CSHP Board of Directors
2022 Board of Directors
President: Colleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is the System Manager – Pharmacy Clinical Integration for HartfordHealthcare. She received her PharmD from the UConn School of Pharmacy in 2010. She completed her PGY1 Residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN and went on to complete a PGY2 Residency in Critical Care at Midwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Teevan then returned to Connecticut where she was the first pharmacist in The Hospital of Central Connecticut emergency department and had oversight over the medication history technician program. She went on to become the ICU Pharmacist at HOCC and started the PGY1 Residency there in 2018. Just prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she took on the role of Clinical Manager for the Hartford Healthcare system. She currently serves on the ASHP SICP Education SAG and is an active member of SCCM. Dr. Teevan is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care. In addition to clinical practice, she enjoys teaching and mentoring future pharmacists. She served as CSHP's Senior Director in 2020, coordinating virtual Residency and Catch the Wave conferences, and is looking forward to serving as CSHP's Treasurer.
Immediate Past President: David Goffman, PharmD, BCPS is the Manager of Pharmacy Operations, Bridgeport Hospital. He has served as CSHP's Treasurer and as a Connecticut Delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates. Prior to these roles, he served as the CSHP Awards and Nominations Committee Chair in 2016 and as a member of the CSHP Residency Networking Task Force in 2015-2016.
As the Manager of Pharmacy Operations at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Goffman’s responsibilities include oversight of daily inpatient pharmacy technical operations and assuring that drug distribution activities occur in a safe, accurate, and timely manner. Some of his contributions to the advancement of pharmacy practice in Yale New Haven Health (YNHH) System include the development of the first hospital based ASHP accredited pharmacy technician training program in New England, chairing the YNHH System Pharmacy Operations Committee, and the design and implementation of a health system controlled substance regulatory compliance audit. Prior to accepting his current role, Dr. Goffman was a Supervisor of Pharmacy Operations at Yale New Haven Hospital, where he worked for two years.
Dr. Goffman received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the Pennsylvania State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. While earning his degrees, he also served as the treasurer of four organizations, including the pharmacy student government association and a professional pharmacy fraternity. Upon graduation, Dr. Goffman completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, followed by a PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. He is pursuing his Master of Business Administration online through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Goffman is looking forward to completing the second year of his term as Treasurer and serving as CSHP's President-elect.
President-elect: Sam Abdelghany, PharmD, MHA BCOP Osama (Sam) Abdelghany is the Executive Director of Oncology Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health. He previously was the Clinical Oncology Manager and the Coordinator of the Investigational Drug Service at Yale New Haven. Dr. Abdelghany received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and completed a residency in Oncology at Yale New Haven in 2001. He also received a Master of Health Care Administration degree from the Ohio University School of Management. He currently serves on various committees, including the Yale Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee, Yale University Science and Safety Committee, and the Yale University Institutional Review Board (IRB), where he is Chair of the oncology board. Sam’s current research interest areas are real-world data with cancer therapies and oncology health economic and outcomes research.
Treasurer: Abdalla A. Ammar, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS is the Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, and a Clinical Associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ammar received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University and completed his pharmacy residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Ammar’s clinical practice is Neuro ICU of a tertiary academic medical center, where he has been involved in patient care management and protocol development. He is highly involved as an interdisciplinary educator for critical care nurses, physicians, and a preceptor for advanced practice pharmacy students, PGY1 residents, and PGY2 critical care residents. Dr. Ammar served as the chair-elect and chair of Yale-New Haven Hospital Pharmacy Professional Governance Committee. He is active within multiple organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Dr. Ammar has been a member of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (CSHP) since 2017. Dr. Ammar has been serving the Connecticut chapter by providing newsletter content and editing the quarterly CSHP Newsletter.
Secretary: Joe Soultatos, PharmD, BCPS is a 2013 graduate of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In his current role, he is the Pharmacy Manager for Option Care Health where he oversees the clinical and operational success of the pharmacy. Joe’s professional interests include increasing access to essential infusion services, educating providers on home infusion through continuing education, and identifying opportunities for process improvements. In his prior role, Joe was the pharmacy manager for a non-sterile compounding pharmacy from 2015-2018 and worked closely with physicians in the community to provide compounded medications for patients with specific needs or in dosage forms not commercially available. Joe has previously volunteered with the Quinnipiac Valley Health District and was actively involved in Narcan dispensing events throughout the community.
Senior Director: Jessica Vital-Carona, PharmD is the System Associate Director of clinical pharmacy services and Interim Associate Director for Children and Women’s services at Yale New Haven Health. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts and is active member of ASHP and PPA.
Dr. Vital-Carona completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and went on to complete a PGY-2 also at Yale New Haven Hospital in pediatrics with a focus in critical care. Following residency, she went on to have profound experiences including clinical manager of neonatal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia, senior specialist of pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital and regional manager of pharmacy services as the pharmacy leader of Franklin Medical Center of Baystate Health in Massachusetts. Dr. Vital-Carona excitingly returned back to Yale New Haven Health in 2019 as the clinical manager of Children and Women’s Services and most recently transitioned to System Associate Director in 2020. In her role, she enjoys the vast collaboration of practice she experiences throughout the health system, and takes great passion in the mentorship and professional growth of colleagues.
Junior Director: Chandra K. Cooper, PharmD, BCPP Chandra Cooper, PharmD, BCPP is the Associate Director of Pharmacy at Bridgeport Hospital. She obtained her BS and PharmD degrees from the University of Connecticut. After completing a Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT, she began her career at Yale New Haven Hospital.
During her 20-year career at Yale New Haven Hospital, Chandra worked in roles including Senior Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry and Pharmacy Manager, Education and Residencies. She has experience in both PGY1 and PGY2 residency program leadership and support of ASHP accreditation readiness activities. In her current position, she supports quality, safety and regulatory compliance and leads clinical and operational initiatives to align with Bridgeport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health Pharmacy strategic goals. Chandra has been an active member of the CSHP Education Committee and has helped to develop programming for continuing education offerings including Catch the Wave, The Great Eight and the New England Residency Conference.
Since 1948, the Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists has represented the professional interests and provided professional development for CT pharmacists, educators and pharmacists in training.