Meet Our Leader & Current Residents

Meet the director of the Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center Pharmacy Practice Residency Program and get to know our current residents.

Jason Aulie

Jason Aulie, PharmD

Residency Program Director, Essentia Health Pharmacy Services

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Jason Aulie received his Bachelor of Science (2003) and Doctor of Pharmacy (2007) degrees from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, he practiced as a clinical pharmacist for seven years at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014 he moved to Duluth, Minnesota, where he has continued practicing at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center as a clinical pharmacist. He was in that role for 3 years before becoming the Clinical Specialist/Residency Program Director in 2017.

His primary practice is in adult general medicine, and he serves as the preceptor for the residents in the staffing and orientation experiences.

Jazz Belknap

Jazz Belknap, PharmD

Pharmacist Resident, St. Mary’s Medical Center

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Jazz grew up near Appleton, WI, and eventually made her way to Duluth, MN where she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of Minnesota. She stayed involved throughout pharmacy school participating in professional and student organizations including the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance, tutoring, Pharmacy Leadership Society, and more. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Jazz’s clinical interest areas include emergency medicine, oncology, and cardiology. In her free time, she enjoys staying active by running and hiking, cooking new recipes, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Cassie DeGoey

Cassie DeGoey, PharmD

Pharmacist Resident, St. Mary’s Medical Center

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Cassie is from Oshkosh, WI and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a Pre-vet Emphasis at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities campus. She then moved to Duluth where she earned her PharmD in 2021. Throughout pharmacy school she was an intern with Walgreens and performed her advanced educational rotations in a longitudinal rotation with Essentia Health. After pharmacy school she worked as the overnight pharmacist at the West Duluth Walgreens and as a casual pharmacist at SMMC. Her clinical interests include critical care, cardiology, and infectious disease. In her free time Cassie enjoys family time with her husband and fur-babies, cooking and baking, board games, and outdoor activities.

Dakota Eash

Dakota Eash, PharmD

Pharmacist Resident, St. Mary’s Medical Center

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Dakota grew up and spent most of his life in Elkhart, IN before heading to Butler University to earn his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2022. While in school, he worked as an intern at the Roudebush VA Medical Center and assisted in pharmacy student labs at Butler University. His current clinical interests include cardiology, critical care, and emergency medicine. He has a growing interest in pursuing a PGY2 in one of his current interest areas. Outside of pharmacy, Dakota enjoys fishing, hiking, traveling, drinking coffee, and watching movies.

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