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Ronald P. Jordan, BPharm, RPh, FAPhA

(714) 516-5486
Dean Ron 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.
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Rocke DeMark,Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Student Affairs
(714) 516-5460
Dr. Rocke DeMark 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 and Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice
(714) 516-5491
Jeff Goad is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, as well as Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the Chapman University School of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the USC School of Pharmacy and Masters of Public Health from the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He completed a residency in pediatric pharmacy practice at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and holds the Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. For more than 20 years, Dr. Goad has maintained an active practice in university Travel Health clinics and immunization services. He coordinates and teaches courses in travel medicine, immunizations, and parasitology. He is currently a national faculty and advisory board member for the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Based Immunization Training Program and Chair of the APhA Travel Medicine Advanced Competency Training Course. He has presented at over 200 pharmacy and medical conferences and published more than 80 articles and book chapters. Dr. Goad is the past Chair and co-founder of the International Society of Travel Medicine’s Pharmacist Professional Group and past President for the California Immunization Coalition and California Pharmacists Association. He is currently a member of the Governor appointed California COVID Vaccine Drafting Guidelines Workgroup.
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Keykavous Parang, Pharm.D., Ph.D

Associate Dean of Research, Innovation and Global Affairs, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
(714) 516-5489
Dr. Keykavous Parang is Associate Dean of Research, Innovation, and Global Affairs and 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.
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Reza Taheri, Pharm.D., MBA

Associate Dean of Student Success and Professional Affairs
(714) 516-5488
Dr. Reza Taheri is the Associate Dean of Student Success and Professional Affairs. He is responsible for leading the development and operation of the Student Success Program, Co-Curriculum, student organization development. Providing strong, meaningful alumni engagement and the Pharmacist Career Planning services, including Career and interview day, and coordinate a professional seminar series.

Department Chairs

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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.

Administrative Staff

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Richard Beuttler, Psy.D.

Assistant Director of Academic Enrichment
Richard 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)
In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Amanda Brown is responsible for overseeing matters related to IPE 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. The Director of IPE 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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Laura M. Cook, Pharm.D.

Director, Freshman Early Assurance Program
(714) 516-5607
Dr. Laura 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.
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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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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 for the School of Pharmacy, including analysis and reconciliation of school financials, oversight of fiscal reporting, grants management, and contracts and procurement. Develops and executes annual budgets, new program budget development, assesses monthly and annual budgetary needs for the School of Pharmacy. Plans and forecasts division goals and budget targets. Provides consultation and support to the Dean on budget availability, strategic planning, enhancements proposals, and resource allocation. Serves as liaison and represents the School of Pharmacy with internal departments and external agencies.
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Andie Hoang

Administrative Assistant
(714) 516-5404
Andie Hoang is responsible for providing administrative support to the department chair and faculty. Process purchase requisitions and track delivery. Assisting with coordinating the hiring process for faculty candidates and onboarding. Maintaining and submitting records for the use of departmental P-card and track faculty development expense reports. Maintaining departmental calendars. Updating employee information on the website. Coordinating special events, meetings, projects, and take minutes. Ordering marketing materials.
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Brian Kawahara, Pharm.D., M.M., FASHP, FCSHP

Assistant Director of Experiential Education
(714) 516-5407
Dr. Brian Kawahara is responsible for guiding the development and support of experiential educators (full-time, part-time, and volunteer faculty) to enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards the facilitation of student learning for equivalent rotation experiences. Conducting site visits. Developing, executing, and evaluating the educational plan for experiential educators. Planning, coordinating and directing the offered continuing education programs, partnering with other Chapman programs or pharmacy groups as needed. Ensuring compliance of Chapman University’s and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s policies and procedures.
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Landon Meyers

Department Assistant, Front Desk
(714) 516-5493
Landon Meyers is responsible for providing administrative support to the School of Pharmacy. Coordinates front desk operations, meetings, and events.
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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, organization of events, maintenance of student records and class schedules, assistance to the graduate program committee, and other related aspects of communication with graduate students, faculty advisors, and course instructors.
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Yeji Mowrer

Development Coordinator
(714) 516-5464
Yeji Mowrer is responsible for assisting the Dean of CUSP and University Advancement liaison with the advancement of the strategic intentions of the school, including advancing patient safety, and identification, cultivation and stewardship of supporters CUSP and the university. Provides administrative assistance including gift processing, drafting solicitations, and cultivation and stewardship documents, coordinates department mailings, prepares prospective donor presentation brochures and materials, compiles financial reports, and maintains calendars and schedule travel arrangements and meetings with prospective donors. Coordinates School of Pharmacy based events and collaborates with the University Advancement operations team including database management and gift recording.
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TJ Pe, M.A.

