2019 Officers

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Shurrie Morris, Pharm.D.


Shurrie Morris is a current pharmacist at Providence Holy Family Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. Shurrie completed her Bachelor of Science in biology at Washington State University (WSU) in 2011. Her passion to care for others and interest in health care, led her to continue her education at WSU with the College of Pharmacy. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy in May 2015. That year, Shurrie also received the U.S. Public Health Service Award for her involvement in a program called “Move Your Numbers,” which aimed to increase health awareness to Spokane Public School teachers and created an interprofessional work environment for health care students. To further her development and knowledge in pharmacy, Shurrie pursued a pharmacy graduate year one (PGY-1) residency at the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) where she worked on a project that focused to decrease opioid use and provided in-home access to naloxone for our Veterans.In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and Miniature Schnauzers (Teddy and George). Her activities involve golfing, walking the dogs, and BBQ’s with close family and friends. She is excited to serve on the SPA board and hopes to provide beneficial education opportunities to all of our members.


Steve Webbenhurst, Pharm.D.

Executive Vice President

Steven Webbenhurst works at the Walgreens Health System Pharmacy on the Deaconess Hospital Campus in Spokane. He has called Spokane home since 1993. He graduated from South Dakota State University and began his career in retail pharmacy working in West Texas. He has held several roles with Walgreens over the years including Pharmacy Supervisor for Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Montana. In addition to being a preceptor for both IPPE and APPE students, he has taught pharmacology at North Idaho College and continues to be the pharmacist advisor for their technician program. He is also an APHA Immunization Instructor and also an instructor for WSU’s Technician Immunization Program for Idaho. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time on his sailboat.

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Brandon Arthur, Pharm.D.


Brandon Arthur, another native of Spokane, attended North Central High School and went on to Washington State University and graduated with a Pharm.D. in 2011. After graduation he completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency in Indiana. He currently works with MultiCare Health System where he started as a critical care pharmacist and preceptor to the PGY1 pharmacy practice residents for the past six years. He most recently accepted a regional clinical informatics position in Spokane. He has extensive professional organization experience; he is the founder, past president and current board member of the South Puget Sound Pharmacy Association. His areas of interest include critical care, teaching, and clinical informatics.


John Griffith, R.Ph., BCOP


John Griffith received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Montana School of Pharmacy and is a board certified oncology pharmacist. He is currently the western region oncology clinical specialist for McKesson Specialty Health. John was the SPA Community Pharmacist of the Year in 2003 and was elected to the board as treasurer in 2009. He is a passionate advocate for pharmacy and oncology. John is also a member of the Washington State Pharmacy Association and HOPA, the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association.

Secretary/Student Representatives

Anastasia Corolenco
Shaham Dowlatshahi

Board of Managers


Cheyenne Newsome, Pharm.D., PhC, BCACP,

CE Chair

Cheyenne Newsome is a clinical assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. She completed her doctorate of pharmacy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. She pursued a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Hospitals, followed by a PGY2 in ambulatory care at UNM College of Pharmacy. Cheyenne’s clinical interests include chronic disease state management and gender dysphoria. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the College of Pharmacy, she maintains a practice site at the Mann-Grandstaff VAMC which she precepts students on their APPE rotations. She is also a member of the ASHP Section Advisory Group on Clinical Practice Advancement and the ASHP Ambulatory Care Educational Steering Committee.


Andrew Yabuski, Pharm.D.

CE Chair-elect

Andrew Yabuski is a recent graduate of WSU, and during his four years of pharmacy school participated in leadership positions in several student organizations in Spokane. He is currently an academic fellow and part time hospital pharmacist, and is looking to to be a part of, work with, and lead the pharmacists and community of Spokane to grow and prosper. He hopes his experience as a clinical pharmacist in Post Falls brings him the opportunity to connect with others as well.


Amanda Goyke, Pharm.D.

Annual Meeting Chair

Amanda Goyke went to Washington State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, then returned to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2007. She has worked at the Cheney Owl Pharmacy since graduating, becoming a partner in 2015. While attending WSU she met her husband, Paul, who farms and works in the pharmacy. They have three children and reside in a farming community south of Spokane. In their spare time they enjoy cheering on their favorite football team, the Cougs!


James Hendrix-Ward , Pharm.D.

Annual Meeting Chair-elect

James Hendrix-Ward was born in Spokane and has been interested in pharmacy since his time at Riverside High School in Chattaroy. He attended WSU for undergraduate and pharmacy school, graduating in 2018. Throughout pharmacy school, he was employed as an intern at Hart & Dilatush Pharmacy where he became more engaged with the Spokane community. He has been involved with SPA since 2015, his first year of pharmacy school. He interviewed with the Pharmacy Management department at Medication Review, Inc. on graduation day in May 2018. His role there involves traveling to several small rural hospitals throughout Washington and performing PIC duties at those facilities. Although he did not know what to expect, this has turned out to be a dream job for me. His other intellectual pursuits include jazz and nuclear power. He was a federally licensed reactor operator in Pullman during undergrad at the WSU research reactor. Saxophone is his other main hobby and he was involved in jazz groups in high school, EWU, SFCC, and WSU. Hendrix-Ward married his high school sweetheart (also a WSU graduate and practicing veterinarian) in 2018. They live in Chattaroy on a few acres where they enjoy their polish chickens, cat, and horse.


