Your CSHP Staff!
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CSHP staff is a group of highly energetic dedicated professionals who recognize the value our members bring to the healthcare profession by enhancing patient safety through medication management. We are committed to our members’ success.

Leading CSHP staff is, CEO, Loriann De Martini, Pharm.D., BCGP. Loriann is well known in the pharmacy profession nationally and statewide for her accomplishments and contributions to improving patient care through promotion of medication safety during her tenure with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the past 24 years. Together, we will move forward to embrace the full potential of our profession and meet the healthcare needs of all Californians.

Please feel free to call our office at 916-447-1033 or email any of our staff, using the information below, and we will be glad to assist you!


Meet the CSHP Team

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Loriann De Martini, Pharm.D., , M.P.H., BCGP
Chief Executive Officer 

Dr. De Martini is well known in the pharmacy profession nationally and statewide for her accomplishments and contributions to improving patient care through promotion of medication safety during her tenure with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the past 24 years.  Nationally, Dr. De Martini has held multiple leadership roles such as with CMS Hospital Faculty Bureau, CMS Long Term Care Expert Panel member, American Society of Consultant Pharmacist Advisory Board member on medication use in long term care facilities, contribution to Institute of Medicine’s report on prevention of medication errors, and is a member of the national Public Health Accreditation Improvement Advisory Committee.  Under Dr.De Martini's leadership she created the first ever statewide Medication Error Reduction Program (MERP) for 400 plus hospitals. The program was nationally recognized by the Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP), in 2010, as a program that all states should adopt. Dr. De Martini currently holds faculty appointments at three pharmacy schools in California.  She is a Fellow with the Health Care Leaders Network with California Health Care Foundation and has received several awards on outstanding leadership in public health.  Dr. De Martini has also authored several articles related to medication use and safety, most recently a white paper published by CDPH on Comprehensive Medication Management
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Hillary Burton
VP Strategic Initiatives

Hillary has over twenty years working within the association industry in both a volunteer and management leadership capacity . Her extensive experience in developing relationships and strategic partnerships within the hospitality and destination marketing industries provide her with the insight and ability to identify prospective industry partners in all markets.  With experience in managing internal and external stakeholder relations and strategies she can facilitate processes in a team environment to produce results and achieve goals.

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Dianne Coker
Chapter Relations Liaison

Dianne is the Chapter Relations Liaison at CSHP and has been with CSHP since the beginning of 2015. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Christian Leadership from William Jessup University. To her, leadership is another form of service, and serving others is her passion, whether in a lead or support role. Among her many activities, she co-facilitates a women’s bible study group and serves as a Chaplain for her church. Dianne has seven grandchildren she enjoys helping out with in addition to spending time with her two daughters, son-in-law, two step-sons, and daughter-in-law.  In her spare time, Dianne enjoys tennis, golf, paddle-boarding, in addition to wine-tasting and cooking for friends and family. 

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Sara Fox
Continuing Education Manager

Sara joined CSHP in July 2019 as the Continuing Education (CE) Manager and HR Liaison.  She began her college foundation as a Boxer at Pacific University where she earned her BA in Spanish with minors in Sociology and Mathematics.  Additionally, she earned a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Executive Management and Human Resources.  Sara has been lucky to participate in the roll out of two pharmacy colleges; working with their inaugural classes, accreditation, assessment, and, moreover, experiential education.  This was both at Pacific University (Oregon) and what was previously known as California Northstate College of Pharmacy (now California Northstate University).  Her passion is education and lifelong learning as well as working with people to help navigate their way through both. Outside of work, Sara loves spending time with her 3 miniature schnauzers, husband, daughter, and 2 bonus children.  She finds joy in the small things, loves nostalgia (especially on vinyl!), and dog snuggles.  During their down time, Sara and her husband love wine tasting, hiking with friends and family, coffee, and spending time with friends.

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Preena Lobo
Governance & Government Affairs Liaison

Preena is the Governance person to the CSHP Board of Directors, House of Delegates and Foundation. She also recently assumed the role of Government Affairs Liaison, coordinating the legislative activities. She holds an MBA degree in Marketing Management and a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree in Print & Media Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India. Having worked over a decade with the Print and Media industry in India she relocated with her family to California and is happy to be working with CSHP. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, singing & music.

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Alicia Martinez
Administrative Assistant & Office Coordinator 

Alicia is the Administrative Assistant of CSHP and manages the office on a daily basis. She recently retired from the Criminal Justice system where she worked for over 23 years. She is dedicated to giving back to her community and those in need by donating double platelets on a regular basis. When she is not at work you will find her spending time with her family, taking care of her elderly parent and enjoying any sports game especially watching her daughter play competitive soccer. 

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Brandon Samson, PharmD, MPW
Editorial Consultant

Dr. Samson received his Master of Professional Writing degree in 2007 from the University of Southern California and his PharmD from Western University of Health Sciences in 2016. During his professional training, he was Editor-in-Chief for Humanism in the Health Sciences and, with his editorial board, earned accolades from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine..

He is currently Senior Medical Writer, Scientific Communications for Vaniam Group, a medical communications and scientific publications agency serving a variety of pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology companies in the hematology/oncology treatment landscape. He has been published in the California Pharmacist Journal, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Practice, and the California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. He has also contributed to multiple editions of Fundamentals of HIV Medicine and has acted as peer reviewer for the Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and Pharmacy Education.

He was previously awarded Pharmacist of the Year by the San Fernando Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has served on the Healthcare Reform Committee for CSHP in the past.

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Janet Waldie, CMP
Meeting Planner

Janet has over twenty years’ experience as a senior level manager within the meeting and hospitality industry.  Her valuable experience with managing over 15 million dollars in assets, team mentorship and motivation, budget development, strategies and exceptional customer service provide the foundation to her expertise.  Planning and developing sales trainings, annual meetings and client events for the last 15 years aided her as a strategic meeting planner. 

Her stepping stone into the Association market started as a board member for MPI Sacramento where she served on several committees, was a board member for three years until being elected President where she served for an additional three years.   While on the MPI board she was also an active board member for Junior Achievement of Sacramento. 

Through her association affiliations she has been instrumental in providing leadership and direction to volunteer’s in order to execute on association goals and objectives.

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Ryan Yamamura
Marketing/Communications Liaison

Ryan Yamamura is your CSHP 'go to" guy for anything marketing or communications.   He received his degree in Business Administration with specialties in Marketing and Computer Technology from the University Of Oregon. He has worked with multiple marketing teams over the years to help create a better digital presence and an overall better customer experience for the user. When away from his desk, he enjoys spending his time with his family, traveling, cooking and cheering for his alma-mater year round.

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Lori Hoy
Membership Development Coordinator

Lori Hoy is a proven professional with over 20 years working with clients to find the perfect fit, focusing on customer service, problem solving, and creating a win-win result. Lori is a team player that understands the value of working together toward a common goal. In her free time Lori enjoys hiking, swimming, reading and enjoys travel especially when traveling to Switzerland to visit her grandson.

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Debbie Pate-Newberry
Strategic Communications Coordinator

Debbie has worked in the Sacramento association world for 30+ years. From publications and political campaigns to meetings management and marketing strategies, Debbie has shared her love of clear and impactful communication with a variety of associations. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 30 years, and together they have two grown children. Beyond work, Debbie’s passions include all things theatre and glamping in their 5th-wheel trailer.

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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