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Alisha Barron-Clark, PharmD, BCPS

Alisha ClarkPreceptor: Pediatrics/NICU
Education: Mercer University Southern, Atlanta, GA
Residency: Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Columbus, GA
Practice Experience: Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Columbus, GA; Columbus Specialty Hospital, Columbus, GA
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2007

“It is so very nice to be able to work with physicians, nurses, hospital administration and other allied healthcare professionals who care as deeply about the care of our pediatric patients as I do!”

Jacqueline Bozick, PharmD, BCPS

Jacqueline Bozick

Preceptor: Oncology, Pharmacy Operations
Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2012

From the second you walk into our organization, you join a family – a family of folks continuously growing to be better for patient care. This professional experience has shown me what a strong presence pharmacists can have in a hospital setting.

Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS

Craig Cocchio

Preceptor: Emergency Medicine
Education: Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: PGY1: Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ
PGY-2 Emergency Medicine: Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Practice Experience: NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY; Rutgers University; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2015

“Coming from the Northeast, I was amazed by the degree to which the pharmacists have been woven into the fabric of every aspect of patient care. This is an ideal place for a pharmacy resident to learn the gold standard for pharmacy practice and gain experience from the pharmacy leadership and other clinical departments, as a whole.”

Karen Costiloe, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Karen Costiloe

Preceptor: Critical Care
Education: Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, FL (BS Pharm), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (PharmD)
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 1989

"As preceptors, I think we spend more time with our residents than many programs. It is about gaining experience and building relationships.

Kimberly Creswell, PharmD

Kimberly Creswell

Preceptor: Oncology
Education: Samford University, Birmingham, AL
Residency: PGY-1: University Health LSU Medical Center, Shreveport, LA; PGY-2: Oncology-Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Practice Experience: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

"What I love about CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the strong sense of community you feel when you work here. The collaboration across all disciplines to provide the best care for our patients makes me proud to work here.

Maria Diaz, PharmD

Maria Diaz

Preceptor: Ambulatory Care
Education: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Residency: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Huntsville, TX (PGY1)
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2015

“Being a team member at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances has truly been a rewarding experience. While being here I have participated in the development of new clinical services and developed a partnership with both patients and providers. Our clinical services emphasize health improvement and disease prevention, and collaborate with health care professionals to achieve optimal patient outcome."

Jean Dib, PharmD

Jean DibEducation: Saint John’s University, Queens, NY (BS Pharm); Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY (Pharm.D.)

“CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is a wonderful place to be a resident. It’s a great place to learn and you can get everything out of it that you want to in a residency. There’s this tripod of service, education and research, which I think is balanced very well here and it can be exactly what you make of it. The clinical faculty is amazing and everyone has a wealth of knowledge that they are happy to share."

Kathy Glem, PharmD

Kathy GlemPreceptor: Internal Medicine
Education: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Residency: MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2015

“Pharmacists have made great advances in how their role has changed in the hospital settings for better serving patients. At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, the role of the clinical pharmacist is very integrated into the healthcare team. The best part of my job is collaborating with various members of the healthcare team and seeing how the outcomes improve patient care.”

Justin Hooper, PharmD

Justin HooperPreceptor: Pharmacy Informatics
Education: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy at Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, TX (Combined 2 year Pharmacotherapy Residency)
Practice Experience: North Hills Hospital, North Richland Hills, TX, Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy, Dallas, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2006

“I love that CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances places a priority on patient safety (and medication safety) and that the pharmacy team takes that challenge seriously. It is a great privilege to get to work with an outstanding group of professionals and to collaborate to help improve our patient care. The residency program is near to my heart because I had the opportunity to be a part of it in the very beginning and have watched it grow and improve over the years.”

Amy Martin, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director

Amy Martin

Preceptor: Pharmacy Management
Education: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy at Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, TX (two year Pharmacotherapy Residency)
Practice Experience: Dallas VA Medical Center, Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy, Dallas, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2009

Being the Residency Program Director at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the highlight of my job. The work our residents have participated in has helped the growth of new clinical services, enhanced relationships with medical staff and nursing, and overall has made our department an awesome place to work. I get the greatest degree of professional fulfillment when I see residents set goals for themselves and then watch as they actually realize and exceed them. Knowing I can help budding clinicians on the road to their dreams is so rewarding!

Wyley McCoy, PharmD, MBA

Director of Pharmacy

Wyley McCoy

Preceptor: Pharmacy Management
Education: Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK (BS), University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL (PharmD)
Practice Experience: Retail, Not-For-Profit Hospital, For-Profit Hospital, Home Infusion, Ambulatory Surgery Center
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2013

“It’s great to be back in a faith-based organization! The culture in this hospital is more about our mission than the money. The residency program is successful due to Amy Martin’s passion for excellence. As the Residency Program Director, she leads the residents on a journey and prepares them well for successful pharmacy careers.”

Brett R. Noteware, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Brett NotewarePreceptor: Internal Medicine, Neurology
Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Residency: CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, Tyler, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2012

“What I love most about working at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the great pharmacy staff and being able to serve a diverse patient population. There are also many precepting opportunities in addition to free parking and awesome Texas barbeque within walking distance!”

Andrea Ries, PharmD, BCPS

Andrea RiesPreceptor: Drug Information
Education: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (Drug Information Residency)
Practice Experience: Trinity Valley Medical Center, Palestine, TX; Pfizer, Inc. New York, NY; Doctors Hospital, Dallas, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2005

“In my tenure here at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, there has been tremendous growth; not only in pharmacy, but across the system. It is rewarding to see the impact that Pharmacy has on our patient care and the improvements in quality of care that Pharmacy has impacted.”

Barakha Silvia, PharmD, BCACP

Barakha YadavPreceptor: Ambulatory Care
Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX
Residency: PGY1: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Lubbock, TX
PGY2: Ambulatory Care Specialty - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy at Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2015

“What I love the most about CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is how friendly everyone has been. All the pharmacists, technicians and staff have been so welcoming and helpful during this transition. I appreciate all of the guidance and patience."

Vu Ta, PharmD, BCPS

Vu TaPreceptor: Infectious Disease
Education: University of Houston, Houston, TX
Residency: PGY1 & PGY2 - Infectious Diseases: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2016

“What I love about CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is the feeling of walking into a family, where everyone works together and cares for one another.  It is a great place to learn and practice because pharmacy is truly an integral part of the healthcare team.”

James Tyler, PharmD, BCPS

James TylerPreceptor: Infectious Disease
Education: University of Houston, Houston, TX
Residency: Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, TX
Joined CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances: 2010

“The Pharmacy Department at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System is full of driven, intelligent and talented staff members who are genuinely devoted to improving patient care. I love that we are focused on both learning and performance in real-world situations, making our learning environment unique among residencies.”

Pharmacy Residency Program Contact

Kerri Lara
Residency Coordinator
Office: (903) 531-4318

Amy MartinAmy Martin, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director