CSHP Board of Directors
2021 Board of Directors
President: Teresa Papstein, RPh, BCNSP, MHA Candidate (May 2021), is the Pharmacy Director at Bridgeport and Greenwich Hospitals, Yale New Haven Health System, where she leads and directs all aspects of pharmacy services and medication management across the inpatient and ambulatory settings. 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 has served on the CSHP Board since 2017 as Junior and Senior Board Member, then President-Elect. Prior to serving as a Board Member, she co-chaired the membership committee from 2014-2016. She is looking forward to serving as CSHP President in 2021.
Ms. Papstein has over 20 years of health-system pharmacy experience. She has worked in a number of pharmacy leadership roles at Bridgeport Hospital, most recently as Associate Director of Pharmacy Services where she led the integration of Pharmacy Services with Milford Campus. She has been instrumental in the development and accreditation of the inaugural Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) at Bridgeport Hospital and served as the Residency Program Director for 2 years. Ms. Papstein played a vital role in the expansion of pharmacy pervices for the Medication History program, Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine and Ambulatory Care. Additionally, she has been involved with leading and supporting projects in medication safety, clinical redesigns, and is a member of a number of Bridgeport and Yale New Haven Health System 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.
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: Elizabeth A. Cohen, PharmD, BCPS, is the Senior Transplant Data Administrator at Yale New Haven Hospital where she works on project management, data analysis, and quality improvement for solid organ transplant. Liz graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and went on to complete her PGY-1 pharmacy practice and PGY-2 solid organ transplant residencies at Yale New Haven Hospital where she moved into a Clinical Pharmacist role in abdominal transplant. 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. Liz also serves as the PGY2 Transplant Residency Program Director at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Liz is active outside of her institution within ASHP and is past chair of the Pharmacy Practice Experience section advisory group of Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners. Additionally, she serves on committees with ACCP and the American Society of Transplantation (AST). She served as CSHP's Junior and Senior Director, and was instrumental in integrating the Greg Gousse Residency Conference into the Catch the Wave Conference. She also served as CSHP Treasurer before serving as President-elect and President. In 2017, she received CSHP's Meritorious Achievement Award for her significant contribution to the realm of solid organ transplant literature.
President-elect: 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.
Treasurer: Colleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is the System Manager – Pharmacy Clinical Integration for Hartford Healthcare. 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.
Secretary: Lena DeVietro, PharmD is a multispecialty clinical pharmacist at Yale New Haven Hospital. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Saint Joseph and a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Bridgeport Hospital. She has held a position as a secretary in the American Pharmacist Association at University of Saint Joseph. In 2019, she received CSHP's University of St. Joseph Student Award for her contributions to CSHP and demonstrated leadership as a USJ student.
Senior Director: Abigail Zeiner, PharmD, is a clinical 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. She received her board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2019.
Abby served as CSHP's Residency Task Force co-chair from 2017-2018, and as Junior Board Member in 2020. She looks forward to serving as Senior Board Member in 2021.
Junior Director: 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 serving as CSHP's Director.
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.