Board of Visitors

First convened in 2002, the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Science Board of Visitors meets four times per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Between onsite visits, conference calls are conducted several times a year. The board serves to strengthen the college's relationships with external constituencies and helps with fundraising and outreach activities.


Kevin Desmond President, A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors Member since 2021
Osama Fakih Owner, Arbor Lane Pharmacy Member since 2014
Atheer Kaddis, Chair Vice President, Pharmacy Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Member since 2015
Kristie Kava Owner, Co-Director, Oakland Physical Therapy Member since 2014
Chris Noth Physician Assistant–Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Ascension Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc Member since 2021
Bill C. Palazzolo Director of Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery, Michigan Medicine Member since 2016
Kathleen Pawlicki           Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists  Member since 2021
Tim Schramm CEO/Managing Member, Howe-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services Member since 2014
Sandra Taylor Director of Pharmacy, Beaumont Royal Oak Member since 2021
Greg Wernette, Vice Chair Executive Vice President, Level One Bank Member since 2014

WSU Applebaum team members

Brian Cummings, PhD Dean and Professor  
Dennis Parker, PharmDFaculty Liaison Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice  
Jon Goldstein Director of Development, WSU Applebaum