2018 CSHP Board of Directors Election Bulletin
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2018 - CSHP Board of Directors Election:

To further assist you in getting to know your future leadership, each nominee for the 2019 CSHP Board of Director position has submitted a short video/audio recording answering the following questions:

  1. How is CSHP’s mission statement meaningful to you?
  2. Where do you see areas for improvement and growth in the organization? How do you plan to address or meet these areas?
  3. What are your personal aspirations that you want to accomplish on the CSHP Board?

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CSHP also held a "Meet the Candidates" at the Open Forum session on Saturday, October 6th, from 1:00 - 2:30pm at Seminar 2018. A portion of this time was dedicated for a Q&A session and candidate hearing.

You may view the Election bulletin here. The official ballot has been emailed out as of 11/1/2018 2pm PDT and will close on December 2nd 2018. If you did not receive your ballot you may vote via the following link (CSHP member login required).

If you have any questions in regards to the candidate videos or election process, please email us at info@cshp.org or call our office at 916-447-1033.

President-elect Candidate Slate

Candidate #1: Kathleen Besinque, PharmD, MSEd, FCSHP, FASHP, FCPhA
(Southern California, SCSHP) Doctor of Pharmacy USC School of Pharmacy, Residency VA/USC Los Angeles, Advanced Practice Pharmacist, FASHP, FCSHP. Currently: Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Chapman University, previously faculty at Loma Linda University and USC. CSHP member more than 25 years. Leadership within CSHP/ASHP include: Chair, CSHP House of Delegates (2002-2006), CSHP Board Member (2002-2006), CSHP Foundation Board Member (2006-2010), President of SCSHP (2003, 2015), Treasurer SCSHP, Chapter Delegate, Seminar Management Teams (2002, 2008, 2011) , SCSHP Pharmacist of the Year, ASHP Council on Education and Workforce (2007, 2006). Recipient of CSHP Distinguished Service Award (2011).

Candidate Statement:
During times of change, as a member-centric professional organization, CSHP can and should provide the leadership and advocacy to ensure that the role of pharmacists and the pharmacy team are poised for growth and optimal patient care. I want to serve on the leadership team at CSHP, working with the members and the Board of Directors to advance the practice of pharmacy and increase awareness of the public, payors and other health care providers of the value we provide to patients and the healthcare system. If elected, I would like to focus on three major areas for advancing the mission and strategic initiatives of CSHP. First, focus on engaging our membership. We need to recruitment and retain members, especially the new practitioners who will be the CSHP leadership in years to come. Providing leadership opportunities and encouraging.the membership to engage with policy and leadership activities is critical for our future. Second, continue efforts to promote pharmacy professionals as providers, advocates for patient safety and as the medication experts of the healthcare team. Ensure that pharmacists and technicians are able to practice to the fullest extent of their training and abilities. Third, continue efforts to gain federal provider status and payment for all of the pharmacist services. To accomplish these goals will require increased collaboration between CSHP and other health providers, professional organizations and regulatory agencies. CSHP is in an excellent position to move the profession in a positive direction.

Candidate Video:

Candidate #2: Lisa Gunther Lum, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
(South Bay/Long Beach, SB/LBSHP) Medication Safety Officer, Adventist Health Glendale. Dr. Lum retired from Kaiser Permanente after 34 years of service, where she held various positions - most recently as a Pharmacy Finance Director in their Regional Pharmacy Offices in Downey, as well as a Drug Education Coordinator and Inpatient Pharmacist at the West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Dr. Lum is very active in the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP), having served at the state level as a Director on the Board of Directors, as Treasurer, and on several committees including Seminar Management Team Chair and Nominations Committee Chair. Dr. Lum is currently President of the CSHP Research and Education Foundation which annually awards scholarships to two students and funds pharmacy related research, and was recognized in 2012 with the Distinguished Service Award, one of CSHP’s highest honors. Dr. Lum is also active in CSHP at the local level, having served as an officer and on committees in the South Bay/Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley, and Southern California (Los Angeles) chapters.
Dr. Lum has been mentoring Pharmacy School students at the USC School of Pharmacy by precepting health fairs and serving as an Alumni Advisor to the Lambda Kappa Sigma fraternity since 2010. Dr. Lum has been recognized with the Lambda Kappa Sigma Alumnus of the Year annually, as the 2015 USC School of Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year, and with the 2018 USC School of Pharmacy Community Service Award.

