Administration: Preceptor Information
- Thomas Johns
- Kara Berasi
- Katie Giese
- Martina Holder
- Lisa Thames
- Alissa Voils
Thomas Johns, PharmD, BCPS, is the Director of Pharmacy Services at UF Health Shands Hospital and clinical associate professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Johns received his PharmD from the University of Florida, followed by completion of an ASHP-accredited specialty residency in adult internal medicine at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Johns is board certified in pharmacotherapy. Dr. Johns is a past president of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Kara D. Berasi, PharmD, M.S., is the Assistant Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at UF Health Shands Hospital.
Dr. Berasi received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1/PGY2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, during which she earned her Masters in Pharmacy Health System Administration at The Ohio State University. Following her residency, Dr. Berasi served as the Chief of Pediatrics and Women’s Health Services at UF Health Shands Hospital, during which time she was also the Residency Coordinator for the PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency. Her primary areas of interest include pediatrics, leadership, medication safety and quality, and teaching.
Kathryn Giese, PharmD, is the coordinator of Pharmaceutical Resource Utilization at UF Health Shands Hospital.
Dr. Giese received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. She has served UF Health Shands Hospital since 2009 as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist on the Pediatrics and Women’s Health Services team. She has experience as an EPIC Super User, served as a project lead for Satellite Pharmacy Manager implementation, and has been actively engaged in departmental employee engagement initiatives.
Her areas of interest include managing drug shortages, inventory management and visibility, and integration of technology.
Martina Holder, PharmD, BCPS, is the Education Coordinator of Pharmacy Services and PGY1 Residency Program Director at UF Health Shands Hospital, and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Holder received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and completed both her pharmacy practice residency and a specialty residency in emergency medicine at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Prior to her current role, she served as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at UF Health Shands for 5 years.
Her areas of interest include implementation of layered learning into pharmacy training, curriculum optimization, and how personality and intelligence are indicators of educational needs and career success.
Lisa Thames, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Assistant Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services and Director, Education Programs at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. In addition, Dr. Thames serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Thames earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Residency at University of Kentucky Healthcare. Dr. Thames formerly served as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit clinical pharmacy specialist, Pediatric Medication Safety & Quality clinical pharmacy specialist, PGY1 residency program co-director, Chief of Pediatric Pharmacy Services, and PGY2 Pediatrics residency program director at UF Health Shands Hospital prior to her current role as Assistant Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services.
Dr. Thames has held various leadership positions including past Secretary and President of the North Central Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (FSHP), founding steering committee member and past Chair of the regional Florida Residency Conference, council member on the UHC Pediatric Pharmacy Committee, and Board of Director for FSHP. Dr. Thames’ primary areas of interest include pediatric medication safety and pharmacy leadership.
Alissa Voils, PharmD, MSHA, is the Assistant Director for Inpatient Pharmacy Operations at UF Health Shands. Dr. Voils received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Her current professional interests include medication safety, quality, and workflow efficiency.