Pharmacy Preceptor Bios

Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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Preceptor Bios

Nupur Chopra Harkness, PharmD, MPA

Nupur joined Allen Memorial Hospital in July 2015. She graduated from Drake University College of Pharmacy with a PharmD and Master's in Public Administration in 2015. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Allen Hospital from 2015-2016. She was then hired on to join the Allen team with her primary role as the emergency department clinical pharmacist and preceptor of the PGY-1 emergency medicine pharmacy elective. Her professional interests are in emergency medicine, critical care, infectious disease and anticoagulation.

Christopher Clayton, PharmD, MBA

Regional Director of Pharmacy

Chris received his doctorate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 2000 and his MBA from the University of Iowa in 2009. He has been the Director of Pharmacy at Allen Hospital since June of 2000. He has also served at Allen as the Patient Safety Officer and managed DME and Digestive Diseases for Allen. Chris has participated in numerous performance improvement initiatives with a background in FMEA, Lean and Adaptive Design. He is currently a master teacher in Adaptive Design at Allen. Chris has been recognized by the IPA for his leadership in the State and was selected for the annual leadership conference in 2008. Chris and his wife Jennifer own and operate Clayton Drug, two independent community pharmacies in rural Iowa and together have 5 boys.

Julia Fifield, PharmD

Julia joined Allen Hospital as an Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist in July of 2018. She is originally from Naperville, Illinois. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa in May of 2017 and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Allen Hospital from 2017-2018. She is currently a preceptor-in-training for the residency program. Her professional interests include neonatology, pediatrics, infectious diseases and emergency medicine.

Natalie Hunter, PharmD, CDE

Natalie joined Allen Memorial Hospital in 2012. She graduated from University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with her PharmD in 2010. She completed her PGY-1 community pharmacy residency with Hy-Vee in Iowa City the following year and completed her Certified Diabetes Educator certificate in 2012. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of University of Iowa College of Pharmacy precepting introductory practice experience students. In 2017, she helped initiate the Community PGY-1 residency program with UnityPoint- Waterloo. Her pharmacotherapeutic interests include diabetes and mental health.

Amy Kacher, PharmD

Amy joined Allen Hospital as a full-time staff/clinical pharmacist in 2001. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2000 and completed a pharmacy residency with emphasis in family medicine at Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center in Waterloo, Iowa in 2001. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy precepting an Acute Care rotation for APPE students. Her professional interests include cardiology, anticoagulation, emergency medicine and critical care.

Jeff Martin, BS

Jeff joined Allen Hospital after graduating from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1981. He has held various leadership positions in the pharmacy department and is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Manager. He has been involved in the formation of almost all of the clinical programs in the pharmacy. Jeff is currently the secretary of the P&T committee and is a member of a number of multidisciplinary committees in the hospital. He is also a member of various UnityPoint Health system committees including the pharmacy application formulary subcommittee and Willow User committee. His passion is infectious disease and precepts the infectious disease learning experience.

Beth Nichols, BA, PharmD

Beth has been with Allen Hospital since 2005. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001 with a BA in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She went on to the University of Iowa where she received her PharmD in 2005. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Iowa where she precepts General Hospital APPE students. She is also the preceptor for the longitudinal pain learning experience and the Palliative Care/Hospice learning elective for the PGY1 residency. Her professional interests include pain management, hospice, palliative care and geriatrics.

Jacob Peterson, PharmD

Jacob is originally from Waterloo and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa in May of 2016. He joined Allen Hospital following his residency year here at Allen. He is chair of the antibiotic stewardship committee. Also, he is currently a preceptor for the infectious disease learning experience for the residency program. His clinical interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease.

Linsey Schuldt, PharmD, BCGP

Linsey joined Allen Hospital in 2004. She graduated from University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with her PharmD in 2003 and completed her pharmacy residency with an emphasis in family medicine at Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center in Waterloo, IA the following year. In 2017, she achieved board accreditation in geriatrics and offers a geriatrics elective with the residency program. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for University of Iowa College of Pharmacy precepting an Acute Care rotation for APPE students. Linsey serves on the Falls Committee and Patient Safety Committee in the hospital. Her pharmacotherapeutic interests include palliative care, long-term care, and geriatrics.

Lisa Veit, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director

Lisa joined Allen Hospital in 2007. She graduated from University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with her PharmD in 2005. She then completed her pharmacy practice residency at Alegent Health – Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE the following year. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Iowa – College of Pharmacy precepting a General Hospital rotation for APPE students and hosting IPPE students on their hospital experience. Her pharmacotherapeutic interests include critical care, infectious disease and emergency medicine. Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, in addition to reading, crafting and cheering on the Hawkeyes.

Andrew Washburn, PharmD

Andrew joined Allen Hospital as a full-time anticoagulation clinical pharmacist in July 2013. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Allen Hospital from 2012-2013. He precepts APPE and IPPE students and enjoys teaching pharmacy students, providers and nurses. His professional interests include anticoagulation, cardiology, infectious disease, emergency and critical care medicine. He anticipates teaching classes at a college of pharmacy. He also plans to create an APPE learning experience with focus in ambulatory clinical care in the future.

Adam Wilcox, PharmD, BCPS

Adam joined Allen Hospital as a clinical pharmacist in 2016. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2013 and completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Allen Hospital from 2013-2014. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and enjoys teaching and precepting students. Adam is the current preceptor for the internal medicine learning experience for the residency. His professional interests include anticoagulation, diabetes, COPD/Asthma and infectious disease.