Lisa Valle, M.S.E.S.
Lisa Valle holds a B.S. is Earth Science and Education with a minor in chemistry and a M.S. in Environmental Science. Lisa taught 7th grade general science at Cleveland Hill Middle School. She held the position of Middle School Science Department chair and also was the coordinator of the Environmental Club. Prior to teaching at Cleveland Hill Schools, she taught general science at school #44 and Regents Earth Science at Riverside High School in the City of Buffalo. During her 10 years of being an educator, she collaborated with other professionals to create cross-curricular projects and presentations that enhance the educational experiences of her students. Her teacher philosophy was teaching by doing. She actively engaged all students with interactive scientific lessons and activities. Her priory as an educator was a personal commitment to the success of each of her students and for them to achieve their personal best.
In 2010, Lisa resigned from her teaching career to support her daughter whose health was failing due to a seizure disorder. Over the past two years, Lisa began to seek and understand cannabinoid therapy as a potential treatment option for her daughter. Her daughter is her fuel to continue her education in this area. She is currently an industry leader in education and patient support. She has spoken publicly on this topic at national press conferences, local legislative hearings and has voiced her opinion in several media outlets.
Lisa’s current interests are in cannabinoid therapy. She is dedicated to providing exceptional support to patient outcomes while using cannabinoid therapy. In addition, she continues to educate others on the potential of cannabinoid therapy with professional presentations.
Dr. Jeffrey Lombardo is Associate Director for UB’s patient safety organization Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network. In this role he facilitates organization participation, logistics and implementation with participating sites as well as reviewing data and presenting reports on findings. Working with hospitals and community practices, he is tracking patient outcomes and advising physicians on best practices for cancer patients making full use of his specialty pharmacy certification in oncology. Dr. Lombardo is also a member of the SUNY Global Health Institute where he will be bringing his patient safety and oncology expertise to partner schools like the University of the West Indies for various collaborations. In Jamaica he will be studying medical marijuana and pursuing new initiatives for the University at Buffalo’s medication management research network. (MMRN) Additionally Dr. Lombardo is a member of UB‘s Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Lombardo received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo where he currently holds a Research Assistant Professor Title. He has completed research and co-authored several articles on topics involving chemotherapy in the field of solid tumors. Dr. Lombardo has worked in various cancer pharmacies throughout Western New York as well a national oncology specialty pharmacy. These roles provided Dr. Lombardo with expertise in contracting with managed care plans and companies in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to these accomplishments Dr. Lombardo has exhibited and presented his work at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Health System Pharmacists and Value Based Cancer Care Symposiums.”
Daniel Ryszka, RPh
Daniel Ryszka attained his B.S in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences following years of study at the State University of New York at Buffalo in medicinal chemistry and biochemical pharmacology. His current role is as pharmacy director of DeGraff Memorial Hospital and 340B Coordinator for the Kaleida Health system. Prior to working as pharmacy manager, Daniel was a clinical pharmacist for Health Now, staff/clinical pharmacist at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and supervising pharmacist at Wal-Mart.
During his 16 years as a pharmacist he has collaborated with programs that have gained national recognition. In 2015, he has received the award for pharmacist preceptor of the year from D'Youville College of Pharmacy. He has been an evaluator for the New York State pharmacy board examination for several years. In July 2014 he participated in lobbyist activities in Washington, DC for the 340B federal program.
He has published a reference manual called, "Right Dose, Right Now! A Pediatric Emergency Medication Dosing Guide" and had this presented at The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Convention. Three years of studying medical cannabis has led him to be a leader in this area. He has spoke in public at legislative hearings in Buffalo, NY, television, and has given talks regarding cannabinoid therapy as professional continuing education credit. Daniel's motivation is attributed to his children, friends and patients he has taken care of throughout his professional career. Daniel's interests are to alleviate the suffering and improve the overall outcomes of patients.