Ralph Bouvette, Elizabeth Elliott, Patricia Freeman, Christopher Harlow, Clark Kebodeaux, Melody Ryan

Ralph Bouvette, RPh, PhD, JD

Executive Vice President
Frankfort, Kentucky

Dr. Bouvette earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1981 and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1986. Upon receiving his graduate degree, he taught at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He then returned to the University of Kentucky College of Law, earning a Juris Doctor in 1991.

Dr. Bouvette currently serves as the Executive Vice President of APSC. Prior to accepting this position, he served as the Executive Director for the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy. He has been affiliated with several private law firms, concentrating his legal practice in the areas of professional malpractice and administrative law. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He currently volunteers as a clerkship instructor for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy community clerkship program.

Dr. Bouvette believes pharmacy is well positioned to take advantage of current and emerging opportunities for pharmacists in the health care delivery system. With each passing year, ever increasing numbers of more sophisticated medicines are coming to the marketplace allowing more patients to live longer and healthier lifestyles. This convergence of sophistication and longevity has created unique opportunities for pharmacists to become more involved in their patients' care through enhanced communications and disease state education and monitoring. He believes no better practice site exists for pharmacists to meet these challenges than in the independent pharmacy.

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Elizabeth Elliott, PharmD

Community Pharmacy Resident
Kroger Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

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Patricia Freeman, RPh, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Director, Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Freeman holds several positions in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky, including Director of the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP); Clinical Associate Professor in the Pharmacy Practice and Science Department, and Faculty Associate in the Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (IPOP).

Dr. Freeman’s research interests include drug abuse policy, including evaluating prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and their impact and effectiveness at preventing prescription drug abuse and diversion. She is principal investigator on a two-year study funded by the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the features and practices of PDMPs and identify those that have the greatest utility for law enforcement investigations and prosecution, and is a co-investigator on a project aimed at understanding the consumer perspective of the chilling effect of PDMPs. Recently, she served as the principal investigator on an evaluation of the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) program, conducting stakeholder interviews with medical licensing boards and collecting qualitative data via surveys of KASPER users, including prescribers, pharmacists and law enforcement officers. She also served as principal investigator on a project identifying the advantages, disadvantages and barriers to implementation of real-time transmission of data from dispensers of controlled substances to the KASPER program, and a project to assess the impact of current policy controlling access to methamphetamine precursors (pseudoephedrine) on methamphetamine abuse.

She earned a bachelor of pharmacy degree and a PhD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Christopher Harlow, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy Services
Commons Community Pharmacy
Louisville, KY

Dr. Chris Harlow is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He completed the UK/APSC residency in June 2011. He is now serving as Director of Pharmacy Services at Commons Community Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky. His goals as a pharmacist are to be a compassionate and competent practitioner and to provide the best pharmaceutical care to patients by: focusing on clinical pharmacy services, educating patients, and serving as a leader in the profession.

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Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science
University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, BCACP, is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kebodeaux is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Nursing at St. Louis University and coordinator of the advanced pharmacology course for advanced practice nurse practitioners. Dr. Kebodeaux currently practices in a patient centered medical home at Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, KY. In the past, Dr. Kebodeaux served as the primary site preceptor at Walgreens for the PGY1 St. Louis College of Pharmacy community residency program and primary preceptor for several APPE and IPPE student pharmacist rotations. He has completed two separate immunization certifications and is a faculty trainer for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate program.

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Melody Ryan, PharmD, MPH, CGP, BCPS

Pharmacy Practice and Science Department
College of Pharmacy
Associate Professor Joint Appointment
Department of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky

Melody Ryan, Pharm.D., MPH, CGP, BCPS received her Pharm.D. and Master’s of Public Health degrees from the University of Kentucky. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Duke University and a neurosciences fellowship at the University of Kentucky. She holds appointments as Professor in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and at the College of Medicine, Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky. Her practice site is the neurology clinic at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She is the Director of International Professional Student Education at the College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Ryan earned her certification in geriatric pharmacy in November 1998 and she attained Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist status in 2000. She was made a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. She also serves on the Medicare Model Guidelines Expert Panel for the United States Pharmacopeia.

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