Committee

Stephen R. Saklad, PharmD, BCPP The University of Texas

Stephen R. Saklad, Pharm.D., BCPP
Director, Psychiatric Pharmacy Program
Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center
UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Dr Saklad is Clinical Professor at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and Pharmacist San Antonio State Hospital since 1979. He has focused his career on clinical care, teaching, and research to improving the quality of life and function in the serious and persistently mentally ill. He helped to create a clinical research unit at San Antonio State Hospital and developed the first websites for The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). He is Director of the University of Texas Psychiatric Pharmacy Program in San Antonio, having trained over 70 advanced practice pharmacists in psychiatric pharmacy. Is is a Founding Member of CPNP, served on the CPNP Board of Directors, and was the founding senior editor of their peer reviewed journal, the Mental Health Clinician. He has published articles and presented to many groups around the country on a variety of pharmacy and mental health related topics. He is a principal or co-investigator for several studies of the efficacy and adverse effects of Phase II, III, and IV psychotropic agents in schizophrenia, mood disorders, and other serious mental illnesses, as well as their pharmacokinetics and interactions. He has received several honors, most recently the Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award from CPNP in 2012 and Teaching Excellence Award from the UT College of Pharmacy in 2013.

Disclosure: Dr. Saklad has the following relevant financial relationships, potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose:

Employee of Texas Department of Health Services San Antonio  •  Speakers Bureau: Actavis, Otsuka, Sunovion  •  Consultant: Janssen, Jazz, Otsuka, Teva  •  Other: Member of Pharmacists Foundation, Business Development Council for San Antonio


Emilie Becker, MD

Emilie A. Becker, M.D.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Dr. Becker has worked for the last 30 years in the area of psychiatric mental health in the state of Texas. She began as a child psychiatrist at a local community mental health clinic seeing abused patients admitted to Child Protective Services. She then migrated to a private practice where she acquired her forensic psychiatry boards and testified at numerous hearings. Later she worked at several rural state run juvenile prisons, one for sexual offenders. Dr. Becker then returned to Austin to work at Austin State Hospital, where she ran the female teen unit and afterwards, an adult inpatient unit. She left to work for the Texas Department of State Health Services where she became the Behavioral Health Medical Director. She then transferred to Texas Medicaid, where she was the Mental Health Medical Director.  Currently , she is the Geriatic Supervisor, back at Austin State Hospital.   Dr. Becker has published numerous articles in the arena of public mental health.

Disclosure: Dr. Becker has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


Lloyd Berg, PhD, ABPP
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Lloyd Berg, PhD, ABPP Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin  Dr. Berg is a board-certified clinical health psychologist with the Seton Mind Institute and associate professor of psychiatry at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s and doctorate in counseling psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the psychiatry faculty,  Dr. Berg was behavioral science director at the Central Texas Medical Foundation Family Practice Residency and co-founder of one of the nation’s first private practice consultation-liaison psychology groups.  He is past president of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology and recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for Health Psychology.

Disclosure: Dr. Berg has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


photo brayJames H. Bray, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Psychology
The University of Texas at San Antonio

James H. Bray, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Professor & Chair in the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  He recently was an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Baylor School of Medicine. He was the 2015 President of the Texas Psychological Association and the 2009 President of the American Psychological Association.  His presidential themes were the Future of Psychology Practice and Science and Psychology’s Contribution to Ending Homelessness.  He is also president of the Division of Professional Practice of the International Association of Applied Psychology.  Dr. Bray’s NIH funded research focuses on adolescent substance use, divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies.  He has published over 200 articles in major journal and books. He is the director of a federal HRSA faculty development program for physicians and was the director of the SAMSHA funded project on screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) project.  He is a pioneer in collaborative healthcare and primary care psychology.  He has presented his work in 20 countries.  He also maintains an active clinical practice focusing on health psychology, children and families.

Disclosure: Dr. Bray has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


Frances Holland, BSN
Head of Nursing Education Department
San Antonio State Hospital

Disclosure: Ms Holland has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


Angela Hughes Campbell, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPP
Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist

Dr. Campbell received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She completed a 2-year postdoctoral psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas and Austin State Hospital. She graduated with her Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration with an emphasis in mental health outcomes from the University of Texas in 2007. She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and is a member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologist Pharmacists. Dr. Campbell had a busy clinical practice on the child and adolescent unit of Austin State Hospital for approximately 8 years, and served as a preceptor for University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy APPE interns and psychiatric pharmacy residents for the duration of her time at ASH. Currently, she is taking the opportunity to be “super mom” to 3 incredible children under the age of 5, but stays active in the profession through membership on committees for the DFPS Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Children and Youth in Foster Care and the UT Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update, serving as a reviewer for Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, as well as various independent psychiatric pharmacology consulting endeavors. She also works PRN as a retail pharmacist in Tyler, TX, and helps with various health fairs and immunization clinics in the community.