Candidate Statement: 
I want to run for CSHP President-elect to continue to help our profession move forward and practice at the top of our license. We have made recent strides getting the Board of Pharmacy to recognize this by licensing Advanced Practice Pharmacists. This is an essential first step needed to get pharmacists on the Social Security Act list of recognized healthcare providers. I want to continue the momentum to move this work forward.
But we can’t do that alone. Our profession and the practice of pharmacy is not a competition. We need to be partners and members of the same team We need the support of other pharmacist organizations like AMCP, AACP, and closer to home – CPhA. I want to continue to improve our working relationship with CPhA on many levels such as the role of Pharmacy Technicians, USP 797, CURES, and Telepharmacy. I also want CSHP to be partners with other organizations such as CHA, the Board of Pharmacy, and the Patient Safety Movement in promoting patient safety and addressing issues in health care such as the opioid epidemic.

Candidate Video:
No Video Submitted

Board of Director Slate (3-Year Term)

Candidate #1: Norman Fox, PharmD, MS
(Central Valley, CVSHP) 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 39 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 28 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 have been 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 39 years and I have been a Director of Pharmacy in several institutions for over 28 years.

Candidate Video:

Note: Video Submission is from 2017 resubmitted for 2018 per the request of Norm Fox.

Candidate #2: Robert L. Stein, PharmD, JD
(Orange County, OCSHP) Professor of Practice for Pharmacy Law & Ethics at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy, and Bioethics for the Keck Graduate Institute School of Applied Life Sciences. Dr. Stein received his Pharm.D. from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, and his J.D. from Western State University College of Law. Previously, he practiced in a variety of clinical, management and consulting roles, most recently in clinical Informatics and Information Technology as applied to healthcare. His professional interests focus on developments at the intersection of pharmacy law, healthcare technology, vendor contracts, and analytics and e-discovery of health records.

Dr. Stein is an active member in the American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL), American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), California Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSHP) and is a director of the Orange County chapter of CSHP. He has participated on numerous committees for ASHP and CSHP, and is Chair-elect of CSHP’s Government Affairs Advisory Committee for 2018-2019.

Candidate Statement:
I am honored at the opportunity to be considered for the CSHP Board of Directors.

Pharmacists, who have the most complete knowledge of drug therapy, are for the most part still limited to working within protocols and collaborative practice arrangements, often without direct compensation for such services. The CSHP Board of Directors must continue to work with legislators and regulators to address this challenge.

CSHP must also work with the Board of Pharmacy to identify reasonable enforcement waivers for hospital pharmacies that take extraordinary measures to address critical injectable drug shortages. CSHP also needs to be vocal in lobbying Congress for pharmacists to be Medicare Part B providers and allowing Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical prices.

I also believe that we must maintain an open relationship with CPhA in our advocacy efforts to address critical issues facing California pharmacists.

It is my hope that as a law and ethics professor and an advocate for the profession, I am able to “pay it forward” in some small way. Being on your Board of Directors would be a big step in accomplishing this.

I would appreciate your vote of support and will work hard on behalf of CSHP and you, its members.

Candidate Video: 


Candidate #3: Jerika Lam, PharmD, AAHIVP, FCSHP
(Southern California, SCSHP) Dr. Lam received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 residency at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and a two-year fellowship at USC School of Pharmacy in HIV pharmacotherapy and translational research. She is credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She is currently an Associate Professor at Chapman University School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Lam currently practices in a multidisciplinary medical team treating general medicine, HIV and HIV/HCV coinfected patients with the AltaMed Medical Group in Santa Ana. She received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)/Walmart Scholars Award as faculty mentor, and was recognized as Fellow of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP). She is currently a Director of the CSHP Foundation of Education and Research, and is actively involved with CSHP, Seminar and CPE planning committees. Dr. Lam is a faculty advisor for the Chapman CSHP/ASHP student chapter. She is appointed as a member of the ASHP Faculty Advisory Panel for 2018-2019.

Candidate Statement:
As a current CSHP Foundation Director, I have closely worked with my fellow Directors in supporting the Foundation’s goals to advance research and education for the safe use of medication and scholarship opportunities for California pharmacy students. As a faculty advisor and mentor I have interacted with many pharmacy students and residents who expressed their interests in becoming engaged and involved with CSHP and the pharmacy profession. I believe my experiences with CSHP, academia, and as a clinical pharmacist in both the hospital and ambulatory care settings will give me the breadth and insight to continue the goals and excellent work that the past Board and CSHP leadership have accomplished.

I believe our profession is challenged with two critical issues, such as the opioid crisis and member engagement. CSHP is well-positioned to legislate and impact the profession by working with our local communities and healthcare leaders to address the opioid crisis. Furthermore, I will continue advocating for our profession, mentorship of our future leaders, and work with pharmacist and student members to get them more involved and engaged with CSHP. I humbly appreciate your support.

Candidate Video:

Candidate #4: Robert Poole, PharmD, FPPAG, FCSHP, FASHP
(Quatra County, QCSHP) 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.

Candidate Video (Audio Only):

Note: Video Submission is from 2017 resubmitted for 2018 per the request of Robert Poole.


Candidate #5: Dan Bauman, PharmD
(South Bay/Long Beach, SB/LBSHP) Doctor of Pharmacy University of Southern California. Clinical Informatics Pharmacist, Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Previous positions include Assistant Director, ICU pharmacist and SNF pharmacist. As a member of CSHP and ASHP; I have served in various leadership positions for the South Bay/ Long Beach Chapter of CSHP, including Chapter President, Chapter Delegate, Membership Chair, Co-Chair for Educational and Industry Affairs.

Candidate Statement:
It is a great privilege and honor to be considered for a Board of Directors Position for the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In the time that I have been a pharmacist and involved with CSHP, I have been truly impressed with how our profession has grown and much of that progress is due to the efforts of CSHP. Involvement with my local CSHP chapter has truly been a great opportunity for personal growth and has been essential in developing my leadership skills. CHSP and my local chapter have also provided me the opportunity to connect with many other pharmacists and establish a meaningful network; which I truly value. If given the opportunity to serve on the CSHP Board of Directors, I look forward to working with the California State Board of Pharmacy and other governing bodies to help continue to elevate the practice of pharmacy.

Candidate Video:


Candidate #6: Harminder Sikand, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP, FCCP
(San Diego, SDSHP) Director of Clinical Services and Residency Programs ( 2016-Present), Clinical Director of Pharmacy (1999-2016), Residency Director PGY1 (1999-present), Pharmacy Student Coordinator (1997-present), Clinical Manager (1997-1999), CSHP Chair Committee on Goals (2018, 2017, 2016), ASHP Commission on Credentialing (2017-2019), ASHP National Surveyor PGY1 (2011-present), Clinical Professor UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy ( 2016), Clinical Professor UCSF School of Pharmacy (2015), Past President SDSHP (2015-2015), CSHP Committee on Goals (2015), SDSHP President (2014-2015), CSHP Practioner Nomination Committee (2012-2014, 2009, 2005), Delegate to CSHP ( 2002-2016), SDSHP Board of Directors ( 2011-2015), CSHP Chair of Education Committee (2009-2010), CSHP Seminar Residency Panel (2009), CSHP Seminar Stu-dent Panel (2009), CSHP Seminar Management Team (2008-2009), CSHP Seminar Continuing Education Team – Chair (2008-2009), CSHP Public Relations Committee (2002-2003), SDSHP Industry Night Co-chair (2002-2004).

Candidate Statement:
It is time for us to be nimble and flexible. What we have done is no longer working. Status quo can no longer be the norm. To be current and relevant we need a new platform that embraces both our young clinicians and our experienced membership.

I have served CSHP in many roles over the last 20 years. My goal, if elected is to bring my passion for pharmacy services, my creativity and desire for innovation to help us meet emerging market needs.

We need to do it differently, we need to do it better.

Candidate Video:
No Video Submitted


Chair, House of Delegates Slate (3-Year Term)

Candidate #1: Doreen Schneider, BS, PharmD, FCSHP
(GESHP) Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at Idaho State University, Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy. Critical Care Fellowship Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Kaiser Permanente (1990 to present- initiated multiple pharmacy services) Currently Oncology Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. I have been a member of CSHP and ASHP for many years. I have participated on many committees at the state and local level. I have been president of the GESHP. GESHP Pharmacist of the year. Assisted with many GESHP health fairs and Industry Nights. I have been a member of the CSHP board of Directors, Seminar Board Liaison, Committee on Nominations, Public Affairs Committee and Policy Affairs Committee. I have attended CSHP legislative days.

