New to the 2017 CSHP Board of Directors Election process is the addition of our Candidate Videos (YouTube playlist)! To further assist you in getting to know your future leadership, each nominee for the CSHP Board of Director position has submitted a short video/audio recording responding to the following questions:
How is CSHP’s mission statement meaningful to you?
Where do you see areas for improvement and growth in the organization? How do you plan to address or meet these areas?
What are your personal aspirations that you want to accomplish on the CSHP Board?
CSHP also held a "Meet the Candidates" at the Open Forum session on Saturday, October 28th, from 1:00 - 2:30pm at Seminar 2017. A portion of this time was dedicated for a Q&A session and candidate hearing.
Alongside the videos, all candidate statements, bio's and official CSHP Election Ballot have been emailed/mailed to all CSHP members. If you have not yet cast your vote you may do so here (CSHP member login required). If you have any questions in regards to the candidate videos or election process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 916-447-1033.
President-elect Candidate Slate
Candidate #1: Kenneth L. Perrin, PharmD, MBA I am currently Director of Clinical Pharmacy at Integrated Prescription Management located in Fresno, CA. I have worked in the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) environment for 11 years in various roles with seven years working with Medicaid health plans, involved with formulary development and pharmacy benefit design. Prior to my work with PBMs, I was a Director of Pharmacy at four hospitals managing departments of various sizes spanning 25 years, most recently at Community Medical Center in Fresno. My experience in both hospital and the managed care environment has given me a good perspective on the challenges of health care delivery and the ability to make a positive contribution.
It is a distinguished honor to be considered as a candidate for CSHP’s president-elect. Through my involvement in my local chapter and subsequent term on the Board of Directors, I have developed a deeper appreciation of the benefit of having a group of like-minded professionals coordinating their endeavors to promote our profession through our society. CSHP not only provides educational opportunities, but significant networking possibilities with colleagues who have extensive knowledge and experience. With the rising cost of health-care delivery, the debate on how to delivery adequate and appropriate care to consumers is being debated in many public forums. The shocking increase in prescription medications is quite concerning to the payers of medical and pharmacy expenses.
Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide guidance on medication selection for appropriate use. By combining our voices through CSHP’s leadership, we have a stronger voice to influence positions taken by public and private sectors on pharmacists’ role in the delivery of care. Moving forward, CSHP will be strengthened by our individual effort to grow membership which in turn enhances the society’s ability to focus on our core values and initiatives. There is “strength in numbers.”
I encourage each of you, as time permits, to participate in some aspect of our society, whether it be with a local chapter, with CSHP or ASHP. Your participation and support does matter. Thank you for your consideration of my candidacy. Together, our commitment to CSHP and our profession makes a difference, individually and collectively. Here’s to the continued success of CSHP!
Candidate #2: Steven J. Thompson, PharmD (South Bay/Long Beach) Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy. Director of Pharmacy Services Torrance Memorial Medical Center (1995-present). Employee there since 1977. A member of CSHP and ASHP for over 40 years; served in various leadership positions, including Chapter Delegate, President of the South Bay/Long Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Webmaster, Legal Affairs, Director for SBLBSHP, CSHP Nominations Committee and Public Relations, CSHP Board Member, Seminar Board Liaison, SBLBSHP Pharmacist of the Year, Platinum Grassroots Advocate; and incorporated the South Bay/Long Beach Chapter with the state.
The pharmacy profession is on the move. Pharmacists are well respected, and there is a real demand for our services and expertise now more than ever. We cannot stand by and wait to be asked to help. We need to recognize the opportunities and step in to address them before someone else does. I am happy to see our society continues to tackle the issues that shape our profession. A few of the issues impacting our professional landscape include new schools of pharmacy producing additional practitioners, the high utilization of opioid products, placing a technician on the State Board of Pharmacy, transparency in PBM disclosure, Advance Practice Pharmacists and provider status, the Affordable Care Act/American Health Care Act, and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. CSHP can lead and has led the way in being at the table. Over the past forty years that I have been a pharmacist, I am proud to have been involved with CSHP at both the state level and with my local chapter, South-Bay/Long Beach. CSHP has kept me informed and engaged in the profession. It has given me many opportunities to work with talented leaders. I have been mentored by many along the way and have mentored others as they are entering or maturing in the profession. I am amazed at the energy and commitment that so many volunteers have and the results that come from the teamwork and perseverance to accomplish a common goal. I am humbled and honored to be nominated for CSHP President-Elect. I thank you for your support, and, together, I am certain we will continue to positively shape our profession. I look forward to this opportunity to give back to the profession and to our members. I am extremely excited about our future and this opportunity to serve you.
