Vanessa Lesneski is an Assistant Professor in Pharmacy Practice at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy Distance Education pathway. Her areas of expertise include pharmacogenetics, nutrition, and pharmacotherapy. She is the course coordinator for “Functional Pharmacy,” an online elective for second and third year pharmacy students across all three pathways at LECOM, Florida, Erie, and DE. The elective introduces functional medicine and other complementary and/or alternative therapies. The instructors include Dr. Lesneski and volunteers who practice in the area of functional medicine or CAM. The objective of the class is to introduce alternative treatment modalities and encourage the student to objectively and critically “think outside the box.” Vanessa also runs a practice site at Forum Health for pharmacy students to obtain hands on training.