Collaborating to combat misuse and abuse of illicit and prescription drugs in Alabama: An interprofessional conference


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Haley Phillippe*, Pharm.D., BCPS
Haley M. Phillippe, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP), and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine with the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville Campus. Dr. Phillippe is a native of Alabama, having grown up in Scottsboro. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006 from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Phillippe completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. Upon completion of her residency in 2007, Dr. Phillippe joined the Auburn faculty where she focuses on outpatient family medicine. Her professional interests and research include drug addiction, anticoagulation, geriatric pharmacotherapy, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Dr. Phillippe has extensive experience with planning interprofessional education programs having chaired the HSOP professional education committee for post graduate education since 2012 and working at the national level by chairing and serving on educational committees for national organizations. Dr. Phillippe has served as speaker and program director for several community outreach programs.

Brent Fox*, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Brent Fox is an Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research and Policy in Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Fox’s teaching, research, and outreach programs focus on the use of health information technology (HIT). He has several, regular columns in national pharmacy publications and has delivered more than 300 presentations, posters, and papers on HIT. In a recent project, Brent collaborated with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Board of Pharmacy, Alabama District Attorneys Association, Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, and Health Information Design to develop and deliver an educational program focused on Alabama’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The educational program was delivered to a live audience and is also offered as a free webinar through the Alabama Department of Public Health. Through the program, attendees learn national and local perspectives on prescription drug abuse, including regulatory considerations and how to appropriately use the PDMP database to manage patients’ medications. Related, Dr. Fox recently published an article in ComputerTalk that explores the status of prescription drug monitoring programs.

Karen Marlowe*, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE
Karen F. Marlowe, Pharm D, BCPS,CPE is an Assistant Dean with the Harrison School of Pharmacy. After graduating from Auburn University, Dr Marlowe completed her pharmacy practice residency at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and served as a clinical pharmacist for cardiac intensive care and cardiopulmonary transplant units. She has been with Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and the University of South Alabama School of Medicine from 2000. She provides care for inpatient internal medicine patients, and maintains a patient advocacy practice and consult service for pain management. Her research interests revolve around the attitudes/perceptions of practitioners regarding chronic pain patients and how that impacts the care they receive. She has presented nationally on topics related to pain management and currently serves on a state task force to improve the access to palliative care in Alabama. For the last ten years, she has served as the Assistant Dean of the Mobile Satellite Campus for the Harrison School of Pharmacy as well as the Associate Department Head for the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She is also currently the James T and Anne Klein Davis Endowed Professor for the Harrison School of Pharmacy.

Amanda Fowler
Amanda Fowler serves as administrative manager for the Harrison School of Pharmacy's Office of Post Graduate Education. The AUHSOP Office of Post Graduate Education oversees the marketing, registration, and implementation of all continuing education programs for practitioner license requirements as well as the program standards and accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Amanda completed her Bachelor's degree from Auburn University in 2004 and a Masters in Health Promotion in 2006. Amanda’s previously held positions within The American Cancer Society, most recently as Area Director for the Southeast Alabama region.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill serves as an administrator in the school's Office of Post Graduate Education. Prior to coming to HSOP, she served as the assistant director of leadership development with the Alabama Association of School Boards. She has also held the positions of marketing and public relations manager for Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders of Alabama and was a consultant to the Air University Culture and Language Center.

* - Also serving as program speaker

Program Speakers

Nancy Bishop
Nancy Bishop, R.Ph., is the State Pharmacy Director for the Alabama Department of Public Health. Bishop oversees the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and has worked with state, county and municipal officials to address the prescription drug epidemic in Alabama. In addition to her service for the ADPH, Bishop has a history of community pharmacy practice. Bishop will discuss naloxone usage and provide public health perspectives on the misuse and abuse problem.

Sergeant Sean Malloy
Sean Malloy is currently a sergeant with the Prattville Police Department and supervisor over the Drug Enforcement Unit. He has been in law enforcement for 18 years, starting his career in 1998 with the Midland City Police Department. Malloy transferred to the Dothan Police Department in 1999 before coming to the Prattville Police Department in 2006. He has combined investigative experience of 13 years with seven years in general crimes and six years in narcotics, including numerous undercover operations, time as a DEA Task Force Officer (Montgomery Office) and investigator of numerous drug cases at the federal, state and local levels. Malloy is also currently certified as the departmental defensive tactics instructor (Israeli Combat Systems) and active SWAT team operator with more than 11 years experience combined.

