Meet the PLEI Board of Directors

John D. Grabenstein, PhD: Immunization Action Coalition, PLEI Chairman of the Board


Easton, MD

John is proprietor of Vaccine Dynamics and associate director for scientific communications for, where he helps edit IZ Express. He has published over 300 articles and eight books. As a Colonel in the U.S. Army, John directed the Military Vaccine Agency, where he organized “Immunization University.”  In 1996, he wrote the curriculum for “Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery.” John was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2021. He received the Remington Honor Medal (2020), the  ΦΛΣ National Leadership Award (2003, 2017), Rho Chi Society Lecture Award (2011), Gloria Francke Leadership Mentor Award (2006), ASHP Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature (2006), AMSUS Andrew Craigie Award (2004), and the APhA/HCQA Pinnacle Award (1998).

Ron Corey, PhD, MBA, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, PLEI Executive Director


Biddeford, ME

Ron is a pharmaceutical industry executive, currently working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals where he has had several leadership roles in Global Development Operations. Ron served as founding Chief Operating Officer for Eboo Pharmaceuticals from 2012–13. He also served in a variety of executive roles with Asubio Pharmaceuticals, including vice president for clinical and project management. Earlier in his career, he held marketing and medical affair roles at Altana Pharma. Ron has additional management experience with Pharmacia & Upjohn, the Analytica Group, Omnicare, RiteAid, and Brooks Drugs. Ron currently serves as an ex-officio member of the Phi Delta Chi Executive Council. He was elected national president of ΦΛΣ in 1985.

Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, CPCC, FAPhA R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy – Phoenix, The University of Arizona


Phoenix, AZ

Nancy is Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs at R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy– Phoenix Campus and Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. She is also Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for both the Phoenix and Tucson Campuses. She is a former president of the American Pharmacists Association and Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society; and former grand officer for Phi Delta Chi. She is a director of the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute and has been engaged in PLEI leader development activities for nearly 30 years. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. In 2020, Nancy was the recipient of the Gloria Niemeyer Franke Leadership Mentor Award, 2021 Linwood F. Tice Friend of the APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists Award and 2022 Honorary Alumni of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

  Kevin C. Anderson, PharmD, MBA, University of Washington Medical Center


Seattle, WA

Kevin is currently the Inpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager at UW-Medicine Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He completed at PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership residency at UW Medicine in 2018, also earning an Executive Masters of Health Administration from the University of Washington School of Public Health. He graduated with honors from Wingate University School of Pharmacy in 2016 upon completing a PharmD/MBA dual degree program. Kevin is currently serving on the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) Health-System Academy. He previously served on the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee and the ASHP Council of Education and Workforce Development. Kevin’s professional interests include: utilization of strengths-based communication and collaboration both within pharmacy and throughout the health-system, facilitating pharmacist integration into the care team, and expanding healthcare operations to improve patient outcomes through cost-effective and patient-centered strategies.

Andrea Bourque, PharmD, Rayne Medicine Shoppe


Lafayette, LA

Andrea currently serves as the Grand President of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity. Prior to her term as Grand President, she was active in the Southcentral Region as the Regional Director for Alumni Affairs and she served two terms as the Grand Vice President of Alumni Affairs. She attended the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and graduated in 2011. Andrea’s career began as a clinical pharmacist focusing on hospice and palliative care. She now works as the Pharmacy Manager for a local independent pharmacy in Louisiana.


Mike Heath, BS Pharm, MBA, FAPhA


Lexington, KY

Mike is a senior partner and CEO of Heath Healthcare Consulting, Inc. Mike served on active duty in the United States Army for 31 years, culminating in his final active duty senior leadership position as Chief Pharmacist for the Army and the Pharmacy Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. He is the 2002 recipient of the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. (AMSUS) Andrew Craigie Award, the 2005 recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Distinguished Federal Pharmacist Award, the 2006 recipient of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni of the Year. Additionally, he was selected as the 2006 recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, and in 2011 he was honored as the Phi Lambda Sigma National Alumnus of the Year. In 2013 he was selected as an APhA Fellow. He is a member of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board and the MUSC College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Council. He now serves as Co-Chair of the Beaumont YMCA  Board in Lexington, KY and is a member of the University of Cincinnati (James L. Winkle) College of Pharmacy Leadership Advisory Board. Since 2015 Mike has served as a moderator on the University of Kentucky PharmD candidate interview committee.

