The Nominations Committee and the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association are pleased to present what we consider to be an excellent slate of candidates for officers and directors on the Alumni Association Board. Thank you.
- Daniel A. Hussar P’62, MS’64, PhD’67 Chair, Nominations Committee
Patricia Clancy Walsh MT’83, BW’01,MBA
Ms. Walsh is Head (Director) of Global Labeling at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. She has spent 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. During that time, mentoring and training have been an important part of her daily activities. She also enjoys working with students in Healthcare fields. Pat finds value in bringing knowledge of the drug development process to students, colleagues, and others so that they appreciate the effort, care, and cost involved in bringing new products to approval. Pat occasionally presents information and training on the labeling process at industry meetings.
Pat and her husband have two children. RJ received his DPT in May 2015 from USciences. Pat has enjoyed helping RJ and his friends through the Alumni Association. Jill received her BA in Communications in May 2015 from Chestnut Hill College. Over the years Pat has been President of their high school Home and School Association.
Treasurer (unopposed, no vote necessary)
Rosemarie O’Malley Halt P’89, MPH’12
Ms. Halt received her Pharmacy and Master’s Degree in Public Health from USciences and is currently employed as the Director of Health Policy and Practice for Maternity Care Coalition in Philadelphia. She has also served on the USciences alumni board and on numerous alumni committees since 1989, and currently serves as Alumni Association Treasurer. She currently serves on the Mayes College Health Policy and Public Health Community Advisory Board.
Ms. Halt has served as the Chairwoman of the Delaware County Pharmacists Association, and is an active member of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association previously serving as Southeast Regional Director and Speaker of the House.
Ms. Halt serves on a number of non-profit boards including Rotary Club of Media, The Media Rotary Foundation, the Central Delaware County League of Women Voters and PA Campaign for Women’s Health.
She is the recipient of the 2000 USciences Young Alumnus Award, the 2009 Wyeth Bowl of Hygeia Award and the 2015 George H. Searight Community Service Award.
Ms. Halt resides in Media, Delaware County with her husband Gerald and their three children.
Meredith Carter Bishop P’96, PharmD’97, MBA
Dr. Bishop received her B.S. in Pharmacy in 1996 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1997 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She went on to obtain her M.B.A. from the University of Delaware in 2006. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for a number of the top global pharmaceutical companies. Currently, Dr. Bishop works at AstraZeneca within Global Product and Portfolio Strategy as a Global Brand Director within the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Therapy Area. She has extensive experience in product management, brand marketing and insight/market research across multiple therapeutic areas and a pharmaceutical product’s life cycle. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and maintains her pharmacy license in New Jersey. Meredith enjoys exploring the DC Metro Area where she now resides with her husband, Bob, and their two children, Victoria and Robbie.
Michael Claro Dejos PharmD’13
Dr. Dejos is the Medication Safety Officer at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences where he developed his strong interest in medication safety. After receiving his degree, he completed a pharmacy residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania and later completed a medication-use safety residency at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. At Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Mike leads the Medication Safety Committee which oversees the High Alert Medications Taskforce, the Hazardous Medications Committee, and the Pyxis Utilization Workgroup. In addition, he is involved with medication error analysis and medication-use process improvement projects. He is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and he currently serves on the Medication Safety Section Advisory Group. His research and practice interests include system-level error reduction strategies, medication event detection, and clinical decision support.
As a recent graduate, Mike hopes to become an active member of the Alumni Association by joining the Board of Directors. During his time at USciences, he held student leadership positions with various organizations including the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists, the Asian Student Association, and the Newman Club. He hopes that he will advance networking opportunities for alumni, increase membership involvement, and enhance student-alumni relationships.
Scott Greene P’92, MS’14
Mr. Greene graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992 and the University of the Sciences with a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration in 2014. Scott serves USciences as the Director of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Scott has practiced in many aspects of community pharmacy since graduating and in addition to working at USciences also works part-time for ACME Pharmacy. He is very pleased to have the opportunity to serve the Alumni Association.
Lorri Kanig Halberstadt P’83
Ms. Halberstadt is currently a part-time staff pharmacist at the Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Einstein Center Elkins Park. Lorri has been active with the Alumni Association since 1984 serving on several committees including Audit, Awards, Finance, Growth and Development and Reunion, and as Co-Chair on the Nominations and Student Alumni Committees. Lorri served as the Association’s secretary for several years and as a member of the Executive Committee.
