Alisha Averett, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Averett serves as the clinical pharmacist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Her interests include critical care, cardiology and psychiatry. She earned both her bachelor's degree in biology and doctorate of pharmacy from Mercer University. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. She received her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist in 2012.
About me: "My goal is to help our residents expand their clinical knowledge and skills through practical experience."
Aubrey Bush, Jr., R.Ph.
Bush currently serves as the sterile products and investigational drug coordinator. He has served in an administrative capacity in a variety of settings and has also served on the Alabama Board of Pharmacy USP 797 Taskforce. His area of focus is pharmaceutical compounding, USP compliance and pharmacy automation. He earned his bachelor's in pharmacy from Auburn University.
About Me: “I live in the country with my wife and love spending time hunting, fishing, gardening, grilling and watching football. My contribution to the program is to provide the residents with an opportunity to gain experience in the preparation of compounded sterile products following USP regulations and to participate in investigational drug studies for our facility.”
Barry Douglas Roper, PharmD
Dr. Roper serves as a clinical pharmacist in the Emergency Department. His interests are emergency medicine/critical care, cardiology and gastrointestinal diseases. He earned his doctorate of pharmacy from Auburn University. He has experience in both community pharmacy as well as institutional pharmacy which serves him well in his role in the Emergency Department.
About Me: “I currently live in Clanton and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. In my spare time, I enjoy playing music, traveling, going to concerts, cooking and going to the lake. My goal for our program is to provide a welcoming environment for pharmacists to learn and practice. I believe that patients experience the best possible medical care when providers practice with a “team” mentality. By working with other pharmacists and providers at our facility, residents will be able to gain education from a multitude of specialties. Through hard work and dedication, I believe that the learning experiences that can be gained by residents at our facility can provide as good an experience as any facility. I hope to help residents learn skills that will help them develop into an exceptional practitioner.”
Emily Jean Coaker, RPh
Coaker serves as the pharmacy operations manager. She has been a member of the Baptist Health Pharmacy family for 30 years. Her interests include administration, pharmacy automation and institutional practice. She earned her bachelor’s in pharmacy from Auburn University. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in institutional practice and pharmacy administration will be invaluable to residents train over the course of the year.
About Me: “I have lived in Montgomery for 30 years since graduating from Auburn University. My three children happen to be dogs and I adore them. Spending time and socializing with friends and family is how I enjoy my free time. If this involves an Auburn sporting event, it’s even better! Being at the lake or the beach are favorites too. My goal is to provide our residents with an overall perspective of those tasks involved in the day-to-day operations of managing a hospital pharmacy. I want to ensure that our residents meet and surpass all the expectations they might have for their training, no matter what scope of service their future holds.”
Gary D. Mount, Pharm D
Dr. Mount is the director of Pharmacy for Baptist Medical Center South. He earned his bachelor’s in pharmacy from Auburn University and his doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Florida. Dr. Mount is actively involved in training and education. His interests include pharmacy administration and medication safety and utilization.
About Me:“I am married to Fatima Mount and have three children, Zack, Nick and Gabby. I live in Auburn, Ala. (War Eagle) and enjoy Auburn tailgating and football games. My goal for the program is to challenge new pharmacy graduates in all areas of pharmacy practice. We want to develop creativity and encourage residents to 'think outside the box.' We are dynamic and will continue to change with current national pharmacy practice. We strive for best practice and patient safety.”
Joshua James Settle, PharmD
Dr. Settle serves in a variety of roles within the pharmacy department. He is actively involved with student and staff education and serves in a clinical capacity in multiple patient care areas. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences as well as his doctorate of pharmacy from Auburn University. He completed an ambulatory care residency through the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center in Auburn, Ala.
About Me:“I am originally from Huntsville, Ala. and currently live in Montgomery, Ala. with my wife who is also a pharmacist. I enjoy getting to spend time with family and friends, staying active through running, exercise, sporting activities, camping, and watching sports. My goal for our program is to develop residents who are not only competent but also confident in their abilities to be a vital component of an interdisciplinary health care team. As part of the health care team, they will learn to use their knowledge and skills to provide optimal therapy for their patients. I believe teaching is centered on the idea that proficiency and expertise is established through actively applying knowledge. This is accomplished through engaging in hands on experience and topic discussions. I feel this is the best method to give students/residents the opportunity to expand their pharmacy knowledge and develop their own practice philosophy.”
William Matthew Nolin, MS, PharmD
Dr. Nolin serves as the pharmacy residency coordinator. He is actively involved in a variety of clinical and practical settings. His interests include emergency medicine/critical care, general medicine and administration/institutional practice. He earned a bachelor’s in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida and a master’s in clinical research and doctorate of pharmacy from Campbell University. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S. C. He received a teaching certificate through the University of South Carolina College Of Pharmacy.
