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Rennolds Ostrom, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, Professor of Pharmacology
(714) 516-5434
Dr. Rennolds Ostrom joined CUSP in 2016 as a Professor of Pharmacology and now serves as the Interim Dean. Dr. Ostrom graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College in 1990. He then worked in neuropharmacology at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and behavioral pharmacology for a start-up pharmaceutical company before entering graduate school. Dr. Ostrom earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of California, Irvine in 1998.
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Katheleen Hill-Besinque, PharmD, MSEd, FASHP, FCSHP, FCPhA

Assistant Dean of Experiential Education
(714) 516-5475
As Assistant Dean, Dr. Kathy Besinque is responsible for the experiential education for PharmD students throughout the curriculum, ensuring quality rotation sites, preceptors, and experiences.
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Rocke DeMark,Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Student Affairs
(714) 516-5460
Dr. Rocke DeMark is primarily responsible for the student affairs operations of the Pharm.D. program at CUSP and serving in an executive administrative role in the continual development of CUSP.
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Maddie Dintzner, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation, Professor
(714) 516-5858
Dr. Maddie Dintzner is the Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation. She is responsible for providing administrative leadership, oversight, and direct support to the Office of Assessment and Accreditation for programmatic assessment activities to ensure institutional effectiveness and systematic improvement aligned with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) standards.
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Jeff Goad, Pharm.D., MPH, FAPhA, FCPhA, FCSHP

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor
(714) 516-5491
As Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Goad is responsible for fostering academic excellence in the Pharm.D. program. He oversees academic performance of students and overall curriculum of the Pharm.D. program, in addition to faculty development.
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Reza Taheri, Pharm.D., MBA

Associate Dean of Student Success and Professional Affairs, Professor
(714) 516-5488
Dr. Reza Taheri is the Associate Dean of Professional Affairs and Student Success. He is responsible for leading the development and operation of the Student Success Program, Co-Curricular activities, and student organization development. His office works to provide strong, meaningful alumni engagement and career/post-graduate services.
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Jennifer Totonchy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs
(714) 516-5438
Dr. Totonchy is responsible for directing the Office of Research and Graduate studies within the School of Pharmacy. In this role, she oversees, promotes and advocates for research activities at CUSP including providing guidance to faculty on grant funding endeavors, overseeing lab facilities and equipment, and fostering development of the graduate programs.

Department Chairs

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Marc Fleming, Ph.D., MPH

Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
(714) 516-5410
Dr. Marc Fleming is Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy.
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Reza Mehvar, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
(714) 516-5490
Dr. Reza Mehvar is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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Emmanuelle Schwartzman, Pharm.D, APh, CDCES, BCACP

Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice
(714) 516-5208
Dr. Emmanuelle Schwartzman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Administrative Staff

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Jennifer Amador

Program Administrator for Experiential Education
(714) 516-4692
Jennifer Amador is responsible for both managing and supporting the APPE and IPPE programs, including the program’s syllabus, class meetings, and assignments. Jennifer ensures Chapman’s continuing compliance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, manages affiliation agreements and volunteer faculty appointments, oversees student rotation requirements, maintains student and preceptor evaluations, and manages aspects of OEE communications.
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Richard Beuttler, Psy.D.

Assistant Director of Academic Enrichment
Richard Beuttler is responsible for supporting student enrichment activities as they relate to remediations, assessment, and progression. He collaborates with stakeholders to analyze data, develop policies and student support models, and works with University representatives to support success in the PharmD program.
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Amanda Brown, MSN, RN

Director of Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Amanda Brown is responsible for overseeing matters related to Interprofessional Education, including assisting in further developing the program to become a regional and national leader in IPE, maintaining and expanding external partnerships and ensuring the delivery of IPE. She is also responsible for contributing to the development of immersion learning experiences to meet the needs of pharmacy students and other health care trainees and professionals at the Rinker Health Science Campus. These learners include pharmacy, physician assistant, communication disorders, physical therapy, medical and nursing students at Chapman and other partner institutions.
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Anne Casey, M.Ed.

Assessment Administrator
Anne Casey is responsible for managing all operational aspects of student assessments, events, and meetings for the School of Pharmacy. She provides department administrative support including data entry and organization, direct support for all assessment-related committees and collaboration with CUSP faculty and staff on the development of trimester calendars and assessment planning.
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LeAnne Daringer

Senior Administrative Assistant
(714) 516-5450
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.
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Katie Fugnetti, M.A.

Career Specialist
(714) 516-5413
Katie Fugnetti is responsible for providing career support for students and alumni, including developing school-specific outreach, seminars, workshops, career fairs, interview preparation and program development based on students-needs assessment. She provides students with individualized assistance in defining career options, developing employment skills, job search strategies and resources, as well as oversees the cultivation of career and professional relationships with alumni.
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Laura Gorospe, M.B.A.

