Preceptors/Preceptors in Training

Shally S. Singh, PharmD, CACP

Residency Program Director

Learning Experiences: Longitudinal Ambulatory Care, Ambulatory Clinic

PharmD: University of Connecticut

Email: Shally.Sinha@hhchealth.org

Shally received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 2010 and completed a PGY1 Residency at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ. After she completed her residency, she worked in the community setting as a Pharmacy Manager in Long Island, New York and in 2015 completed APhA Medication Therapy Management (MTM) certification. Shally started her career at William W. Backus Hospital in April 2016 and became a supervisor of the Backus Outpatient Clinic clinic. She received her Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider (CACP) from the NCBAP in May 2017. Shally is also a preceptor to pharmacy students from the University of Connecticut and the University of Saint Joseph’s.


Anastasia BilinskayaAlbert Z Czachor, PharmD, BCCP

Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist

Learning Experience: General Medicine

PharmD: University of Connecticut

BS: University of Connecticut

Email: Albert.Czachor@hhchealth.org

Albert Czachor received his initial bachelor of science as a double major in chemistry plus physiology and neurobiology with honors in 2008. After graduation, he worked as an analytical chemist in research and development at a fuel cell company. He wanted to have more of an impact on his community and help others so he went back to the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2016. He immediately started working as a pharmacist at Walmart and Backus. He has made teaching, coaching and mentoring students, residents and other healthcare providers a priority. Nominated a "HHC HeathCare Hero" in 2020, he works to connect pharmacy to intradisciplinary teams to optimize patient care and student/resident experiences. He continues to work as a part-time Walmart pharmacist. His interests include cardiology, critical care, infectious disease, transitions of care, and veterinary pharmacy.


Anastasia BilinskayaAnastasia Bilinskaya, PharmD, BCIDP

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist

Learning Experience: Infectious Disease

PharmD: University of Connecticut

Email: Anastasia.Bilinskaya@hhchealth.org

Anastasia received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and completed her post-graduate pharmacy practice residency and specialty training in infectious diseases at Hartford Hospital. She is now an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist for Hartford HealthCare and assists with antimicrobial stewardship at Hartford, Backus, Windham, and Charlotte Hungerford hospitals. Anastasia is actively involved in research and precepting students, PGY1 and PGY2 residents. Her research and clinical interests include the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, treatment of infections in immunocompromised hosts, treatment of infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms, and management of HIV/AIDS.


Andrew GentryAndrew Gentry, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacist 

Learning Experience: Critical Care

PharmD: University of Connecticut

Email: Andrew.Gentry@hhchealth.org

Andrew Gentry received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2016 and is a Board Certified Infectious Disease Pharmacist. He went on to complete his ASHP accredited PGY1 residency at John Dempsey Hospital at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington Connecticut. Upon completion of residency, he accepted his current position as a clinical pharmacist at William W. Backus Hospital where he serves as a preceptor for the critical care rotation.


Colleen TeevanColleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM

Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager

Learning Experience: Pharmacy System Support Office (SSO) Clinical Leadership Management

PharmD: University of Connecticut

Email: Colleen.Teevan@hhchealth.org

Colleen earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2010. She went on to complete her PGY1 Residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Indiana and a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Midwestern University in Chicago. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care pharmacy.

Prior to becoming Pharmacy Clinical Program Manager for Hartford HealthCare, Colleen was an ICU pharmacist within Hartford HealthCare and started the PGY1 residency program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. In addition to overseeing clinical programs for the healthcare system, Colleen works closely with pharmacy students, residents and preceptors. She precepts experiential rotations and delivers didactic lectures in several pharmacotherapy courses. In addition to her clinical interests in critical care, she is passionate about preceptor development and well-being within pharmacy.

In addition to her clinical and educational responsibilities, Colleen serves on the Board of the Connecticut Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and is actively involved in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and ASHP. She was awarded the UConn IPPE Preceptor of the Year Award in 2014 and the Connecticut Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award in 2017. In 2021, she was recognized as an AACP Master Preceptor and a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.


Emma SaundersEmma Saunders, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist 

Learning Experience: Oncology

BS: University of Connecticut

PharmD: University of Connecticut

Email: Emma.Saunders@hhchealth.org

Emma received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Connecticut. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the William W. Backus Hospital. Upon completion of residency, she accepted her current position as a clinical pharmacist at Backus hospital.


Nicholas PereiraNicholas Pereira, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist 

Learning Experience: Longitudinal Operations & Staffing

PharmD: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Email: Nicholas.Pereira@hhchealth.org

Nick Pereira received his Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael which is now one of the Yale-New Haven Hospital campuses. Upon completion of residency, he accepted his current position as a clinical pharmacist at Backus hospital.


Teresa SeoTeresa Seo, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Pharmacy Operations Manager

Learning Experiences: Longitudinal Operations & Staffing, and Teaching & Learning

BS: University of Toledo

PharmD: Ohio State University

MBA: Western New England University

Email: Teresa.Seo@hhchealth.org

Teresa Seo earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She completed an ASHP-accredited specialty residency in Adult Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. She completed a Master of Business Administration degree, Leadership Concentration, through Western New England University in Springfield, MA. Teresa is a member of CSHP, ASHP, and ACCP. She has served as both chair and vice-chair for the ASHP Section Advisory Group on Clinical Leadership. During her professional career, Teresa has worked in various roles, with prior experience as a clinical pharmacy specialist, residency program coordinator and director, clinical manager, and operations manager. She has served as an adjunct professor and pharmacy student preceptor for various schools of pharmacy.


Victoria LambertVictoria Lambert, PharmD, BCGP

Medication Management Pharmacist

Learning Experience: Medication Management

BS: University of Connecticut

PharmD: University of Connecticut

Email: Victoria.Lambert@hhchealth.org

Victoria Lambert received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Connecticut in 2000 and 2002, respectively. She served as clinical coordinator of the Anticoagulation Clinic at the William W. Backus Hospital where she precepted numerous APPE pharmacy students. Currently, she is the Medication Management Pharmacist at Backus Hospital and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut. She also oversees the medication history technician program and participates in multiple committees including East Region Medication Reconciliation Task Force and the System Anticoagulation Committee.

Pharmacy Residency Contact Information

Shally S. Singh, PharmD, CACP
Residency Program Director
Department of Pharmacy Services
Backus Hospital
326 Washington St.
Norwich, CT 06360
Shally.Sinha@hhchealth.org