About Me:“I live in Montgomery with my wife and two children. My personal interests include spending time with family and friends, eating great food and spending as much time in the great outdoors as possible. My ultimate goal for our program is to provide the residents with an environment and experiences that encourage professional growth and a mentality of service. I hope to facilitate opportunities that will allow the residents to hone their clinical skills and gain experience that will prepare them for any area of practice that they chose to pursue.”
Megan Charlton, PharmD
Dr. Charlton serves as a clinical pharmacist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She also provides service for Pediatric and Women’s Services Units. Her interests include neonatal and pediatric medicine. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Auburn University. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Children’s and Women’s Hospital at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensecola, Fla.
About Me:“I was born and raised in Mobile but moved here following my residency. I enjoy spending time with my family in Mobile, painting and refinishing furniture while not at work. My goal for this program is to provide the residents with as much knowledge and experience with pediatric and neonatal medicine as possible. My ultimate goal is to make the residents as successful resource of information regarding medications used in the care of children.”
Mary H. McKnight, PharmD
Dr. McKnight serves as the pharmacy clinical manager. She oversees clinical operations while actively participating in clinical practice and student education. Her interests include critical care, infectious disease and clinical nutrition support. She earned a bachelor’s in chemistry and her doctorate of pharmacy from Auburn University.
About Me:“I enjoy living in Montgomery with my husband, Ricky, and our two children, Anna and Austin. When I am not at work, I love to relax while watching television and movies, reading, and getting together with friends and family. My desire for the program is to provide residents with a variety of experiences that will assist them in deciding what areas of pharmacy practice appeal to them. Our goal is to help them fully develop their skills and knowledge base so they will be competent to practice anywhere they choose to go.”
Kevin J. Jones, PharmD
Dr. Jones serves as the clinical pharmacist and pharmacy manager at the Crossbridge Behavioral Health. He also servers as an instructor/facilitator for Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing (ComMit). He received leadership training through military flight school, PLDC and WOCS before earning his doctorate of pharmacy from Auburn University.
About Me:“I live in Auburn with my wife and five children. When I am not spending time with my family or working around my house I enjoy watching sports and movies or playing video games. My goal is to provide residents an understanding of psychiatric pharmacy through exposure to patients in a clinical setting and working with other psychiatric health care providers.”
Melanie L. Hyte, PharmD
Dr. Hyte serves as the antimicrobial stewardship coordinator. Her interests are infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, and administration/institutional practice. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Auburn University. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala.
About Me:“I live in Montgomery with my husband and 3 wonderful children. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to sporting events (especially Auburn football) and spending time around water (lake, pool, beach). I am involved with my church and enjoy spending time there with my family as well. My goal is to help educate the pharmacy practitioners of tomorrow and encourage their development and pursuit to excel in the area of their choice while providing a solid foundation in the area of infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship. The first priority is to keep our patients safe, while facilitating the most effective, cost efficient treatment available. This mindset is the ultimate goal for my practice.”
Rachel Shanks Settle, PharmD
Dr. Settle serves as the clinical pharmacist in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit. Her interests include neurology, general medicine, and academia. She received her doctorate of pharmacy at Auburn University. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
About Me:“I am originally from Huntsville, Ala. and I am currently living in Montgomery with my husband. I love spending the weekends with my friends and family watching sports, going to new restaurants, hiking/camping, and most things outdoors. My husband and I stay pretty active. We love playing sports and are always up for a pick-up game of basketball. My goal for residents who come through this program is to provide them with plenty of opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills and develop their own practice. This will be facilitated through topic discussions, interaction with physicians and nursing staff, research and daily practice. My hope is that the residents’ experience and exposure to different practice areas will help them identify areas of interest that they may wish to pursue while also allowing them to become well rounded and equipped to practice with confidence at future institutions.”
Toya R. Rogers, PharmD
Dr. Rogers serves as the clinical pharmacist in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Her interests include critical care, clinical nutrition, and general medicine. She received her doctorate of pharmacy from Xavier University.
About Me:“I live in the Montgomery area with my husband and three children. My personal interests include reading, shopping, traveling, and relaxing while spending time with family. My goal for the residents is to expose them to the areas of trauma and surgery with the hopes of broadening their critical care skills and knowledge base.”
Christy Post, PharmD
Dr. Post serves as a clinical pharmacist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She also provides service for pediatric and women’s services. Her interests include neonatal and pediatric medicine. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Auburn University. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Columbus, Ga.
About Me:“I live in Prattville with my husband and two children. My personal interests include spending time with family, watching my boys play baseball and participating in school and church activities. The goal of this clinical rotation is to provide the resident with an overview of pediatric and neonatal pharmacotherapy and the opportunity to assist various healthcare professionals in providing direct patient care to a specialized patient population. Residents will participate as active members of the medical team to ensure appropriate prescribing practices and provide assistance in solving drug therapy related problems. Residents will also work concurrently with pharmacists to meet the total pharmaceutical care needs of these patients.”