PHARMACY LEADERSHIP AND PRECEPTORS
Roberta Barber, Pharm.D., M.P.H.
Roberta Barber joined Virtua in 2010 as Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy. During her tenure Roberta has worked to unify the Pharmacy Department. She has also worked to create a state of the art department by expanding the Decentralized Pharmacy Model and by introducing automation in order to standardize processes system wide. Dr. Barber received her BS, Pharmacy and Pharm.D. from Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy and her Master of Public Health Degree from Columbia University.
Gary Del Piano, Pharm.D.
Gary joined Virtua in 2011 as Director of Pharmacy for Virtua Marlton and moved to the Virtua Memorial campus in 2014. Gary Graduated from St. John’s University, College of Pharmacy in 1992 and began his career at St. Clare’s Hospital in New York City as Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator. In 1997, he was appointed Director of Pharmacy. In 2001 Gary left St. Clare’s to pursue other Director positions at various hospitals in New Jersey. Gary earned his Pharm.D. by taking a year of night classes at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, then finishing at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, distance learning off-site classrooms in Delaware. Gary also received his US Navy Officer Commission after attending Officer Candidate School at Naval Air Station Pensacola, February - March, 2000, serving in the Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps, and currently on temporary family leave from his reserve duties due to the birth of his son, Luke, in 2012. He also has a daughter, Julia, age 5.
Greg A. Bauer, M.S., Pharm.D.
Greg joined Virtua in 2012 as the Director of Pharmacy Services for the Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Greg graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Georgia in 1999. Following graduation, he completed a 2 year ASHP accredited residency from The Ohio State University where he also obtained his Master’s in Health Systems Pharmacy Administration in 2001. Greg also completed a fellowship in Clinical Toxicology in 2002 from the Georgia Poison Center in Atlanta, GA at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital. Greg worked as an Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 9 years prior to joining Virtua. Greg holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American College of Healthcare Executives. His clinical interests include emergency medicine and clinical toxicology while his operational interests include automation and intravenous robotic technology systems.
Tiffany R. Politz, Pharm.D., BCPS
Tiffany joined the Virtua in 2013 as the Medication Safety and Quality Clinical Pharmacist. In 2014 Tiffany assumed the role of Director of Pharmacy at Virtua Marlton. Tiffany earned bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Pharmaceutical Sciences from South Dakota State University in 2009. Following completion of her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2011 at South Dakota State University, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at NorthShore University Health System, in Highland Park, IL. She then completed a PGY-2 in Medication Use Safety at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Her research interests include identifying and reducing medication errors through system improvements and technological integration.
Carolyn Orendorff, Pharm.D., BCPS
Carolyn joined the Virtua in 2013 as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator. For the last few years, Carolyn has practiced as an Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist, most recently in Philadelphia, PA and prior to that in Baltimore, MD. Additionally, she has experience in precepting pharmacy students and residents as well as being a Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Carolyn graduated from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and completed a 2 year Pharmacotherapy Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Carolyn is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. In her free time, Carolyn enjoys time with her family, running with her dog, trips to the beach, trying to cook, and watching football (Go Ravens!)
Diane M Pascu, BsPharm, RPh, MBA, BCPS
Diane joined Virtua as a Staff Pharmacist in 1987 and was promoted to Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist in 2004. In 2012 Diane was appointed as PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and transitioned into the role Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist. Diane attended The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science where she received her BS in Pharmacy in 1985. She went on to obtain her MBA from Drexel University in 1989. Diane is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She is currently pursuing her Pharm.D.
Barbara D. Zambon, BsPharm, RPh, CGP, CCP
Barb graduated from Butler University in 1984 with a BS in Pharmacy and started her career as a staff pharmacist at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. She quickly embraced clinical pharmacy and leadership roles in Pediatrics, SCN, Mother-baby and Critical Care. When Wishard merged with Marion County Healthcare Center, a 300 bed Long Term Care facility, Barb was selected to supervise the pharmacy’s daily operations. There she was instrumental in initiating multidisciplinary rounds, implementing computer and billing systems, developing and Precepting rotations for BS and Pharm D candidates from Butler and was secretary of P&T. Barb returned to South Jersey with her family and she joined Virtua Voorhees in 1993. By 2000 she was working exclusively on the floors at Voorhees in Pediatrics and NICU. In 2002 she joined the clinical team continuing in Pediatrics and NICU and later rounding in Critical Care. In 2004, Barb was chosen to be part of the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) team and Critical Care pharmacist at Berlin. Barb created and was preceptor for the Geriatric Rotation’s for USP Pharmacy students and for the Virtua PGY1 Residency Program. Barb is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and has certifications in Immunization, Medication Therapy Management and Consultant Pharmacy. Barb received the Virtua Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the year award for 2013-2014.
Sharon Camperchioli, Pharm.D.
Sharon Camperchioli joined the pharmacy department at Virtua in 2005. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 2003. She started her career in outpatient pharmacy before transitioning into the hospital setting as a staff pharmacist. Due to her passion and commitment towards the maternal-child health population she worked on many projects focused on this group of patients. Sharon then moved into a clinical pharmacist role in 2008. Although her primary focus was in the pediatric and neonatal units across the system, she has supported all maternal-child health patient care areas and continues to do so presently. Throughout her career at Virtua Sharon has developed and implemented much advancement for patient care. Just a few examples include standardization of mixing and dispensing medications for this patient population from the pharmacy, programming and maintaining the medication library for administration of medications in syringes, safe transitioning from paper to computerized to electronic medication administration records, and computerized physician ordering. She has also supported the CHOP at Virtua joint venture which continues to grow. Sharon has also been an advocate for her patients creating and implementing programs to promote medication safety in both the pediatric and adult populations. In addition to her clinical role, Sharon is a tireless supporter for the March of Dimes leading the Pharmacy Team as Captain for nine years. She also spends much of her time outside of work volunteering at various organizations to help the local community. In her free time Sharon enjoys spending time with her family.
Kavitha S. Dalal, Pharm.D.
Kavitha joined the Virtua in 2013 as a Clinical Pharmacist with a focus in Critical Care for the Marlton campus. Kavitha graduated from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Kavitha has previous experience as a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ. She also has experience as a Clinical Adjunct Professor and Pharmacy Field Manager at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Kavitha is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Pharmaceutical Association, and Society of Critical Care Medicine. Kavitha’s research interests include intensive care unit sedation and delirium and alcohol withdrawal management in the ICU.
Jim Anderson BsPharm, Pharm.D.
Jim joined the pharmacy team in 1997 as a pharmacy student and transitioned into a staff pharmacist upon graduation from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2000. Jim recently received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (summer 2014). Jim has served as a Soarian super-user, RX user group member, and assisted with numerous technology-based upgrades. His work interests include technology enhancement, Critical Care, and serving as a training resource within the department. In his spare time he enjoys taking care of the family blueberry farm and traveling.
Nina Hogan, BsPharm, RPh
Nina joined the Virtua in 1998. She received her Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from St John’s University. Nina has over twenty years of hospital pharmacy experience. She also has worked in the Palliative Care Industry managing pain management and consulting. She has served as the anticoagulation therapy specialist during her early years at Virtua. Nina currently staffs in all areas of the Virtua Pharmacy as well as teaching new graduates and pharmacy students. Nina resides in Southampton NJ and is the mother of two boys, Rob and Jake. She has a passion for yoga, skiing and cooking.