Program Faculty Members

Leadership

Sandra Richardson Sandra Richardson, PharmD, CCP
Judi Estok Judi Estok, RPH
Sheetal Patel Sheetal Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Seema Gandhi Seema Gandhi, PharmD
Ze Jiang Ze Jiang, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacists

Abha Pandya Abha Pandya, PharmD, BCPS
Adam Pennoyer Adam Pennoyer, PharmD
Barbara Greenberg-Schwartz Barbara Greenberg-Schwartz, RPh, CCHP
Leena Kansagra Leena Kansagra, PharmD, BCPS
Kayla Torppey Kayla Torppey, PharmD, BCPS
Pamela Giordano Pamela Giordano, PharmD, BCPS
Rouel Guiang Rouel Guiang, RPh
Rouel Guiang Soonali Maniar, PharmD, BCPS
  • Leadership

Sandra Richardson, PharmD, CCP
Director of Pharmacy Services

Sandra Richardson graduated from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1994. She worked as a Consultant Pharmacist and Clinical Project Manager in Long Term Care for 10 years during which time she went back to school and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. In 2006, Sandra began to work as a staff pharmacist at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (Kimball Medical Center) and was later promoted to Assistant Director/Clinical Coordinator in 2007 before becoming the Director of Pharmacy Services in 2011. In October 2014 Sandra assumed the role of Director of Pharmacy Services at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.


Judi Estok, RPH
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations

Judith Estok graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University with a BSPharm in 1976. She has worked in various staff and administrative positions after joining Barnabas Health in 2001. Judi worked as operations supervisor for several years at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center prior to her current position as the Assistant Director in 2012.


Sheetal Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator
Residency Program Director

Sheetal Patel received her PharmD from University of the Pacific; Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 residency at VA Palo Alto Medical Center in California. She held a position as Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with the Univ. of the Pacific Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy for 3 years after which time she went on to take a clinical pharmacist position at the VA Palo Alto in 2003. During that time, she specialized in several areas such as Ambulatory Care, Internal Medicine, Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury, Geriatrics, and Acute Psychiatry. She joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2010 as the Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Emergency Services and was promoted to Clinical Coordinator in 2012. The NBIMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program successfully gained a full 6 year accreditation by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists in March 2016.


Seema Gandhi, PharmD
Operations Supervisor

Seema Gandhi graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2008. She worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for over 7 years as a staff clinical pharmacist in areas of neonatal intensive care, outpatient cancer center, renal transplant team, and much more. She joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in October of 2016 as the pharmacy supervisor.


Ze Jiang, PharmD
Sterile products supervisor

Ze Jiang graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in 2013. Upon graduating, he enrolled in the MBA program at the Fox School of Business and anticipates graduating in 2017. Ze has worked as a staff pharmacist in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and PromptCare Home Infusion. In May 2016, he assumed the role of Sterile Products Supervisor at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

  • Clinical Pharmacists

Abha Pandya, PharmD, BCPS
Staff Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Services

Abha graduated from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2014. She completed a PGY-1 Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, with a sub-specialty of Emergency Medicine. During this time, she helped precept LIU students on their Emergency Medicine and Ambulatory Care rotations and she also obtained a Teaching Certificate with the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Long Island University. She joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in February 2016 as the Emergency Department pharmacist.


Adam Pennoyer, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
Clinical Assistant Professor FDU

Adam Pennoyer earned his PharmD from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2014. Following graduation, he pursued a clinical career path and subsequently underwent his PGY1 residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The following year he completed his PGY2 critical care specialty residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. In 2016, he joined the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy in Madison, New Jersey as a Clinical Assistant Professor, and serves as the cardiothoracic intensive care clinical pharmacy specialist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.


Barbara Greenberg-Schwartz, RPh, CCHP
Clinical Pharmacist, Transitional Care

Barbara graduated from the Long Island University College of Pharmacy in 1979. She was residency trained at Montifore Medical Center, NYC where she was one of the first residents to participate in the ASHP Hospital Pharmacy Matching Program, specializing in clinical and hospital pharmacy management. She then went on to pursue a career in clinical pharmacy practicing in many teaching hospitals throughout NY and NJ area. In 2008, she joined Monmouth Medical Center- Southern Campus as a Clinical Pharmacist, specializing in anticoagulation management and cardiology. In May 2015, Barbara joined Newark Beth Israel as a Clinical Pharmacist, specializing in Transitions of Care. As of member of the Care Transitions team, Barbara and her team members work with patients who are at high risk of readmission to NBIMC to educate them about their medications, disease management and life style changes to help prevent re admissions. Patients are also seem by Barbara post-discharge at the Transitions of Care Clinic where she educates them one to one to ensure continuity of care.


Leena Kansagra, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care

Leena graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in 2009. She completed a PGY-1 Residency at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE with a primary focus in critical care medicine. Then she went on to pursue a PGY-2 residency in critical care Medicine through The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy with her clinical practice site at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. During that time, Leena also obtained her teaching certificate and was an instructor of clinical pharmacy teaching clinical case studies, clinical laboratory, and lectures in the critical care elective and Pharmacy & Therapeutics class. In 2011, she became the critical care pharmacy specialist rounding in the medical and cardiothoracic unit at Crozer Chester Medical Center in the Chester, PA. Leena made the move to North Jersey in 2013 and took the position of clinical pharmacist of emergency services at NBIMC.


Kayla Torppey, PharmD, BCPS
Internal Medicine, Transitions of Care

Kayla received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in 2014. Post-graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Following her clinical training, she stayed on at NBIMC as the Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and has become an asset to our program.


Pamela Giordano, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
Clinical Assistant Professor FDU

Pamela Giordano obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in May 2011. Post-graduation she went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. She continued her clinical training by completing an infectious diseases specialty pharmacy residency at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida. She joined Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Pharmacy and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center a faculty preceptor for internal medicine with an infectious disease focus in August 2013.


Rouel Guiang, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Solid Organ Transplant

Rouel Guiang graduated from the University of the Philippines Manila with a BSPharm in 1997. He worked in the medical industry for a year before continuing his education to receive his MD from the Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in 2003. He joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2006 as a staff pharmacist and became the clinical specialist for the Heart, Lung, and Kidney and Pancreas Transplant programs in 2008.


Soonali Maniar, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Lung Transplant

Soonali received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in 2008. Post-graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Following her clinical training, she worked as a clinical pharmacist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and as a community pharmacist at a local independent pharmacy. She joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as a staff pharmacist in 2016, and later became a clinical specialist for the lung transplant program.