Board of Director Slate (3-Year Term)
Candidate #1: Norman Fox, PharmD, MS Dr. Norm is currently the Director of Pharmacy at St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy. He graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Pharm. D. in 1979 and completed a Master of Science degree in microbiology in 2003 from California State University, Chico. He has been practicing pharmacy for over 38 years mostly in the hospital setting as a staff, clinical, and informatics pharmacist. He has served as Director of Pharmacy in several institutions including St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, and Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, for over 27 years. Outside of the profession of pharmacy; Dr. Fox is an avid photographer, bicycling enthusiast, artistic roller skating dancer, and grandfather of seven wonderful grandkids.
Candidate Statement: I am currently a CSHP Board of Director and have served in many positions including President-Elect, President, Immediate-Past President, and Delegate. I was also Volunteer Chair for the Seminar 2012 committee. I have gained invaluable knowledge of the working intricacies of CSHP. I believe that this knowledge will help me be a better advocate as a Director for you, the membership, and CSHP. I am a graduate of the UOP and I received my MS in microbiology from the Ca State University, Chico. I have practiced pharmacy for over 38 years and I have been a Director of Pharmacy in several institutions for over 27 years.
Candidate #2: Helen Park, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP, FCPhA Dr. Helen Park graduated from the University of the Pacific and is board certified in pharmacotherapy. Currently, she is the Associate Chief of Pharmacy at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Park has been actively involved at the local, state and national levels for ASHP, ASHP Foundation, CSHP and the California Board of Pharmacy. She has served as an officer or board member for multiple pharmacy organizations and has led both state and national work groups and committees focused on advancing pharmacy practice and ensuring pharmacy’s role in healthcare reform. She currently serves as the Chair of the CSHP Healthcare Reform Committee.
Candidate Statement: As a pharmacist, mentor, and pharmacy manager, my purpose has always been to promote and advance the profession of pharmacy. Over the past 20 years, I have represented pharmacy interests and helped draft policy language at the state and national levels for CSHP, ASHP as well as for the Veterans Administration. It is my personal mission to advocate and protect the pharmacy profession and to ensure that both pharmacists and technicians practice at the top of their licenses.
As we continue to rebuild our organization, there are 2 key areas where greater support and resources are needed. The first is strengthening our local affiliate chapters so that they can grow membership and foster future leaders. The second area of focus is grassroots involvement. Legislative and regulatory advocacy is key to securing pharmacy’s role in shaping the healthcare landscape. We cannot be complacent or reticent in being the voice for pharmacy with legislators, stakeholders, and policy-makers.
As part of the CSHP Board, my first goal is to engage and empower our local affiliate chapters and secondly, to help foster opportunities for collaborative partnerships with other pharmacy organizations and healthcare professionals. I ask for your support in the upcoming elections.
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Candidate #3: Robert Poole, PharmD, FPPAG, FCSHP, FASHP Chief Pharmacy Officer (CPO) and Executive Administrative Director, Clinical Services, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCH) 2015-2017; Director of Pharmacy LPCH 1988-2015; Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 1977; Residency at UCSF 1977-1978. Dr. Poole recently retired from his 44, year pharmacy career working as an intern, resident, clinical pharmacist, pharmacy supervisor, director of pharmacy and CPO in hospital administration. He is currently a pharmacy consultant for CAP Consulting, Inc. Member of CSHP since 1975; CSHP Fellow 2011; Organizational Affairs 1991; Quatra County Chapter President and CSHP Delegate 1990; Clinical Affairs, Chair 1986; Council on Clinical Affairs 1984-1985; Advisory Committee on Productivity Standards / Measurement 1984; CE Programs Chair 1981; ASHP Fellow 2012; ASHP Accredited Residency Programs i n Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care 1994-2017; Western Regional Conference on Clinical Pharmacy Practice 1987. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Fellow 2010; Excellence in Pharmacy Practice Award 2007; Lifetime Honorary Membership 2003; Board of Directors 1995-2003; Co-Founder 1985
Candidate Statement: As a candidate for the CSHP positions: Board of Directors and ASHP Delegate, I look forward to the opportunity to have a positive impact on the practice of health-system pharmacy in California. During my career in hospital pharmacy I developed a broad base of experiences to bring to the CSHP Board of Directors. The skill set included experiences as a: clinician, supervisor, director, administrator, collaborator, leader, researcher, author, editor, colleague, coach, preceptor, teacher, mentor, professor and an operations, people and financial manager. With healthcare continuing to dominate the political agenda, the road ahead will be a challenging one. Health-System pharmacists can have a major impact and CSHP will undoubtedly lead the way. Having recently retired, I will have the time to help the CSHP Board of Directors with my continued passion for the profession. Thank you for this exciting opportunity.