Tim Martin, Pharm.D.
Tim Martin received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1978 and his Pharm.D. in 1982, both from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Since 1987 he has been the Director of Pharmacy at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Prior to joining DCH, he practiced at the Mobile Infirmary and the East Alabama Medical Center. At DCH, Tim serves on numerous committees and coordinates multiple department, hospital, and health system initiatives. He has published articles and presented seminars on numerous topics including drug therapy, medication safety, clinical management, performance improvement, disaster preparedness, and 340B. Dr. Martin recently completed his five-year appointment to the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, where he served as President for 2016.

Barry Matson
Barry Matson is Deputy Director of the Office of Prosecution Services as well as the Alabama District Attorneys Association. With more than 20 years of courtroom experience, Matson has prosecuted every manner of case utilizing every form of admissible forensic evidence. Barry has drafted a wide range of statutes and has taught prosecutors, law enforcement, judicial officials and forensic science professionals in nearly every aspect of the criminal justice system. Notably, Barry is Chairperson of the Alabama Drug Abuse Task Force which is comprised of state agencies, private business, law enforcement, education and health professionals, as well as private citizens. Its purpose is to assess addiction and drug crime in Alabama, find solutions and publicly report the findings to the State Legislature annually.

Commander Jason Murray
Born and raised in Calhoun County, Alabama, Jason Murray is currently the Commander of the Talladega County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force since 2004. He has been in law enforcement since 1992 and has worked exclusively in the field of Narcotics since 1996. Murray held the position of Supervisor of the Calhoun County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force from 1999 till 2004. He has participated in hundreds of narcotic cases on both state and federal level, as case agent and in the undercover capacity. He has extensive training in the field of narcotics investigations and was Clan Lab Certified in 2000. Murray has been certified as an expert witness in State and Federal Court, having worked more than 5,000 narcotics investigations.

Corporal Jay Penton
Corporal Jay Penton has served as an Alabama State Trooper for 19 years. He has wide-ranging on the road experience in impaired driving enforcement with drivers under the influence of not only alcohol but various types of prescription and illicit drugs. He is currently the State Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Coordinator as well as the State Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training Coordinator. He was trained as a DRE in Phoenix, Arizona in 2008, as a SFST/DWI Instructor in 2009 and became a DRE Instructor in 2010. His duties include monitoring the State SFST Program with regional police academies, coordination of all DRE related training and drug impairment training offered to multiple police agencies. He is also co-chair to the Alabama Impaired Driving Prevention Council. He has attended multiple courses in impairment recognition to include: “20/20-The Physiology of Eye Movements,” Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee; “Marijuana DUI Investigations-DRE Track,” Denver, Colorado; “Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety,” Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Deputy Commander Phil Sims
Deputy Commander Phil Sims is currently with the Etowah County Drug Task Force and an officer with the FBI North Alabama Safe Streets Task Force. He began his career with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office in 1993 as a deputy sheriff. He went to work for the Marshall County Drug Task Force in 1997 and then for the Etowah County Drug Task Force in 2005 when the task force was formed. During his time as a narcotics agent, Sims led and participated in hundreds of narcotic cases, ranging from street-level investigations to complex conspiracy and federal wire tape cases. In 2009, he was promoted to sergeant and supervised a narcotics unit whose primary focus is mid to upper level drug traffickers. Currently, as Deputy Commander, he manages a task force whose main focus is street-level investigation and major investigations involving the trafficking and distribution of narcotics. He has been called to testify in federal court as a case agent and expert witness on drug investigations.

Investigator Shane Turley
Shane Turley has been a police officer since 2006, beginning his career as a Huntsville Police Officer and was assigned to the Madison-Morgan County Drug Task Force (STAC) in 2010. He then left HPD and was hired as an Investigator with the Madison County District Attorney’s Office in 2015, where he continues his current assignment as a narcotics agent with the Madison-Morgan Co Drug Task Force.

This project is supported by the US DOJ and ADECA/LETS subgrant number 15-DJ-ST-005.

Five percent of the cost of this program is supported by CDC Grant No. 1NU17CE924865-01-00.

Last Updated: February 3, 2017