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.
2018-2019 NPEC Members
Amy Kang - Chair
New Practitioner Year 3 –Chapman University
Amy Kang is an assistant professor at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. Her current practice site is at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she serves as an ID clinical pharmacist, optimizing antimicrobial regimens for patients with complicated ID problems and creating and implementing institution-wide protocols for antimicrobial usage. She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency program at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and PGY-2 infectious diseases (ID) pharmacy residency at University of Southern California (USC). Prior to her current role, she received a B.S. degree in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics from University of California Los Angeles in 2012 and earned her Pharm.D. from Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy in 2016. 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).
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 3–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.
Brandon Chang - Member
New Practitioner Year 2–Kaiser Permanente
Brandon Chang is an oncology clinical pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego and a residency program coordinator for the PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency. He received his Pharm.D. at the University of Southern California (USC), his PGY1 pharmacy residency at the VA Greater Los Angeles and his PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at Kaiser Permanente San Diego. His subspecialty interest is thoracic oncology and is passionate about emerging roles for oncology pharmacists such as managing immune-related adverse events and novel oral chemotherapies. He is looking forward to serving on the New Practitioner Executive Committee this year!
Benjamin Malcolm - Member
New Practitioner Year 4 – Western University of Health Science
Ben Malcolm is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Western University of Health Sciences. He currently teaches and curates the psychiatric pharmacy portion of the didactic curriculum as well as practices pharmacy and precepts students at Emanate Health’s (formerly known as Citrus Valley Health Partners) Intercommunity Campus, where he serves as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist in their inpatient mental health unit. Prior to his current role, he earned a BS in Pharmacology from UCSB and his PharmD and MPH degrees at Touro University California. After pharmacy school he underwent a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency in acute care at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego prior to completing a PGY-2 psychiatric pharmacy residency at UCSD Health. Ben has been involved as a member of CSHP during his time as a student and resident and is looking forward to volunteering with the NPEC committee. He is passionate about emerging modalities for the treatment of mental illness such as psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, the medicolegal interface pertaining to psychoactive drugs, ritual use of ethnobotanical sacraments, and cognitive liberty.
Tung Nguyen - Member
New Practitioner Year 2– Adventist Health White Memorial
Tung is currently a clinical pharmacist at Adventist Health White Memorial in Los Angeles, California, where he completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency in June 2018. He received his PharmD degree in May 2017 from Manchester University Pharmacy Program in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His areas of interests include critical care and infectious disease. Tung is also a precepting pharmacist to students from West Coast and California Northstate universities. He has previously served on ASHP national committees, including the Residency Advancement Advisory and the Student Society Development Advisory groups as a pharmacy resident and student pharmacist, respectively. He is looking forward to serving on the NPEC.
Yi Shi - Member
New Practitioner Year 4–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 and her PGY2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration at Sutter Health in Sacramento, CA. Yi’s research and practice interests include medication utilization, safety, quality improvement 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!
James Wall - Member
New Practitioner Year 3- 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 5- 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 3- 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!