Kerri Taylor, M.S., ccc-slp
Kerri Taylor is the Executive Director of Unbound Now Houston, the local chapter of Unbound Now, an international anti-human trafficking organization that focuses on domestic minor sex trafficking with specific emphasis on prevention efforts with at-risk youth. Unbound works to activate the community to fight human trafficking and is dedicated to public awareness, prevention education, professional training, and survivor advocacy. Kerri serves on the board of the Brazoria County United Front Coalition to Fight Human Trafficking. In addition to being a member of the Child Sex Trafficking Advisory Council of Harris County, she works closely with the No Trafficking Zone, established in 2020 and with NRG stadium. Unbound Now Houston’s advocates are onsite at every Texans home football game, providing services for identified victims. In addition, she serves alongside other advocates in Galveston and Brazoria County as a coordinated response protocol for identified victims of human trafficking is developed.
Kerri earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from Baylor University with a specialization in Speech Pathology and Audiology and subsequently, a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the John A. Burn School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. She is retired from private practice, having served in the acute, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and home health settings specializing in neurogenic speech and swallow disorders.
Claire A. Latiolais, Pharm.D., M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Dr. Claire Latiolais graduated from Purdue University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2015. She went on to complete an ASHP-accredited Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency in The Houston Program at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. Along with this program, she completed her Master’s in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. She joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) in 2018 and served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her role included serving as the Course Coordinator for the Institutional Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (I-IPPE). Additionally, her responsibilities included teaching Drug Information, Applied Pharmacy Management, Clinical Skills and Hospital Pharmacy, as well as serving as the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) faculty advisor and Chair of the Admissions Committee. In the fall of 2022, Dr. Latiolais transitioned into a new role at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist of Drug Information and Formulary Management. In addition, Dr. Latiolais continued an appointment with UTCOP as the Experiential Regional Director for Houston. Dr. Latiolais is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) where she served on the 2019-2020 New Practitioners Forum Executive Committee, the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) where she serves on the Education Affairs Council, the Central Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CTSHP) where she served as a Board Member, Phi Lambda Sigma, Phi Delta Chi, and Rho Chi. Her interests include drug information, formulary management, experiential education, professional development of students, servant leadership, hospital operations, and pharmacy management.
Sarah Kubes, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Dr. Kubes was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2006 with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, then attended the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and graduated in 2011. Dr. Kubes continued her post-graduate education as a PGY1 resident at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Houston Medical Center and then a PGY2 pediatrics residency at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Following residency, she accepted a position as a Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In 2014, she relocated to San Antonio and took on the role of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Dr. Kubes joined the UT group in 2018 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Pharmacotherapy Division of the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as an Adjoint Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine and The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to her teaching and research responsibilities within the college, Dr. Kubes is also responsible for clinical pharmacy services and caring for pediatric patients within the University Health System in San Antonio. Dr. Kubes also sits on the CTSHP board as a senior board member, has been appointed by the Texas Attorney General’s office and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as a Texas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board Member, serves as the Chair for the UT-affiliated Residency Programs and vice chair for the general pediatrics special interest group for the Pediatric Pharmacy Association national organization. Her primary areas of research include quality improvement in pediatrics, cystic fibrosis and infectious diseases. Her clinical interests include pediatrics, infectious diseases and maternal health. In her spare time, she is a mom to 3 children, an avid gardener, baker, reader and chicken/turkey/pheasant/duck/quail/bunny/piggy tender.
K. Ashley Garling Nañez, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
UT College of Pharmacy
President, Capital Area Pharmacist Association
Dr. Ashley Garling graduated Rho Chi with honors from the MCV/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Her career path went from community pharmacy management, inpatient pharmacy with an oncology focus, to corporate clinical coordinator, and media spokeswoman. She is now a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy where she serves as a communication, media, and patient engagement specialist. Dr. Garling is the principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI for research projects in community pharmacy settings spanning from telehealth, HIV PrEP, mental health, patient counseling, and medication adherence. She currently serves as president of the Capital Area Pharmacist Association, Affairs Public Policy Council Member, and Public Policy Council Member of the Texas Pharmacist Association. Her career pillars are focused on public activation, empowerment of underheard voices, and health education. In 2020-21, Dr. Garling was awarded the Dr. Carolyn Brown DEAI Champion Award and the 2021 Teaching Excellency Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to diversity, inclusion, and pharmacy education.
Disclosure: Dr. Garling does not have any relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies (as defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence).