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Ronald P. Jordan, BPharm, RPh, FAPhA
Dean Jordan was recruited by Chapman University, to found the School of Pharmacy at its new multidisciplinary Health Sciences Campus in Irvine, California in February of 2013. As the founding Dean and chief executive of the school he is responsible for all aspects of the strategic direction and development of the new program.
Nancy Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA
Assistant Dean, Experiential Education and Continuing Professional Development Clinical Assistant Professo
Dr. Nancy A. Alvarez is Assistant Dean, Experiential Education and Continuing Professional Development and Clinical Assistant Professor for the School of Pharmacy where she will be responsible for identifying practice sites and supporting preceptors who will deliver practical education and training for student pharmacists.
Lawrence “LB” Brown, PharmD, PhD, FAPhA
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Dr. Lawrence “LB” Brown is Associate Dean of Student Affairs and a Full Professor in the School of Pharmacy. He is responsible for admissions, curriculum, and progression of students.
Assistant Dean of Student, Academic and Clinical Affairs
Dr. Rocke DeMark is responsible for assisting the respective Associate Deans with the oversight of the daily operations of student, academic, and clinical affairs operations; providing management and support for student services; administering business operation functions, student recruitment and retention; and oversight of administrative operations.
Keykavous Parang, PharmD, PhD
Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Studies and Global Affairs, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Dr. Keykavous Parang is Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Studies, and Global Affairs is responsible for initiating and promoting cutting-edge research activities within CUSP, administration of the graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) programs, developing the shared research core facilities, capital equipment requests, hiring high quality research faculty in different levels, and establishing relationships with other national and international institutions to promote the collaborative research programs.
Jeff Goad, Pharm.D., MPH, FAPhA, FCPhA, FCSHP
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Goad is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice
Ben Brahm is responsible for assisting in the daily operation and maintenance of the core lab facilities, in addition to training core lab users. He also helps in the preparation of student laboratory exercises.
Sr. Administrative Assistant
LeAnne Daringer is responsible for providing administrative support to the School of Pharmacy relating primarily to purchasing, P-card reconciliation, faculty searches, and special events, meetings and projects.
Laura Gorospe is responsible for managing the fiscal operations for the School of Pharmacy, ranging from daily approvals and troubleshooting to long-term planning and projections. She is a resource and main point of contact for CUSP with respect to financial matters, and works as liaison between CUSP and central Chapman University financial administrative offices.
Director of Administrative Operations
In collaboration with the Dean and the Senior Leadership Council of the School of Pharmacy, Sharon Krueger is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing the day-to-day business and financial operations of the School of Pharmacy as well as providing administrative oversight and development to staff. In addition, she provides executive-level support to the Dean and serves as the central information resource for the school.
Lauren McAnelly is responsible for assisting with the coordination of numerous administrative and logistical functions of the School of Pharmacy. Also, she serves as the receptionist in the office of the Dean.
Assistant Director of Assessment
In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Assessment and Scholarship, Pamela Mercado manages the CUSP Office of Assessment and Scholarship (OAS). Her responsibilities include the planning, development, and maintenance of CUSP assessment activities. Pamela also supports both faculty and staff in preparing, gathering, and analyzing information and data relating to assessment, program review, and accreditation.
Sandra Robbie, M.A.
Graduate Programs Specialist
Sandra is responsible for managing the daily operations of the MSPS and PhD programs, including recruitment, admissions, advisement, progression, degree completion, organizing events, science committee scheduling, proctoring exams, and different aspects of communication with graduate students and applicants.
Chelsea Simpson is responsible for providing administrative support to CUSP relating to coordinating meetings and events, purchasing, P-cards, and faculty searches. In addition, she supports course scheduling and catalog input/changes for new and existing courses.
Jasmine Villa-Stofko, M.A.
Student Affairs Coordinator
Jasmine Villa-Stofko is responsible for serving as part of the front line support for all student services provided by the School of Pharmacy as well as coordinating the daily administrative operations of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). In addition, she will provide assistance in coordinating the OSA Student Conduct Process and with data management.
Joanna Wedekind is responsible for providing administrative support to the School of Pharmacy primarily relating to coordinating meeting and events, purchasing, P-card reports, processing updates in Core Elms, monitoring affiliate agreement renewals, assisting with the Experiential Education appointment process, and compiling information for The Edge newsletter In the Experiential Education Office.
Chemical Handling Documentation Technician
Tiffany is responsible for receiving and cataloging the chemicals for the research and educational laboratories. She also assists in maintaining the University’s protocol for the proper collection and storage of hazardous laboratory chemical waste.
Laura M. Cook, Pharm.D.
Director, Freshman Early Assurance Program
Dr. Cook is responsible for advising and mentoring Orange campus undergraduates while also participating in further development and implementation of student affairs office materials, processes and procedures.
Kathleen K. Cross, PharmD, MBA
Assistant Director for Experiential Education
Dr. Cross received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and her MBA from Pepperdine University. In addition, she is a graduate of the Memorial Leadership Academy and has a Certificate in Healthcare Accreditation from the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. She is an accomplished manager and leader with a diversified background in a number of healthcare settings including hospital, homecare, long-term care, and industry.
Prior to joining CUSP, Dr. Cross was Director of Pharmacy Services at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and served as Chair for the MemorialCare Health System (MHS) Pharmacy Value Added Team. In her leadership roles, Dr. Cross has demonstrated success in key operational areas including budget and inventory management, strategic business planning, program development, contract negotiations, implementation of automation and technology. Her area of interests include pharmacy automation and technology, and regulatory compliance.
Dr. Cross has held educational appointments with the Schools of Pharmacy at Western University, UCSF and USC. She is a member of ASHP, CSHP, and OCSHP; and was on the OCSHP Board of Directors from 2000-2006, serving as President in 2005.
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