Disclosure: Dr. Campbell has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


gutierrez JPEGCynthia Gutierrez, Pharm.D, M.S., BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry
South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Dr. Gutierrez graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy in May 2001.  She then spent two years completing a Master of Science in Pharmacy in conjunction with an ASHP accredited Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Ereshefsky.  In November 2003, she accepted a position at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry. She served as Program Director for the PGY2  Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy from 2003 until 2013.  Today, Dr. Gutierrez continues to work at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System as the Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager in Mental Health and serves VA Clinical Pharmacy Program Office nationally as co-leader of the Mental Health Subject Matter Expert Workgroup.

Disclosure: Dr. Gutierrez has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


KatturaRania Kattura, PharmD, MSPhr, BCPP
Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist
Austin State Hospital

Dr. Rania Kattura received her PharmD. degree at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY2 in Residency Psychiatric Pharmacy in combination with a Masters of Science in Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and its affiliated institutions (Austin State Hospital, Seton Shoal Creek, Temple VA and City of Austin Community Clinics). She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy. Currently, Dr. Kattura is a Clinical Pharmacist at the Austin State hospital. As a clinical pharmacist, she participates in direct patient care as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, provides weekly medication education groups and completes psychopharmacology consults when requested by the physicians at the hospital. The patient population she works with suffers a variety of psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In addition to her patient care responsibilities, Dr Kattura staffs in the ASH pharmacy and precepts PharmD students and PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residents on rotation. Dr Kattura ensures to attend the UT psych update annually, and has been a member of its planning committee for many years.

Disclosure: Dr. Kattura has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


MicanLisa M. Mican, PharmD, BCPP
Assistant Director of Pharmacy
Clinical Coordinator
Austin State Hospital

Lisa M. Mican, PharmD, BCPP Director of Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator Austin State Hospital  Lisa M. Mican, Pharm.D., BCPP has been employed at the Austin State Hospital since 2002. She obtained her Pharm.D. from the University of Texas in 2000 and completed her psychiatric residency training at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio. She has been a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist since 2003. Dr. Mican has the pleasure of working with a group of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians dedicated to providing safe and effective treatment and improving the lives and healthcare outcomes for persons served at the hospital.  Lisa Mican is the clinical coordinator for the Austin State Hospital Psychiatric Pharmacy Services Department, which offers a variety of clinical pharmacy services including decentralized multidisciplinary team based care, psychopharmacology consults, diabetes education and glucometer teaching, continuing education and group patient medication education classes. Dr. Mican also mentors pharmacist trainees on clinical psychiatry rotations at the Austin State Hospital.

Disclosure: Dr. Mican has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


mooreTroy A. Moore, Pharm.D., M.S. Pharm., BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Psychiatry
Director, ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program
Co-Director, Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment
South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Troy A. Moore received his PharmD from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in 2003. He subsequently attended the University of Texas at Austin College, receiving his Master of Science in Pharmacy in 2005 while completing a 2 year Psychiatric Pharmacy at the San Antonio State Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS). He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Psychiatry, Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders in 2005 and became Assistant Professor in 2007. He joined the STVHCS as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry in 2010 where he served the Substance Abuse and Domiciliary Programs. He accepted an appointment as the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) in Aurora, CO in December 2018. He currently a member of the ECHCS PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) program. He has also been on the planning committee for UT Psych Update since 2007

Disclosure: Dr. Moore has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


photo of penaKasey Leggette Peña, PharmD
Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist
Austin State Hospital

Kasey Leggette Pena, PharmD is a clinical psychiatric pharmacist at the Austin State Hospital (ASH).  As a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Pena serves as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and teaches a weekly medication education class.  She provides direct care to adult patients suffering from a variety of psychiatric disease states and the specialty forensic population.  She also completes formal psychopharmacology consults as requested by ASH physicians.  In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Pena also works in the ASH pharmacy, precepts residents and pharmacy student interns on clinical psychiatry rotations, and serves as a member of the ASH Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.  Dr. Pena earned her doctor of pharmacy degree at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in 2012.  She then completed an ASHP Accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas in 2013 before going on to complete an ASHP Accredited PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin/Seton Healthcare Network in 2014.  Prior to her current position at ASH, Dr. Pena practiced clinical pharmacy at CommUnityCare Health Centers in Austin, Texas.

Disclosure: Dr. Peña has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


richardsAnn L. Richards, Pharm.D., BCPP
Retired – State Hospital Pharmacy Advisor
Texas Health and Human Services, Health and Specialty Care System

Dr. Richards received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. She completed a residency in psychopharmacy practice at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis. She has been a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist since 1996. She is active in several professional organizations and has served on the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties – Specialty Council for Psychiatric Pharmacy and on the Executive Committee for the Clinical Section of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). In 2001, Dr. Richards led the team that received the ASHP Best Practice Award for “Improvement in the Medication Use Process at San Antonio State Hospital.” She represented ASHP on The Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) from 2008 through 2013. She is a Founding Member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). She served as President of CPNP 2009-2010 and served on the CPNP Board as a member-at-large 2006-2008. CPNP awarded her the Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award in 2008. Dr. Richards served on the CPNP Foundation Board from 2010 through 2015. In 2018, Dr. Richards retired as the Pharmacy Director at the San Antonio State Hospital and as the Pharmacy Service Director for the Hospital Section of the Texas Department of State Health Services.  Currently, she serves as the State Hospital Pharmacy Advisor for Texas Health and Human Services, Health and Specialty Care System.

