Meet our 2020-2021 NorCal Chapter Board Members

Lovelle Yano
Pharm.D., MA, BCPS
President

Current Position(s): IV Lead Pharmacist at John Muir Medical Center for 14 years

Previous Position(s): Clinical Pharmacist, Manager, Small Business Owner

NCCCP Involvement: Previously served as President-Elect and the CE Coordinator for East Bay

Clinical Interests:  Psychology; IV medications, DoseEdge

Goals: To increase interdisciplinary interactions in patient care

Hobbies: Taiko Drumming; knitting, reading, sewing

Accomplishments:  Survived my 3rd TaikoBAKA in Sacramento!

Patricia A. Montgomery

Pharm.D., HACP

President-Elect

 CE co-coordinator for greater sacramento area

Current Position(s): Director of Quality at Mercy General Hospital for 2 years (enjoys working in an unusual area for pharmacists)

Previous Position(s): Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Mercy General Hospital in Department of Quality and Department of Pharmacy; Member of the Board, Secretary of Sacramento Valley Chapter of CSHP; Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at University of Michigan

Clinical Interests:  Quality and Safety, Diabetes, Diseases of the Pancreas

Goals: To be influential in supporting pharmacy practice and patient care with respect to pharmacotherapy

Accomplishments:  Long history of teaching to pharmacy students/residents and other HCPs

Julianna Burton

Pharm.D, APh, BCPS, BCACP, FCSHP

Past President

Current Position(s): Assistant Chief of Pharmacy at UC Davis

NCCCP Involvement:  Joined many years ago, served as Publicity Chair 4 years ago, more recently as President-Elect and President in 2019-2020

Clinical Interests: Ambulatory Care, TOC 

Goals: Recently focusing in inpatient care learning about medication and patient safety bringing over 14 years of ambulatory care experience

Accomplishments: Starting outpatient pharmacy clinics (e.g. refills, specialty clinic services, primary care services

Tina Denetclaw

Pharm.D., APh, BCPS

 Treasurer
Students/Residents Coordinator

 

Diane Wong

Secretary

 

Maria M. hearns-Rivas

Pharm.D., APh, BCGP, cde

Past Secretary
Puzzle co-Author and co-Editor
CE Coordinator for Napa Valley Area 

Current Position(s): Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist at Kaiser Napa-Solano managing 1500+ Spanish-speaking patients with diabetes in the PHASE program; Student Preceptor in Spanish-speaking APPE Phase Rotation

NCCCP Involvement:  Served as Secretary in 2019-2020

Clinical Interests: Health Disparities, Diabetes, Hispanic/Latino(a) Health, Health Literacy

Goals: To promote Clinical Pharmacy across Northern CA and raise awareness of vulnerable population needs as it relates to the field of Clinical Pharmacy

Accomplishments: 

Erin Hamai

Pharm.D., BCACP

Publicity Chair

Current Position(s): Clinical Pharmacist at UC Davis Health specializing in GI and rheumatology for 2 years (helps providers start/manage biologics)

Previous Position(s):  Ambulatory Care Resident at USC School of Pharmacy

Clinical Interests: Ambulatory Care; Inflammatory Conditions

Goals: To advance opportunities for pharmacists in ambulatory care settings; To collaborate with other clinicians to expand the pharmacy profession; To provide NCCCP members with an interesting and useful newsletter

Accomplishments: Established pharmacist-run clinics for diabetes management in Southern CA

Jennifer Cocohoba

Pharm.D., MAS, BCPS, AAHIVP

Membership Co-Chair

Current Position(s): Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF School of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist for UCSF Womens’ HIV Program (WHP)

NCCCP Involvement: Member since 2008; Served as Past President, Secretary and Membership Co-Coordinator

Clinical Interests: Clinical Research, HIV/AIDS, Health Disparities, Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacy Practice, Medication Adherence

Maryam Havaei

Pharm.D. 

Membership Co-Chair 

Current Position(s): Community Pharmacist in Northern CA region

Previous Position(s): 

ACCP Involvement: Served as webmaster/historian for ACCP UCSF student chapter

Goals: To support NCCCP members in achieving their professional goals

Accomplishments: Finalist at the 2017 ACCP National Clinical Pharmacy Challenge

 

Julia Lee

Pharm.D. Candidate

Lead CE COordinator

Current Position(s): Pharmacy Student at UCSF School of Pharmacy

Clinical Interests: Oncology, Pain Management, Social Determinants of Health, Pharmacy Education

Goals: To promote opportunities for sustained learning within our pharmacy profession

Accomplishments: Represented UCSF at ACCP Clinical Research Challenge and Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Teams

Jaekyu Shin

Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Lead CE Coordinator

IVY GE

PHARM.D., BCPS, BCCCP

CE Coordinator for San Francisco Area

Current Position(s): Clinical Pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente since 2007; Assistant Professor at UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2013

Clinical Interests: Antibiotic Stewardship to reduce Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)

Goals: To serve NCCCP members and pharmacist community in improving patient care and safety

Accomplishments: Developed/Implemented multiple clinical pharmacy programs (Antibiotic Stewardship, TOC, Critical Care); Mentor students/residents on rotations

AMY O. Le

Pharm.D., BCPS, FCSHP

CE Coordinator for San Francisco Area

DUYeN-ANH Pham

Pharm.D.

CE Coordinator for Monterey Bay Area

Kristapor Thomassian

PHARM.D., BCPS

CE Coordinator for Chico

Brent Hall

PHARM.D., BCPPS

CE co-Coordinator for Greater Sacramento Area

Current Position(s): Senior Pediatric Pharmacist at UC Davis Health; PGY-2 Pediatrics Resident Program Director (RPD)

Jade Vitug

Pharm.D.

co-Webmaster
Associate Newsletter Editor

Current Position(s): Senior Portfolio Executive at Vizient, Inc. managing national pharamcy contracts for GPO members

Previous Position(s): PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident at Vizient, Inc. in 2019; PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center; Graduated from UCSF School of Pharmacy in 2017

ACCP Involvement: Helped establish the UCSF ACCP-SCCP student chapter

Clinical Interests: Outcomes Research, Oncology, Diabetes, Underserved Populations

Goals: To expand the reach of NCCCP and advocate for the profession of pharmacy.

Additional Comments: Feel free to reach out regarding the profession of pharmacy or just to say hi!

Matthew Sugidono

Pharm.D.

Co-Webmaster

Current Position(s): Clinical Drug Development Fellow at UCSF and Genentech, Inc.

Previous Position(s): Graduated from UCSF School of Pharmacy in 2019

ACCP Involvement: Served as UCSF ACCP-SCCP student chapter President; ACCP National Advisory Committee Member-at-Large from 2017-2018; ACCP Hematology/Oncology Practice and Research Network (PRN) Learner’s Committee Chair from 2018-2019 

Clinical Interests: Drug Development (early/late phase), Hematology, Oncology, Precision Medicine

Goals: To improve investigational drug service and research; To encourage colleagues to join NCCCP to build the pharmacist network across clinical practice and drug development settings

JODI LOYLES

PHARM.D., BCPS

Past President

Victoria sun-huie

M.S., BCPS

Past CE coordinator for South Bay

Lisa Le

Pharm.D.

Past Students/Residents Co-coordinator

Previous Position(s): PGY-1 Resident at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara CA

Goals: To expand membership involvement and ACCP reach in the Northern CA region

Accomplishments: Finalist at the 2017 ACCP National Clinical Pharmacy Challenge