Current Residency Preceptors

Bobbi Hilker, Pharm.D., CACP

Bobbi Hilker, Pharm.D., CACP, BCPS

Dr. Bobbi Hilker is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager, PGY1 Residency Program Director, Anticoagulation Pharmacy Specialist for Meritus Medical Center, and Clinical Professor at Frostburg State University for the Physician Assistant Program. She also serves as the Site Coordinator for pharmacy students. She received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. After moving back to Maryland, she went on to earn her doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Maryland. Dr. Hilker is a certified anticoagulation provider and has achieved board certification in pharmacotherapy. She is the preceptor for the administration rotation. Her areas of interest include Anticoagulation and she enjoys teaching students and residents.

Michael R. Staley, Pharm.D.Michael Staley, PharmD

Dr. Michael Staley is the Regional Director of Pharmacy Services for Trivergent Health Alliance with dedicated oversight of Meritus Medical Center. He has served in a leadership and administrative role at Meritus/Trivergent for more than 5 years. He has served in multiple roles during his time from staff/clinical pharmacist to operations manager to director of pharmacy roles at both Meritus Medical Center and Frederick Memorial Hospital. Dr. Staley has also taken on expanded pharmacy educational roles such as preceptorship of pharmacy students and residents. He has also fulfilled didactic educational roles as an adjunct professor at Towson University for Bachelor of Nursing students and Frostburg University for Physician Assistant students. Dr. Staley remains committed to the expansion of pharmacy services to ensure the optimal care of patients while reducing the total cost of care.

Katelyn Andrews, Pharm.D.Katelyn Andrews, PharmD

Dr. Katelyn Andrews is the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist for Meritus Medical Center. She is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Andrews completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Meritus Medical Center. She also completed a Teaching Certificate Program at Shenandoah University and holds certificates in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Dr. Andrews was the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Meritus Medical Center for four years prior to moving to critical care. Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, critical care, and toxicology. Dr. Andrews is the preceptor for the critical care and infectious disease rotations.

Jeanette Dean, BS, Pharm.D., MHMS

Jeanette Dean, BS, Pharm.D., MHMS

Dr. Jeanette Dean is the Medication Safety Officer for Meritus Medical Center. She is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a doctorate in pharmacy. Jeanette recently completed the SIDP certification for Antibiotic Stewardship for Acute Care. She obtained a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management for Sustainability at Wilson College in 2017. During this program she earned a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt certification. She also obtained a certificate in Medication Therapy Management (MTM). Prior to joining Meritus Medical Center, Dr. Dean served in leadership roles over the last nine years as an operations manager and Director of Pharmacy. Her areas of interest include medication safety, antibiotic stewardship, lean methodologies, and medication therapy management.

Deirdre Jones, Pharm.D., BCNSPDeirdre Jones, PharmD

Dr. Deirdre Jones is a clinical staff pharmacist at Meritus Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. She then completed a PGY1 residency at the John Dempsy Hospital in Farmington, Conn. Afterwards, she completed her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Florida in Gainsville, Fla., and worked for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Jones is a board-certified nutrition support pharmacist. Her areas of subspecialty include nutrition support and pediatrics. Dr. Jones is the preceptor for pediatrics and nutritional support rotations.

Amber Oakes, Pharm.D.Amber Oakes, PharmD

Dr. Amber Oakes is a Clinical Pharmacist at Meritus Medical Center and one of the main Internal Medicine preceptors for the PGY1 residency. She played a large role in developing our Epic EHR program for pharmacy users, and is involved in various quality improvement projects. She did her undergraduate studies at Gannon University (Erie, PA), and completed her Pharm.D program through Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy (Pittsburgh, PA). Dr. Oakes then completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency as one of the first of two residents through the program affiliated with King's Daughters Medical Center (Ashland, KY) and Marshall University School of Pharmacy (Huntington, WV). Dr. Oakes loves teaching/precepting, and has experience teaching P4 Pharmacy students and nursing BSN students. Her areas of interest include transitions of care and internal med.

Alayna Peters, Pharm.D.Alayna Peters, PharmD

Dr. Alayna Peters completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Meritus and a Teaching Certificate Program at Shenandoah University in June 2019, and is now a clinical pharmacist. She is a graduate of Shenandoah University, where she received her doctorate of pharmacy degree. Dr. Peters plans to become a Board Certified Pharmacy Specialist in the next 2 years. Her professional areas of interest include critical care, anticoagulation, and academia. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching and playing sports, and reading.

Julie Shupp, RPh

Julie Shupp, RPh, BCOP

Julie Shupp is the oncology pharmacist at Meritus Health's John R. Marsh Cancer Center. Julie received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Prior to her current position, she worked at Meritus Medical Center in the inpatient pharmacy. She earned her BCOP in 2017. Mrs. Shupp is the preceptor for the chemotherapy rotation.