Winifred Pardo, PharmD, BCPSProgram Director
Winifred Pardo, BS, PharmD, BCPS, is the Residency Program Director and received her Bachelor in Pharmacy degree from Long Island University, then later obtained a post-graduate Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at Nova Southeastern University. She completed her post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. In her belief and pursuit of patient safety, she completed an Anticoagulation Therapy Management Certificate Program at the University of Southern Indiana. She then later became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
Dr. Pardo current practice includes managing the pharmacy clinical program at Homestead Hospital which consists of planning, directing, implementing, and overseeing clinical pharmacy services to ensure that high and safe quality of care are provided. She is an active member of numerous committees such as The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Antimicrobial Review Committee, Anticoagulation Committee, Stroke ACT, Pain committee, Code Audit, Patient Safety Committee, and Performance Improvement Committee.
Her passion for the pharmacy profession lead her to design and implement the Pharmacy Residency program (PGY-1) at Homestead Hospital in 2015. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Nova Southeastern University preceptor of the year award.
Dr. Pardo serves as an active member of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Ambulatory Care Clinical Forum. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the Dade County Pharmacy Association.
Ada S. Jalice, BSHS, PharmD, BCPSCritical Care Preceptor
Ada S. Jalice, BSHS, PharmD, BCPS Critical Care Preceptor received a Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) degree as a Pre-Pharmacy major at the University of Miami and went on to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree with highest honors from Nova Southeastern University. She then completed a post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy practice residency at South Miami Hospital and became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) shortly after. Upon finishing residency, she worked as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at South Miami Hospital and subsequently transferred to Homestead Hospital as a Clinical Pharmacist Educator/Specialist.
During her time at Baptist Health South Florida, Ada has actively contributed to the development and improvement of system-wide processes and protocols by serving on numerous committees, such as Evidence Based Clinical Care (EBCC), Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Anticoagulation Committee, and Homestead Hospital’s Critical Care, Code Audit, Sepsis Work Group, and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committees. In addition, she is actively involved in the conduction, review, and dissemination of research through her membership with the Evidence Based Practice Research Council (EBPRC). Ada has also been committed to promoting patient well-being as a Patient Safety Champion for the system and has dedicated time to mentoring pharmacy students and residents alike. Dr. Jalice is an active member of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Educational Affairs Council.
Wilbert J. Fuerte, Pharm.D., BCIDPAntimicrobial Stewardship Preceptor
Wilbert J. Fuerte, Pharm.D.; BCIDP – Dr. Fuerte is the infectious diseases clinical specialist and Co-Director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at Homestead Hospital. He serves as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Preceptor and completed a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from Florida International University in 2007, and practiced as a Quality Control Chemist II at Teva Pharmaceuticals prior to obtaining his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Union University in 2013. Upon culmination of his doctorate degree, he completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) residency at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Fuerte serves as a resource for prescribers and the pharmacy department for optimization of antimicrobial therapy at Homestead Hospital. He currently precepts pharmacy students, and is the preceptor for the infectious disease and HIV rotations for the pharmacy residency program. Dr. Fuerte serves as an active member of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Infectious Disease Clinical Forum.
Rosemarie Cruz, RPhEmergency Medicine Preceptor
Rosemarie Cruz, RPh – Emergency Medicine Preceptor received her BS Pharmacy degree from Manila Central University College of Pharmacy, Philippines. She practiced as a regulatory pharmacist and pharmacy supervisor in pharmaceutical field for 11 years in the Philippines and became a Registered Pharmacist in United States in 2008.
Rosemarie Cruz is the team leader in the Emergency Department Pharmacy Satellite for more than 10 years and possesses an ASHP Emergency Medicine Certificate. Her role in Emergency Department includes verifying orders for accuracy and safety, performing home medication history to promote safety in transition of care, attending codes (Code blue, Stroke alert, STEMI and intubations), and providing in-services to heath care providers and patients. Rosemarie Cruz is a primary resource of drug information in Emergency Department. She authored Stroke Alert Pharmacy Response Procedure. Rosemarie Cruz is an active member of Multidisciplinary Stroke Committee. She also participates in multidisciplinary rounds, antibiotic monitoring, and anticoagulation monitoring, renal dosing/monitoring and consults.
