Instructors

Karen Shapiro, PharmD, BCPS
Karen Shapiro, PharmD, BCPS
CEO/Clinical Pharmacist Educator

Dr. Shapiro started RxPrep in 2001. She wrote the first version of the RxPrep Course Book and Test Bank, with the help of the Co-Founder. Dr. Shapiro then led RxPrep on the journey to becoming the preferred licensure preparation product on the market today. She continues to develop new, innovative content that raises the standard for pharmacy board preparation.

After studying Urban Planning & Public Policy at Boston University, Dr. Shapiro earned her PharmD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She completed her Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at USC before joining the faculty of Western University College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice where she taught for six years and worked in a geriatric clinic. After leaving her position at the College, Dr. Shapiro took a position as an inpatient clinical pharmacist for Los Angeles County in the amputation and orthopedic units, and later served as Director of Medication Therapy Management for a managed care company, where she developed one of the first MTM programs and developed a novel approach to patient assistance in the managed care setting. She currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at Western University. Dr. Shapiro has also authored the textbook Natural Products: A Case-Based Approach for Health Care Professionals, which offers guidelines for integrating herbals and other natural products into the treatment plan of common conditions and health goals.

Stephanie D. Garrett, PharmD, BCPS
Stephanie D. Garrett, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator

Dr. Garrett came to RxPrep after twenty years of experience as a faculty member and clinical pharmacist. She completed her BS and PharmD at West Virginia University, followed by a PGY2 Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Garrett served as an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University for nine years, followed by nine years as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She has served as an Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist, Clinical Coordinator and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Although primarily an Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Garrett has worked in the emergency department, ICU, CCU and in transitions of care.

Dr. Garrett has experience in psychometric analysis, distance education and curricular assessment. She helped develop and expand RxPrep’s content designed for College of Pharmacy administrators and faculty. Dr. Garrett has precepted over 200 APPE students, as well as numerous pharmacy and medical residents on clinical rotations during her career. She is dedicated to teaching and mentoring future pharmacists as a member of the RxPrep team.