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Candidate #4: James D. Scott, PharmD, FCCP Dr. Scott received his Pharm.D. in 1994 from the University of Florida. He joined WesternU in May of 2000. His research, clinical practice and academic interests are focused in HIV pharmacotherapy and adherence counseling. Dr. Scott is credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as a HIV pharmacist. He currently oversees the experiential portion of the PharmD curriculum at the WesternU College of Pharmacy. Dr. Scott has worked with a variety of professional societies, as elected officer and committee member and/or chair with organizations such as CSHP, SFVSHP, ACCP, SCCCP, and the SIDP
Candidate Statement: This is such an exciting time to be a part of CSHP. Not only is CSHP moving forward with new initiatives with our new CEO, but so many people are reinvigorated with having new leadership and stability with this important organization. There are so many areas where CSHP is moving the profession forward, and continuing to be the premier professional organization for health-systems pharmacists in California and a role model for state societies across the US. I feel that my experiences with CSHP, with SFVSHP, with WesternU, and as a pharmacist for the last 23 years, gives me the experience and insight needed to be a driving force within CSHP to help with its current initiatives, and identify additional important paths that we should be taking. I appreciate your support!
New Practitioner Executive Committee Slate (2-Year Term)
Candidate #1: Amy Kang, PharmD After graduating from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Amy earned her Pharm.D. at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency training at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She is currently a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident at University of Southern California (USC) and her primary practice site is at LAC+USC Medical Center.
Candidate Statement: I am extremely honored to be nominated for the New Practitioner Executive Committee Chair. My heart is set on making a difference in better serving pharmacists, especially new practitioners. If given the privilege of being a New Practitioner Executive Committee Chair, I promise to seize every opportunity to empower new practitioners and address the unique needs of young professionals as they develop their careers. It has been such an honor to have served various leadership roles including chapter president, vice president, new practitioner mentor, and committee board members in local, regional, and national pharmacy organizations. Using this platform, I will do my utmost to engage new practitioners by constantly creating constructive events that provide them tools on how to excel as a young generation of pharmacists. As the next generation of pharmacists is pivotal to CSHP, I will make every effort to promote CSHP new practitioner events, foster creative ideas, and encourage collaboration among different generations of pharmacy professionals. Thank you so much for considering me as your New Practitioner Board Member and New Practitioner Executive Committee (NPEC) Chair.
Candidate #2: Susan Lee, PharmD, BCPS After completing my undergraduate degree at UC Davis, I worked at Roche Molecular Systems for a few years before deciding to start a new career as a pharmacist. I moved to Minnesota where I graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. There, I was involved with the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) and held leadership roles within the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance. I went on to complete a PGY1 residency at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, then a PGY2 residency in Drug Information at Kaiser Permanente. I am currently a Drug Use Management Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente.
Candidate Statement: I am honored to be nominated for the New Practitioner Executive Committee (NPEC) Chair. I graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, completed a PGY1 residency at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, completed a PGY2 residency in Drug Information at Kaiser Permanente, and am currently a Drug Use Management Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente. My goal is to provide different opportunities for collaboration and relationship building within the organization and to foster the growth of new pharmacists. I plan to engage students and fellow new practitioners by showing them the value of CSHP and to encourage them to reciprocate by returning to mentor the next generation and staying active within CSHP. I believe combining all of these with my interpersonal skills and professionalism will allow me to best serve as the NPEC Chair. Thank you for your consideration.