Robin Carney was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Chicago State University with a PharmD in 2012, she went on to practice retail pharmacy for one year. During her residency year, Robin is looking forward to experiencing innovative pharmacy practice with the Franciscan team and transforming her clinical skills to a higher level. Robin’s pharmacy interests include cardiology, nephrology, and critical care. Her favorite non-pharmacy activities are running, hiking, traveling the world, and learning new languages.
Erik Kellison was born and raised in Edmonds, Washington. After graduating high school he moved to Bellingham, WA to pursue an undergraduate degree, majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics. After graduation, he started a small business while working part time at the Costco Pharmacy in Bellingham. It was while working at that pharmacy that he discovered what it meant to be a pharmacist, and began post-baccalaureate studies which led him to pharmacy school at the University of Colorado. As a resident with FHS, he is looking forward to more advanced training in acute care, cardiology, infectious diseases and general medicine. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, photography, and hopes to increase the number of passport stamps after his training is finished.
Abigail Kwasnik is a Seattle native, born and raised in the South Sound area and currently lives in Seattle with her husband Jacob. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Seattle University and completed her PharmD at the University of Washington. Like a true Seattleite, she loves to drink lots of coffee while spending time perfecting her culinary skills, relaxing with a good book, and spending time with her friends and family. Abby looks forward to further developing her clinical skills and working with all of the wonderful pharmacists and preceptors this coming year.
Samantha Larson grew up in Los Angeles, California where she earned her B.S. in Biology from Loyola Marymount University. She continued her education to become a cardiovascular perfusionist and later earned her M.B.A. in Healthcare Management. For her career change, Samantha earned her PharmD from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She is looking forward to growing her clinical skills in a broad range of clinical pharmacy practices during residency. Samantha enjoys hiking, camping and snowshoeing in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son.
Zarah Mayewski Zarah Mayewski grew up in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh Pharmacy School. She enjoys taking on new challenges, meeting new people, and most things ‘outdoors’. After hours, rain or shine, she can usually be found hiking or running with her dog on a good trail. She is excited to be working with the healthcare team at the Franciscan Health System and looks forward to expanding her clinical knowledge.
Brian Ross grew up in the small farming community of Zillah, Washington. He completed his PharmD at Washington State University, Go Cougs! He is currently living in DuPont and his hobbies include running, cooking, and watching sports. His pharmacy interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine and critical care. He is excited for the opportunity to learn from the excellent preceptors in the Franciscan Health System and is looking forward to growing as a pharmacist.