About the Program

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center's Clinical Pharmacy strives to provide excellent service to patients, physicians, nursing staff, and others by providing comprehensive, progressive, patient-focused pharmacy services. Our clinical pharmacy works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care for all patients served by the facility by promoting evidence-based, fail-safe medication use.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center welcomes residents and students to our hospital for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience. Our pharmacy staff is dedicated to educating future pharmacists through our affiliations with nine pharmacy schools and our residency program.

Learn more about what we offer in our pharmacy residency program

Student precepting, formal presentations, and research projects allow comprehensive training with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine. Students who do their rotations here come back for residency and employment.

Our pharmacists and technicians practice within a decentralized model. They are assigned to our inpatient care areas, the Emergency Department, Critical Care, and our Maine Rehabilitation Center. Our practice model includes clinical pharmacist generalists and six clinical pharmacist specialists.

In addition, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center provides remote order verification and clinical services to other hospitals in our region.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Centeris a leader in the adoption of technology to advance patient safety. This includes computer provider order entry; barcode medication administration technology; automated storage and retrieval system; barcode enabled automated dispensing machines; smart pumps; USP 797 compliant sterile compounding service; and an extensive electronic medical record system with integrated clinical decision support.

As a pharmacist at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center you will make a difference in patients' lives every day. Our pharmacists serve in the following areas:
  • Critical Care

  • Pediatrics/PICU

  • Internal Medicine

  • Trauma

  • General Surgery

  • Cardiology

  • Women and Infants/NICU

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Oncology

  • Anemia Management

  • Transitional Care

  • Palliative Care

  • Emergency Department

  • Orthopedics/Neurology

  • Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Medication Safety

  • Medication Reconciliation

  • Longitudinal Rotations

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Our pharmacists are preceptors for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students.

James Cattin - Director of Pharmacy and PGY2 Residency directorJames Cattin

Director of Pharmacy and PGY2 Residency director

Credentials: BS Pharmacy, MS Pharmacy Administration
Education: Purdue University
Year Joined EMMC: 2005
Practice Area: Administration
Rotations Offered: Administration


Marybeth Boudreau - Residency Director & Clinical Pharmacist SpecialistMarybeth Boudreau

PGY1 Residency Director/Critical Care Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; PGY2 - Critical Care Allegheny Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Year Joined EMMC: 2002
Practice Area: Critcal Care
Rotations Offered: Critcal Care, Surgical/Trauma Critical Care Elective


Tom Moniz - Operations Manager

Tom Moniz

Operations Manager

Credentials: PharmD, MHA
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Harvard School of Public Health, Ohio University
Postgraduate Training: Patient Safety and Informatics Residency, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Year Joined EMMC: 2017
Practice Area: Operations, Informatics
Rotations Offered: Pharmacy Operations


Megan Derba - Clinical Pharamcist GeneralistMegan Derba

Clinical Pharmacist Generalist

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Creighton University
Year Joined EMMC: 2016
Practice Area: Inpatient Adult Oncology, Respiratory, Neurology
Rotations Offered: Adult Oncology



Alla Fabrikant - Psychiatric Clinical SpecialistAlla Fabrikant

Psychiatric Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Duquesne University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 and PGY2 Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Year Joined Acadia: 2014
Practice Area: Acute Inpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry
Rotations Offered: Psychiatric Pharmacy Elective


Michela Fiori - Assistant Clinical Professor, UNE Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist, EMMCMichela Fiori

Assistant Clinical Professor, UNE

Ambulatory Care Clnical Specialist, EMMC

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Husson University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Penobscot Community Health Care, Bangor, Maine
Year Joined EMMC: 2017
Practice Area: Ambulatory Care/Clinical Pharmacy and Academia
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care Elective


Riley Lizotte - Clinical Pharmacist GeneralistRiley Lizotte

Clinical Pharmacist Generalist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS
Education: Husson University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, South Dakota
Year Joined EMMC: 2015
Practice Area: Critical Care
Rotations Offered: Service


Alyssa Marston - Clinical Pharmacist GeneralistAlyssa Marston

Clinical Pharmacist Generalist

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Year Joined EMMC: 2012
Practice Area: General
Rotations Offered: Service


Lynn Thornton - Clinical Pharmacist SpecialistLynn Thornton

Medication Safety and Security Clinical Specialist

Credentials: PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, CPPS
Education: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Universty of Rhode Island
Year Joined EMMC: 2006
Practice Area: Medication Safety, Diversion Prevention, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care
Rotations Offered: Medication Safety


Emily Tilton - Clinical Pharmacist GeneralistEmily Tilton

Clinical Pharmacist Generalist

Credentials: PharmD
Education: Northeastern University
Postgraduate Training: PGY1 - Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida
Year Joined EMMC: 2014
Practice Area: Pediatrics, pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care
Rotations Offered: Pediatrics Core, NICU/PICU Elective

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Meghan FrankMeghan Frank

Meghan is originally from Easton, Maine. She graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Husson University in Bangor. While pursuing her degree, Meghan was an active member of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma – Pharmacy Leadership Society, and Phi Delta Chi – Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. Throughout her schooling, she was also an intern at The Aroostook Medical Center and tutored undergraduate science and math courses at Husson.  Meghan’s interests include infectious disease, medication safety, and academia.  In her free time, Meghan enjoys reading, cooking, disc golfing, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.

Maggie SmithMaggie Smith

Maggie is originally from Millbury, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in Kingston. Throughout school she worked at the University of Rhode Island’s Health Services, as well as Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Maggie’s clinical interests include pediatrics, oncology and medication safety. Maggie enjoys traveling, yoga, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.  

​Gina IanniGina Ianni

Gina is originally from Merrimack, New Hampshire. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. While completing her degree she was an intern at PillPack Pharmacy. Gina’s clinical interests include critical care, anticoagulation, and toxicology. In her free time, Gina enjoys being active and spending time outside.

Nishi PatelNishi Patel

Nishi is originally from Wallingford, Connecticut. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in Storrs. As a student, she was an intern at VA Connecticut and participated in several organizations including APhA and Connecticut Pharmacist's Association. Nishi's clinical interests include ambulatory care and cardiology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Pharmacy staff is dedicated to educating future pharmacists through our affiliations with nine pharmacy schools. Students from the following pharmacy schools do their clinical rotations at Eastern Maine Medical Center:

  • Albany College of Pharmacy

  • Creighton University

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (Boston, Worcester, Manchester)

  • Northeastern University

  • Ohio Northern University

  • Husson University

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of Rhode Island

  • University of New England

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