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!)
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.
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.
Bijal Patel Pharm.D.
Bijal joined the pharmacy team at Virtua in 2015. She graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2013 and then completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. Bijal has previous experience working as a decentralized pharmacist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, certified in providing immunizations, and a member of the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Bijal also works part time in community pharmacy and has a strong clinical interest in improving transitions of care.
Ileana Somers BsPharm, RPh
Ileana joined Virtua in 2000. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science. Ileana has over twenty years of hospital pharmacy experience. Her areas of interest are in process improvement and transitions of care. Ileana lives in the Washington Township area. She is married and has one son and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys spending summer days in Cape May, attending concerts and can’t pass up a good book or movie. She enjoys the mentoring experience because she learns as much from her students as she hopes she imparts to them.
Susan Schobert , BsPharm , RPh
Sue jointed Virtua in 1981 after receiving her Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy. With over 34 years of hospital experience, including Family Medicine Resident rounding and teaching, she has also done community outpatient teaching for a monthly Arthritis Group. As a Memorial Mentor, Sue developed a HCAPS Pain Education. Sue is very involved in Critical Care and is on the Code Blue Committee. She is BLS, CPR and AED certified for Healthcare Professionals and is a member of New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She enjoys teaching students and residents and spending time with her family.
Lisa Gold Pharm.D.
Lisa joined the Virtua Pharmacy Team in the year 2006. She graduated from Rutgers College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1986 and from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (USP) with a Pharm D. degree in 2002. Lisa has previous working experience as a retail pharmacy manager, as a consultant pharmacist and seventeen years as a hospital pharmacist. In addition, Lisa has provided education to pharmacy students in the past as a pharmacy student preceptor in the retail setting. Lisa enjoys working as a decentralized pharmacist at Virtua. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking long walks on the beach and reading a good book.
Robin M. Fields BsPharm
Robin began her tenure with Virtua in 2007 as a staff pharmacist working in all divisions. After serving as the PIC for the Berlin division, she is now the Inpatient Coordinator at Voorhees overseeing operations of the Hub and Spoke model for the health system. Robin’s 30 plus years of experience spans the gamut of the pharmacy profession. It includes purchasing, market research, sales, sales training and management, good manufacturing practices, specialty, long term care and back to her roots in hospital pharmacy. Robin is also certified and licensed in Immunization and is a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corp for Burlington County. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she was a member of and graduated from the 2014-2015 Leadership Academy. Robin received the Virtua SuperSTAR 2015 Team Award.
Jessica Hunt, PharmD
Jess joined Virtua in September 2015 as the Neonatal and Pediatric Clinical Specialist based at Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Jess graduated from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2010. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and a PGY-2 Pediatric Residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. She then worked as the Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 3 years. Jess has a passion for improving transitions of care and education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside hiking, biking, skiing, and traveling.
Erica Casella, PharmD, BCOP
Erica joined Virtua in May of 2016 as the Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. She is a Board Certified Oncology Specialist. Erica graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2008. Following graduation, she worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania focusing on inpatient oncology, chemotherapy verification and preparation, and stem cell transplant. In 2010 she accepted a position at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center as an Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. There she helped to optimize chemotherapy regimens working closely with oncologists, nursing, and Epic team to facilitate care. In 2014 she built a model that allows pharmacists to create medication therapy management documents for the process of verifying oral chemotherapy. This work was published in the Journal of Oncology Practice, created two clinical specialist positions and also facilitated Specialty Pharmacy certification at Penn Medicine. Erica is married to a Pharmacy Director who refuses to work with less than 3 computer monitors. When she is not knee deep in chemotherapy you can find her digging in her garden, playing with her two cats (Kitty and Tails), or chasing after her toddler (Zoey).
Jennifer Premus, PharmD, RPh
Jennifer joined Virtua in 2014 as a PGY1 pharmacy resident and transitioned into the role of staff pharmacist at the Voorhees division in 2015. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. During her residency year, Jennifer received a teaching certificate from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, through which she gained experience in both teaching and precepting pharmacy students. Jennifer is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.