Candidate Statement:
I have been, and remain, a proud member of the profession of pharmacy and CSHP. I believe the profession has only begun to transform itself into the providers we are meant to be. CSHP has been and will continue to be an integral part of our development. We are at the front of medicine. We can affect change for our patients every day with everything we do. What may seem like a simple dose change, a drug interaction avoided, can save a life. A medication chosen for that specific patient, taking into account all of the appropriate parameters, can bring a patient to better health sooner. We (pharmacists) were trained to do just that. CSHP has supported and lead our efforts through the years. I am eager to assist CSHP in the continued efforts to educate and legislate to that end. The goal being to have all pharmacists and technicians performing at the very top of their license regardless of work setting. I am honored to be considered for the Chair of The House.

Candidate Video:
No Video Submitted

Candidate #2: Martin Torres, PharmD
(Orange County, OCSHP) Director of Pharmacy San Antonio Regional Hospital ’18, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology (Lecturer Systemic/Ocular Pharmacology) Southern California College of Optometry ’14, President Orange County Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Preceptor KGI and Western University Colleges of Pharmacy ‘16/’15, Member CPhA ’18, ACCP ’06, CSHP/ASHP ‘81. USC PharmD ’81, LAC/USC Residency Acute Care Medicine ’82, Staff Pharmacist Community Hospital of San Gabriel ’82-‘87, Clinical Coordinator Garfield Medical Center ’87-’89, Director of Pharmacy Garfield Medical Center ’89-’06, Director of Pharmacy White Memorial Medical Center ’06-’09, Director of Pharmacy Anaheim Regional Medical Center ’09-’18.

Previous Volunteer Professional: Co- Chair-person Committee on Professional Affairs ’15-’17, Member Committee on Professional Affairs ’14-’15, Preceptor UCI BS in Public Health ’11-’15.
Previous Volunteer Community: Coach in basketball, baseball, girls’ softball, and soccer (recreational and club); Chair/Member Diamond Bar Parks and Recreation Commission; Board member Diamond Bar Community Foundation and Diamond Bar AYSO; Chair Tech Committee and member of multiple parent teacher organizations.
Previous Member: SGVSHP, IDSA, ASPEN, APhA

Candidate Statement:
Dear Pharmacy Friends, as a LAC/USC hospital resident in 1981-1982, I was trained for a job that didn’t exist outside of academic medical centers at the time. I am the beneficiary of the dedication demonstrated by many mentors and colleagues that went before me. I share your pride in our past accomplishments, yet at the same time have a profound sense of urgency for all that still needs to be accomplished. There has never been a more crucial time to come together as a profession with a single voice and to broaden our base. A difficult task, without a doubt, but not an impossible task if we are willing to use our specialized training in medication management as our bond regardless of practice setting, and to keep our patients at the center of all that we do. Some thoughts for your consideration. First, the mixed messages we give to our lawmakers need to stop or we will not be able to move our profession forward. It is imperative we strengthen our relationship with CPhA and blend the best attributes that each organization has to offer. If we do not advocate, “one profession, one voice”, we will be lamenting at future state meetings that other disciplines, such as NP’s, PA’s, and Optometrists, are performing medication histories, medication reconciliation, and medication list driven population health management, although we are the most qualified profession. Second, we must broaden our support base to collaborate with these same disciplines and integrate ourselves into their practices to provide medication management centered patient care. Third, promote Pharmacy Technicians as the professionals they are in their discipline, which is not just complementary to what we do, but essential to what we do as Pharmacists in providing patient care. Much more to share, but I have exceeded the word limits placed on the candidate’s statements. I hope that some of my thoughts resonate with you, but if not, I would love to hear your point of view and learn from your perspective. Lastly, thank you for your consideration and regardless of the outcome of this election, I look forward to supporting CSHP and all our elected volunteers who give tirelessly of their time.

Candidate Video:

Please note: Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students are not allowed a vote per CSHP's policy.


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