Angie Veverka, PharmD, BCPS
Angie Veverka, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator
Dr. Veverka came to RxPrep after 14 years of experience in pharmacy education and hospital pharmacy practice. She completed her BS and PharmD at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, followed by PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. She subsequently served eight years as a faculty member at Wingate University School of Pharmacy, followed by 6 years as a Clinical Team Leader and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Throughout her career, Dr. Veverka has mentored pharmacy students and residents in the development of clinical skills, practice-based research and leadership skills. She has been dedicated to the training of future pharmacists and enjoys assisting students and professionals as a member of the RxPrep team.
Chelsea Bombatch, PharmD, BCPS
Chelsea Bombatch, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator
Dr. Bombatch earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Following completion of her degree, she completed a PGY1 residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian hospital, where she also attained a Mastery of Teaching certificate. She then continued her education with a PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. After her residencies, Dr. Bombatch served as one of the first clinical pharmacists at the Washington Health System in Washington, Pennsylvania, where she practiced for three years. In this position, she established the role of the clinical pharmacist and worked to expand clinical pharmacy services throughout the health-system. During this time, she was engaged in multidisciplinary rounds, several health-system committees, precepting of pharmacy students and education of hospital staff. She also taught at the Washington Health System School of Nursing and the Family Medicine Residency program affiliated with the health-system. Dr. Bombatch has authored and contributed to scholarly publications regarding a wide variety of topics, including herpes zoster vaccine in patients with HIV, pediatric asthma and cystic fibrosis, and Prader-Willi syndrome. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Chartiers Center, a non-profit mental health clinic in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. She is excited to continue teaching and mentoring future pharmacists as a part of the RxPrep team.
Amy Drew, PharmD, BCPS
Amy Drew, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator
Dr. Drew came to RxPrep after ten years as a faculty member at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist with Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She completed her BS at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, PharmD at Midwestern University at Glendale, Arizona and residency training at John Cochran Division- VA Hospital St. Louis Health Care System. She taught professional students in multiple health education settings, mentored pharmacy and medical residents and conducted research and presentations on interprofessional patient care and education. She was recognized for her teaching and precepting talents with the Faculty Member of the Year Award from Mercy Family Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy Excellence Award from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is passionate about teaching and learning and excited to continue this with the RxPrep team.
Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator
Dr. Holcombe joined RxPrep after working eight years in hospital pharmacy practice and pharmacy education. She earned her BS degree at the University of North Carolina Charlotte before teaching high school accelerated science for six years. She then returned to pharmacy school and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University in North Carolina. She completed a PGY1 residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Following post-doctoral training, she began her clinical practice at Cone Health located in Greensboro, North Carolina. During her practice, she initiated a PGY2 in Neonatology/Pediatrics, which she served as the Residency Program Director. She practiced as a clinician in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and neonatal intensive care. In this capacity, she served as a mentor for both PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.
Caitlin Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Caitlin Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator
Dr. Davis earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Following completion of her degree, she completed a PGY1 residency at Methodist University in Memphis, Tennessee where she also completed the University of Tennessee Teaching and Learning Program. She stayed at Methodist University Hospital for her PGY-2 residency while also serving as chief resident. During her two years in Memphis, Dr. Davis became an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor and taught lectures at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She later served as a clinical pharmacist for three years at the University of Kansas Hospital in internal medicine, neurology, and emergency medicine. Dr. Davis has also taught lectures at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Prior to coming to RxPrep, she volunteered in rural Belize at Hillside Clinic where she precepted pharmacy students and provided care for indigenous patients. Currently Dr. Davis is serving on the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) Standards Setting Panel. She is excited to continue educating our future pharmacists with the RxPrep team!
Tessa Overman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Tessa Overman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Educator
Dr. Overman obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, followed by completion of a PGY1 residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. After residency, Dr. Overman spent two years working in healthcare informatics at Premier Health in Dayton, Ohio, before commissioning in the U.S. Army to serve as a Pharmacy Officer. During her four years of service in the Army, Dr. Overman supervised both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services, provided pharmacy services while deployed, and completed her Army career as an Ambulatory Care clinical pharmacist. After completion of her military service, Dr. Overman continued her career as an Inpatient Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time, she participated in multidisciplinary rounds, precepted pharmacy students and residents, taught heart failure education class for patients, and trained new nurses on cardiovascular drugs and pharmacy operations. She is dedicated to improving professional development and mentoring students, which she is excited to continue with the RxPrep team.
Faith Wellings, PharmD, BCPS
Faith Wellings, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator
Dr. Wellings joined RxPrep after twenty years practicing pharmacy, mainly in the hospital setting. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, she completed a PGY1 residency at Phoenix VA Healthcare System in Arizona, where she continued to work for four years as a clinical pharmacist in inpatient and outpatient mental health. Dr. Wellings then moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she worked for five years as a clinical pharmacist at Tufts Medical Center, in various areas of the hospital including internal medicine, critical care, and pediatrics. Since moving back to Pennsylvania in 2009, she has practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist in critical care and internal medicine, and a PGY1 residency program director. She has served as lead antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist, actively participated in P&T and critical care committees, as well as educating pharmacy and medical students and residents. Throughout her career, Dr. Wellings has been dedicated to mentorship of pharmacy students and residents and is excited to continue helping future pharmacists as a member of the RxPrep team.
Stephanie Brian, PharmD, BCPS
Stephanie Brian, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Educator

Dr. Brian earned her PharmD from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and went on to complete a PGY-1 residency at the VA Health System of Western New York. Following residency, Dr. Brian began her teaching career as a full-time clinical faculty member at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College. In this position, she helped to create and deliver the curriculum for the school’s inaugural class. After her time at Fisher, Dr. Brian took a position at the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy, where she also contributed to developing and delivering the curriculum. In addition to her teaching and clinical responsibilities within the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Brian served on the college’s Inter-Professional Education Committee and helped to create the simulation program in which students of eight different health professions participate each spring. Additionally, Dr. Brian taught as a guest lecturer in the Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, and Physical Therapy programs at D’Youville.

In her thirteen years as a clinical faculty member, Dr. Brian has practiced in multiple different settings, including long-term care; inpatient adult medicine; and ambulatory care. She has also served as a preceptor for PGY-1 residents in both the inpatient and ambulatory care settings and assisted in the development of the PGY-2 Internal Medicine with focus in Academic Practice program at Buffalo General Medical Center. Dr. Brian’s passion is teaching and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with student pharmacists nationwide as part of the RxPrep team.