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Nicki Pinelli Reitter, PharmD, MS, FCCP, CDCES

Associate Dean of Experiential Programs and Interprofessional Affairs

Responsible for building and strengthening strategic partnerships with external constituents for delivery of the PharmD program. Serves as the School Liaison to the NC AHEC Program Office. Oversees administration of the experiential education program for the PharmD curriculum, preceptor and practice site development, interprofessional education and practice initiatives, student advising and support services for students in the experiential education environment, and career services for professional students.

Christy Holland, PharmD, BCACP

Director of Experiential Programs

Provides oversight of Immersion and Advanced Immersion experiences and serves as the primary point of contact for guidance regarding experiential policies and procedures. Provides assistance with setting student expectations, structuring learning activities to meet learning experience requirements, and guidance with student evaluations.


Kayla Gardner, B.S., COTA/L

Experiential Student Program Manager

Ensures student completion of site-specific onboarding and school requirements (e.g. immunizations, drug screenings, criminal background checks, CPR, HIPAA Training, OSHA Training, TB Status, and other onboarding as required by sites). Point of contact for site affiliation agreements and memoranda of understanding.


Elizabeth Locklear, PhD, MA

Assistant Director, Office of Experiential Programs

Provides oversight of experiential program operations and processes, directs student experiential placements and scheduling, and serves as the primary contact for AHEC housing and CORE/ELMS RxPreceptor.


Sarah Pankracij, MS, MEd

Director of Experiential Student and Career Services

Provides support to students in the experiential curriculum. Advances the strategic goals of the School in the areas of career development, student support, and well-being. Contact for student academic, well-being, professionalism, or discrimination/harassment concerns. Provides Eshelman Care Referral oversight.


Steph Olson, MS

Career Services Coordinator

Provides oversight of career development and financial literacy initiatives for students throughout the curriculum. Contact for assistance with preparation of career materials, professionalism, job searching, career mentoring, and career exploration.

Jacqueline Dunn, MA

Program Manager

Provides programmatic support to the Office of Experiential Programs and administrative support to the Associate Dean of Experiential Programs. Serves as Program Coordinator for the Research and Scholarship in Pharmacy pathway.


Ouita Gatton, BSPharm, FNCAP

Professor of the Practice; Experiential Community Pharmacy Liaison

Assesses community site and preceptor readiness according to accreditation guidelines. Provides ongoing connection between community preceptors and the Office of the Experiential Programs for the purpose of individualized support and development.


Olivia Askew

Operations Coordinator