Meet Our Preceptors

Dr. Laura Elliott

MPH, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Laura Elliott received her Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from University of Iowa.  She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Dr. Elliott joined UnityPoint Health - Des Moines in 2010 and currently serves as the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Additionally, she precepts the Clinical Management longitudinal rotation. She is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy and the Iowa Pharmacy Association, as well as serving as an active member of the Iowa Disaster Medical Assistance Team and volunteers for the West Des Moines Public Library. Dr. Elliott's areas of interest include infectious disease, critical care, and leadership.


Dr. Kristi Adams

Dr. Kristi Adams received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2003. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA and is also board certified in pharmacotherapy. Dr. Adams joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 2003. She precepts the oncology rotation and is an associate professor at Drake University. She is an active member of Phi Delta Chi, ASHP, IPA, and HOPA.


Dr. Brian Benson

Dr. Brian D. Benson received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Kansas in 2006 and B.S. Pharmacy from Drake University in 1996. Dr. Benson joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 1993. He precepts the administration/management rotation and is an associate professor at Drake University. He is an active member of ASHP and IPA as well as Central Iowa Pharmacists Association. Dr. Benson is also an active member of community involvement groups such as Iowa Disaster Medical Assistance Team.


Dr. Angela Boord

Dr. Angela Boord received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 1993, her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2005 and her Masters of Science from the University of Chicago – Illinois in 2015. Dr. Boord joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 1997 and currently serves as the Pharmacy Operations Manager. She precepts the Medication Safety longitudinal rotation and is an associate professor at Drake University. She is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy and the Iowa Pharmacists Association. Dr. Boord's areas of interest include patient safety, leadership, and administrative pharmacy.


Dr. Amanda Bushman

Dr. Amanda Bushman received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2003. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa, City, Iowa and is also board certified in pharmacotherapy. Dr. Bushman joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 2012. She precepts the Infectious Disease rotation and is an active member of Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA). Dr. Bushman is also an active member of community involvement at Lutheran Church of Hope. Dr. Bushman's areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, multi-drug resistant organisms, antimicrobial dosing in obesity, and advancements in microbiological technology.


Dr. Kelli Cunningham

Dr. Kelli Cunningham received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2005. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and is also board certified in Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Cunningham joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 2006 as a clinical pediatric pharmacist. She precepts the general pediatric, pediatric intensive care, and pediatric infectious disease rotations and is an associate professor at Drake University. She is also an active member of ACCP and the IPA and has published in Pharmacotherapy, AJHP, and JPPT.


Dr. Darla Eastman

Dr. Darla Eastman received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2006. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines, IA and is also board certified in pharmacotherapy. Dr. Eastman joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 2013. She precepts the trauma surgery rotation and is an associate professor at Drake University. She is an active member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dr. Eastman's areas of interest include infectious disease and critical care.


Dr. Meagan Freeze

Dr. Meagan Freeze received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2012. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA and became board certified in 2013. Dr. Freeze joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 2013 and she precepts the staffing component of the residency program.


Dr. Lindy Gasperi

Dr. Lindy Gasperi received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University in 2008. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA and and is also board certified in pharmacotherapy. Dr. Gasperi joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 2010. She precepts the transplant rotation and is an associate professor at Drake University. Dr. Gasperi's areas of interest include kidney transplantation and ESRD.


Dr. Carrie Koenigsfeld

Dr. Carrie Koenigsfeld received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Iowa in 1998. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with University of Iowa with emphasis in Community Care in 1999. Dr. Koenigsfeld is a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Koenigsfeld joined UnityPoint Health Clinics Des Moines in 2005. She precepts the longitudinal ambulatory care rotation and is an Professor at Drake University, where she has been employed as faculty since 1999. She is an active member of the American Pharmacist Association and the Iowa Pharmacy Association. Dr. Koenigsfeld is also an active member of community involvement groups such as Lutheran Church of Hope West Des Moines where she sings in the Praise choir. Dr. Koenigsfeld's areas of clinical interest include ambulatory care topics, including immunizations, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, women's health, and anticoagulation.


Mr. Sheldon Levin

Mr. Sheldon Levin received his Bachelors of Pharmacy from Drake University in 1981. He joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 1981. He precepts the Cardiology and Pharmacy Practice rotations and is an adjunct professor at Drake University. Sheldon is also an active member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.


Dr. Megan Lewis

Dr. Megan Lewis received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2005. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Lewis joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 2006. She precepts the emergency department rotation. She contributes to several committees at UnityPoint and is a member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. Dr. Lewis is also an active member of Valley Church and volunteers at her children's elementary school. Dr. Lewis's areas of interest include stroke management and infectious disease.


Dr. Allie Schlicher

Dr. Allie (Marr) Schlicher received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2010. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Iowa Methodist and Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. She is also board certified in pharmacotherapy. Dr. Schlicher remained at UnityPoint Health Des Moines after her residency was completed. She precepts the Orientation, Hospital Practice and Nutrition Support rotations, as well as contributing to the Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease rotations. She is an active member of Iowa Pharmacy Association and attended the Leadership Pharmacy Academy Conference in 2015. Dr. Schlicher is also an active member of the community and enjoys cooking for Ronald McDonald House as well as organizing other staff volunteer activities including school supply drives and adoption of a family for Christmas. When she is not at work, she is often found spending time with family and friends or outside running!


Dr. Geoff Wall

Dr. Geoff Wall received his Bachelor's in Pharmacy from the University of Utah in 1992 and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Idaho State University in 1998. He completed a PGY-2 in Internal Medicine at Scott and White Hospitals and Clinics and is also board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Geriatrics. Dr. Wall joined UnityPoint Health Des Moines in 1999. He precepts the Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Drug Information Elective rotations and is a Professor at Drake University. He is an active member of IPA and ACCP. Dr. Wall's areas of interest include drug allergy/immunology, gastroenterology, rheumatology and critical care pharmacotherapy.



Dr. Amy Heinrich

Dr. Amy Heinrich received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2005. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Heinrich joined the UnityPoint Health team in 2006 and precepts the critical care rotation. Dr. Heinrich's areas of interest include critical care and cardiology, where she offers a rotation for APPE students at Drake University.