Preceptors/Preceptors in Training

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: 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.


Jamie KwokJamie Kwok, PharmD

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Learning Experiences: Leadership and Administration

PharmD: Northeastern University

BS: Northeastern University

Email: Jamie.Kwok@hhchealth.org

Jamie Kwok received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Northeastern University. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Upon completion of residency, she accepted her current position as an ambulatory care pharmacist specializing in anticoagulation and endocrinology at Backus Outpatient Care Clinic.


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.


Mark MikkelsonMark Mikkelson, BS Pharm, BCOP

Oncology Pharmacy Specialist

Learning Experience: Oncology

BS Pharm: University of Connecticut

Email: Mark.Mikkelson@hhchealth.org

Mark Mikkelson received his pharmacy degree from University of Connecticut in 1981 and in 2008 received his Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist. He has been at William W. Backus hospital since 1983 and is currently practicing in the inpatient and outpatient oncology areas at Backus Hospital and Plainfield Infusion Center. Mark has been recognized numerous times for his passion and expertise in caring for oncology patients.


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.


Emily PorterEmily Porter, PharmD, BCPS

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Learning Experience: Emergency Medicine

PharmD: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

Email: Emily.Porter@HHCHealth.org

Emily earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emmanuel College and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University. She received board certification in pharmacotherapy, and completed a PGY1 residency and PGY2 Emergency Medicine residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. After completing residency, she accepted her current position as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 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 adjunct professor and pharmacy student preceptor for various schools of pharmacy.


Shally Singh, PharmD, CACP

Medication Management Clinic Supervisor

Learning Experiences: Longitudinal Ambulatory Care, Ambulatory Clinic

PharmD: University of Connecticut

Email: Shally.Sinh@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 University of Saint Joseph’s.


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.


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.

Pharmacy Residency Contact Information

  • Katarzyna Szablowski, PharmD, BCP
    Pharmacy Professional Development Coordinator, Interim Residency Program Director
    326 Washington Street
    Norwich, CT 06360
    Email: katarzyna.szablowski@hhchealth.org