Council on Professional Affairs (COPA)
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Council on Professional Affairs reviews and recommends relevant professional policies from other organizations for acceptance by the House of Delegates (HOD) for consideration; receives documentation with recommendations from CPhA HOD for inclusion of pertinent policies; reviews ASHP policies as directed by the BOD throughout the year.


  • COPA is responsive to professional activities and situations within the practice of pharmacy.
  • COPA reviews and recommends relevant professional policies from other organizations for acceptance by the House of Delegates for consideration.
  • CSHP’s CPhA Delegates will present all documentation from CPhA HOD to COPA along with recommendations for inclusion of pertinent policies.
  • Review ASHP policies as directed by BOD throughout the year.



Position Name Chapter
Chair Suzanne Shea
San Diego
Chair-elect Kathy Ghomeshi
Golden Gate
Immediate Past Chair Douglas Barcon
San Gabriel Valley
Member  Kathlenn Besinque Southern California 
Member Kaman Chung San Gabriel Valley
Member  Vicky Ferraresi Quatra County
Member  Jaclyn Jaskowiak  San Diego 
Member Jiwon Kim San Fernando Valley
Member Albert Moon Golden Gate
Member Karen Youmbi South Bay Long Beach
New Practitioner Member Cory Nelson Sierra
New Practitioner Member Lydia Noh Southern California
Pharmacy Technician Hue (Kelli) Tran Golden Gate
Student Member  Riany Cadag Chapman University
BOD Liaison Daniel Dong Golden Gate
BOD Liaison (HOD Chair) Martin Torres Orange County
Ex Officio Member Loriann De Martini
CSHP Staff Member Preena Lobo CSHP Office

Contact, Loriann DeMartini, CSHP COPA Staff Manager


California Society of Health-System Pharmacists
1314 H Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: (916) 447-1033
Fax: (916) 447-2396
Hours: M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm