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Black Mental Health Month Webinar Series - Psychiatric Pharmacy Panel

Chidinma Ahiarah, Mental Health Chair

Join us for the Psychiatric Pharmacy Panel via Zoom! 

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We will have the pleasure to hear from the following pharmacists: 

Dr. Jason Noel

Dr. Noel

Dr. Jason Noel received his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy (B.S.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees at Rutgers University College of Pharmacy.  He completed a residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Noel’s clinical practice focus is in mental health and intellectual/developmental disabilities.  He teaches therapeutics of psychiatric and neurologic disorders in UMB’s Pharm.D. and Nursing graduate programs as well as to audiences of training and practicing clinicians, including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and social workers.  He is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist and serves as the Administrator for the School’s ACPE-Accredited Continuing Education Program.

Dr. Bryan Sackey 

Dr. Bryan Sackey, a D.C. Metropolitan native, completed his undergraduate training at the University of Maryland College Park and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Howard University. During his pharmacy school tenure, Dr. Sackey established the Pharmacy Initiative Leaders program (PILs), which has since transformed into a nation-wide non-profit organization dedicated to providing premier resources for pharmacy enthusiasts in underserved communities. Additionally, Dr. Sackey was a founding member of the first ever pharmacy focused Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) in the nation. 

After receiving his PharmD, Dr. Sackey pursued a Post Graduate Year-1 (PGY-1) residency training at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Houston, Texas and completed a PGY-2 in Psychiatry at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital. Dr Sackey currently serves as a Psychopharmacologist at the San Antonio VA as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Additionally, Dr. Sackey also serves as the CEO of the PILs Program and is involved with several national pharmacy organizations including the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).

Dr. Sackey is well versed in topics ranging from mental health disparities, population health (i.e. COVID-19), and minority leadership development as evidenced by his numerous speaking engagements on various national platforms. Currently, Dr. Sackey is working to launch the “Your Mind is Our Business” project which is dedicated towards bringing mental health awareness to minority communities and the associated healing process. 

Dr. Sackey's passion involves helping to break the barriers of mental health in our communities and increase access to care in minority populations. Through his experiences, Dr. Sackey hopes to EMPOWER others to achieve beyond the perceived limitations of our society. 

Dr. Crystal Henderson 

Dr. Crystal L. Henderson is the currently the director of the managed care MSL team at Global Blood Therapeutics where she has been employed since 2019. She is currently focused in sickle cell disease and making sure patients have access to new therapeutics agents.In her previous role at MagellanRx Management, Crystal was the Sr. Director of Behavioral Health Pharmacy Solutions for 4 years. In this role she was the product owner of Live Vibrantly:Whole Health, a pharmacist-run academic detailing solution centered around educating providers around behavioral health conditions and leaving them with the tools necessary to make informed decisions, so they can provide the best quality of care to the patients they serve. She oversaw the corporate strategy for formulary management of behavioral health drugs, opioids, and drugs for medication assisted treatment. She led enterprise level efforts to develop profitable pharmacy products that address gaps in care for patients suffering from behavioral health, substance abuse, and pain conditions. She provided clinical expertise in behavioral health pharmacy across the company. She worked closely with Magellan Behavioral Health to align integrative pharmacy and medical products.

Crystal has over 15 years of pharmacy experience focused in the behavioral health space. Prior to joining Magellan, Crystal was the clinical pharmacist in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital, an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences School of Pharmacy, ran a medication management clinic at the North Little Rock VA mental health clinic, served as the clinical program manager at Medco Health Solution’s Neuroscience Therapeutic Resource Center, led the formulary strategy and created the behavioral health clinical pharmacy programs for Humana Behavioral Health, and has worked as a health economics and outcomes liaison for Forest Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Crystal is a graduate of The University of Akron in Ohio. She received her pharmacy degree from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Tallahassee, FL. She completed her psychiatric pharmacy residency program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She is board-certified in psychiatric pharmacy. Her research interests include leveraging technology to improve patient outcomes; solutions for integrating physical and behavioral health care; improving care coordination in mental health; use of long acting injectable antipsychotics to improve outcomes in patients with schizophrenia; use of academic detailing programs to improve rates of evidence-based prescribing; safe ways to optimize pain management.

Crystal has presented on various topics in psychiatry, opioid management, and academic detailing at meetings and conferences throughout the US. 

Dr. Thea Moore

Dr. Thea Moore is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research at the University of South Florida, College of Pharmacy. She is a graduate of University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and licensed as a registered pharmacist in the State of Florida. She completed a residency and fellowship in psychiatric pharmacy in Kansas City, MO and is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist (BCPP.)

During her career as a pharmacist, Dr. Moore has published several articles, and participated in numerous research projects in the area of psychiatry. She has trained many pharmacy residents and pharmacy students and collaborated in obtaining funding for research and other clinical activities. She was faculty at Florida A&M University and most recently worked at Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a pharmacotherapy specialist prior to joining the University of South Florida. She has a joint appointment with the Morsani College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and collaborates with other clinicians at University Psychiatry Center to provide patient education, medication reviews, consultation and research assistance.

Dr. Moore’s professional interests include nutritional psychiatry, complementary and alternative medicines and wellness. Dr. Moore recently received a certificate as an Integrative Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Moore is an active member of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Dr. Moore is an ambassador for Black Girls Run and is a certified running coach with Road Runners Club of America. 

Dr. Jordan Cooler

Dr. Cooler received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from SCCP College of Pharmacy (USC campus) in 2016. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Centra Health in central Virginia (2016-2017) and a psychiatric pharmacy residency at MUSC (2017-2018).  Following residency, she became a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.  She also practices as a psychiatric clinical pharmacist with UofSC Counseling and Psychiatry.  

She has a passion for psychiatry and educating others, and is grateful for a career that allows her to combine these passions on a day-to-day basis. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, and watching television (including sports).



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Thanks and Gig 'Em

National Mental Health Initiative Chair 

Chidinma Ahiarah 

February 6, 2021