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The Faces Behind CCR

Mary and Melanie are the co-owners of Critical Compounding Resources. Their passion for pharmacy is contagious and they love teaching the "why" behind the "what". They also enjoy providing consulting services to pharmacies that need help with operational and workflow procedures, facility designs, inspections, or issues occurring in pharmacies. 

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Melanie's Story

Since 2006 as a pharmacy technician in Canada, I have always been interested in all things compounding. Working in a pediatric hospital has afforded me many compounding experiences from nonsterile to sterile, including non-hazardous and hazardous drugs. Though regulations ensure minimum practice standards to ensure patient safety, I think we owe our patients more than the minimum, so I’ve focused on learning, developing, and implementing best compounding practices. CCR’s best practices are tried and true and integrate efficiently into today’s workflows.

My passion for compounding was further fueled when I attended a CriticalPoint live training class and first met industry experts Kate Douglass, Eric Kastango, and Patti Kienle. I had the privilege of working with CriticalPoint, LLC and Kastango Consulting Group. During this time, I refined my skills by creating, revising, and delivering eLearning, live and virtual training, SOPs and forms, newsletters, and webinars. I was also fortunate to travel to compounding facilities to offer aseptic gap analysis evaluations, customer training, and competency evaluations. 


Now I’m excited to launch Critical Compounding Resources to offer these products and services to both Canadian and American clients. When I’m not busy with compounding and my beautiful family, my lifelong passion and love for horses and teaching has led me to gain my certificate with Equine Canada as a certified horseback riding instructor. I truly enjoy teaching in all aspects of my life and love helping my clients meet their goals whether it be in a pharmacy or on a horse.

Je suis bilingue et je suis capable d'offrir mes services en francais. 

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Mary's Story 

Mary Nazzal, a PharmD, RegisteredPharmacist, is the Co-owner and Director of Field Operations for CriticalCompounding Resources LLC (CCR). She received her PharmD degree from Butler University of Indianapolis and has completed the Nuclear PharmacyCertificate Program at Purdue University.

Mary received her Compounded Sterile Preparations Certification from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in the fall of 2019 as a member of its inaugural class. She has over 18 years of progressive and diverse hospital pharmacist experience, including administrative, inpatient pharmacy, de-centralized pharmacy, and operating room, with a focus on sterile compounding. Before co-owning CCR LLC, Mary was the Director of Field Operations for Kastango Consulting Group, a TRC Healthcare Company, where she directed the day-to-day consulting operations.

Before that, Mary established and led sterile compounding services, including pharmacy-related policy/procedure/SOP development, technology setup and implementation, training development, and execution for Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. She currently performs gap analysis, facility design development, and review of construction documents for clients to ensure regulatory compliance and provide best practice recommendations regarding compounding. In addition, she is involved in product development for CCR.

She is also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), IndianaPharmacists Association, Controlled Environment Testing Association (CETA), and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA). She recently became a member of the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Section Advisory Groups: Compounding Practice.

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