Medication Dispensing Strategies


Public Health - Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center extends special thanks to the following contributing authors:

  • Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D. Director of Pharmacy Practice Development, Washington State Pharmacy Association

    Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D. is a pharmacist in Washington State. In addition to her role at the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), she is the clinical services manager at Kelley-Ross Pharmacy, a group of independent pharmacies in Seattle, Washington. She has written and practiced under many collaborative drug therapy agreements, including immunizations, antiviral medication for pandemic influenza, travel medications, and formulary interchange protocols. Jenny instructs the immunization certificate course for the WSPA. She completed her Pharm.D. at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, and her pharmacy practice residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She is clinical affiliate faculty at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. 


  • Michael Loehr Preparedness Director, Public Health – Seattle & King County

    Michael Loehr has served as the Director of Preparedness for Public Health – Seattle & King County since 2002. His responsibilities as the Public Health Preparedness Director in Seattle – King County include establishing and maintaining partnerships with hospitals, first responders, community based organizations, businesses, neighboring jurisdictions and emergency managers; developing and managing a regional disaster command structure for the health and medical system in King County; and, serving as Incident Commander for the regional health and medical response. Prior to joining Public Health, he served as the Operations Chief for the King County Office of Emergency Management. Before coming to Washington, he served for six years as the Response Section Administrator with the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Mr. Loehr has over 15 years experience in disaster preparedness and response. He has managed local and state emergency operations centers, and has provided training and technical assistance on disaster response at the national and international levels. Mr. Loehr is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a Masters Degree in Regional Planning. 


  • Dana Meranus, MPH Research Assistant, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

    Based at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Dana serves as project manager for both the Vaccine Safety Communications project and the Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreement Toolkit. Previously, Dana worked at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a research scientist for the Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Program in the Bureau of Communicable Diseases. Her responsibilities included pediatric disaster planning, mass fatality management, GIS mapping, and hospital emergency preparedness. Dana earned her BA in comparative literature from Washington University in St. Louis and has a MPH in epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Washington. 


  • Janice Rahman Program Manager, Public Health – Seattle & King County

    Janice Rahman is the Clinical and Pharmacy Operations Program Manager for the Preparedness Section within Public Health- Seattle & King County.  During the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, she served as the primary contact for community pharmacies and coordinated efforts to push vaccine to the public through a network of over 50 pharmacies.  She continues to grow this partnership with community pharmacies and is developing plans to incorporate their capabilities into PHSKC mass prophylaxis strategies for all emergency events.  Prior to working at Public Health, she was a Business Project Manager for Wyndham facilitating the development of new payment processing systems throughout the U.S. and Australia. 


  • Andy Stergachis, Ph.D., R.Ph. Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy and Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington

    Andy earned his pharmacy degree from Washington State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. Andy is Co-Director of the University of Washington’s Graduate Certificate Program in Emergency Preparedness and Response and previously has chaired the University’s Department of Pharmacy, Department of Pathobiology and has served as Associate Dean of the School of Public Health. Andy has served as a Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator for Region 6, King County, Washington and is presently pharmacy advisor to Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC) Preparedness Section. Based in the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, he teaches and provides technical assistance on emergency preparedness, including mass dispensing, and participates in trainings and exercises pertaining to public health preparedness and response. In 1999, American Druggist selected him as one of the most influential pharmacists in the U.S.  He was awarded the American Pharmaceutical Association Foundation 2002 Pinnacle Award.  In 2004, the U.S. sent him to Athens, Greece, to participate in a workshop on public health preparations for Athens Olympic Games and he assisted in preparing the book, “Mass Gatherings and Public Health:  The Experience of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.”  In 2009, he received the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from the Washington State Pharmacy Association, in part, for his efforts linking the public health and the pharmacy communities in response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak.  His international responsibilities include service as a member of the Virtual Advisory Group to Global Alert and Response for the World Health Organization.  Locally, he serves as a member of the Public Health Reserve Corps.


  • Dean Webb Chief of Pharmacy, Program Manager, Public Health – Seattle & King County

    Dean has served as the Chief of Pharmacy for the Public Health Department for ten years. As such, he is responsible for the clinical oversight of the pharmacy operations within the Public Health Department as well as providing input to King County on pharmacy related issues.  Prior to assuming his current role he was the pharmacy director for Sunscript Pharmacy, a long-term care pharmacy, in Seattle. Dean graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS in biology. He received a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Texas and subsequently obtained a M.S. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Texas. He is also an Affiliated Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.

Public Health - Seattle & King County APC extends special thanks to the following individuals and their contributions:

  • Jeff Boudreau, Project Manager, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Carina Elsenboss, M.S., Program Manager, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Charissa Fotinos, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Services, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Tim Fuller, MS, RPH, FASHP, Pharmacist Consultant, Washington State Board of Pharmacy, Washington State Department of Health
  • Bryan Heartsfield, Field Operations Manger, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Jeff Rochon, PharmD, Chief Executive Officer, Washington State Pharmacy Association

Special Thanks to the Public Health - Seattle & King County Pharmacy Advisory Committee:



A&H Pharmacy

Robyn Agnew

Bartell Drugs

Carol Carnahan
Wade Schutze
Rachel Allen

Bellegrove Pharmacy

Kathleen Porter

Bob Johnson’s Pharmacy

Mike Donahue


Michael Mastromonica

Fred Meyer

Jennifer Davis
Stephanie Le

Highland Pharmacy

Pup-shin Park

Katterman’s Sandpoint Pharmacy

Beverly Schaefer

Kelley Ross

Jenny Arnold

Lafferty Pharmacy

Mike Lafferty

Maple Leaf Pharmacy

Bill McNary

Northwest Prescriptions & Medical

Ryan Burfeind

Ostrom’s Drug and Gift

Bill Briggs

QFC Stores

Chuck Paulsen
Tim Evans
Marci Reynolds


Michelle Tenerelli
Katya Kanevski


Holly Henry


Lee Worthy
David Williams

Sandpoint Clinic Pharmacy

Donna Dockter
Gina Carpinito

Sav-on/Supervalu stores

Jeff Bregar
Matt Wright

Top Food & Drug

Andrew Charter
Mark Rock


Denise Myers
Thanh Nguyen
Sepi Soleimanpour

Woodinville Medical Center Pharmacy

Rachelle Cardoza

The Advanced Practice Centers Program is coordinated and managed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and receives its funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under Award Number 1H75TP000309-01.  The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.