctica sometime in the next 3-5 years.  She has also served as the KE Alumnae Cruise Director from 1999 to 2015

Nikkina Hankins

Nikkina Hankins

VP Communications

 
Bio

VP Communications Nikkina Hankins, PharmD is a native of Olive Branch, MS. She was initiated into Kappa Epsilon’s Alpha Gamma chapter in 2009 while attending the University of Mississippi. She transferred to the Alpha Pi chapter in 2014 and graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Howard University in 2018. Nikkina completed her PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency in June 2019 with Lipscomb University and Marcrom’s Pharmacy in the Nashville and Central Tennessee area. Nikkina currently serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at an Outpatient VA Clinic in Hopkinsville, KY.

Nikkina has a long record of service to Kappa Epsilon and the profession of pharmacy. She has served as Chaplain, Vice President, and President in Kappa Epsilon in her local chapters and the National Grand Council as VP Membership Recruitment during the 2017-2019 biennium. 

When Nikkina is not concentrating on the practice of pharmacy, she loves finding new crafts, reading books, and special cuddles with her cat. She is an avid crocheter, knitter, and painter. She finds most of her inspiration from Pinterest.

Melissa Ruble

Melissa Ruble

VP Alumni Development

 
Bio

Vice President of Alumni Development, Melissa Ruble is originally from Port Deposit, Maryland and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University in 2009. She then went on to complete her post-graduate pharmacy practice residency at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Upon completion, she accepted a clinical pharmacist position at St. Anthony’s Hospital where she worked as the Emergency Medicine Specialist and helped to create pharmacist presence in this setting. 

Melissa now lives in Tampa, Florida where she is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy. In this position, she coordinates a third-year Pharmaceutical Skills course with an emphasis on infectious diseases and oncology and an Internal Medicine elective. She has held leadership positions on several committees at the college and has a strong interest in experiential education and academic affairs.

Melissa was initiated into the Alpha Chi chapter at Shenandoah University as a pharmacy student in 2006. As an active member, she helped to establish several events supporting the mission and vision of the fraternity. This experience allowed her to carry this passion with her as she continued her career in Florida. She currently serves as the advisor for the Beta Tau chapter at the USF Taneja College of Pharmacy. Melissa was able to help charter this chapter and continues to mentor students in this capacity. She is excited for the opportunity to serve the Fraternity on Grand Council and connect with the members in this role.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys weight lifting, running, hanging out with family and friends, and outdoor sports!

Kristina Rosus

Kristina Rosus

VP Collegiate Development

 
Bio

VP Collegiate Development Kristina Rosus was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Purdue University College of Pharmacy in West Lafayette, Indiana and then returned to the Steel City after graduation. She is a Clinical Pharmacist with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Horizon Campus, providing inpatient care and education for healthcare providers.

Kristina joined Purdue’s Pi chapter as a pre-pharmacy student in 2012 and was initiated in 2014. During her collegiate tenure, she served as her chapter’s alumni liaison and president, as well as the National Project’s Breast Cancer Chair from 2015-2017. She is a recipient of the 2017 Zada M. Cooper Scholarship. As an alumnus, she assisted in the advisor toolkit creation, debuted at the 52nd National Convention. This is her first biennium serving on Grand Council. As VP Collegiate Development she is responsible for acting as a liaison between collegiate chapters and Grand Council. She is excited to foster the lifelong KE bond with the newest wave of collegiates!

Kristina is an amateur cake decorator, avid traveler, and loves trying the latest workout trend (even if she wonders why she is putting herself through it the entire time). She can be found showing off pictures of her cat, Astraea, at any time.

Ashley Sotoodeh

Ashley Sotoodeh

VP Membership Recruitment

 
Bio

VP Membership Recruitment Ashley Sotoodeh is originally from Irving, Texas and resides in Austin, Texas. Ashley is currently attending The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy where she is going into her third year of pharmacy school. She has recently finished a pharmacy internship at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and works PRN at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin as well as Walgreens Pharmacy.

