Rx for Climate Leadership Team
Our co-founders, leaders, and members represent climate-concerned pharmacists from around the world. See below to learn more about our leadership team!
Tina Brock, BSPharm, MS, EdD
Tina Brock is an educational activist and Associate Dean for Education in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Hayley Blackburn, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM
Hayley Blackburn is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and is passionate about her roles in interprofessional education and experiential learning in global and planetary health.
Alice Gahbauer, PharmD, BCACP
Alice Gahbauer is an ambulatory care pharmacist and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Charleston.
Ashley Lam, PharmD
Ashley Lam is a founding student representative for the Rx for Climate leadership team and served as regional lead for the United States branch of the Planetary Health Report Card Pharmacy Pilot in 2022. She is currently a PGY1 resident at Beckley Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD, MAEd
Katherine Gruenberg is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy and practices as an Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at UCSF Medical Center.
Michelle Fravel, PharmD, BCPS
Michelle Fravel is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in ambulatory care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is interested in the advancement of climate health education within pharmacy curricula.
Ladan Karim-Nejad, PharmD Candidate 2023
As co-founder of Sustainable Pharmacy Project, Ladan is passionate about bringing environmental consciousness to all aspects of pharmacy and encourage positive action that reduces waste without sacrificing patient health outcomes. She looks forward to pursuing a career in regulatory affairs and continuing to work in the climate and health space as a professional.
Catherine Forrester, BPharm, GradCertEnv
Catherine is a Lecturer (Practice) at Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a current hospital pharmacist, with experience in clinical, medication safety, and pharmacy management roles. She is interested in planetary health and how its principles can be applied to improve human health and reduce inequities.
Esa Chen, BPharm(Hons), PhD
Esa Chen is a community pharmacist and a research fellow at Monash University with an interest in health services and primary care. Esa is particularly interested in the intersections between climate, society, and health.
Minna Eii, MRPharmS, PgDip Clinical Pharmacy
Minna Eii is Minna is an Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner in North East England. She is currently completing her Masters in Environment & Human Health with University of Exeter. She co-founded Pharmacy Declares, an environmentally conscious pharmacy group in the UK
Tracy Lyons, BSc (Hons) Pharm, MSc Infection Management
Tracy Lyons is an English Medicines Optimisation pharmacist at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust. She is passionate about raising awareness of planetary health and sustainability among healthcare providers.
Shellyza Sajwani is the national co-chair of the new Canadian Association of Pharmacy for the Environment , and also works with the International Federation of Pharmacists on their environmental sustainability initiative. She is also the Chair of the Ottawa Hospital Pharmacy Environmental Committee , and has experience working as the previous co-president of Pharmacists Without Borders Canada, and as a current oncology pharmacist at the Ottawa Hospital.