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Reviews and recommends professional policies, which impact the practice of pharmacy, for CSHP’s adoption. Review of professional policies includes those from other organizations such as but not limited to ASHP and CPhA.


·        COPA reviews and recommends relevant professional policies from other organizations for the House of Delegates 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.


Committee Chair:

·       Conducts meetings as required to fulfill charges and provides leadership

·       Works with staff liaison to set meeting dates, prepare agendas and identify committee members to take minutes

·       Provides a copy of all minutes to the CSHP office and committee members

·       Maintains communication with committee, CEO, board liaison, and staff liaison

·       Operates within established budget (e.g. travel)

·       Assures CSHP strategic map aligns with committee charges and activities

All Members:

·       Attend scheduled committee meetings

·       Perform agreed upon tasks as decided in committee meetings

·       Report progress of tasks as requested

·       Attends CCTF Meeting at Seminar



2020 Members

Position Name Chapter
Chair Kathy Ghomeshi
Golden Gate
Chair-elect Kathleen Besinque
Southern California
Immediate Past Chair Suzanne Shea San Diego
Member  Douglas Barcon
San Gabriel Valley
Member  Alireza Hayatshahi Inland
Member  Jaclyn Jaskowiak San Diego
Member  Jiwon Kim
San Fernando Valley
Member Daniel Kudo San Fernando Valley
Member Janice Simen San Fernando Valley
Member Karen Youmbi Southern California
New Practitioner Member Lydia Noh Southern California
Pharmacy Technician Shannie Eubanks 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 De Martini, 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