Established in 2011, the New Practitioner Executive Committee (NPEC) is made up of eight New Practitioner members, ranging from first years to fifth year post-graduates. This team of knowledgeable and dedicated committee members aims to foster leadership, involvement and communication amongst CSHP’s New Practitioner members, as well as ensure that they have a voice on the CSHP Board of Directors.
The NPEC Chair acts as representative on the CSHP Board of Directors, serves for two years and is a voting member. Below you can find a brief welcome message from our current NPEC Chair, Nicole Nguyen and bio's of all of our NPEC members!
How the NPEC Serves You!
As a group of motivated New Practitioner’s, we are honored to serve in this capacity for CSHP and our members. The New Practitioner Executive Committee (NPEC) understands that it will take hard work and perseverance to make a meaningful impact as leaders within CSHP and in the profession of pharmacy as a whole. We aim to engage young professionals and prioritize their involvement in CSHP activities from the local and state level. It is our goal to target the next generation of health-system pharmacists and address the unique needs of young professionals as they transition into their roles as new practitioners. The NPEC hopes to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the organization. We recognize the importance to adapt our engagement strategies in order to attract young leadership, as these new practitioners are essential to the future of CSHP and our profession.
2017-2018 NPEC Members
Amy Kang - Chair
New Practitioner Year 2 –USC
Amy is currently a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident at University of Southern California (USC) and her primary practice site is at LAC+USC Medical Center. Upon completion of her PGY-2 training, she will serve as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Chapman University and as an infectious diseases pharmacist at Mission Hospital. Her research and practice interests include infectious diseases, focusing on antimicrobial use and resistance. Prior to her current role, she received her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy. Afterwards, she moved to San Francisco to complete her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency training at University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
During her professional career Amy has served in the following leadership capacities: CSHP Board of Directors (2018-Present), CSHP New Practitioner Executive Committee Chair (2018-Present), CSHP Orange County Chapter Liaison (2018-Present), CSHP SSEC Liaison (2018-Present), and APhA-ASP New Practitioner Mentor (2017-Present).
Vanya Chan - Member
New Practitioner Year 2 –Loma Linda University Medical Center
Vanya currently works as a clinical pharmacist at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has the opportunity to practice in both the inpatient and ambulatory care setting, where she has worked on managing warfarin therapy at the Anticoagulation Clinic.
She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Prior to moving to California, she has served as Board of Director of the New Hampshire Society of Health-System Pharmacists as well as a committee member for American College of Clinical Pharmacy Adult Medicine Practice and Research Network.
Stephanie Ho - Member
New Practitioner Year 2 – Kaiser Permamente
Stephanie is currently the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice resident at the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center and will be starting her PGY-2 specialty residency training in Drug Information at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Regional Offices in Oakland, California in July of 2018. She was born and raised in California and completed her undergraduate training at the University of California, San Diego, and went on to receive her PharmD degree in 2017 from the Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU). Her practice interests include drug information services, pharmacy administration, and quality improvement.
In addition to her busy life as a pharmacy resident, she continues her service to the community by serving as an adjunct faculty of Touro University California School of Pharmacy to precept pharmacy students at community health fair events across the San Francisco Bay Area to promote wellness and health literacy. In her free time, she volunteers as a mentor for her underclassmen from WesternU to foster future pharmacy leaders.
As a loyal member of CSHP since 2013, she is committed to support the advancement of the pharmacy profession and continue to serve the community.
Yi Shi - Member
New Practitioner Year 3 –Sutter Health
Yi is a transplant from Wisconsin, where she received her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy in 2015. After graduation, she completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with a focus in geriatrics at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. She is currently a PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration resident at Sutter Health in Sacramento, CA. Yi’s research and practice interests include medication utilization, quality improvement, technology and automation, and population health management. Yi has been a CSHP member since 2015 and is looking forward to serving on the New Practitioner Executive Committee this year!
Anna Spivak - Member
New Practitioner Year 3 –Providence Health & Services
Anna currently works as a clinical pharmacist at Providence St Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, CA. Anna received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from USC and completed a PGY1 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her practice interests include cardiology and transitions of care.
Anna has been involved with CSHP on a local chapter level since first year of pharmacy school and continues to stay active with SCSHP chapter. Anna is excited for the opportunity and looks forward to serving on the CSHP New Practitioner Executive Committee.
James Wall - Member
New Practitioner Year 2 - Genentech, Inc.
James was born in San Diego and grew up in La Jolla, California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific. James currently works in Clinical Operations: Oncology Product Development at Genentech, Inc. in South San Francisco, California. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. James has always been drawn to the field of medicine and with his stepfather’s influence, decided to pursue a career in pharmacy. James has enjoyed participating in local chapters of CSHP throughout the state, as well as serving on the NPEC board since 2016. He has been influenced throughout his career by preceptors, peers and patients.
Kimberly Won - Member
New Practitioner Year 4 - Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Kimberly Won is an Assistant Professor at Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) and practices as an emergency medicine and critical care pharmacy specialist. Her interests include toxicological emergencies, opioid-sparing strategies, extracorporeal elimination of medications, simulation in pharmacy and interprofessional education, and more. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and went on to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Post-graduation, she pursued a PGY-1 pharmacy residency in acute care at the University of California, San Diego Health System and then returned to the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to complete a PGY-2 pharmacy residency in critical care and emergency medicine. She currently serves as one of the co-advisors for CUSP’s CSHP-SSHP chapter and looks forward to expanding her CSHP involvement and helping others as a NPEC member.
Stephanie Wong - Member
New Practitioner Year 2 - St. Joseph Medical Center
Stephanie currently practices as an Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist at St Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, California. She received her PharmD from University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. Her practice interests include emergency medicine, critical care, internal medicine, and infectious diseases.
Stephanie previously had the opportunity to serve on the CSHP Government Affairs Advisory Committee and is excited to serve on the NPEC!