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.
Immediate Past President: Nicholas Tessier, PharmD, MBA, BCPS is the Director of Pharmacy for William W. Backus and Windham Hospital. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy through the University of Rhode Island and then completed a general practice residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He earned a Master of Business Administration program through the University of Connecticut and also completed the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Institute training. His professional interests involve medication safety, leadership development, and maximizing clinical informatics.
Dr. Tessier served as CSHP's Treasurer in 2014-16, President elect 2017, and President in 2018. He enjoys promoting the valuable contributions pharmacists make to improve patient care.
President-elect: Elizabeth Cohen, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist in solid organ transplant at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In Sept. 2019, she will assume 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.
Treasurer: David Goffman, PharmD, BCPS is the Manager of Pharmacy Operations, Bridgeport Hospital. He currently serves as the Secretary on the CSHP Board of Directors and is a Connecticut Delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates. Prior to these roles, he served as the 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 currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration online through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Secretary: Matthew Morrison, PharmD 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 transitioning from a role of staff pharmacist to emergency medicine pharmacist at Hartford Hospital where his interests lie in the critical care setting.
Senior Board Member: Teresa Papstein, RPh, BCNSP, is the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Bridgeport Hospital. She is 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. Teresa currently serves as the CSHP Senior Board Member. 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 Teresa 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 2015 CSHP Meritorious Achievement Award.
Junior 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 emergency department and had oversight of the medication history technician program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Colleen is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Teevan enjoys teaching future pharmacists.
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.