The Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network - Central California
 

Preceptors

2016 - 2017 Preceptors



Read more about our award winning preceptors and receiving the UCSF APPE Site of the Year in 2017 here.
 

 
Bruce Lepley,RPh
Director of Pharmacy Services

Mr. Lepley is the Director of Pharmacy Services at Community Regional Medical Center and Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital.  He serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents.  He received his bachelor of science in biochemistry from University of California, Davis and bachelor of science in pharmacy from South Dakota State University. He completed an American Society of Hospital Pharmacy residency at Harris-Hospital Methodist in Fort Worth, Texas.  He currently has memberships with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and California Society of Health-System Pharmacists. BLepley@communitymedical.org

 

 
Alice Ung-Robbins, PharmD, BCPS 
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Dr. Robbins is the residency program director and professional development manager.  She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, Assistant Clinical Professor for University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific, Stockton California.  Dr. Robbins received her bachelor of science in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-College of Pharmacy. She currently has memberships with American Society of Health-System Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and California Society of Health System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter. She served in public relations for the Sierra Society Chapter in 2008.arobbins@communitymedical.org

 

 
Lynn Almodovar, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Dr. Almodovar is the pharmacy student coordinator.  She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California-San Francisco, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific, and California Health Sciences University pharmacy students in the Hospital Practice Rotation.  Dr. Almodovar received her bachelor of science in biological sciences from the University of California, Davis, her master of public health in epidemiology at Boston University and her doctor of pharmacy at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific.  She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.  She currently has membership with the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.  lalmodovar@communitymedical.org

 

 
Avo Arikian, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Avo Arikian is the inpatient supervisor at Community Regional Medical Center.   He serves as preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents. Dr. Arikian received his bachelor of science in biology from California State University, Fresno in 2009 and doctor of pharmacy from University of Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2012.  He completed the Community Regional Medical Center’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in 2013. He currently has membership with the California Society of Health System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter. AArikian3@communitymedical.org

 

 
Laurie Covarrubias, PharmD
Dr. Covarrubias is a clinical pharmacist in the pediatric intensive care unit.  She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California-San Francisco pharmacy students, and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific pharmacy students. Dr. Covarrubias received her bachelor of arts in molecular and cell biology from University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and doctor of pharmacy from University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed the Community Regional Medical Center’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in 2016.  LCovarrubias@communitymedical.org

 

 
Mallory A. Cruz, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Cruz is a clinical pharmacist in emergency medicine. She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.  Dr. Cruz received her bachelor of arts in chemistry from California State University, Fresno in 2007 and doctor of pharmacy from University of California, San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy in 2011. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2012.  mcruz2@communitymedical.org

 

 
Janie Hatai, PharmD, FCSHP 
Dr. Hatai is the pharmacy information systems (IS) specialist.  She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents.  Dr. Hatai received her doctor of pharmacy at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with the VA Medical Center at San Francisco.  She currently has memberships with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and California Society of Health-System Pharmacists –  Sierra Society Chapter. jhatai@communitymedical.org

 

 
Stephanie Holcomb, PharmD
Dr. Holcomb is the clinical content manager at Community Medical Centers.  She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students.  Dr. Holcomb received her bachelor of science in biology from Abilene Christian University in 1995, and doctor of pharmacy from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy in 2000.  Dr. Holcomb was honored with the Longs Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award (“Teacher of the Year”) for the UCSF Fresno site in 2003.  The Longs Award is the highest teaching award given by UCSF School of Pharmacy.  She currently has memberships with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and California Society of Health System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter.   sholcomb@communitymedical.org

 

 
Harlan M. Husted, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Husted is a clinical pharmacist in the neonatal intensive care unit. He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, adjunct professor for the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific, and serves as an assistant clinical professor for University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students. He also serves as a preceptor for local high school students in the Doctor’s Academy Program as well as undergraduate pre-health major students in the Health Care Opportunities Program.  Dr. Husted completed his Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children’s Hospital, Central California in 2006. Dr. Husted received his doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2005.  Dr. Husted was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for the UCSF Fresno site in 2011.  He currently has memberships with Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.  hhusted@communitymedical.org

 

