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Zandra M. Glenn, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Consultant

Zandra M. Glenn is a pharmacy consultant with more than 18 years experience working in pharmacy management and the safety net environment. Prior to working as an independent consultant, Glenn had experience as a pharmacy director of a contracted in-house pharmacy for a federally qualified health center, held a faculty position at an academic institution, and had experience in both the retail and industry pharmacy settings.

Glenn currently serves as the senior patient safety consultant for HRSA’s Pharmacy Services Support Center and serves as a co-director for the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative. She has served as a technical assistance consultant for PSSC, providing assistance to 340B covered entities and the implementation and maintenance of comprehensive pharmacy services. Glenn has provided technical assistance for both contract and in-house pharmacy models in federally qualified community health centers and she has experience with both direct purchase and rebate ADAP pharmacy models.

Glenn has presented numerous presentations on topics ranging from 340B Basics to Reimbursement Options for the implementation of Clinical Pharmacy Services at national pharmacy conferences such as the American Pharmacists Association meeting, the 340B Coalition Meeting, the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Conference, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement meeting and numerous other conferences. She also held the position of assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Florida A&M University where she taught classes in physical assessment and pharmacology and maintained an ambulatory care rotation site.  



Robert (Buzz) Kerr, Pharm.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Robert (Buzz) Kerr joined the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) as the vice president of academic affairs in March 2009. He is responsible for developing, implementing and assessing programs, products and services to assist members in faculty development, curriculum development, assessment, educational research and scholarly teaching. In addition, he is responsible for continuous scanning and interpretation of the higher education, health professions education and healthcare environments including the pertinent accreditation and regulatory agencies for trends, information and resources of potential interest and benefit for members and/or potential impact on members.

Prior to joining AACP, Kerr served as associate dean for academic affairs at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He previously held numerous leadership positions at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy including chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, vice-chair for education in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, director of residency programs and assistant director of hospital pharmacy. He is currently a professor emeritus with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Kerr has served as president and chairman of the Board of Directors of AACP and chair of the Council of Faculties. He has twice served as the chair of the AACP Section of Pharmacy Practice.

Kerr earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of California Davis in 1966 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1970. He completed a pharmacy residency at the same institution in 1971. He completed a sabbatical in instructional system development at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1991.


Mark Loafman, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Norwegian American Hospital
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director of Inpatient Services, Northwestern University Family Medicine Residency Program

Mark Loafman is the chief clinical integration officer at Norwegian American Hospital, an assistant professor of family medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of inpatient services for the newly-developed Northwestern University Family Medicine Residency program. He led the development of PCC Community Wellness, a network of health centers caring for underserved neighborhoods on Chicago’s west side, and served as chief medical officer from 1992 to 2007. Loafman founded the Maternal Child Health Fellowship program in family medicine at PCC and West Suburban Medical Center and played a key role in the successful expansion of the Family Medicine Residency program. Loafman previously served as chief resident, fellow and assistant clinical instructor in family medicine at Brown University’s Medical School in Providence.

Loafman helped develop the Maternal Child Health Fellowship program at Brown University Memorial Hospital and served as their first fellow. He is chair and a founding member of the American Board of Family Medicine-Obstetrics. He has been appointed to several Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) patient safety and performance improvement initiatives as a content expert in the areas of perinatal care, workforce development and in reducing disparities in health outcomes. He was appointed to the HRSA National Quality Faculty and is co-chair for the HRSA Patient Safety in Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative.

Loafman received the Illinois Clinician Devotion award in 2001 and has been nominated for the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year. He was selected as one of four mentors for the Northwestern Medical School Class of 2012. Loafman completed his medical degree at Rush Medical College and holds a master’s in public health in environmental and occupation health from the University of Illinois. 


Jeana Partington, M.S.
Care Improvement Specialist
The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence

Jeana Partington is a care improvement specialist at The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and received her Master of Science in patient safety leadership degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Partington has specialized in the area of quality improvement and patient safety for 12 years. Her current interest is focused on medication safety and decreasing adverse drug events in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She received her certification as a Professional in Healthcare Quality in 2007.  She is a member in good standing with the National Association for Healthcare Quality.


Todd D. Sorensen, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Todd D. Sorensen is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, associate head, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems and director, Ambulatory Care Residency Program. Sorensen’s academic work has focused on increasing access to affordable medications and the clinical services of pharmacists in underserved communities and on instructional strategies for leadership development.

Sorensen has served on the faculty of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Collaborative (PSPC) since 2008, currently serving as co-chair emeritus of the PSPC faculty. He also serves as a technical assistance consultant for the HRSA Pharmacy Services Support Center.

Last updated on: 5/3/2012 4:45 PM 

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