Faculty & Staff


Dean of College Xiaodong Feng, PhD, PharmD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda Buckley, PhD
Assistant Dean of Curriculum & Program Development Ashim Malhotra, PharmBS, MS, PhD, FAPE
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions Tiffany-Jade Kreys, PharmD, BCPP
Assistant Dean for Research Dr. Ruth Vinall, PhD

Chair, Clinical and Administrative Sciences Jeffrey Nehira, BS, PharmD, FCSHP
Vice Chair, Clinical and Administrative Sciences Welly Mente Pharm.D., FCSHP
Vice Chair, Clinical and Administrative Sciences Erika Titus- Lay Pharm.D. 
Chair, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Uyen Minh Le, PhD
Vice Chair, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Tibebe Woldemariam, PharmBS, PhD
Chair, Experiential Education Department Jeffrey Nehira, BS, PharmD, FCSHP
Vice Chair, Experiential Education Department Jason Bandy, AS, PharmD, FCSHP


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
Christine So


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
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
Tarek Kassem, PharmD, BCPS
Abdelbasset Farahat, PharmBS, MS, 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
Jon Hooton

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

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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