Cyndi Clark, PhD
Manager, BioPharma Laboratory
Dr. Cyndi Clark received her B.S. in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was a Research Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University for four years.
Dr. Clark’s previous work used animal models of cardiovascular disease to identify targets and test new pharmacotherapies aimed at preventing heart failure. She has published a number of peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented at scientific conferences across the world.
Elaine Jeter, M.D.
Prior to joining Aegis as Medical Director, Dr. Jeter was the Senior Medical Director at Palmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor that administers Medicare health insurance for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) throughout the U.S. At Palmetto GBA, Dr. Jeter developed and directed the MolDX program, which was created to uniquely identify laboratory tests, primarily sole-source and molecular tests, and to determine the clinical value of a test by way of a technical assessment. The assessments were subsequently developed into Medicare local coverage decision policies. In the field of toxicology, her “Controlled Substance Monitoring and Drugs of Abuse Testing” coverage policy has largely become the model across the country for providers and payers alike.
Dr. Jeter has practiced surgical pathology and directed clinical laboratories in academia and the private practice. She completed her medical school and residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, with sub-specialty boards in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine.
Savannah Clary, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Healthcare
Dr. Savannah Clary completed her pre-professional curriculum at the University of Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy where she received the Eli Lilly Achievement Award for excellence in primary care and chronic disease state management. She also completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice residency at Marcrom’s Pharmacy in Manchester, Tennessee. Dr. Clary went on to complete a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Health Care Informatics at Lipscomb University. She has completed the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Program and obtained certifications in immunization, medication therapy management, and diabetes.
Before joining Aegis, Dr. Clary worked as a clinical pharmacist specializing in nephrology and the pharmaceutical care of dialysis patients. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, the Nashville Area Pharmacists Association and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Clary currently holds pharmacist licenses in Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas, and West Virginia.
Andrew C Holt, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Healthcare
Dr. Holt completed his pre-professional curriculum at the University of Memphis and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He currently holds licenses in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Before joining Aegis, Dr. Holt worked for the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy as Executive Director and most recently was Director of Tennessee’s Controlled Substance Monitoring Database. He also has experience in both nuclear medicine and community pharmacy, with certifications in immunization and medication therapy management.
Dr. Holt is an assistant professor for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He holds memberships in the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, American Chemical Society, and American Pain Society. He is also a member of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Chronic Pain Treatment Guideline Committee.
Joshua Schrecker, Pharm.D.
Director, Clinical Affairs
Dr. Schrecker completed his pre-professional curriculum at the University of Tennessee and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Prior to Aegis, Dr. Schrecker completed an American Society of Health System Pharmacists-accredited Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency at Hospital Corporation of America. During his time as a pharmacy resident, Dr. Schrecker focused on both evolving as a clinical pharmacist as well as developing leadership skills within a corporate environment. He also received certifications through completion of advanced cardiac life support courses and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Teaching and Learning Program.
Currently, Dr. Schrecker holds memberships in the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and is a board member of the Nashville Area Pharmacists Association.
Kristin Hillman, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Healthcare
Dr. Kristin Hillman completed her pre-professional curriculum at Auburn University and received her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. Dr. Hillman earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. She went on to complete an American Society of Health System Pharmacists-accredited Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency at Huntsville Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center. During her time as a pharmacy resident, her research was awarded the Best Resident and Fellow Poster at the Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Before joining Aegis, Dr. Hillman worked as a clinical pharmacist at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN in the medical surgical step-down unit and in the main pharmacy. Dr. Hillman also attained her certifications in the APA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Dr. Hillman is a member of Phi Lambda Sigma.
Christopher Westerfield, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Healthcare
Dr. Christopher Westerfield completed his pre-professional curriculum at the University of Kentucky and received his Doctor of Pharmacy with Highest Distinction from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, Christopher completed an American Society of Health System Pharmacy-Accredited Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Baptist Health Lexington located in Lexington, KY. During his residency, Christopher completed a research project which studied the effects of medication access counseling among patients with COPD and readmission rates, which was later published in AJHP Residents Edition.
Before joining Aegis, Christopher has worked as a clinical pharmacist at a large community teaching hospital, before he transitioned into the pharmaceutical industry. During this time Christopher worked as a medical information scientist for GlaxoSmithKline, and most recently, as a field-based medical science liaison for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals supporting the respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic therapeutic areas.
Austin Mondloch, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist Fellow in Drug Information
Dr. Mondloch completed his undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2018) and his Doctor of Pharmacy (2021) at Concordia University in Mequon, WI. He is also currently pursuing a degree in Master of Arts in Product Development through Concordia. In his first year of the fellowship, Dr. Mondloch taught PHM6315 Biomedical Literature Evaluation for Pharmacy and PHM6160 Introduction to Drug Information courses. In addition, Dr. Mondloch regularly responds to drug information questions that Aegis Sciences corporation receives from their clients. He is working on various clinical and academia-based research projects. These projects include, updating education materials for the Aegis clinical team, as well as assessing the importance of dual-degree programs at colleges of pharmacy and identifying the roles these play in student enrollment.
Additional research interests include mental health and addiction education, drug research and development, and academia.
R & D Leaders
Lucas Marshall, MS
Manager, Research and Development
David M. Schwope, Ph.D.
Research Scientist Manager
Dr. Schwope is the Research Scientist Manager and part of the Research and Development team. Dr. Schwope obtained a Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Maryland, a Master of Science in forensic science from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Miami University.
Dr. Schwope’s professional positions include service for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA/IRP) Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Section and University of Illinois at Chicago, Animal Forensic Toxicology Laboratory. He is a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the American Chemical Society and has contributed to more than 20 research articles focusing primarily on human cannabinoid pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Melinda Shelby, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Sports
Dr. Shelby is responsible for reviewing and interpreting test results, daily workflow management, team member management, analytical method development, validation, and troubleshooting for Aegis Sports Testing Services. Previously, Dr. Shelby was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Associate Toxicologist at The Sports Medicine Research & Testing Lab in Salt Lake City; one of only two labs in the U.S. accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). She earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.