2018 ASHP Californian Delegates
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Official 2018 ASHP Californian Delegates

Daniel Dong, Pharm.D. (Golden Gate)

Currently, I am President of the California Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSHP).

Coincidentally, I have just started a new position as a Regional Pharmacy Director for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California (NCAL). In this new role, I will have responsibility for the National Specialty Pharmacy, a role in the USP 797/800 construction of the pharmacies, a role over the NCAL Home IV Pharmacies, and  also am the NCAL Kaiser coordinator for the Pharmacy Leadership Institute with the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Formerly, I was one of two Assistant Pharmacy Operations Leader with responsibility for the oversight of pharmacy operations in NCAL and was also the liaison to the NCAL “Inpatient” Pharmacy Operations group.  I have been with Kaiser Permanente since March 2008 and was the Area Pharmacy Director (APD) for the Oakland-Richmond Service Area until 2013. Prior to being an APD, I was an Inpatient Pharmacy Consultant, NCAL Regional Pharmacy, performing mock regulatory surveys throughout NCAL.  Recently, I have just completed serving as the “interim” Area Pharmacy Director in Kaiser Sacramento for the past 16 months.

Prior to Kaiser, I was the Director of Pharmaceutical Services for the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In this role, I oversaw all pharmacy operations and had regulatory oversight for medication management throughout the medical center across two campuses. This included an average daily census of 550, 172 clinics, two infusion centers, an outpatient pharmacy, 2 inpatient pharmacies, and a large PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency program.  There was a very strong affiliation with the UCSF School of Pharmacy. I have been active in the CSHP throughout my career and completed serving four year term on the Board of Directors in 2012.   I have a PharmD. from UCSF School of Pharmacy and B.A. in Biological Sciences from UC Berkeley.   I also completed a PGY-1 Residency at the UCSF Medical Center/School of Pharmacy.


Kethen W. So, Pharm.D., FCSHP (Golden Gate)

Assistant Director of Pharmacy, UCSF Medical Center, ASHP: Delegate (2015-Present) Alternate Delegate (2010, 2013); CSHP: Presidential Officer (2015-2017), Government Affairs Advisory Committee (member 1999 – 2004, 2014, chair 2011- 2012), Committee on Goals (member 2004 – 2006, board liaison 2006 – 2009, 2014), Council on Professional Affairs (member 2010), Board of Directors (2006 – 2009), Board Liaison to Editorial Advisory Committee (2007 – 2009), Student Chapters (2007 – 2008), Seminar Management Team (2001); Golden Gate: Presidential Offices (2000 – 2002), PPC-PAC Donation Organizer (2009 – Present), Legislative Advocate (2012 – Present), Delegate to CSHP (2001 – 2002, 2009 – 2013) Continuing Education (chair 2002 – 2009), Membership (chair, 1998 - 2002),Social (chair 1996-1998)


Maria D. Serpa, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP (Sacramento Valley)

Sr. Pharmacist–Systems Support, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. CSHP Research & Education Foundation(President 2015-17;Board 2013-19), CSHP Parliamentarian (2014;2017), CSHP Presidential Officer(2010-12), CSHP Pharmacy Professionals of California PAC(President 2011), CSHP Board of Directors(2005-07), ASHP Advocacy/PAC Advisory Comm(2012-18), ASHP Council on Public Policy(2014-17), ASHP Section Pharmacy Practice Managers-SAG Quality/Compliance(2011-13), ASHP Delegate(2008-12,alternate 2004,2007), ASHP USP Advisory Comm(2002-06).  Many CSHP Committees including Sterile Compounding Task Force(2014-2016,co-chair 2017-18), Blue Ribbon Comm on Governance(2015-17), Government Affairs Advisory Comm(1998-2009, chair 1999-2002). Several CSHP/CPhA & CSHP/California Hospitals Association committees. Sacramento Valley-CSHP Treasurer(2004-05), SV-CSHP Pharmacist of the Year(2000), SV-CSHP Director(1998), SV-CSHP Presidential officer(1995-97). San Diego-CSHP Director(1992-93).


Nancy Korman, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FASHP (Golden Gate)

Retired June 2013, formerly SFVA QI/Education & Residency Director; Member, CSHP Blue Ribbon on Governance (2016); Chair, CSHP PRP Committee (2016); Member, CSHP Research and Education Foundation (2008-2015) & Foundation President (2012-2015); CSHP Presidential officer (2009-11); CSHP Board of Directors (1999, 2001-2003); Co-Chair, Council on Professional Affairs (2008); Council on Professional Affairs (2006); ASHP HOD  (2006, 2007, 2009-2013); ASHP Committee on Nominations (2010-13); Committee on Goals (2001, 2004, 2005); Board Liaison Blue Ribbon Committee on Pharmacist Credentialing (2001); Treasurer, WSC Residency Conference Planning Committee (1995-1997); Committee on Nominations (1986, 1988);  President, NCSHP (1978); WOC Clinical Professor, UCSF Pharmacy School.


