Faculty & Staff


Dean, College of Pharmacy Xiaodong Feng, PhD, PharmD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Linda Buckley, PhD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions  Tiffany-Jade Kreys, PharmD, BCPP
Interim Assistant Dean for Research  Dr. Ruth Vinall


Jeffrey Nehira, BS, PharmD, FCSHP (Department Chair)
Olivia Phung, PharmD
Jennifer Renee Courtney, PharmD
Bin Deng, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM
Eugene Kreys, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Tiffany-Jade Kreys, PharmD, BCPP
Justin Lenhard, PharmD
Ivan Petrzelka, PharmD, JD, MBA
Linda Buckley, PhD Peter Tenerelli, PharmBSc
Erika Titus-Lay, PharmD, BCPP
Tuan Tran, PhD
Victor Phan, PharmD, CDE
Song Oh, BS, PharmD
Matthew Horton, PharmD

Pharmacy Residents

Tiffany On, PharmD (Adventist Health Lodi Memorial/CNUCOP)
Gordon Sproul, PharmD (Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region/CNUCOP)
Muhamod (Ishmael) Saied, PharmD (Sutter Health East Bay/CNUCOP)
Summer Faria, PharmD (Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento/CNUCOP)
Winifred Owusu, PharmD (Adventist Health White Memorial/CNUCOP)
Jinjing Cheng, PharmD (Sutter Health East Bay/CNUCOP)


Jeffrey Nehira, BS, PharmD, FCSHP (Department Chair)
Jason Bandy, AS, PharmD, FCSHP (Vice Chair)
Tony Eid, PharmD, REHS, BCACP (Director, APPE)
Welly Mente, PharmD, FCSHP (Director, IPPE)
Kristine Kim Thomas, PharmD
Hyeryeon Noh, BS, PharmD


Uyen Minh Le, PharmBS, PhD (Chair)
Tibebe Woldemariam, PharmBS, PhD (Vice Chair)
Eman Atef, PhD
Suzanne Clark, PharmBS, PhD
Fitsum Sahle, PhD
Ahmed El-Shamy, PhD
Leo Fitzpatrick, PhD
Linh Ho, PharmBS, PhD
Zhuqiu (James) Jin, PhD
Simeon Kotchoni, PhD
Ashim Malhotra, PharmBS, MS, PhD
Islam Mohamed, PharmBS, MS, PhD
Ruth Vinall, PhD
Hongbin Wang, PharmBS, MS, PhD
Lakshmi Shankar Chaturvedi, PhD



Center for Outcome Research (COR) - Dr. Eugene Kreys and Dr. Olivia Phung
Center for Advance Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) - Dr. Jennifer Courtney
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Dr. Suzanne Clark and Dr. Ruth Vinall


Admissions Advisor Gail Kubat
Outreach & Admissions Advisor Jason McDowell

Student Affairs

Student Affairs Coordinator Imani Grant
Student Affair & Career Services Coordinator Jonathan Ballard, MA

Experiential Education

Experiential Education Coordinator Thanh Huynh, BS

International Specialist

International Student Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Library & Learning Resources

Scott Minor, MLS (Director)

Administration and Auxiliary Support

Executive Assistant to the Dean Vanessa Galvez
Administrative Assistant for Office of Academic Affairs Josephine Saca
Administrative Assistant for Clinical and Administrative Sciences Christine Anderson M.Sc
Administrative Assistant for Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Jocelyn Gonzalez
Facility Manager Steel Snider

Information Technology

Chris Marez
Senior IT Support Specialist
(General IT support, Emails, Password related issues, and device support)
Office Number: 916-686-7300 Ext:7870

Mark Salcedo
IT Support Specialist
(General IT support, Emails, Password related issues, and device support)
Office Number: 916-686-3531

Sondel Fermer
Applications Specialist
(Applications support, CANVAS, Examsoft, Student Portal, Turning Point, and CAMS)
Office Number: 916-686-7661

Timothy Todd Gallagher
University IT Director
Office Number: 916-686-7300


Lab Manager Melanie Rose

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7400

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