Sarah Amofah, RPh, CPhPatient Safety / Performance Improvement
Sarah Amofah RPh, CPh, CHCQM, MBA Patient Safety / Performance Improvement received her BS (Hons) Pharmacy degree from the University of Portsmouth in England, United Kingdom. Originally hired for the set up and implementation of Homestead Hospital’s bedside barcoding system, and with it up and running for over 7 years, her duties are now of a varied nature. They include an element of formulary management, informatics, and special projects.
She is a member of Homestead Hospital’s Medication Safety Committee, Homestead Hospital’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, Baptist Health South Florida’s Big MAK Committee (responsible for overseeing the Health System’s use of its bedside barcoding system), and its Medication Safety Accelerated Change Team on which she serves as a Team Lead.
In her belief in and pursuit of quality, Ms. Amofah is certified in Healthcare Quality Management and is a certified Six Sigma green belt. She is a licensed Consultant Pharmacist. She serves as an active member of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Legal and Regulatory Affairs Council. Ms. Amofah is a member of the Florida Pharmacy Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Marie-Elsie Ade, BS, PharmD, MHAPharmacy Administration Preceptor
Marie-Elsie Ade, BS, Pharm.D., MHA Pharmacy Administration Preceptor, is the Director of Pharmacy at Homestead Hospital. She received her BS in Pharmacy from Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Long Island University in 1994. She then pursued and received her post-graduate PharmD degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1999. She also received a Masters’ in Health Care Administration in 2012 from the University of Saint Francis. Dr. Ade is currently pursuing a Masters’ in Biomedical Informatics from Nova Southeastern University and is anticipating to graduate in 2017. Dr. Ade is a green belt certified in Lean Six Sigma. Dr. Ade’s responsibilities include strategic and budget planning; managing performance improvement and medication use safety activities; managing the pharmaceutical supply chain, the financial operations and the human resources for the department of Pharmacy. She has implemented several informatics and automation related projects. She ensures that the pharmacy department’s goals and strategic priorities are aligned with those of the hospital’s and health system’s.
Greta Sartoni D’Ambrosia RPh, CPh.Internal Medicine Preceptor
Greta Sartoni D’Ambrosia RPh, CPh. Internal Medicine Preceptor, received both her bachelor degree and her master in Pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. Her early-career focus was on basic research at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas on. Ms. D’Ambrosia began her pharmacy career in the retail sector in Italy and now she is a Pharmacist Clinical II at Homestead Hospital and one of her current responsibilities include educating Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients and COPD patient about their disease state, medications and lifestyle modifications in order to prevent unnecessary readmissions. She is actively part of the transition of care (TOC) of the Heart Failure patient after discharged from the hospital. Ms. D’Ambrosia is a support preceptor for PGY1 Pharmacy resident in Internal Medicine as well as for APPE students. Ms. D’Ambrosia provides pharmacokinetic support by monitoring patients on antibiotics, anticoagulants, and other renal dosed medications as well. She is also participating in the code resuscitation team and Stroke alert. Lastly, she supports the ER satellite pharmacy by reviewing medication collection history and addressing any issues with the physicians and ensuring timely order entry/dispensing. Ms. D’Ambrosia covered for 2 year a senior pharmacist position and, during that period, she was responsible for supporting supervising operations of the pharmacy, pharmacists and support staff. Ms. D’Ambrosia is a member of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacist and Dade County Pharmacy Association.
Olayinka (Yinka) Olufidipe BSc BPharm MSc RPh CPhHospital Practice Management Preceptor
Olayinka (Yinka) Olufidipe BSc, BPharm, MSc, RPh, CPh, BCPS Hospital Practice Management Preceptor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and subsequently obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University Of London School Of Pharmacy. He also holds a Masters degree in Environmental & Health Technology from Imperial College, University of London. He began his pharmacy career in the UK and worked at various hospital sectors as a Clinical Pharmacist with experiences in varying disciplines before relocating abroad.
He worked at Baptist Hospital of Miami (BHM), part of Baptist Health South Florida as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist. Through the years, he became a Senior Clinical Staff Pharmacist and later, the Pharmacy Supervisor for operations. He has been involved in precepting residents and students for the past 6 years and oversaw the Medication Use and Pharmacy operations residency rotations at BHM.
He is currently the Pharmacy Operations Manager at Homestead Hospital, still a part of Baptist Health South Florida. In his current managerial role, he provides operational and leadership support for all facets of pharmacy operations ranging from day to day workflow, process implementation and validation as well as staff training and development.
He is currently working on a Certificate in Financial Acumen for Managers at University of Pennsylvania as well as Strategic Healthcare Leadership at Cornell University.