Steven Gray, Pharm.D., JD  (Inland)

Currently – Kaiser Permanente “National Pharmacy Professional Affairs Leader”; Responsibilities: Monitoring and influencing pharmacy law and public policy at National and state levels in collaboration with health professional and consumer organizations. Current ASPL President-elect. Past Offices: President CSHP, CPhA, AMCP, SFSHP; HOD Delegate to ASHP, APhA, CSHP and CPhA; HOD Chair for CSHP and CPhA; Regular Attendee: BoP, NABP, ACCP, AMCP, ASHP, APhA,; MEMBERSHIPS: AMCP; ASPL; ASHP; APhA; Cal State Bar; CPhA; CSHP; ISHP, NASPA; EXPERIENCE: Pharmacy practice community, hospital, IV solution specialty, manufacturing and repackaging, wholesaling, pharmacy compliance, and administration; GOAL: Expanding and enriching the pharmacy scope of practice. 2015 CSHP Pharmacist of the Year.


Steven J. Thompson, Pharm.D. (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.


Vicky Ferraresi, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP (Quatra County)

Director Pharmacy Services, Pathways Hospice, Sunnyvale.  CSHP President 2017. Chair HOD (2010-2014), Board of Directors (2004-2008), Committee on Goals (2006, 2008, Chair 2009). Government Affairs Advisory Committee (2002, 2005, Chair 2003 & 2004). Council Educational Affairs (1997). Numerous Seminar Committees.  Quatra President (2009), Treasurer (1999-2002), Secretary (1998), CSHP Delegate (2003, 2009).  ASHP Council Public Policy (2004-2006), Pain & Palliative Care Advisory Group (2007-2011).  ASHP Delegate HOD (2012-present). National Council Hospice & Palliative Professionals (NCHPP), Pharmacist Steering Committee (2003-2009).  Northern California Pain Initiative (NCPI) Advisory Committee & Website Coordinator (2003-2008); BOD, Regulatory Affairs Committee (1994-1999).


Victoria Serrano Adams, Pharm. D., FASHP, FCSHP (Golden Gate)

Director of Pharmaceutical Services, UCSF Medical Center (2013 - present).  ASHP Commission on Affiliate Relations (2006-2007, 2007-2008), ASHP Council on Pharmacy Practice (2017 to present), ASHP Foundation Development Committee (2007); CSHP Continuing Pharmacy Education [CPE] committee (2013 to present), CSHP Board of Directors (2010 – 2013), PPMI Task Force – Board Liaison (2012 – 2013), Continuing Pharmacy Education [CPE] Committee – Board Liaison (2010 – 2013), Committee on Goals – Board Liaison (2011, 2013), CSHP Seminar Management Team 2009 – Residency Showcase Chair, CSHP Practitioner Recognition Program Committee (2006, 2009), FCSHP (2000), CSHP Seminar 1986 – Continuing Education Committee; SDSHP – CSHP Delegate (2000-2002; 2005-2006).


2018 ASHP Alternate Delegates (listed in order of alternate number)


Kimberly Tallian, Pharm.D., APH, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FCSHP (San Diego)

Advanced Practice Pharmacist - Psychiatry, Scripps Mercy (2015 – Present), Advanced Practice Pharmacists (2017 – Present), ASHP Delegate (2009), ASHP Alternate Delegate (2012, 2016, 2017); FASHP (2006); Seminar Planning Committee Chair (2017), Seminar Planning Committee Vice Chair (2016), Senior Management Team for CSHP Seminar CE Co-Chair (2004); Management Team for CSHP Seminar Publicity Co-Chair (1999); CSHP Professional Recognition Awards Committee Chair (2010); CSHP Delegate (2008 – 2009); CSHP Alternate Delegate (2013), FCSHP (2003); SDSHP President (2009); SDSHP Treasurer (2003 – 2008 & 2013 - Present); OCSHP Treasurer (1997 – 1999); SDSHP Parliamentarian 2009 – 2012); SDSHP CE Co-Chair (2000 – 2003); SDSHP Pharmacist of the Year (2012).


Alexander Cao, Pharm.D. (South Bay Long Beach)

I currently serve as the Area Pharmacy Director for the Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center.  I’ve worked for Kaiser Permanente for 20 years.  My pharmacy leadership journey began when I graduated from USC Pharmacy School in 2001 and completed a residency with the VA Greater Los Angeles / USC a year later. Shortly after residency, I worked at USC as a clinical Coordinator at the Community Pharmacies on both the main campus and at Plaza Pharmacy by the Keck Medical Center.  I left USC for an ambulatory care pharmacist position at Kaiser Permanente (KP) Los Angeles Medical Center doing HIV/Infectious Disease.  Later on, embarked on my first management position as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor at the same location, where I had daily operation responsibilities for a variety of services and programs such as Anticoag clinic, Renal, Oncology, Asthma, CHF, and Pain clinic.  I then went onto KP Fontana where I was promoted to the role of Clinical Operations Manager. In this role I had total oversight for all clinical Ambulatory pharmacy services and Drug Utilization Management. About four years past and I was given the chance to take on another promoted position as the Area Pharmacy Director at the KP South Bay Medical Center. In this role I served as the Senior Medical Center leader in charge of all Pharmacy services (Ambulatory Care, Outpatient/Community Pharmacies, and the Inpatient/Hospital Pharmacy).  As of the last 3 years, I have served as the Area Pharmacy Director for the KP Los Angeles Medical Center. 


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