 
Francisco Ibarra, PharmD
Dr. Ibarra is a clinical pharmacist in emergency medicine.  He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and University of California, San Francisco and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students. Dr. Ibarra received his bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and doctor of pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at Stanford Health Care and PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacy and Society of Critical Care Medicine. fibarra@communitymedical.org

 

 
Ronald M. Imoto, PharmD, FCSHP
Dr. Imoto is the education coordinator, responsible for all pharmacy areas under the Community Regional Medical Center license.  He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and is Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific in Stockton, California.  Dr. Imoto received his doctor of pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. His current professional memberships include the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the California Society of Health System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter.  rimoto@communitymedical.org

 

 
Linda Kimura, PharmD, BCPS 
Dr. Kimura is a clinical pharmacist in critical care medicine.  She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents and University of California-San Francisco pharmacy students. Dr. Kimura received her bachelor of science in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics from University of California, Los Angeles in 2004 and doctor of pharmacy from University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy in 2009.  She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Community Medical Centers in 2010.  She currently is a member with  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and California Society of Health-System Pharmacists –  Sierra Society Chapter. lkimura@communitymedical.org

 

 
Giovanni Lares, PharmD, BCACP
Dr. Lares is a clinical pharmacist in ambulatory care.  She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.  Dr. Lares received her bachelor of science in molecular toxicology from University of California, Berkeley in 2006 and doctor of pharmacy from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI in 2011.  She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency in Ambulatory Care at University of Southern California in 2012. Dr. Lares was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for the UCSF Fresno site in 2015.  She currently has membership with the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists –  Sierra Society Chapter.  GLares@communitymedical.org
 
   

 
Tsung-Chi (George) Lien, MS, PharmD, BCPS
Dr.  Lien is a clinical pharmacist in the pediatric intensive care unit.  He serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and University of Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy students. Dr. Lien received his bachelor of science in pharmacy from Taipei Medical University, Taipei, master of science in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy from the University of Iowa. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2011.  Dr. Lien was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for the UCSF Fresno site in 2015.  He currently has memberships with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and California Society of Health-System Pharmacists.tlien@communitymedical.org

 

 
Timothy M. Lopez, PharmD
Dr. Lopez is the regulatory affairs pharmacy manager at Community Regional Medical Center. He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, assistant clinical professor for University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students, and adjunct professor for Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students. Dr. Lopez received his bachelor of arts in chemistry at California State University, Fresno, and his doctor of pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, Calif., in 2001.  Dr. Lopez was honored with the Longs Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award ("Teacher of the Year") for the UCSF Fresno site in 2005 and 2008.  The Longs Award is the highest teaching award given by the UCSF School of Pharmacy. His current professional memberships include American Society of Health System Pharmacists and California Society of Health System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter.tlopez2@communitymedical.org

 

 
Nicole Lu, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Lu is a clinical pharmacist in internal medicine.  She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.  Dr. Lu received her bachelor of arts in chemistry from University of Hawaii, Mānoa, in 2006 and doctor of pharmacy from University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy in 2010.  She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2011.   Dr. Lu was honored with an Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017 and the Longs Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award (“Teacher of the Year”) for the UCSF Fresno site in 2015.  The Longs Award is the highest teaching award given by UCSF School of Pharmacy. She was also awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching award in 2017. nlu2@communitymedical.org

 

 
Marisa Mendez, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Dr. Mendez is the antimicrobial stewardship coordinator.  She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California-San Francisco and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students, and Sunnyside High School Doctors Academy students.  Dr. Mendez received her doctor of pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor and completed a pharmacy practice residency and infectious diseases specialty residency at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Mendez was honored with the Longs Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award ("Teacher of the Year") for the UCSF Fresno site in 2010 and was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for the UCSF Fresno site in 2011 and 2013.  The Longs Award is the highest teaching award given by the UCSF School of Pharmacy.mmendez@communitymedical.org
 
 

 
Amy Royston, MS, PharmD, BCPS 
Dr. Royston is the quality performance manager for Community Regional Medical Center. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and serves as an assistant clinical professor for University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students.  Dr. Royston received her bachelor of science in biochemistry and cell biology and her master of science in biomedical science at University of California, San Diego. She received her doctor of pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. She completed a general pharmacy practice residency at University of Arizona and a critical care pharmacy practice residency at Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Royston was honored with the Longs Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award ("Teacher of the Year") for the UCSF Fresno site in 2006 and was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for the UCSF Fresno site in 2011.  The Longs Award is the highest teaching award given by the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Dr. Royston also contributes to departmental research goals and has presented research posters at the Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting (2004) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress (2007).  She currently has memberships with Society of Critical Care Medicine and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. aroyston@communitymedical.org

