Nishika Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCPProgram Director
Dr. Patel is the PGY-1 Residency Program Coordinator. As a critical care pharmacy specialist, she precepts the critical care I core rotation and critical care II elective rotation. She graduated from Roseman University College of Pharmacy, an accelerated, 3-year doctoral program. After graduation, she went on to complete her residency at Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Patel is dual Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care. In addition to being the primary clinical pharmacist for the intensive care units, she also co-chairs Critical Care Committee and is an active member of P&T Committee, Code Blue Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and Sepsis Committee. Dr. Patel has a teaching certification from ASHP and precepts students on rotation from various colleges of pharmacy in the state of Florida. In her free time, she enjoys being a social media educator and is an editor and author for a critical care website.
Emmanuel Markakis, Pharm.D., BCPS, C.Ph.Emmanuel Markakis
Dr. Markakis is the Director of Pharmacy since April of 2019 and the founding program director of the PGY-1 residency since its inception in 2013. He now serves as the Administrator of the program. He presently serves on various Baptist Health South Florida Pharmacy Enterprise initiatives. He served previously as Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager since 2005. He has his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Markakis then completed his PGY-1 residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He oversees the entire pharmacy staff as well as the PGY-1 faculty at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He also serves as adjunct faculty to the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine where he has lectured in various pharmacotherapeutics areas. He serves on numerous hospital committees including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Infection Prevention, Sepsis, Stroke Council, Critical Care and Antimicrobial Stewardship. He is an active lecturer for the Marcus Neuroscience Cerebrovascular Conferences. He also has served as Chairman of the Pharmacy Council for a regional network of Vizient GPO. Dr. Markakis has mentored many students and residents, and sits on Palm Beach Atlantic University Student Advisory Board, as well as various Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy student development activities.
Gwenesia Collins, Pharm.D., C.Ph.Assistant Vice President of Clinical Ancillary Services: Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Respiratory
Dr. Collins is a partner of Tri-Unity Infusion Services, LLC a Michigan-based business. Dr. Collins actively serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor for many colleges of pharmacy. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services. Gwenesia began her professional leadership experience at CVS Pharmacy serving as the Regional Pharmacy Supervisor. After two years, she transitioned to a clinical pharmacist at Henry Ford Fairlane Home Infusion Services. She continued to diversify her work experience by accepting a position with St. John’s Main Hospital as a Clinical Pharmacist. In 2007, Dr. Collins accepted a Clinical Pharmacist position at POH Regional Medical Center where quickly became the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator and in 2009 became the Director of Pharmacy.
One of Dr. Collins’ distinguished honors was in August 2007 when she was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve on the Michigan Board of Pharmacy for a four year term. In 2011, she served as Chairman of the Board. In April 2009, Dr. Collins was honored by Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences when they inducted her into the Gallery of Distinction. In 2010 she was recognized as Cambridge Who’s Who - Professional of the Year for Home Healthcare Services and also received a nomination for Industry Expert in Home Healthcare Services. In 2012, she was recognized as one of 125 Distinguished FAMU Alumni and completed the ASHP Leadership Academy. She completed the Pacific Institute Executive Strategic Leadership Program in 2016 and has been accepted into the Leadership Boca Class of 2017.
Dr. Collins is a member of a number of professional organizations. She is committed to community service and is involved by serving as a Board Member on several non-profit organizations.
Adrienne Anderson, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCGP
Dr. Anderson precepts the core Nutrition Support experience. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. She then completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, FL. Dr. Anderson is Board Certified in Nutrition Support and Geriatrics. Her practice includes the credentialing of the surgical residents from Florida Atlantic University. She serves as adjunct faculty at Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine where she lectures in nutrition support topics to the medical students. Other interests include immunoglobulin therapy and geriatric polypharmacy.
Kristin Boyar, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Boyar precepts the Infectious Disease elective experience. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She co-chairs the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and is an active member in Infection Prevention, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Critical Care, and Sepsis Committees. She also rounds and takes care of patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Boyar is the primary clinical pharmacist that is responsible for clinical pathways involving Infectious Diseases. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy.
