Pharmacy Practice Management


Richard BurrellRichard Burrell, R.Ph., MBA

Richard received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina in 1987.  He completed his Master’s in Business Administration also from the University of South Carolina in 1989.  He then completed an ASHP-accredited Hospital Pharmacy residency with an emphasis in Pharmacy Administration from 1989-90 at the Medical College of Georgia (now AU Medical Center).  He was hired as a frontline pharmacist at MCG in 1990 and became Operations Supervisor in 1993.  In 1995, he moved into the position of Assistant Director in charge of financial operations.  Continuing his progressive leadership appointments, Richard served for many years as Pharmacy Manager--Informatics and Automation and a member of the Pharmacy Leadership Team, with particular emphasis on Computerized Prescriber Order Entry (CPOE) development before becoming the Interim Pharmacy Director in February 2017.  In June 2017, he was named the permanent Administrative Director of Pharmacy Services.  Richard precepts pharmacy students in the areas of pharmacy management, financial analysis, hospital information systems and is a great resource for the residents on hospital analytic data and technology.  



Marjorie Shaw Phillips, M.S. R.Ph., FASHP, CIP

Marjorie Shaw Phillips, M.S., FASHP, is Pharmacy Manager (Clinical Research and Education), AU Medical Center at Augusta University and Clinical Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  A member of the Pharmacy Leadership Team, her practice includes clinical research pharmacy and coordination of technician students and observers for the pharmacy department.  After serving as the Pharmacy Residency Coordinator for nine years, Marjorie became the PGY1 Program Director in 2008.  She also precepts a Pharm.D. rotation in Clinical Research/Investigational Drug Services (APPE).   From 1995 to 2010 and 2015-2016, she served as the Chair of the health system Medication Error Prevention Committee (MEPC) and she continues to be actively involved as a member of MEPC.  The MEPC is an interdisciplinary group whose focus is review of local/national medication error reports and hospital efforts to improve medication safety and increase event reporting in a non-punitive environment.  She has been a member of the Augusta University Institutional Review Board (IRB) for 25 years, and after 13 years as a Vice-Chair of the biomedical IRB became Chair of Augusta University IRB-C in January 2015.  In 2017, she was recognized by examination through the society for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) as a certified IRB professional (CIP). She is a member of the Augusta University Georgia Cancer Center and serves on their Protocol Review and Monitoring (Scientific Review) Committee.

Marjorie received her M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and completed a two-year hospital pharmacy residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in 1984.  The next six years were spent practicing hospital pharmacy, with an emphasis in quality and performance improvement, at two Florida hospitals (Shands-UF/Gainesville and Memorial Hospital-Ormond Beach).   In 1990, she joined the pharmacy staff at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Hospitals and Clinics (the organization that later became AU Medical Center.

ASHP service includes Chair of the House of Delegates (2003-2006), Board of Directors (2002-2006), Commission on Credentialing (2017-2019), House of Delegates, Council on Organizational Affairs (1991-1994), Ad Hoc Committee on Policy Development, USP Advisory Committee, Section of Clinical Specialists Communication and Education Committees and drafter for two ASHP Guidelines.   She is Past President, Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Eastern Shores Florida Society of Hospital Pharmacists, and a past Board Member and Committee Chair for both FSHP and GSHP.  In 1997, she was GSHP Pharmacist of the Year.  She served on the Steering Committee for the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) from 2000 to 2011 and completed a five-year term as Treasurer in 2005.

Her professional contributions also include over 40 publications and 70 presentations (on varying topics including medication safety, performance improvement, team-building, and clinical trials compliance) and several book chapters (quality improvement, medication safety).  She served two five-year terms on the USP Safe Medication Use Expert Committee (2005-2010), as Vice-chair for the second term, and as an Expert Consultant for USP.  Marjorie was recognized by the UGA College of Pharmacy with its Distinguished Service Award at Homecoming 2011, was appointed to the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee (2012-2016) and continues to service as a Special Government Employee (SGE) and consultant to the FDA.



Erinn Rowe, PharmD, MS

Erinn Rowe is the Pharmacy Manager for Decentralized Services at AU Medical Center (unit-based pharmacists, operating room satellites). Dr. Rowe obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 2008 and went on to complete the Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center (UNCMC). She also received her MS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She worked at UNCMC from 2010-2014, serving as a Clinical Manager over the Sterile Products Area, Controlled Substances, and Pharmacy Surgical Services. She served as a preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 HSPA residents, PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, fourth year APPE students, and was the coordinator for the first year UNC IPPE students. While in North Carolina, Erinn was a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and also sat on the Financial Performance Committee of the  University Health-System Consortium. She joined the AU Pharmacy team in September of 2014 and is leading efforts to enhance the pharmacy practice model at the medical center. Erinn represents the pharmacy on the medical center Events Team and in October 2016 became Chair of the interdisciplinary Medication Error Prevention Committee.



Joshua WycheJoshua Wyche, Pharm.D., MBA

Joshua Wyche is the Pharmacy Manager for Ambulatory and Oncology Services for Augusta University Health.  Joshua obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale in 2014, then a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dallas in 2015 and completed a two year Health System Pharmacy Administration residency from Parkland Health and Hospital System in 2016.  He is a member of the HOPA, ASHP, GSHP, and TSHP.  Career interests for Joshua include expanding the role of the pharmacist in ambulatory care, population health, transitions of care, revenue cycle management, healthcare advocacy and health system leadership.  From 2004-2009 he served as regional sales manager in two managed care organizations.  He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia in 2004.  Joshua joined the Augusta University Health team in June of 2016.