 

 
Melissa Reger, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Reger is a clinical pharmacist in critical care burn and surgery.  She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents.  Dr. Reger received her bachelor of science in zoology and bachelor of arts from Miami University of Ohio in 2004, and doctor of pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2008.  She completed a PGY1 residency at University Hospital – UC Health in Cincinnati, OH and PGY2 critical care residency at Wishard Health Services / Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, IN.  Dr. Reger was also awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching award in 2017. She currently has memberships with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.mreger@communitymedical.org

 

 
Curtis Takemoto, PharmD, FCSHP
Dr. Takemoto is the medication safety specialist at Community Regional Medical Center.  He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents.  Dr. Takemoto received his doctor of pharmacy from University of California, San Francisco.  He currently has memberships with California Society of Health System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter, American Society of Health System Pharmacists.  He served as President of the Sierra Society of Health System Pharmacists in 1995 and 2003. ctakemoto@communitymedical.org

 

 
Tou Bee Thao, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Thao is a clinical pharmacist in critical care medicine.  He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students, and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific pharmacy students. Dr. Thao received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in 2006. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Thao was awarded the UOP Fresno APPE Preceptor of the Year award in 2017.  He currently has memberships with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Pulmonary Hypertension Association.   tthao2@communitymedical.org

 

 
Vy Tran, PharmD
Dr. Tran is a clinical pharmacist in ambulatory care.  She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.  Dr. Tran received her bachelor of science in business administration, finance at California State University, San Jose and doctor of pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco.  She currently is a member with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  vtran@communitymedical.org

 

 
Katie A. Trousil, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Trousil is a clinical pharmacist in emergency medicine.  She serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at University of the Pacific pharmacy students, and California Health Sciences University pharmacy students.  Dr. Trousil received her bachelor of arts in applied sciences from University of the Pacific and doctor of pharmacy from Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific in 2014.  She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Regional Medical Center in 2015.   ktrousil@communitymedical.org

 

 
Jennifer Trytten, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Trytten is the director of corporate quality-performance improvement at Community Medical Centers. She serves as assistant clinical professor for University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and a preceptor for Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students. Dr. Trytten received her bachelor of arts in liberal studies at California State University, Fresno; her bachelor of science and doctor of pharmacy from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill.; and she completed a pharmacy practice residency at University Hospital Health Alliance of Cincinnati. Dr. Trytten was honored with the "Preceptor of the Year" Award for the University of Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Fresno Region in 2009. Dr. Trytten was awarded the UCSF Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for the UCSF Fresno site in 2011 and 2012.  Dr. Trytten  was honored with the Longs Foundation Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award ("Teacher of the Year") for the UCSF Fresno site in 2013.  The Longs Award is the highest teaching award given by the UCSF School of Pharmacy. She currently has memberships with American College of Clinical Pharmacy. jtrytten@communitymedical.org

 

 
Leonard Valdez Jr. , PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Valdez is the clinical pharmacy manager and a clinical pharmacist in emergency medicine.  He serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents, University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.  Dr. Valdez received his bachelor of science in biology from the University of California, San Diego in 1998 and doctor of pharmacy from Howard University School of Pharmacy - Washington, D.C. in 2007.  He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2008. He currently has membership with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. lvaldez@communitymedical.org

 

 
Ann Vu, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Vu is a clinical pharmacist in critical care trauma. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents,  University of California, San Francisco pharmacy students and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific pharmacy students.  Dr. Vu received her bachelor of science in Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics from University of California, Los Angeles in 2000, and doctor of pharmacy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2007.  She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers in 2008. She currently has memberships with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter, California Pharmacists Association and Society of Critical Care Medicine. AVu@communitymedical.org

 

 
Keith E. Walsh, PharmD
Dr. Walsh is the inpatient pharmacy supervisor at Community Regional Medical Center. He serves as preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents. Dr. Walsh received his doctor of pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at University of California, San Francisco. He currently has membership with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.  kwalsh@communitymedical.org