The Comunity Health Network pharmacotherapy residency started in 2009 and is designed to provide both clinical teaching and practical experience in the inpatient, outpatient and university settings. Each year, Community Health Network recruits one pharmacotherapy specialty resident with primary responsibilities at Butler University, Community Hospital East and the Community Group Family Medicine Center.

The resident’s training experience will include required rotations with the inpatient family medicine team, outpatient family medicine center and an administrative academic experience at Butler University. Elective rotation opportunities can be tailored for the resident’s interests and career goals.  Elective experiences may include, but are not limited to, the areas of academia, infectious disease, cardiology, critical care, behavioral care, oncology and administration. Residency activities will include inpatient rounding, disease state management in the pharmacotherapy clinic, medication counseling, healthcare provider education, and mentorship of pharmacy students and PGY1 residents. The resident will serve as primary preceptor to student pharmacists from Butler University and participate in classroom instruction (both didactic and case-based interactive discussion) of Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students.

Dr. Tracy J. Costello, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Family Medicine
PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Program Director
Community Hospital East

Brian Wenger HeadshotBrian Wenger, PharmD

Pharmacotherapy Residency Community

Hi everyone! My name is Brian Wenger and I am the PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Resident with Community Health Network/COPHS. I attended Butler for my PharmD with a medical Spanish concentration, and I completed my PGY1 residency at Community as well. I am originally from the Chicagoland area and currently live near downtown Indy (with my new cat, Milo!) As far as my professional interests, I am passionate about health equity/diversity initiatives, underserved patient care, and academia. My practice interests are in family medicine on both the inpatient and outpatient sides. I also enjoy precepting and mentoring pharmacy students. In my free time I enjoy running, watching movies/TV shows (I am a big Marvel and Star Wars fan!), and traveling with friends & family. I’m excited to get started with my teaching at COPHS this year, and look forward to seeing some of you around campus.

Brad Hinton, PharmD, Pharmacotherapy Residency Community

  • Background: I grew up in Greenwood, IN and went to Center Grove High School. I then earned my PharmD at Purdue University and my PGY1 residency at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette, IN.
  • Favorite Movie: Avengers: Endgame
  • Favorite Restaurant: Vito Provolone’s
  • Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Something Interesting About You: Before anyone asks, I am 6’6” tall, but never was too much of a basketball player. I did play ultimate frisbee throughout high school and was a part of three straight state championships.
  • Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, friends, and family. My fiancé and I enjoy running and completing 5Ks. I also enjoy playing video games on Xbox and board games with friends.

Connor Hummel, PharmD, Pharmacotherapy Residency Community

Originally from Illinois, he graduated from Butler University with his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with a secondary major in Spanish. Connor completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, IN. Throughout pharmacy school, Connor worked as a pharmacy intern at CVS Health and an inpatient pharmacy technician at IU West Hospital. He actively volunteers at multiple free clinics in the Indianapolis area, including the Butler University Community Outreach Pharmacy (BUCOP). His current interests include internal medicine, ambulatory care, and academia. In his free time, Connor enjoys baking, binge watching shows on Netflix, and spending time with friends and family.

This program prepares residents to successfully manage complicated medication regimens in a diverse patient population in the ambulatory care setting. The resident will work alongside a multidisciplinary team within a variety of ambulatory care sites at a safety net academic medical center focused on the care of underserved patients.

The purpose of the Eskenazi Health/Butler University PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in Ambulatory Care. The PGY2 residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as a practitioner by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

The Eskenazi Health/Butler University PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency prepares residents to successfully manage patients in a variety of ambulatory care settings and demonstrate effective leadership skills. The goal is to help residents gain knowledge in pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, drug utilization and the pathophysiology of patients in the ambulatory care setting as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team. The resident will be exposed to a variety of teaching experiences to target various students and medical professionals at all stages of training through didactic lectures, lab facilitation, case-based classroom teaching, in-services, precepting and a teaching certificate program (if not previously accomplished).

