Pharmacy Administration

Sonia Lott, RPH, MS, PhD

Dr. Sonia Lott is the pharmacy director at West Florida Hospital. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, completed her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Sothern Mississippi followed by her doctorate in Health Administration at Kennedy Western University. Afterwards, she began practicing as a clinical pharmacist and pharmacy operations manager before transitioning to her current role as the director of pharmacy. Dr. Lott has been in pharmacy management for more than twenty-five years. Dr. Lott earned her Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare and holds a consultant pharmacist license as well. She precepts student pharmacists and PGY-1 pharmacy residents in the pharmacy practice management and pharmacy administration learning experiences. Contact Sonia

Kathryn Lauderdale, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Katy Lauderdale is the pharmacy operations manager at West Florida Hospital. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, then completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida in 2012. Afterwards, she began practicing at West Florida Hospital where she worked as a clinical pharmacist and pharmacy supervisor before transitioning to her current role as the pharmacy operations manager. Dr. Lauderdale earned her board certification in pharmacotherapy and holds a consultant pharmacist license as well. She precepts student pharmacists and PGY-1 pharmacy residents in the pharmacy practice management and pharmacy administration learning experiences. Contact Kathryn

Lisa Scott, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Lisa Scott is the clinical pharmacy manager at West Florida Hospital. She earned a Master of Science in Neurobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University prior to graduating from Mercer College of Pharmacy, both in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at DeKalb Medical in Atlanta, Georgia and then began practicing as a clinical pharmacist at both DeKalb Medical and Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Scott earned her board certification in pharmacotherapy. Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, critical care, internal medicine, and research. Contact Lisa

Clinical Pharmacists (in alphabetical order)

Jerry Barbee Jr., PharmD, BCPS, CPh

Dr. Jerry Barbee Jr. is a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. Jerry graduated from Samford University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy and in 1998 he earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Barbee is board certified in pharmacotherapy and is a consultant pharmacist. He has practiced as a clinical pharmacist in multiple pharmacy settings. Jerry is honored to mentor many students from multiple pharmacy schools across the United States while serving as an IPPE/APPE pharmacy students and PGY-1 pharmacy resident preceptor. His primary area of interest is adult internal medicine, but Jerry’s passion is for our residents and students. Contact Jerry

Kristi Bennett, RPh

Kristi Bennett is a clinical pediatric pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. Graduating from Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, she began a career filled with diverse areas of experience. Starting in retail pharmacy, she went on to work in hospital pharmacy including populations ranging from neonates to geriatrics. Her practice focus has evolved into clinical pediatrics including neonatal intensive care and pediatric critical care. Her responsibilities are patient medication review, antibiotic stewardship and review, pharmacokinetic monitoring, multidisciplinary rounding, as well as staffing duties. She serves as one of the preceptors for the core pediatric residency learning experience. Contact Kristi

Emily Bilas, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Emily Bilas earned her doctorate of pharmacy from The Ohio State University after completing her bachelor of science in chemistry pre-pharmacy at Ohio University. Upon finishing her PGY-1 residency at West Florida Hospital, she was hired on as a clinical pharmacist. She earned MAD-ID certification from the Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program. Dr. Bilas is currently a preceptor for adult internal medicine II and the rehabilitative medicine elective. Contact Emily

Jaclyn Brown, PharmD

Dr. Jaclyn Brown is a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. She graduated from Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Brown began practicing at West Florida Hospital in 2009 where she works as a clinical pharmacist and precepts student pharmacists and PGY-1 pharmacy residents. Her primary residency learning experiences include orientation and the longitudinal staffing component. Additionally, for the past 10 years, Dr. Brown has served as one of the key trainers for the onboarding of all newly hired pharmacists. Contact Jaclyn

William Claybaugh, PharmD

Dr. William Claybaugh earned his doctorate of pharmacy from South University College of Pharmacy in 2009. He completed his Advanced MAD-ID certification in 2015 and helped launch the pharmacist driven antimicrobial stewardship shift. Dr. Claybaugh currently serves as a member of the Residency Advisory Committee and preceptor for orientation, adult internal medicine, longitudinal infectious diseases and the antimicrobial stewardship and psychiatry electives. Contact William

Joanne Dang, PharmD

Dr. Joanne Dang earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Auburn University. She began working as a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital in 2017. She is currently a preceptor-in-training for the adult internal medicine residency learning experience. Contact Joanne