Disclosure: Dr. Richards has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


photo of rogersRamona Rogers, MD
Physician
Rio Grande State Center

Ramona Rogers MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor who works with students and residents at Rio Grande State Center. She is board certified in Psychiatry. Prior to joining the staff at the state hospital, Dr. Rogers did inpatient work at a private facility. She has been actively involved in medical education for many years. She currently serves as the President of the local chapter of TSPP.

Disclosure: Dr. Rogers has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


Marisa S. P. Toups, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Dr. Toups is a clinician scientist specializing in the study of the interplay between physical and mental functions in health and disease. Her work focuses on understanding the effects of medical illness, particularly chronic inflammatory disorders, on mood and function. She completed a clinical research fellowship at the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX and is an expert in the management of treatment resistant depression with a special interest in patients with co-morbid autoimmune and metabolic disorders. She also has extensive experience in clinical trials developing new ways of assessing and treating depression.

Dr. Toups’ current research focuses on understanding specific mechanisms of bi-directional communication between the brain and immune system. Imbalance in this communication increases the risk of depression, as well as chronic inflammatory disorders such as diabetes. Dr. Toups is using genomic, gene expression, and metabolic analyses to better understand why some people are more vulnerable to this maladaptive pattern of brain-immune function with the ultimate goal of identifying targets for future therapies.

Disclosure: Dr Toups has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


Tawny Smith, Pharm.D., BCPP.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

After graduating with her Pharm.D. degree, Dr. Smith completed a psychiatric pharmacy residency and clinical sciences fellowship in mental health outcomes at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist currently serving as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry for The University of Texas at Austin (UT), Dell Medical School (DMS).  She also maintains an adjunct faculty appointment with the UT-College of Pharmacy. Dr. Smith has outpatient practices in UT Health Austin Women’s Reproductive Mental Health clinic and Comprehensive Memory Center at the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences.  She also practices at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital in Austin, where she runs the psychopharmacology consult service. She serves as one of the core faculty for the DMS psychiatry residency program and in 2014 was the recipient Psychiatry Residency Program Faculty of the Year award and in 2018 the Teacher of the Year award. She has delivered numerous educational presentations to the community and other health professionals at national and international conferences throughout her career. She has over 70 published abstracts, peer reviewed articles and book chapters in the area of psychiatric pharmacy. She is an active member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.

Disclosure: Dr. Smith has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


Rajesh Tampi, MD, FAPA Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineRajesh Tampi, M.D., DFAPA

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Chief, Section for Geriatric Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
President, International Medical Graduates Caucus, American Psychiatric Association
Editor-In-Chief, World Journal of Psychiatry
Dr. Tampi is a Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, Ohio and the Chief, Section for Geriatric Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Tampi is the President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). He is the President of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus at the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Tampi is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and of the AAGP.
He was a recipient of the AAGP’s ‘Clinician of the Year Award’ in 2013. Dr. Tampi also received the AAGP’s ‘Recognition and Appreciation’ Certificate in 2018. In March 2019, Dr. Tampi received the AAGP’s ‘Educator of the Year Award’. In May 2019, he was honored with the Outstanding Academician of the Year Award’ by the Indo-American Psychiatrist Association (IAPA). Dr. Tampi has over 100 publications on various topics in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. In addition, he is the Editor of 6 books in psychiatry. Dr. Tampi serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Psychiatry, Associate Editor for Drugs in Context (Psychiatry) and is on the Editorial Board of ‘Clinical Interventions in Aging’ and the ‘Annals of Clinical Psychiatry’.

Disclosure: Dr. Tampi has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


Review of Conflicts Policy:  The UT Austin College of Pharmacy has a very strict policy to ensure against commercial conflicts of interest in CE programming.  For this conference, the planning committee picks two committee members who have appropriate backgrounds to review content, and report any potential conflict of interest to the CPE Director.  If conflict issues are discovered, they are addressed with speakers to make appropriate changes. Evaluations are collected from all participants with specific questions around the listed conflicts of commercial interest.

UT Austin Continuing Education StaffContact

Glen Baumgart, Ph.D.
Director Pharmacy Continuing Education
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin

Disclosure: Dr. Baumgart has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Jennifer Bosworth, Pharm.D.
Assistant Director Pharmacy Continuing Education
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin

Disclosure: Dr. Bosworth has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Jody Michael Curtis
Events Coordinator
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin

Disclosure: Mr Curtis has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.


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