About Us

During 2012, The Anticoagulation Forum Board of Directors met to formulate and structure a new resource for its members. It was determined that an online resource that could measure and depict excellence for anticoagulation care was needed, and development of the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence began. With AC Forum board members as committee chairs, multidisciplinary teams of colleagues from around the country began to shape the project. Countless hours were spent evaluating the criteria, crafting the assessment and building the resources to back up the requirements thus creating our unique and comprehensive site. We applaud this talented team and thank them for their vision, tenacity and insight.

Committee Chairs

David Garcia, MD, AC Forum President
Edith Nutescu, Pharm.D., FCCP
Lynn B. Oertel, MS, ANP, CACP
Ann K. Wittkowsky, Pharm.D., CACP, FASHP, FCCP
Daniel M. Witt, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, CACP

Subcommittee Members

Service Operational Performance
Julie Kim Atay, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, CACP
Karen R. Baker, RN, BSN
Erin Robinson, Pharm.D.
Michael Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP
Reagan Wilson, Pharm.D., CACP

Patient and Family Education
Maureen Howard, ANP, FNP, BC, CACP
Elizabeth Pogge, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASCP
Nancy L. Shapiro, Pharm.D.,FCCP, BCPS
Lisa Vaughn, RN, CACP


Drug Therapy Management
Arthur Allen, Pharm.D., CACP
Alexandra Grubbs, Pharm.D.
Linda Horton, Pharm.D. CACP
Summer Peregrin, Pharm.D.
Adam Rose, MD MSc FACP

Transition and Coordination of Care
Susan Conway, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP, FASHP
Anne Rose, Pharm.D.
Jennifer Taylor, Pharm.D., CACP
Sara R. Vazquez, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP,


Disease State Management
Allison Burnett, Pharm.D., Ph.C.
Agnes Chou, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP
Thomas Deloughery, MD
Candice Garwood, Pharm.D., BCPS
Natasha M. S. Jackson, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Sara Pascoe, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CACP