Hollie Fletcher, PharmD, CPh

Dr. Hollie Fletcher is a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy from South University College of Pharmacy in 2009 after attending pre-pharmacy at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). After graduation, she started practicing as a clinical pharmacist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia. Since then she has enjoyed a diverse career in pharmacy including hospital, retail, compounding, consulting, and pharmacy ownership. She worked as a clinical pharmacist and PGY1 critical care preceptor at West Florida Hospital from 2011-2016 before rejoining the team in 2020. She is especially interested in pharmacy informatics, critical care, and cardiology. She is currently a preceptor for the critical care residency learning experience. Contact Hollie

Mina Ilia, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Mina Ilia earned his doctorate of pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy in New York. Dr. Ilia currently serves as a member of the critical care committee and PGY-1 preceptor for the advanced critical care II residency learning experience. He earned his board certification in critical care in 2016. His passion for infectious diseases motivated him to pursue the antimicrobial stewardship certificate program provided by the society for infectious diseases pharmacist (SIDP) in addition to the MAD-ID certification. Contact Mina

Worth Kloman, PharmD, CPh, BCPS, BCGP

Dr. Worth Kloman is a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2004. Afterwards, he began practicing as a clinical pharmacist and transitioned to West Florida Hospital in 2016. Dr. Kloman earned his board certification in pharmacotherapy and geriatrics as well as being a consultant pharmacist. He precepts student pharmacists and PGY-1 pharmacy residents in the adult internal medicine, oncology, and rehabilitative medicine learning experiences. Contact Worth

Brian Meister, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Brian Meister is a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. Dr. Meister graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2011 (Go gators) and went on to complete his PGY-1 residency at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Following residency, he earned his board certification in pharmacotherapy. Since finishing residency, Dr. Meister has worked as a clinical pharmacist at four local hospitals but has remained at West Florida Hospital throughout the entire 7 years post-residency. Dr. Meister precepts pharmacy residents in critical care as well as the longitudinal infectious diseases residency learning experiences. When not working, Dr. Meister loves the outdoors. He enjoys fishing, boating and going to the beach with his kids and family. Contact Brian

Amber Rotchford, PharmD

Dr. Amber Rotchford earned her doctorate of pharmacy from The University of Florida. She began working as a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital in 2016. She is currently a preceptor-in-training for the adult internal medicine I residency learning experience. Contact Amber

Carmen Russell, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Dr. Carmen Russell is a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2012 and completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at West Florida Hospital in 2013. She later completed the ASHP Pain and Palliative Care Traineeship and helped launch the Pain Stewardship Committee and a patient controlled analgesia pharmacy dosing protocol. Dr. Russell earned her board certification in pharmacotherapy and is also credentialed as an HIV pharmacist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Dr. Russell is a preceptor for adult internal medicine and the electives oncology and cardiology. Contact Carmen

Matthew Savoie, PharmD

Dr. Matt Savoie is a Clinical Pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. He graduated from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2015 (War Eagle!), entered the workforce in community pharmacy, then transitioned to West Florida Hospital. He precepts pharmacy interns and is one of the core preceptors for the longitudinal staffing and orientation experiences for PGY-1 pharmacy residents. Contact Matthew Savoie

Tara Smith, PharmD, MS, BCPPS

Dr. Tara Smith is a clinical pharmacist in pediatrics at West Florida Hospital with over 20 years of experience in pediatric pharmacy practice. She obtained her pharmacy degrees from the University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado, BS in Pharmacy and Pharm. D. respectively. She also completed her Masters of Pharmaceutical Outcomes from the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy and a Graduate Certificate in biomedical informatics from Oregon Health & Science University. Tara has been extensively involved in pharmacy student and resident education, as well as pediatric medical resident education throughout her career. Her pediatric rotation focuses on providing students and residents with a well-rounded experience in hopes that they will discover how they can take the knowledge gained from pediatrics into any field of pharmacy. Tara is especially interested in medication safety and error prevention and is the pediatric representative on various hospital committees. Contact Tara

Madeline Tompkinson, PharmD

Dr. Madeline Tompkinson is a clinical pharmacist at West Florida Hospital. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy after completing her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at The University of Arizona. Dr. Tompkinson completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at West Florida Hospital in 2019 and stayed on as a clinical pharmacist and preceptor-in-training interested in adult internal medicine. Contact Madeline

Matthew Valdez, PharmD

Dr. Matthew Valdez is one of the emergency medicine pharmacists at West Florida Hospital. He graduated from South University College of Pharmacy in 2007. He began his career at West Florida Hospital in 2011, where he worked as a clinical pharmacist before transitioning to his current role. He precepts pharmacy students and PGY-1 pharmacy residents in the Emergency Department learning experience. Contact Matthew Valdez