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A Leadership Trio for CSHP's Pharmacy Technicians Task Force

24 Nov 2020 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Meet Phil Rosselli, new Chair of CSHP Pharmacy Technicians Task Force. Originally from Branford, CT, he began his career at Walgreens Pharmacy in Branford in February 2006. His sister also had worked in the pharmacy, and the pharmacy manager thought she was such a good worker, he hired Phil without interviewing him. Over the next four years, Phil worked at the Branford Walgreens Pharmacy and received his PTCB certification while finishing high school and going to UConn full time for mechanical engineering. His hard work and customer-centered care landed him a Lead Technician position at Walgreens Pharmacy in Guilford, CT, in February 2010.

Two years later, in March 2012, he leaped to a hospital pharmacy technician position at Yale New Haven Hospital's York Street Campus where he learned sterile and non-sterile compounding skills. However, he truly excelled at pharmacy-based software applications such as Pyxis and Pharmogistics. Because of this, he accepted a position as the Quality Assurance Specialist at YNHH Saint Raphael Campus in 2017, where he finely honed his technological and analytical skills. Finally, in July 2020, Phil moved back to YNHH's York Street Campus as the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, the first to hold the campus's new position. Phil currently lives in Clinton, CT, with his wife Evanica, a Nursing Educator at YNHH, and his daughter Cecilia.

Through the CSHP Pharmacy Technician Task Force, Phil aims to promote the role and abilities of the pharmacy technician in Connecticut by continuing efforts for technician education, developing recruiting programs to increase membership, and engaging with members to advocate for a growing profession.

Meet Tiffany Gray, Vice-Chair of CSHP Pharmacy Technicians Task Force, born and raised in Connecticut. Tiffany Gray began her pharmacy technician career at CVS Pharmacy in 2003. Tiffany became nationally certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board in July of 2005. Tiffany changed from retail to a hospital setting in 2011 by taking a position at Milford Hospital, then taking a position at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she is currently still employed.

Tiffany started in the IV Room in Central Pharmacy at YNHH, quickly becoming an asset to the IV Room team. While there, she helped to train others and make the IV Room USP 797 Compliant. In December of 2014, she transitioned to a new position, the Quality Improvement Technician. This was the first of its kind at Yale New Haven Hospital and helped start the Medication History Technician Program. She has many roles in this position and is excited to take on the Pharmacy Technician Task Force coordinator's Vice-Chairchair. In this new role, Tiffany hopes to encourage others to pursue the vast opportunities available to pharmacy technicians in Connecticut.

Meet Mounia Belica, Chair-Elect of CSHP Pharmacy Technicians Task Force. Born and raised in Morocco, Mounia immigrated to the United States 10 years ago to start a family. Mounia brings a diverse educational background with an Associate degree in business management, a computer science degree, and experience in accounting and experimental sciences. Thanks to the incentive CTWORKS offered for single mothers, Mounia graduated from the Middlesex Community College Pharmacy Technician Program and obtained her Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification in 2013.

Mounia started her career as a Lead Pharmacy Technician at Xpect discount grocery and drug store in Milford, CT, and joined Yale New Haven Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy Services in 2014, where she learned the ins and outs of pharmacy operations. In her role, Mounia excelled as she contributed many cost-saving ideas to improve patient care.

Mounia recently transitioned to the Hartford Hospital night shift MHT team in 2019 to pursue her bachelor's degree in business. She enjoyed direct patient care and transitioned from YNHH Inpatient pharmacy to YNHH MHT beginning of 2020.

As the CSHP Pharmacy Technician Task Force Chair-Elect, Mounia hopes to shed light on the hard work pharmacy pechnicians put forth day in and day out. Mounia will be an outspoken advocate for opportunities to expand the role and career advancement of pharmacy technicians beyond career ladder advancement through continuing education and specialized training and expertise.

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