Chase Brexton creates clinical operations team

Chase Brexton Health Services has formally announced the creation of a new clinical operations management team. This team officially took over corporate operations on Nov. 1, 2012.

The Clinical Operations Team was formed to help decentralize management and create a standard delivery of care across Chase Brexton’s centers. The team is lead by Judy Lapinski, PharmD, Chief Operations Officer, and includes Meg McManus, MS, CRNP, Director of Clinical Operations, Mt. Vernon Center, Katie Meara, RN, Director of Clinical Operations, Columbia Center, Lisa Pearson, MS, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations, Randallstown Center, Richard Gettings, RN, ACRN, Director of Clinical Operations, Easton Center, Tyler Cornell, MSN/MPH, FNP, Director of MICA, and Caroline Akinlosotu, Pharm.D, CDE, Director of Pharmacy.

Judy Lapinski, PharmD, Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Lapinski came to Chase Brexton in 2010 as the pharmacy manager with over 13 years of pharmacy management experience. She quickly became a respected member of the Chase Brexton team and was promoted to the position of director of pharmacy. She embraced the mission of Chase Brexton, resolved complex process issues, and broadly showed her genuine support of patients and staff.

In 2012, Dr. Lapinski was promoted to the position of Chief Operations Officer. In this position, she is tasked with improving patient flow, providing systemic strategies to the front office, and working with providers to improve financial outcomes.

Meg McManus, MS, CRNP, Director of Clinical Operations, Mt. Vernon Center
Ms. McManus has a broad array of experiences in health care including positions in research, laboratory, nursing, and academia. She came to Chase Brexton in 2004 as a Nurse Practitioner and later accepted the position of Medical Services Manager – a position which allowed her opportunities to lead operational projects. In 2012, she was promoted to the position of Director of Clinical Operations, Mt. Vernon Center.

Katie Meara, RN, Director of Clinical Operations, Columbia Center
In 2011, Ms. Meara joined the Chase Brexton staff as the Assistant Director of Nursing, and was promoted to the position of Director of Clinical Operations, Columbia Center, in 2012. Having received her degree in nursing in 1977, Ms. Meara spent many years in health care clinics on the West Coast, holding positions in risk management, performance improvement, and progressively expanding roles as Director of Clinic Operations for several facilities.

Lisa Pearson, MS, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations, Randallstown Center
Ms. Pearson has over twelve years of health care experience most recently serving as the Vice President of Clinical Services for a group of facilities in Missouri that provided residential treatment, school-based case management, and other specialized medical and behavioral health services. She recently relocated to the Baltimore area and accepted the position of Director of Clinical Operations, Randallstown Center, in November 2012.

Richard Gettings, RN, ACRN, Director of Clinical Operations, Easton Center
With many years of experience educating and caring for those with and affected by HIV, Mr. Gettings came to Chase Brexton in 2008 as the HIV Wellness Nurse. Later that year, he transitioned from the organization’s Mt. Vernon Center to its Easton Center where he became a Staff Nurse. In 2009, he was then promoted to the position of RN Site Manager at Easton.

Tyler Cornell, MSN/MPH, FNP, Director of MICA
Ms. Cornell joined the Chase Brexton staff in 2010 as a Nurse Practitioner having had solid clinical experience working within the Baltimore community and leadership experience working with diverse cultures – including abroad, and specific experience working in a Student Health Center. In 2012 she played an integral role in opening the organization’s newest center at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and was promoted to the position of Director of MICA, overseeing Chase Brexton’s MICA Student Health Center.

Caroline Akinlosotu, Pharm.D, CDE, Director of Pharmacy
Dr. Akinlosotu completed her Doctor of Pharmacy in 1997 from Howard University, and came to Chase Brexton in 2012 as the Director of Pharmacy with many years of management, clinical, and 340b experience, as well as experience working at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

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