CSHP Board of Directors
2022 Board of Directors
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.
Immediate Past 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.
President-elect: 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.
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: Lena DeVietro, PharmD, BCPS is currently a PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident focusing on Medication Use Safety and Policy 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: Mandi Williams, PharmD, BCACP is the Manager of Ambulatory Care and Retail Pharmacy Services and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She earned her BS Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in 2004, and later completed her PharmD through MCPHS University. Mandi has practiced in multiple areas of Ambulatory Care and implemented Connecticut’s first PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program in 2016. She was the 2020 recipient of the CSHP Paul Pierpaoli Award. Mandi is passionate about teaching learners of all levels and currently serves on the CSHP Education Committee.
Junior 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.
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.