COREY EDWARDS (PRESIDENT)
Dr. Edwards attended WesternU College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Residency in Community Practice there. He went on to a PGY-2 in Pharmacy Informatics at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. He is currently a Clinical Analytics Manager at MedImpact PBM. His work interests include community practice, ambulatory care, technology, and healthcare analytics. He looks forward to working with the SDCPhA board in his new position.
LISA PHAM (PRESIDENT-ELECT)
Lisa Pham graduated from the University of California, San Diego for her undergraduate education, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy for her PharmD. She is currently a pharmacist at Rite Aid Pharmacy. She enjoys volunteering at health fairs or other community events as time permits. Outside of pharmacy, she also regularly spends her free time at Disneyland with friends and family.
DAVID B. (TREASURER)
David graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2001 and has been practicing in San Diego County for 18 years, currently working as a staff pharmacist for BriovaRx pharmacy. He enjoys working with and precepting student local pharmacists. In his free time, David enjoys playing with his kids and running.
HUGH NGUYEN (SECRETARY)
Hugh graduated from the University of California San Diego and University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at the VA Sierra Nevada and is currently a PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident at the VA San Diego. He is interested in population health, data analytics and applying informatics principles towards solving real world pharmacy issues. In his free time, Hugh enjoys running, surfing, and serving those in his community.
JANINE GALASSO (BOARD MEMBER)
Dr. Janine Galasso is a clinical Oncology/Hematology Pharmacist at UC San Diego. She graduated from The University of Sciences in Philadelphia in 2009 and went on to complete a Post-Doctoral acute care residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center in 2011. Dr. Galasso worked as an Oncology Pharmacist in both medical and gynecologic oncology at Pinnacle Health System before going on to complete a second Post-Doctoral residency in Hematology/Oncology at UC San Diego in 2013. She serves as the primary preceptor for the inpatient Heme/Onc rotation at UCSD and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
THANHLAN SWIFT (BOARD MEMBER)
Thanhlan is a second-year student pharmacist at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego with a BA in Mathematics. She is currently working as an intern pharmacist at CVS. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, photography and travel.
YOUSIF ALLAHWERDY (BOARD MEMBER)
Yousif Allahwerdy graduated from Baghdad College of Pharmacy in 2007. He is a clinical pharmacist and currently works at Medical Center Pharmacy in San Diego and runs the specialty pharmacy department for transplant patients. He is actively involved in volunteering at University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, students’ activity and health conferences to improve students’ skills in patient counseling. He also enjoys spending free time with family and local community activities.
NANCY KONG (STUDENT LIAISON)
Nancy Kong is a second year student pharmacist at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is currently working as an intern pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente Outpatient Pharmacy. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, catching up on TV, and playing with dogs.
SALLY RAFIE (IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT)
Dr. Sally Rafie, PharmD is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Advanced Practice Pharmacist, and NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. She graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy and completed residency training at University of California San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Rafie is a Pharmacist Specialist at UC San Diego Health and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she teaches and trains pharmacy students. In addition, she provides clinical services at The Pharmacists Clinic inside Point Loma Shelter Island Drug. Dr. Rafie is nationally known for her expertise in birth control and trains other pharmacists to provide this service. She has a long record of research and advocacy and has published in peer-reviewed medical journals.