Ashley joined Xi chapter where she was initiated in the fall of 2017. She has served as service co-chair and is going into her second term as president of her chapter. She is excited to represent Kappa Epsilon on a national level and is looking forward to getting to know more about each chapter.

Outside of school and work, Ashley enjoys hiking, trying new coffee shops and restaurants, hanging out with friends, and bullet-journaling.

D. Garrett Smith

D. Garrett Smith

Grand Secratary

 
Bio

Garrett Smith obtained his BS Degree in International Affairs from Florida State University where he was a proud member of the FSU “Flying High” Circus and FSU Marching Chiefs. After spending his 20’s doing jazz hands in New York City, he began his pharmaceutical journey at the Orlando Campus of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He was initiated into the Beta Beta Chapter of Kappa Epsilon in the fall of 2015 and proudly served as their President-Elect and President during his collegiate years. In 2016 he joined the National Projects Committee where he currently serves as Committee Chair.  As of 2019, he is a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident in Gainesville, Florida and plans to pursue a career in independent retail pharmacy and academia.  Outside of the pharmacy realm, Garrett is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and American Coaster Enthusiasts.  He is both thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as YOUR Grand Secretary.

Salvatore Bottiglieri

Salvatore Bottiglieri

Immediate Past President

 
Bio

Immediate Past President Salvatore Bottiglieri, originally from Montrose, New York, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy in 2008. Sal was initiated into the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at Albany College of Pharmacy in 2004. Sal Bottiglieri completed his pharmacy practice residency in North Carolina at The Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro. Additionally, he completed his specialty residency in Hematology/Oncology with The University of Kentucky in Lexington, under the direction of Dr. Val Adams.

Sal Bottiglieri is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator in Medical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Bottiglieri oversees all clinical pharmacy services in medical oncology and provides direct patient care services to the gastrointestinal, head & neck, and endocrine cancer clinics. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he provides lectures and clinical rotations for several colleges of pharmacy in Florida. His professional memberships in addition to Kappa Epsilon include Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), Phi Lambda Sigma, and Rho Chi.

His Kappa Epsilon involvement includes Grand President (2017-2019), President-Elect (2015-2017), Grand Council Secretary (2009-2011), Chair National Projects Committee (2007-2009), Alpha Upsilon Chapter Past-President (2006-2007), Alpha Upsilon Chapter National Convention Delegate (2005 & 2007), Alpha Upsilon Chapter President (2005-2006), and Alpha Upsilon Chapter Vice President (2004-2005). He is also a 2007 Zada M. Cooper Scholarship recipient.

For fun, Sal enjoys long distance running and foot race competitions, exploring the many restaurants and activities of Tampa Bay and Orlando regions, traveling, and various outdoor activities. He lives in Tampa Bay Florida with his wife Sue, daughter Abrianna, and Dalmatian Kona. Sal and his wife are also expecting their second child, a baby boy in October 2019.

KE Foundation Officers & Trustees

Donna Heffner

Donna Heffner

Foundation President

 
Bio

Donna Heffner is currently the Head of Product Strategy in the Global Product Development & Supply organization of Bristol-Myers Squibb. I Prior to this, she was at Merck for 25 years where she held various positions of increasing responsibility in Quality, Technology, Procurement, Commercial, Product Development, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Product Strategy, and Business Development. Donna has a BS In Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (now the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia) and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Donna’s KE Career began at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science where she was initiated into Omicron chapter and served as Omicron chapter President for two years. She went on to serve at the national level by serving on Grand Council in two offices, serving as a Foundation Board member, co-chairing the National Convention in Philadelphia, and most recently, founding/leading the National Alumni Interest Committee. Donna has been the recipient of multiple KE awards, most notably the Zada Cooper scholarship, the Linda Rodgers award, and the Career Achievement Award.

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson

Foundation Vice President

 
Bio

Laura and her husband live in Kansas City, Missouri.  She is an Outcomes Liaison Associate Director for the Primary Care Division of Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. She received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2001 and participated in a Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research fellowship with Thomas Jefferson University.  Out of her fellowship Laura joined the Pharmaceutical industry.  She has as worked in various field-based medical affairs roles, with increasing levels of responsibility, for over 17 years.   She has experience bringing 10 new investigational products to market, playing a pivotal role in the pre and post-launch activities.