Admissions Manager - Pharm.D. Program
(714) 516-5471
TJ Pe is responsible for the recruitment and admissions of Pharm.D., Masters, and PhD programs for the School of Pharmacy. He manages the daily administrative operations of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), and provides assistance in coordinating the OSA Student Conduct Process and with data management.
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Kelly Ramstack

Academic Affairs Coordinator
(714) 516-5531
Kelly Ramstack is responsible for maintaining and updating handbooks. Coordinating course scheduling, management, catalog, and evaluation process. Data entry, verification and reporting; review and summarize data and provide reports. Preparing, reviewing and processing a variety of agreements, forms, records, invoices, needs assessments, business correspondence, reports, and MOUs. Creating and maintaining procedural manuals Maintain and submitting records for the use of departmental P-card. Coordinating special events, meetings, and projects. Recording minutes. Coordinating hiring process for student employees.
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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. Supports the Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation to plan, develop, compile, and disseminate School of Pharmacy assessment activities and reporting. Develops and/or maintains sustainable systems and processes to ensure systematic, consistent and effective implementation and documentation of the CUSP assignment agenda to inform continuous improvement and ensure compliance with accreditation standards.
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David Salehi, MSPS

Chemical Handling Documentation Technician
(310) 597-1528
David Salehi, MSPS 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 we are in compliance with safety regulations.
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Rebecca Tangen

Sponsored Projects Analyst
(714) 516-5556
Rebecca Tangen serves as an extension of the Office of Research to the School of Pharmacy. She works with principle investigators, faculty, and staff to coordinate pre- and post-award activities for grants and contracts including proposal and budget development, guidance on funding agency regulations, and post-award activities.
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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, monitoring the safe practices in research and teaching laboratories and supporting 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 assisting in the daily operation and maintenance of the core lab facilities, in addition to training core lab users. She also helps in the preparation of student laboratory exercises.
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Joanna Wedekind

Experiential Education Coordinator
(714) 516-5457
Joanna Wedekind is responsible for managing all aspects of APPE relating to student scheduling, compliances, and different aspects of communication with student pharmacists and Experiential Educators. She is also responsible for the maintenance of affiliation agreements, coordination of the EE Partnership Valuation Program, and compiling information for the quarterly EE newsletter.
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Holly Wilson

Senior Administrative Assistant
(714) 516-5480
Holly Wilson is responsible for assisting with the coordination of numerous administrative and logistical functions of the School of Pharmacy, scheduling meetings on the Dean’s calendar, and serving as the receptionist in the office of the Dean.
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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 for the School of Pharmacy, including budget allocations, expense approvals, fiscal reporting, contracts management and other activities as they relate to the overall fiscal and administrative operations of the school. She works with the Dean and Director of Finance and Administration to assess monthly and annual budgetary needs for the school, enhancements requests, and resource allocation, and is the primary resource for the School of Pharmacy in fiscal policy inquiries.
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Erica Wondra, M.S.

Career Specialist
(714) 516-5413
Erica Wondra is a liaison between the School of Pharmacy and the Career and Professional Development for the purpose of identifying the unique career-related needs of students and alumni pursuing careers in pharmacy. Assists in developing and executing School-specific outreach, seminars, workshops, career fairs, interviews, and programs based on student-needs assessment and faculty requests in collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs. Works with Career and Professional Development to advise on methods to enhance the quality of experiential learning/career development. Provides guidance to students and graduates on specific job search strategies and tactics associated with careers in pharmacy. With input from the Senior Leadership Council, faculty, staff and industry leaders, identifies key employers for cultivation by Career and Professional Development’s Employer Relations team.
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Maryam Zeineddine

Experiential Education Coordinator
(714) 516-5403
Maryam Zeineddine is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the IPPE schedule, managing experiential education appointment process, collaborating with other departmental staff to design and present student orientations, assisting in the development of the infrastructure of CORE ELMS managing the experiential education appointment process, coordinating meetings and events, purchasing, P-card reports, processing updates in Core Elms, and assisting with updating the IPPE handbook.

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