CSHP Board of Directors
2020 Board of Directors
President (2019 President-elect): Elizabeth A. Cohen, PharmD, BCPS; Yale-New Haven Hospital
President-elect (2019 Sr. Director, 2018 Jr. Director): Teresa Papstein, RPh, BCNSP; Bridgeport Hospital
Immediate Past President (2019 President): Molly Billstein Leber, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP; Yale New Haven Health System
Treasurer (2nd year of term): David Goffman, PharmD, BCPS; Bridgeport Hospital
Secretary (2nd year of term): Matthew Morrison, PharmD, BCPS; Hartford Hospital
Senior Board Member (2019 Jr. Board Member): Colleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP; The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Junior Board Member: Abigail Zeiner, PharmD; The Hospital of Central Connecticut
President: Elizabeth Cohen, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist in solid organ transplant at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In Sept. 2019, she assumed the position of Senior Transplant Data Administrator at the Hospital.
After completing her bachelor degree in chemistry at Boston University, Dr. Cohen graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2013 and went on to complete her PGY-1 pharmacy practice and PGY-2 solid organ transplant residencies at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she received the Lorraine A. Lee Leadership Award. As a transplant pharmacist, she has published on new direct acting antivirals for the treatment of Hepatitis C and belatacept for the prevention of rejection in kidney transplant recipients for which she received the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists Meritorious Achievement Award.
Dr. Cohen is passionate about precepting and takes trainees from multiple pharmacy schools and the Yale New Haven Hospital residency program and is the PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant residency program director. Dr. Cohen is active outside of her institution and has served as the Junior Board Member, Senior Board Member and Treasurer for the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists and is the past-chair of the Pharmacy Practice Experience section advisory group for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.
President-elect:Teresa Papstein, RPh, BCNSP, is the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Bridgeport Hospital. She also is an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy with Board Certification in Nutrition Support, and is an active member of ASHP, CSHP, and ASPEN.
Ms. Papstein currently serves as the CSHP Senior Board Member coordinating the Catch the Wave conference. As CSHP's Junior Director, she coordinated the Society's CE programming.
She is co-chair and member of multiple YNHH and Bridgeport Hospital committees. She has led the development of several major quality improvements related to anticoagulation management for the Yale-New Haven Health System, and has been recognized for her work on promoting clinical safety. Teresa is currently pursuing her Master degree in Healthcare Administration.
Most recently, Ms. Papstein is a recipient of the 2018 Connecticut Hospital Association John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare Through the Use of Data for Reducing Hypoglycemia in Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes and the 2015 CSHP Meritorious Achievement Award.
Immediate Past President: Molly Billstein Leber, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP is the Associate Director of Medication Policy and Formulary Management for the Yale New Haven System in New Haven, Connecticut. She received her PharmD degree from the University of Montana and completed a PGY1 Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Leber has also completed the ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy. Dr. Leber’s career focuses on formulary standardization, drug use policy, pharmacy informatics and promoting safe and efficient use of medications.
Dr. Leber is active at both the state and national level. She has served as a Board Member for the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists were she received the Paul Pierpaoli Award. Within ASHP she has served as the Director-at-Large for the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Executive Committee and served on the Council for Education and Workforce Development, Council on Pharmacy Practice and the Section Advisory Group on Medication Safety, Advancing Pharmacy Practice with Technicians (APPT) and Small and Rural Hospitals.
Treasurer: David Goffman, PharmD, BCPS is the Manager of Pharmacy Operations, Bridgeport Hospital. He currently serves as CSHP's Treasurer and is 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.
Secretary: Matthew Morrison, PharmD, BCPS earned his Doctor of Pharmacy through the University of Connecticut and then completed a general practice residency at Hartford Hospital. He went on to earn his BCPS certification in 2018. He is currently an emergency medicine pharmacist at Hartford Hospital where his interests lie in the critical care setting. Dr. Morrison served as CSHP's Secretary in 2019 and is looking forward to completing his two -year term.
Senior Board Member: Colleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is the Critical Care pharmacist and the PGY1 Residency Program Director at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. 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. Dr. Teevan is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care. In addition to clinical practice, she enjoys teaching future pharmacists. She served as CSHP's Junior Director in 2019, coordinating CE programs, and is looking forward to serving as CSHP's Senior Director.
Junior Board Member: Abigail Zeiner, PharmD, is a pharmacist in the Hospital of Central Connecticut's Emergency Department. She is 2017 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Zeiner completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Hartford Hospital and PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center/Long Island University. During her PGY1 Residency, she was involved in the CSHP Residency Task force and assisted with coordination of the mock interview event.
In a previous leadership position in Rho Chi, Dr. Zeiner was responsible for coordinating pharmacy student exam reviews and pharmacy student tutoring requests. As a member of the executive board of UConn’s Model United Nations, she helped to organize a conference for over 400 high school students and was personally responsible for the training of over 80 staff members. She is passionate about educating pharmacists and the next generation of pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.
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.