Kirk Hevener, PharmD, PhD, The University of Tennessee Heath Science Center

Kirk is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. He runs an active research laboratory focusing on infectious diseases drug discovery, teaches medicinal chemistry in the professional pharmacy program, and graduate level courses for Ph.D. students. Kirk earned his Pharm.D. from UTHSC in 2005 and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2008. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at UTHSC, Kirk was an Assistant Professor at Idaho State University College of Pharmacy. Kirk is an active member of the American Chemical Society, American Society for Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. He is the faculty advisor for the Omega Chapter of Phi Delta Chi.

Macary Marciniak, PharmD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Chapel Hill, NC

Macary is assistant dean of experiential programs and a clinical associate professor of pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She focuses on community pharmacy practice, specifically immunizations, medication therapy management, and self-care. She directs the PGY1 and PGY2 community pharmacy/academia residency programs. Macary advises the Carolina Association of Pharmacy Students. Previously, Macary was a community pharmacy faculty member at Albany College of Pharmacy. In 2011, she served as the expert pharmacist in a year-long series of episodes for WebMD’s “Ask the Pharmacist.” Macary received the Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award in 2008.

Michael A. Moné, BSPharm., JD: CVSHealth


Columbus, OH

Michael is a Senior Legal Counsel for CVSHealth. He also serves on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, of which he is in his second term as president of the Board. He also served on the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy for two terms. Michael was formerly with Cardinal Health, most recently as Vice-President and Associate General Counsel – Regulatory, having served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility since 2006. From 1996 to 2004, he was Assistant Attorney General (Administrative Law Section) of the Florida Office of the Attorney General.  Michael received his pharmacy and law degrees from the University of Florida, where he was initiated into the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity and was the inaugural President of Phi Lambda Sigma. In 2016, he received the Gloria N. Francke Leadership Mentor Award.

  Michael Negrete, PharmD: Samuel Merritt University


Danville, CA

Michael is assistant academic vice president at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. Previously, he served as vice president for clinical & educational affairs for the California Pharmacists Association (2012-2013) and chief executive officer for Pharmacy Foundation of California (2006-2011). Michael received the Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award in 2006. He led the effort for the Leader-Development Institute offered by CPhA and APhA’s Lead360 leadership curriculum.

  Traci K. Thompson, PharmD, BCPS: Covenant Medical Center


Lubbock, TX

Traci is a clinical pharmacist with experience across of variety of Texas institutions. Presently, she is a clinical pharmacist in the Neurosurgical ICU and pharmacy preceptor with Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Previously, when she lived in Dallas, she worked in nephrology, internal medicine, cardiology, and liver transplant. Traci graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with her PharmD in 2005 and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in 2006 at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Traci served as the Grand President of ΦΔΧ Pharmacy Fraternity from 2015 to 2019. She is currently serving ΦΔΧ as the Grand Past President since 2019.

  Kenny Walkup: Jorwalk Management


South Lyon, MI

Kenny has led a varied career as a community pharmacist, manager, small-business owner, association manager, and now a Methodist minister. A 1992 graduate of Ohio Northern University, he served with Meijer Pharmacy as a manager from 1992-99. Kenny then owned two pharmacies in South Lyon, Michigan, between 2002 and 2014. He lectured for and precepted students from Ohio Northern and the University of Michigan. Kenny formed his own association-management company, Jorwalk Management. From that base, he was PLEI’s executive manager from 2008-14 and has served as Phi Delta Chi’s executive director from 2008 to the present. In 2015, Kenny graduated from the Methodist Theological School of Ohio and now serves as the Pastor at Walled Lake United Methodist Church in Walled Lake, Michigan.

  Dennis B Worthen, PhD: University of Cincinnati


Cincinnati, OH

Dennis is a recognized chronicler of the history of American pharmacy. He spent over two decades with Procter & Gamble Health Care, until his retirement as director of pharmacy affairs. He served at the Lloyd Library and Museum in Cincinnati. In 2010 his work on the history of pharmacy in World War II was recognized by AIHP with its Kremers Award for outstanding writing. Dennis is adjunct professor at the Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Worthen is well known for his series of biographical sketches on “Heroes of Pharmacy” in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. In 1998 Dr. Worthen received the Linwood F. Tice Friend of ASP Award and the Phi Lambda Sigma National Leadership Award. In 2010, APhA honored Dennis by selecting him as its Honorary President.