Michael Carbone, R.Ph, C.Ph.
Michael Carbone is the Pharmacy IV Room and Operations Supervisor. He co-precepts the General Orientation experience. His emphasis is training residents in IV room techniques and admixture. He obtained his B.S. Pharmacy from St. Johns University in Queens, New York. He has had extensive experience in pharmacy administration as well as direct patient care. Michael also holds certifications in Lab Ordering and Evaluation from Nova Southeastern University and training in Investigational Drugs.
Kyle Mains, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Mains is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager and precepts the Project Month experience. He has been at Boca Raton Regional Hospital for seven years and has served as OR specialist and operations supervisor before taking on the Clinical Manager role. Dr. Mains earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and completed a PGY-1 residency program at Saint Thomas Hospital West in Nashville, Tennessee. He received the Boca Raton Regional Hospital employee of the month award in 2014, being recognized for his dedication and hard work in establishing the surgical pharmacy service. Dr. Mains is an active member of multiple hospital and system committees and currently leads the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Natalie Mella, Pharm.D.
Dr. Natalie Mella is the Surgical Services preceptor at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2017. She then completed her PGY-1 residency at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Dr. Mella is an active member of the OR Committee. Her practice includes ensuring the safe, effective, and timely administration of medications to patients before, during, and after surgery. Dr. Mella's professional interests include infectious diseases and cardiology.
Jade Montejo, Pharm.D.
Dr. Jade Diana Montejo is the primary preceptor for the Neurology experience and Transitions of Care experience. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2015. She then completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Academia Certificate Program at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Montejo helped establish the Transitions of Care Program at Boca Raton Regional Hospital where she works in a collaborative setting with attendings and resident physicians to provide chronic disease management, polypharmacy consultations, and cost-effective recommendations for uninsured patients at the Florida Atlantic University Outpatient Clinic affiliated with the hospital. She also helps facilitate the hospital discharge process by providing discharge medication reconciliation review and making drug therapy recommendations to improve patient care and help reduce hospital readmission rates. Dr. Montejo's professional interests include cardiology, infectious diseases, diabetes, and academia. She is the primary preceptor for Neurology, where her practice includes multi-disciplinary rounding with the neurology attendings and residents. She designs and develops clinical pathways including medication processes for the Stroke program.
Sigal Nadulek, R.Ph., C. Ph.
Sigal is the Pharmacy Director for the Center of Hematology and Oncology, part of the Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She precepts the Outpatient Oncology experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Long Island University College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice includes the preparation, dispensing, monitoring, and contracting of chemotherapy and other biological agents. She supervises the pharmacist-run anemia protocol for erythropoiesis stimulating agents. She is an active member of the Hematology and Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA).
Jayesh Patel, Pharm.D.
Dr. Patel is the Clinical Informatics Pharmacist and liaison of clinical pharmacy to all integrated systems at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He precepts the Clinical Informatics elective experience. Dr. Patel earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Johns University in Long Island, New York and holds an ASHP certification in Clinical Informatics. He serves on all committees involving informatics, maintains pharmacy systems, and provides clinical and safety data reporting to appropriate committees. Dr. Patel is integral in assuring all aspects of the pharmacy systems are functioning to capacity. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health degree with emphasis in Informatics.
Stacy Sipple, Pharm.D.
Dr. Sipple precepts the core Inpatient Oncology experience. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Her practice includes the design of chemotherapy protocols, formulary selection, and improving the dispensing and administration of chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies. She is an active member in the Tumor Board meetings. Dr. Sipple is also the lead clinical pharmacist in the area of patient safety in Medical Oncology.
Anju Tulloch, Pharm.D., C.Ph.
Dr. Tulloch co-precepts the core General Orientation experience. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia and then completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. She serves as the Operations Manager for the Department of Pharmaceutical Care. While overseeing operations, she is an active member in the Medication Safety Committee. Dr. Tulloch oversees the pharmacists and the technical staff.