SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) announced today that Vinson C. Lee, PharmD, MS, FCPhA, was installed as President of the association on February 26, 2017 at the CPhA Western Pharmacy Exchange educational conference and annual business meeting held in Palm Springs, California. Currently, Dr. Lee is the Director of Reimbursement, Access and Value at Amgen, Inc. His previous work experience includes managed care consulting and community pharmacy. He is also actively engaged with schools of pharmacy throughout California serving on advisory councils or as adjunct faculty.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Lee stepping into the role of association president at this critical time in healthcare”, stated Jon R. Roth, chief executive officer for CPhA. “The organization will benefit from his expertise in pharmacy practice, managed care, and the pharmaceutical industry in leading the association.”
Dr. Lee received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California (USC), School of Pharmacy; Masters of Science in Cell & Neurobiology from the Keck School of Medicine at USC; and Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Riverside. He was designated a Fellow of CPhA in 2014 and was selected as the 2012 CPhA Distinguished New Practitioner of the Year. He will be designated a Fellow of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) at the upcoming AMCP Annual Meeting.
Joining Dr. Lee on the CPhA Board of Trustees are the following officers and directors who were installed into their respective offices during the ceremony:
Edlen Wong, PharmD, Immediate Past President
Veronica Bandy, PharmD, President-elect
Ken Thai, PharmD, Treasurer
Ethan Huynh, PharmD, Speaker of the House of Delegates
Clifford Young, RPh, Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates
Jon R. Roth, MS, CAE, Chief Executive Officer
Doug Hillblom, PharmD, Trustee
Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, Trustee
Richard Hull, PharmD, Trustee
Dan Robinson, PharmD, Trustee
Adrian Wong, PharmD, Trustee
Rajan Vaidya, Student Pharmacist, Trustee
The California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the largest statewide professional society of pharmacists in the United States. CPhA represents pharmacists in all practice settings in fulfilling its mission to promote the health of the public through the practice of pharmacy.