Jessica Triboletti, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University

Clinical Pharamcy Specialist – Ambulatory Care
Eseknazi Health

Taylor Murray HeadshotTaylor Murray, PharmD

Ambulatory Care/Academia Residency

Taylor Murray is the PGY2 Ambulatory Care and Academia Resident at Eskenazi Health and Butler University. He graduated from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2020 and completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN. His practice interests include primary care, endocrinology, academia and cardiology. In his free time, he enjoys catching up on the latest Butler Basketball news, playing golf, and listening to new music and podcasts.

Chandler Howell, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Residency

Chandler Howell was the PGY2 Ambulatory Care and Academia Pharmacy Resident at Eskenazi Health and Butler University. He is from Centerville, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2019. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eskenazi Health. His practice interests include endocrinology, psychiatry, and academia. This year, he is looking forward to more opportunities to teach and to start a new professional CGM service. In his free time, Chandler enjoys playing tennis, running, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his friends and family.

Shelby Albertson, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Residency Eskenazi

Shelby Albertson is the inaugural PGY2 Ambulatory Care and Academia Pharmacy Resident at Eskenazi Health and Butler University. She graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2018 and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eskenazi Health. Her practice interests include academia, motivational interviewing, primary care, endocrinology, and pharmacogenomics. This year, aside from teaching, she is looking forward to starting a new cardiovascular risk reduction service at a clinic site that serves adults experiencing homelessness. In her free time, Shelby enjoys attending group fitness classes, traveling, trying new restaurants, and hiking with her husband, Ryan, and her Bernese mountain dog, Gryffin.

The Butler University/Veteran Health Indiana Ambulatory Care PGY2 Program provides the resident with a diverse clinic experience and ample teaching opportunities. The resident gains experience in managing patients in primary care and specialty clinics. The goals of this program are to train the resident to be a confident and competent ambulatory care practitioner and educator upon conclusion of the program. The resident will have teaching opportunities in both large and small classroom settings and also precept final-year student pharmacists during their APPE rotation at the VA. Teaching opportunities with medical residents, medical students, and other healthcare learners also exist at the VA. Ample research opportunities in patient care and education also will be provided to the resident. The resident will also develop a business plan for either a new or expanded pharmacist position.

Veronica Vernon, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University

Clinical Pharamcy Specialist – Ambulatory Care
Veteran Health Indiana

Amy Thurston HeadshotAmy Thurston, PharmD

Ambulatory Care Residency VA Hospital

Amy Thurston is originally from Glen Allen, Virginia and received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2020 from the University of North Carolina. She previously received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. She completed her PGY1 Residency Training at Veteran Health Indiana, and stayed on for her PGY2 in Ambulatory Care/Education in affiliation with Butler University. Her current practice interests include academia, ambulatory care, cardiology, mental health, and geriatrics. I

In her free time, she enjoys exercise related activities (spin is her favorite!), spending time with her family and fiancé (the wedding countdown is on… 4/2/2022), trying new restaurants/breweries, watching sports (Go Heels!), and making homemade ice cream.

Allisa Long, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Residency VA Hospital

My name is Allissa Long and I am a PGY2 Ambulatory Care/Education Pharmacy Resident at the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC/Butler University. I completed my education at Western New England University in Springfield, MA and my PGY1 at John Dempsey Hospital at University of Connecticut Health Center. I’m originally from New Jersey and have enjoyed being able to see different parts of the country through my schooling and post-graduate training! Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy reading while sitting by some type of water and running.

Shannon Castek, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Residency VA Hospital

Shannon Castek was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2018. She recently completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at IU Health Bloomington Hospital and her PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care/Education at the Roudebush VA Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and listening to true crime podcasts. She is thrilled for the opportunity to connect and work with the students and faculty at Butler!

The Community Health Network psychiatric pharmacy residency started in 2010 and is designed to provide a well-rounded and diverse experience in which the resident is exposed to a variety of settings and training modalities so that upon completion of this residency the candidate can function with the knowledge, confidence, and competence a leader is expected to show in this specialty area. Residents in this program are called upon to resolve real-life challenges and issues in a supportive and nurturing environment while working with an integrated healthcare team consisting of psychiatrists, social workers, case managers, nursing and pharmacy, as well as psychiatry residents and medical students.