While at the University of Kansas, Laura was a member of the Mu Chapter of Kappa Epsilon.  She served as Mu chapter President 1999-2000.  Laura was elected as Vice President of Membership and served on Grand Council from 2000-2002.  Laura is a member of the Greater Kansas City Alumni Chapter.

Laura enjoys gardening, practicing yoga and is learning how to quilt.  She and her husband enjoy traveling, scuba diving, and hiking. Laura plans on hiking the Camino Santiago in 2020.

Kristin Fish

Kristin Fish

Foundation Treasurer

 
Bio
Foundation Treasurer Kristin Fish is from a small town in Southeast Missouri. She was initiated in the Omega Chapter at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 2006. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from UMKC in 2010. She also received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Criminal Justice at the Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. Upon graduation from UMKC, Kristin completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the Kansas City Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Following residency training, Kristin has worked as a clinical staff pharmacist at the University of Missouri Healthcare Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri since September of 2011. Currently, Kristin lives in Columbia Missouri.

Kristin’s leadership positions with the Omega Chapter included serving as Treasurer, President, Webmaster and Chaplain. Nationally, she has served as National Project Chair (2009-2011), Alumni-at-Large Delegate (2009), and Omega Chapter Delegate (2011)

Kristin enjoys running, traveling, Celine Dion concerts, and spending time with family and friends. Kristin has also participated on seven medical mission trips to Falmouth, Jamaica serving as the team’s pharmacist. She has completed 24 half marathons and 2 marathons over the last 4 years.

She is presently serving as a Treasurer  for the Kappa Epsilon Foundation during the 2017-2019 Biennium.

Gay Dodson

Gay Dodson

Foundation Trustee

 
Bio

Gay Dodson is a 1969 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy. After graduation, Gay worked as a community pharmacist in the Dallas area for 13 years. While working as a community pharmacist, she was an active member of the local, state, and national pharmacy associations.

Gay has retired from her employment with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy on December 1, 2017. She began her employment with the agency in November 1982 by serving for 2 years as Field Compliance Officer in the Houston Area, 3 years as Senior Compliance Officer in the Austin office, and almost 10 years as Director of Compliance.  On June 28, 1997 she was appointed as Executive Director/Secretary of the Board. In her position as Executive Director, Gay served as the chief executive officer of the agency and an ex-officio member and secretary of the Board of Pharmacy. She also served as the District 6 Representative to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Executive Committee from 2016 to 2017.

Her awards and recognitions include: 2013 Kappa Epsilon Career Achievement Award; 2012 State Agency Council to the Governor’s Commission for Women, Outstanding Women in Texas Government; 2010 Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists’ Distinguished Service Award; 2007 National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award; 2006 Texas Pharmacy Association’s Distinguished Service Award; 2000 University of Texas College of Pharmacy William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award; 1997, Recognition Award from the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists in “ recognition of her commitment, leadership, and dedication in advancing the practice for pharmacists and the patients they serve ,” 1993 award for Outstanding Service from the Texas Pharmacy Association; and the 1989 Linda T. Rodgers Memorial Leadership Award from Kappa Epsilon. She is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Texas Pharmacy Association, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Capitol Area Pharmacy Association, and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. She is currently serving as Chair of the Texas Health Professions Council. Ms. Dodson is also a Past-President of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Association and is an active member of the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band (LHAB). As a member of LHAB, Ms. Dodson marched in the 2017 London New Year’s Day Parade and in 2019 participated with LHAB in two parades and 3 concerts during the 75thAnniversary of D-Day in Normandy and Paris, France.

Monica Knott

Monica Knott

Foundation Trustee

 
Bio

I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Kansas in 2003. I received my Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology degree from Purdue University in 1991. After graduating from KU, I returned to Indiana and took a staff position with Walgreens. I am currently pharmacy manager with Walgreens.

