Olalekan “Lekan” Ajayi, PharmD, MBA, is an oncology pharmacist and director of Lean and Practice Transformation at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. In this role, Dr. Ajayi oversees the deployment of strategic initiatives into operational goals for all organizational service lines, including oncology. Dr. Ajayi currently serves on the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Board of Trustees as the secretary.
Dr. Ajayi is passionate about leadership development and building high-performance teams through the application of operational excellence principles. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.
In addition, Melody provides guidance on pharmacy clean-room design, ensuring that the pharmacy is in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Melody currently serves as pharmacist liaison to the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) Board of Directors.
Danielle Duy has 30 years of pharmacy experience. She worked more than two decades as a Pharmacy Technician in retail and long-term care pharmacies. Currently, Ms. Duy holds the position of Pharmacy Access Specialist at SSM Health Cancer Care. As a Pharmacy Access Specialist at SSM, Ms. Duy helps patients navigate financial barriers to acquire medications. Her special interests include improving workflows, patient experience, and customer service. She is active in the Association of Community Cancer Centers Financial Advocacy Network.
Jorge J. García, PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA, FACHE, serves as an assistant vice president at Baptist Health South Florida with responsibility for system-wide oncology pharmacy services primarily at the Miami Cancer Institute, the Lynn Cancer Institute, and inpatient oncology pharmacy services at several acute hospitals.
Dr. García has pioneered pharmacy charge integrity and revenue management in the health-system setting and is a thought leader and national speaker in this area, as well as in the areas of alternative payment models, biosimilars, and value-based oncology care. Dr. García leads advocacy efforts at the national level to promote evaluation of safe and effective use of biosimilars, along with stakeholder engagement to support a more just and sustainable biosimilar pharmacoeconomics model.
Dr. García obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy and MBA from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. He then transitioned to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to pursue an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 & PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency and a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration. He also completed an MHA from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. García is a board member at the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO), a recipient of the FLASCO 2018 Above and Beyond Award, and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Hajjar serves as the program director for the Jefferson College of Pharmacy Population Health Pharmacy program. She also provides clinical services to the Jefferson Family and Community Medicine Senior Center Practice and the Kimmel Cancer Center Senior Adult Oncology and Outpatient Supportive Care clinics. Dr. Hajjar has published a variety of peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters on polypharmacy in elderly patients and geriatric pharmacotherapy issues. She is a past recipient of the Jefferson College of Pharmacy AACP Teacher of the Year Award, Dean’s Faculty Achievement Award, and the Thomas Jefferson University Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Hajjar earned her PharmD at Duquesne University and then completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. She went on to complete a geriatric pharmacy specialty residency at the Minneapolis Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, followed by a geriatric pharmacotherapy-epidemiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.
Kirollos Hanna, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, is assistant professor of pharmacy at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and primarily practices hematology/oncology pharmacy at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Hanna is a nationally recognized expert in genitourinary cancers, multiple myeloma, and chronic leukemias. His research interests focus on outcome measures for patients with rare diseases. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed manuscripts in various journals including Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, and Journal of Hematology Oncology Pharmacy. He is a member of the 2018 inaugural 40 Under 40 Rising Stars and Emerging Leaders in Cancer class. He is also an active member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
On a national level, Dr. Hanna serves on the executive council for the National Oncology Community Dispensing Association (NCODA) and as president for the Southern Affiliate Chapter of the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP). He is an active member and has been an invited speaker for NCODA, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, MSHP, among others and has been featured on The Video Journal of Oncology and Specialty Pharmacy Times.
Dr. Hanna received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Florida A&M University, completed his general residency at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and his oncology residency at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, Idaho.
Sandeep Parsad, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, is the assistant director of pharmacy at the University of Chicago Medicine. She is the director of the PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency program, co-chair of the Oncology Drug Safety Committee, and oversees hematology/oncology and investigational drug services.
Dr. Parsad has a strong interest in stem cell transplantation, hematologic malignancies, value-based payment models, and oncology quality initiatives.