April Parker, CPhT

Technician Representative

April Parker earned her pharmacy technician license in 2003. She did an externship at Sacred Heart Hospital in both patient and outpatient pharmacies. April started at Valley Hospital shortly after graduating and has been there the last 14 years. She has seen many changes and challenges over the years and this is what she loves most about pharmacy. She serves as the lead technician at the hospital, and is also committee chair on the SCC Pharmacy Technician Advisory Board.


Melissa Mabe, CPhT

Technician Representative

Melissa Mabe is a nationally-certified technician who currently works at a long term pharmacy for the developmentally disabled clientele in Washington. In addition to doing the daily functions of a pharmacy technician, she is the compounding technician that works alongside the compounding pharmacist to ensure that the pharmacy is in compliance with USP 795, 797, 800. She also has some knowledge in the purchasing and inventory portion of the pharmacy. Even though her experience focuses in the long term care pharmacy setting, Mabe has had opportunity to be a part of many different aspects of pharmacy.

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Julie Akers, Pharm.D., BCACP


Julie Akers is a 2000 graduate of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. After graduation, Julie moved to Seattle, Washington, where she worked for Bartell Drugs until 2011. During that time, she managed three different pharmacy locations before becoming a pharmacy district manager in 2004. After leaving Bartell, Julie spent 2011-2013 overseeing outpatient pharmacy operations for The Everett Clinic before moving to Spokane in fall of 2013 to join the faculty at the WSU College of Pharmacy. She served on the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) Board of Directors as a director-at-large from 2008 through 2010, and then a three-year term from 2011-2013 as president-elect, president, and past-president of the association. She currently serves on the WSPA as an appointed board member representing the WSU College of Pharmacy. Julie currently teaches a variety of courses including Health Care Systems, Practical Politics and Pharmacy, co-teaches PY1 and PY2 IPPE and Pharmacy Management, and routinely guest lectures in other courses on a variety of topics. Julie’s research interests focus on ambulatory and community pharmacy practice, which includes initiating therapy for minor illnesses and conditions and working collaboratively with other health care providers by initiating screening for infectious diseases like Hepatitis C in community pharmacies. In addition to her professional interests, Julie is a wife and mother of two children. Her free time is spent at Cub Scout and Daisy Scout events as well as boating on the Spokane River and Coeur d’Alene Lake as often as she can.

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Eleanor Doss, Pharm.D.


Eleanor Doss received her pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico in 2010, but she has been working in pharmacies since 1995. She has a diverse background in retail, compounding, long term care, nuclear pharmacy, and research. However, one of her favorite subjects is pharmacy law. She has been a pharmacist investigator for the Washington State Department of Health, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission for the past four years. She moved to Spokane after her graduation in 2010 and loves the Inland Northwest, especially the skiing! Recently she and her husband Jason Doss just welcomed their first baby (a healthy boy) into their family.


Jennifer Miller, Pharm.D.

Immediate Past President
Faculty Advisor

Jennifer Miller graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry in 2010 and from Washington State University with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2015. She went on to pursue a PGY1 residency at the WSU College of Pharmacy working on a grant-funded project which aimed to increase patient access to care by expanding pharmacists-provided patient care services across Washington state. After completion of the PGY1 Residency, she was hired to continue working on the project as part of a two-year academia/research fellowship which is where she currently works. In addition to her work at WSU, Jennifer works as a float pharmacist for Rosauers in the Spokane area. Although a transplant to the Spokane area, she is now deeply rooted in the community and plans to spend her career as a pharmacist in the Inland Northwest. In her free time she enjoys baking, hiking, reading, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends.


Anna Mucker, Pharm.D.

Special Counsel

Anna Mucker is a board certified anti-coagulation pharmacist to nearly 500 wonderful patients and preceptor to students from Creighton, WSU, UW, and University of Minnesota. Growing up with a little brother who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy and Scoliosis—and had a heart transplant at the age of 13—family time at Stanford Children’s Hospital inspired her to join the medical field. The professionals who fought for her brother’s well being encourage her every day to help every patient she encounters. Immediately following graduation, as a pharmacist in the outpatient pharmacy, she assisted in the rollout of first Sacred Heart Anti-Coagulation Clinic. The team grew the clinic from under 100 at the beginning to what is now—a part of three major ACC clinics in the greater Spokane area managing thousands of patients. Her hobbies include ballroom dancing, swimming, yoga, book clubs, knitting, and traveling the U.S. and the world. She has volunteered to feed the homeless and spent years volunteering at Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House, where her ability to speak spanish was very helpful. Her family includes her father who is a retired Lockheed engineer, her mother who is an excellent cook and taught her Spanish, her brother who has survived his heart transplant for 25 years, and her kind, loving husband.