RX Pharmacy Residency

Our Team

headshot of Cindy CoffeyResidency Program Director

Cindy W. Coffey, Pharm.D.

Cindy completed her pre-pharmacy education at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001. She completed her PGY-1 Community-based Pharmacy Practice Residency with Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. After completing her residency, Cindy remained at Mercer University as a Clinical Assistant Professor for three additional years. While in the Atlanta area, she practiced in independent and chain pharmacies focusing on compounding, community disease state management programs, immunizations, and HIV/AIDs pharmacy. Cindy has contributed as an author for the Handbook of Non-prescription Drugs and published in the Journal of Pharmacy Teaching and America’s Pharmacists. Cindy is the Director of Retail Pharmacy Services for Riverside Health System in Newport News, VA. She currently resides in Yorktown, Virginia with her husband and two sons.


headshot of Zakia WoodsResidency Program Coordinator

Zakia Woods, Pharm.D., CDCES

Zakia is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Riverside Health System in Newport News, VA. She works within 2 different practice sites helping patients living with diabetes, including the Congestive Heart Failure Specialty clinic as well as a within a Family Medicine clinic. She also serves as the pharmacy team lead to a health-system wide initiative to improve Population Health quality measures for patients living with diabetes and is the Residency Program Coordinator for the Riverside PGY-1 Community-Based Residency. After graduating from Hampton University (HUSOP), she embarked on a 12-year career that exposed her to multiple areas of pharmacy practice, including working as a Critical Care Pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio to becoming a corporate trainee for several retail pharmacies.

In 2019, she decided to refocus her career as a clinical pharmacist and returned to complete a PGY-1 Community-Based residency with inClinic Rx based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Woods has a vast experience overseeing multiple patient care programs including Chronic Care Management, Transition Care Management, Remote Patient Monitoring, Individual Diabetes Education classes with emphasis on diabetes technology. She is also a consultant and National Certified Pump Trainer for Insulet, the makers of the OmniPod system, and serves as a speaker for Dexcom. Dr. Woods has been afforded the opportunity to be a guest lecturer for multiple programs, including lecturing medical residents and conducting continuing education courses at various local, state, and national conferences. She was selected as a keynote speaker for the HUSOP Pharmacy Annual Preceptor Conference in 2021 and 2022 and has been awarded Preceptor of the Year.