During my time at KU, I was initiated into the Mu Chapter in 1999. I served as President and was awarded a Zada M. Cooper scholarship 2001. I was a member of Phi Lambda Sigma and was awarded the 2003 Pfizer Outstanding Leader award.

When not working, I enjoy traveling and sampling craft beers. We are season ticket holders of our local soccer team, Indy Eleven. We have 3 cats and 2 greyhounds. We support and help with the local greyhound rescue group, Prison Greyhounds.

Jeanie Brown

Jeanie Brown

Foundation Trustee

 
Bio

Jeanie Brown was initiated into Kappa Epsilon Mu Chapter at the University of Kansas in 1984. She received her BS Pharmacy, PharmD and MBA from KU. Jeanie has served as the Mu Chapter Advisor or Co-advisor since 1989 and was the Grand Council VP Alumni Development from 2003-2005. Her professional pharmacy career includes retail, university student health, long term care, pharmacy benefit management, pharmacy director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, and currently as a pharmaceutical medical science liaison.

Kathy Nguyen

Kathy Nguyen

Foundation Secretary

 
Bio
Foundation Secretary Kathy Nguyen is originally from Falls Church, VA, a suburb of Washington DC.  She was initiated into the Tau Chapter at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, VA in 2010.  Kathy received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2009. Upon graduating in 2013, she was a staff pharmacist and pharmacist in charge for CVS Pharmacy in Arlington, VA. She later went on to the Mirixa Corporation as an MTM pharmacist. Kathy currently works in Medical Information with Envoy Health, a subsidiary of Diplomat Pharmacy.
Kathy attended her first Kappa Epsilon National Convention in 2011 in Phoenix, AZ, serving as a delegate for the Tau Chapter. She was elected to Grand Council in 2013 in Richmond, VA as Vice President of Communications and re-elected to the same position in 2015 in Orlando, FL.
In her free time, Kathy runs an online boutique featuring custom pharmacy and medical gifts. She also enjoys Virginia Tech Football and hanging out with her dogs, Bella and Chloe.
Salvatore Bottiglieri

Salvatore Bottiglieri

Foundation Ex Officio

 
Bio

Foundation Ex Officio Salvatore Bottiglieri, originally from Montrose, New York, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy in 2008. Sal was initiated into the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at Albany College of Pharmacy in 2004. Sal Bottiglieri completed his pharmacy practice residency in North Carolina at The Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro. Additionally, he completed his specialty residency in Hematology/Oncology with The University of Kentucky in Lexington, under the direction of Dr. Val Adams.

Sal Bottiglieri is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator in Medical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Bottiglieri oversees all clinical pharmacy services in medical oncology and provides direct patient care services to the gastrointestinal, head & neck, and endocrine cancer clinics. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he provides lectures and clinical rotations for several colleges of pharmacy in Florida. His professional memberships in addition to Kappa Epsilon include Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), Phi Lambda Sigma, and Rho Chi.

His Kappa Epsilon involvement includes Grand President (2017-2019), President-Elect (2015-2017), Grand Council Secretary (2009-2011), Chair National Projects Committee (2007-2009), Alpha Upsilon Chapter Past-President (2006-2007), Alpha Upsilon Chapter National Convention Delegate (2005 & 2007), Alpha Upsilon Chapter President (2005-2006), and Alpha Upsilon Chapter Vice President (2004-2005). He is also a 2007 Zada M. Cooper Scholarship recipient.

For fun, Sal enjoys long distance running and foot race competitions, exploring the many restaurants and activities of Tampa Bay and Orlando regions, traveling, and various outdoor activities. He lives in Tampa Bay Florida with his wife Sue, daughter Abrianna, and Dalmatian Kona. Sal and his wife are also expecting their second child, a baby boy in October 2019.

Staff

Cayla Marconi

Cayla Marconi

Executive Director

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Cayla Marconi has been a part of the Affinity Strategies (Association Management Company for Kappa Epsilon) team since July of 2016 and is currently manages Affinity Strategies’ orthopedic and health care fraternity clients. Cayla was previously in the logistics field working on the business development team as an account manager. With her logistics background she is able to bring an array of experience to our team and clients.