Marlene Furguiele Mentzer P’81
For more than 20 years, Ms. Mentzer was employed with Amgen, Lederle -Oncology and Lederle - General Medicine as a sales representative. She maintains her Pharmacy Licensure in PA.
Professionally, Marlene was responsible for all facets of customer businesses in academic teaching hospitals, the community setting, integrated healthcare systems, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), home infusion/retail, insurers/managed care & support of customer economics, reimbursement and patient access for products used in oncology/ hematology, HIV/AIDS, infectious disease, nephrology, and general medicine. Examples of additional responsibility included training, interviewing and Pharmacy Affairs Liaison throughout the Tri State area.
Marlene is the recipient of numerous awards while at Amgen & Lederle. Ms. Mentzer volunteers in numerous community and school organizations. Specifically at USciences some examples of volunteer activities include continuing participation in the Accepted Student Day Panel-spring/fall; Interviewer for U-1 Pharmacy Applicants; role playing with students in a Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business course; Student Appreciation Day; first year on USciences Parents Committee & Career Services Student Mock-tail Networking Reception. She and her husband, Lee provided their story as alumni, Legacies & parents of one PharmD graduate and currently two USciences Pharmacy students in various USciences venues.
Leonard Rosenberg P’80, MS, PhD
Dr. Rosenberg is Managing Partner of eP2Consulting, Inc. since 2001. He is a 30 plus year executive with proven experience in driving operational excellence at all levels within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, eclinical and contract research organization sectors. He has served as President of ePharmaSolutions; CEO of Diasome Pharmaceuticals; and Head of ClinOps for NMRC/SCIREX.
Dr. Rosenberg received his PhD.from the Kellogg Pharmaceutical Clinical Scientist Program, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy and his BS in Pharmacy, from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He was a member of the Men’s Basketball Team from 1975-1979 and remains an avid supporter of the Athletic Department and USciences, including serving as Class Representative for Key Reunion Years. He continues to attend numerous annual USciences functions across various disciplines.
Oleg Zvenigorodsky PharmD’08
After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2008, Dr. Zvenigorodsky completed a post-doctoral drug safety fellowship at Johnson & Johnson. After completion of the fellowship, Oleg was hired by J&J within their Global Medical Safety department. Oleg has lectured and published on the topic of drug safety in the pharmaceutical industry and has recently developed a rotation program for pharmacy students in the department. Over the past 3 years, Oleg has also been an adjunct faculty for the pharmacotherapeutics lab course and has lectured in elective courses at the University. Oleg also works as a per diem pharmacist at a private community pharmacy in Bucks County, PA, and is APhA-certified in Medication Therapy Management. Oleg serves on the Alumni Association’s Student Relations Committee.
Peter Dalidowicz C’90, PhD
Dr. Peter C. Dalidowicz attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science on the Eli Lilly Memorial Scholarship from 1986-1990. He received his B.S. in Chemistry with honors and upon graduation was awarded the Virginia Lebo Osol Award, Alumni Association Award and the B. Morris and Edna Kratz Student Athlete Achievement Award. Pete was a member of the PCPS rifle team for 3 years and captain for two years. Upon graduation he had secured 17 collegiate rifle records to his name and was inducted into the USciences Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb 13th, 2016.
Pete went on to earn his PhD in Organic Chemistry from The Ohio State University and has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1987 as well as being involved with other professional organizations such as the Electrochemical Society and TAPPI (Technical Association of Paper and Pulp Industry).
Pete currently works in Bridgewater, NJ as a Senior Scientist for the world’s largest adhesive company, Henkel. Prior to that he worked 13 years as a proficient research scientist with National Starch & Chemical Company developing expertise in polysaccharide chemistry, R&D, organic synthesis and applications chemistry. He has several publications to his name and has presented at national conventions.
He continues his dedication to the University through continued participation on the Misher Board of Visitors since 2010 and is currently the NCAA Head Rifle Coach of the USciences Rifle teams, a position he has held since 2011 after his 16yr tenure as the assistant rifle coach.
Pete resides in Califon, NJ with his 110lb Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and rifle team mascot, Luna!
Joan Miller MPH’13, CPhT
Ms. Miller has over eight years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and has maintained her national certification as a pharmacy technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) since 2008. Since gaining her graduate degree in Public Health from the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy, Joan has done some environmental health research and consulting work for the Physicians for Social Responsibility on proper medication disposal and pharmaceuticals as a source of water pollution. She currently works as a health policy research assistant at USciences and as a pharmacy technician at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and is a resident of Southwest Philadelphia.