Director of Finance and Administration
(714) 516-5463
Laura Gorospe is responsible for directing the fiscal, business, and administrative operations, including oversight of fiscal reporting, grants management, personnel management, contracts, and procurement. She develops and executes annual budgets, plans and forecasts division goals and budget targets, as well as consults to the Dean on budget availability, strategic planning, and resource allocation. Laura serves as liaison and represents the School of Pharmacy with internal departments and external agencies.
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Andie Hoang

Senior Administrative Assistant
(714) 516-5404
Andie Hoang is responsible for providing administrative and program support to the Office of Experiential Education (OEE) and works closely with Director of Experiential Education to support student scheduling, compliance, and operations of the APPE and IPPE programs. Andie also maintains affiliation agreements, faculty appointments, and compiles information for the quarterly OEE newsletter.
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Brian Kawahara, Pharm.D., M.M., FASHP, FCSHP

Assistant Director of Experiential Education
(714) 516-5407
Brian Kawahara is responsible for guiding the development and support of experiential educators to enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards the facilitation of student learning for equivalent rotation experiences. He conducts site visits, develops educational plans for experiential educators, directs the offered continuing education programs, as well as ensures the compliance of Chapman University’s and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s policies and procedures.
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Jessica King, MPA

Student Affairs Coordinator
(714) 516-5530
Jessica King is responsible for managing both school and student events, and plays a major role in supporting student organizations. She is the front line support for student services and the overall non-academic student experience.
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Nicole Michel, M.A.

Graduate Programs Specialist
Nicole Michel is responsible for managing the daily operations of the graduate programs, including recruitment, advisement, progression, milestones and degree completion. She maintains student records and class schedules, assists the graduate program committee, and coordinates aspects of communication with graduate students, faculty advisors, and course instructors.
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Jason Mundy

Admissions Manager
Jason Mundy is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day admissions and recruitment operations. He collaborates with prospective and admitted students by providing information and support, and also assists the Doctor of Pharmacy’s incoming students with their transition into the program. He continues to engage with students during their time as a general point of contact.
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Luke O'Connell

Marketing and Events Specialist
(657) 274-8282
Luke O’Connell is responsible for developing content for print and digital marketing, and manages key special events including the White Coat ceremony, conferences, and University celebrations. Luke publishes CUSP accomplishments, research, and notable information, and directs social media and website creative approaches. Luke works collaboratively with all departments, administrations, and Chapman’s Strategic Marketing & Communications to increase awareness, engagement, and College ranking.
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Kelly Ramstack, M.A.

Academic Affairs Specialist
(714) 516-5531
Kelly Ramstack is responsible for creating and maintaining procedural manuals, coordinates special events, meetings and projects, and coordinates the hiring process for student tutor employees. She also maintains student and faculty handbooks, course scheduling, the catalog and its evaluation, and processes a variety of agreements, forms, records, invoices, needs assessments, business correspondence, reports, and MOUs for the Office of Academic Affairs.
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Helen Sahli, M.S.

Assistant Director of Assessment
(714) 516-5409
Helen Sahli is responsible for collaborating with stakeholders to guide methods, internal and external standards, policies and expectations for assessment. She supports the Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation to plan, develop, compile, and disseminate assessment activities and reporting. Helen also develops sustainable systems to ensure consistent and effective implementation and documentation of the CUSP assignment agenda to inform continuous improvement while ensuring compliance with accreditation standards.
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David Salehi, MSPS

Chemical Handling Documentation Technician
(310) 597-1528
David Salehi is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of laboratory facilities, including chemical handling, recording, and storage, chemical waste handling, as well as the receipt and distribution of laboratory supplies. He works with Environmental Health and Safety to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
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Basir Syed

Laboratory Equipment Maintenance Specialist
Basir Syed is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the core facility. He monitors the safe practices in research and teaching laboratories, as well supports the educational and research mission of the school.
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Sha Webster, M.S.

Laboratory Specialist
(714) 516-5419
Sha Webster is responsible for providing instrument training for pharmacy core lab users. She provides daily maintenance and support to the following lab instruments: FACSVerse, LVEM5, confocal microscope, Keyence Microscope, Prescott Microscope, PCR machines, Spectrophotometer, X-Ray, CT, and MRI machine. She also processes all pharmacy lab invoices, tracks lab orders, and assists in core lab budget development.
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Holly Wilson

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean
(714) 516-5480
Holly Wilson is responsible for numerous administrative and logistical functions, including facilities management, equipment management, onboarding functions, calendaring and travel coordination on behalf of the Dean. She serves as the primary point of contact in the Office of the Dean and School of Pharmacy for administrative functions.
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Heidi Wissa

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration
(714) 516-5289
Heidi Wissa is responsible for the daily fiscal and operational activities, including budget allocations, expense approvals, fiscal reporting, contracts management. She works with the Dean and Director of Finance and Administration to assess monthly and annual budgetary needs, enhancements requests, resource allocation, and is the primary resource for fiscal policy inquiries.

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