About the Author
Caryn is Senior Manager Clinical Services and PGY1 Residency Program Director for Critical Care Systems (CCS), Inc., a national home and specialty infusion provider. Her corporate responsibilities at CCS have included development of clinical standards of practice, clinician training and professional development, and leadership and management of CCS PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at five locations. Caryn’s 30-year career includes corporate leadership, general management, operations, clinical management, accreditation surveyor, consulting, training, and pharmacy practice roles in home/specialty infusion and other alternate site and acute care practice settings. Caryn holds a BS from University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and MS in Health Systems Management from Rush University. She completed her pharmacy residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. She is a Rho Chi Scholar and Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Caryn has been active in professional association leadership throughout her career, including terms as a presidential officer for the Illinois and Nevada ASHP state affiliates, and as an ASHP Delegate and Alternate Delegate numerous times. She served on the ASHP Home Care Section Executive Committee and was Chairperson for the ASHP Continuity of Care Task Force. Caryn received the first Distinguished Service Award from the ASHP Home Care Section. She served on editorial boards for AJHP, the Journal of Pharmacy Practice, and Perspectives in Pharmacy; has published a number of articles and book chapters; and has presented at many state and national meetings. Caryn has been Editor of Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs since its inception.
Anna Nowobilski-Vasilios, Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP, CNSC, BSNCP
Anna is Principal at Anovation, Inc; a Surveyor for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care; and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. Her experience includes over 30 years in pharmacy and over 25 years in home infusion and specialty pharmacy services. She served Option Care for 14 years as Senior Vice President for Care Management Services, Residency Director, Continuing Education Administrator, Vice President of Clinical Services, Senior Director of Program Development, National Director of Pharmacy, and Director of Franchise Implementation. She also held management and clinical positions with other regional and national home infusion providers and in hospital pharmacy practice. She holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois, a MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a PharmD from Midwestern University. She is a Rho Chi Scholar, board certified in nutrition support as well as nutrition support pharmacy, and a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; she has served as Director-At-Large for ASHP’s Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners.
She is an active member in the National Home Infusion Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Infusion Nurses Society, the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Polish American Pharmacists’ Association. Anna has delivered numerous presentations, and she has published articles on the subjects of home infusion therapy, specialty pharmacy, nutrition support, new drug approvals, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
She is the author of the Home Infusion Chapter within the 22nd edition of Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy and has been a contributing writer to each edition of Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs.