About Us

During 2012, The Anticoagulation Forum Board of Directors met to formulate and structure a new resource for its members. It was determined that an online resource that could measure and depict excellence for anticoagulation care was needed, and development of the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence (ACE) began.

Launched in December 2012, the website, resource library and assessment have been continually updated including ongoing review of tools, the addition of inpatient practices to the assessment and new features that enhance visibility for our ACE recognized practices.

More than 100 practices have received recognition since inception of the program and the resource library has grown significantly. The success of this program is due in large part to our multidisciplinary team of colleagues from around the country who continue to be the thought leaders for ACE. We applaud this talented team and thank them for their vision, tenacity and insight.

Committee Chair:                             
Daniel M. Witt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CACP
Vice Chair Department of Pharmacotherapy,
Asst Dean of Clinical Affairs U of Utah College of Pharmacy
Salt Lake City, UT

Committee Members
Arthur Allen, PharmD, CACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist; Anticoagulation & Thrombosis Service Manager
VA Salt Lake City Heath Care System, UT

Bishoy Ragheb, Pharm.D., BCACP,CACP,CDE
Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
VA, Murfreesboro, TN

Allison Burnett, PharmD, PhC
Inpatient Anticoagulation Pharmacist
University of New Mexico Hospital
Albuquerque, NM

Linda Kelly, PharmD, PhC
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Albuquerque, NM
Olivia Rapacchietta, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist; Kaiser Permanente Clinical Pharmacy Anticoagulation and Anemia Service (CPAAS)
Denver, CO

Pam Burgwinkle, NP, CACP
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Umass Memorial Anticoagulation Clinic
Worcester, MA

Maureen Howard, ANP, FNP, BC, CACP
Former SIUH Anticoagulation Administrative Director
Staten Island, NY 

Susan O'Neill MS, FNP-BC, CACP
Staten Island University Hospital Anticoagulation Service
Staten Island, NY


Subcommittee Members

Service Operational Performance
Julie Kim Atay, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, CACP
Karen R. Baker, RN, BSN
Erin Robinson, Pharm.D.
Michael Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP
Reagan Wilson, Pharm.D., CACP

Patient and Family Education
Maureen Howard, ANP, FNP, BC, CACP
Elizabeth Pogge, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASCP
Nancy L. Shapiro, Pharm.D.,FCCP, BCPS
Lisa Vaughn, RN, CACP


Drug Therapy Management
Arthur Allen, Pharm.D., CACP
Alexandra Grubbs, Pharm.D.
Linda Horton, Pharm.D. CACP
Summer Peregrin, Pharm.D.
Adam Rose, MD MSc FACP

Transition and Coordination of Care
Susan Conway, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP, FASHP
Anne Rose, Pharm.D.
Jennifer Taylor, Pharm.D., CACP
Sara R. Vazquez, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP,


Disease State Management
Allison Burnett, Pharm.D., Ph.C.
Agnes Chou, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP
Thomas Deloughery, MD
Candice Garwood, Pharm.D., BCPS
Natasha M. S. Jackson, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Sara Pascoe, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CACP