Faculty 
 
 
 
 

DEDICATED FACULTY

Teresa Pounds, PharmD., BCNSP
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Progam Director
Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Clinical Assistant Dean for Clinical Pharmacy Education of Mercer University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Michael Bendinelli, RPh
Director of Pharmacy

  • Responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations

Belinda Nchako Edjua, PharmD., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Clinical Pharmacist in adult intensive care unit
  • Graduated from University of Southern California of Pharmacy, Los Angeles 
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmacokinetics

Ryan Lee, PharmD.
Pharmacy Supervisor

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer University College of Pharmacy
  • Graduated from Xavier University, College of Pharmacy
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in Pharmaceutical Care and Operations

Michael Pedreira, PharmD.
Pharmacy Supervisor

  • Graduated from University of Georgia,  College of Pharmacy
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in workflow operations, distributive functions, and multi-disciplinary pharmaceutical care

Judy Spillers, PharmD.
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Clinical pharmacist in medical/surgical and neonatal patient care areas
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer University College of Pharmacy
  • Graduated from University of Georgia 
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in Pharmacokinetics (Adult & Neonatal patient population)

Simon Tarpav, PharmD.
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Clinical Pharmacist in Medical and Oncology patient care areas
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer University College of Pharmacy
  • Graduated from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in pharmaceutical Care and Oncology

Tamara Wright, MBA
Administrative Pharmacy Residency Coordinator

  • Assists PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director with administrative functions of the program

 

CLINICAL SPECIALISTS

Ashish Advani, PharmD.
Clinical Specialist in Drug Information

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer Univeristy College of Pharmacy 
  • Graduated from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in Drug Information

T. Vivian Liao, PharmD
Clinical Specialist

  • Clinical Assistant Professo, Mercer University College of Pharmacy
  • Graduated from Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy - Glendale
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in Critical Care

Pamela Moye, PharmD., BCPS
Clinical Specialist in Internal Medicine

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer Univeristy College of Pharmacy
  • Graduated from Temple University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in Internal Medicine

Kristen O'Brien, PharmD., BCPS
Clinical Specialist

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer University College of Pharmacy
  • Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in Infectious Disease

Maria Thurston, PharmD., BCPS
Clinical Specialist in Ambulatory Care

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer Univeristy College of Pharmacy
  • Graduated from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
  • Precepts Pharmacy Residents and Students in Ambulatory Care