The behavioral care pavilion at Community Hospital North consists of nine units and is approximately 120 beds, allowing the resident to gain experience in multiple and diverse areas of behavioral care. Clinical rotation opportunities may include (and are not limited to): general adult inpatient psychiatry with the psychiatry residency service team, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, integrated recovery/addiction medicine, consult/liaison psychiatry team, and outpatient psychiatry

The Community Health Network psychiatric pharmacy PGY2 residency includes opportunities at Butler such as (and not limited to) the following,  leading case conference for the therapeutics course, delivering one or more large group lectures in the Therapeutics of Psychiatry elective in the spring semester, precepting and evaluating rotation students, participation in the academic leadership rotation, leading a monthly physician assistant psychopharmacology review, voluntary involvement with the BU student CPNP chapter, as well as exposure to many other opportunities on campus.

Laura Ruekert, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Community Health Network

Hayley Krushinski HeashotHayley Krushinski, Pharm D

Behavior Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Community

Hayley Krushinski received her PharmD from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2020. She recently completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Community Health Network and is now in the process of completing her PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency at Community Health Network/Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Hayley is originally from Federalsburg, MD and enjoys going to the beach, reading, and being on the boat with family and friends. Her professional areas of interest include mood disorders and severe mental illness.

Elizabeth Poole, PharmD, Behavior Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Community

Beth Poole is the current PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy resident at Community Health Network. She received her PharmD from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in 2019 and completed her PGY1 general pharmacy residency at Community Health Network.  Beth is originally from Batesburg, SC and loves traveling to new places, reading, and listening to crime podcasts.  Her professional areas of interest include mood disorders and pediatric psychiatry.  She is excited to work alongside Butler faculty and students this upcoming year in Case conference and the psychiatry elective.

Shannon James, PharmD, Behavior Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Community

  • Background: Hometown is Olathe, KS. PharmD graduate from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, KS. Completed PGY1 residency at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque, NM.
  • Favorite Movie: Amelie
  • Favorite Restaurant: Anywhere with high-quality sushi
  • Favorite TV Show: The Great British Baking Show
  • Something Interesting About You: I love to travel and have visited twelve countries.
  • Hobbies: Hiking, reading, traveling, and enjoying classic film
  • Psychiatric Interests: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD

The purpose of the PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residency at Ascension-St. Vincent Indianapolis and Butler University COPHS  is to build on the competencies achieved in a PGY-1 residency and develop clinical pharmacists who provide competent, safe, evidence‐based, cost effective and highly reliable pharmacotherapy to the internal medicine patient populations.  As a Butler University affiliated PGY2 program, didactic, small group and experiential teaching will be a part of the required experiences in addition to the multidisciplinary educational activities at Ascension- St. Vincent.  The core rotations include four months of Internal Medicine, Medical ICU, Infectious diseases, longitudinal Ambulatory Care and Administrative Academia. Upon completion of the PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program, the resident will be prepared to attain board certification and secure a hospital based internal medicine position and/or an academic position with a College of Pharmacy.

Ascension-St Vincent Indianapolis is a 500+ bed community teaching hospital that serves as a tertiary referral center for a large network of Ascension hospitals in Indiana.  The hospital has an active Medical Education Department supporting medical residents and fellows in Cardiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Podiatry, and Transitional/Preliminary Medicine. The pharmacy department provides postgraduate training programs for pharmacists and maintains affiliations with Butler, Manchester, and Purdue Universities.  The internal medicine service is composed of hospitalist-based and traditional teaching teams, and the PGY2 Internal Medicine resident will work directly with the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Transitional and Preliminary medical residents.  Ascension-St. Vincent Indianapolis is home to many subspecialties including cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology, and neurology and the internal medicine service serves as the primary admitting team for many of these patients.

Dr. Lindsay M. Saum, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Internal Medicine,
Ascension- St. Vincent Indianapolis

Kayla Effinger HeadshotKayla Effinger, PharmD

Internal Medicine Residency

Kayla Effinger is the current PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident at St. Vincent Indianapolis. Originally from Westfield, Indiana, she graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University in 2016 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University in 2020. Kayla completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Franciscan Health Indianapolis. Her current practice areas of interest include heart failure, anticoagulation, diabetes, and primary care. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time outdoors.