Pharmacy Preceptors

Bryan Carlson, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Operations Manager
Dr. Carlson graduated with his doctor of pharmacy degree in 1998 from University of the Pacific. He has been practicing pharmacy in the Central Valley ever since.  Practice settings have included inpatient clinical pharmacy, Home Infusion pharmacy, IT and Informatics pharmacy and community-based pharmacy. He has been in a variety of leadership roles over his career and is now practicing as the Operations Manager for Valley Children’s Healthcare. He has always enjoyed teaching and mentoring students and has been active in the past using simulation to enhance the training experience. As an adjunct professor for University of the Pacific and California Health Sciences University, he looks forward to working with students and residents as they come to Valley Children's.

Melissa Chase, PharmDMelissa Chase, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Director
After completing pharmacy school at University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, in 1999, Dr. Chase completed a PGY1 General Pharmacy Practice residency at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, NV. Dr. Chase returned to the Central Valley and held numerous positions at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare facility in Fresno, CA (VACCHCS). Positions included: Clinical Pharmacist inpatient, Ambulatory Care (Advanced Scope of Practice in HIV), Clinical Coordinator and Pharmacy Director (2006-2015). An accomplishment that she is very proud of is starting the first PGY1 ASHP Accredited residency at VACCHCS. She joined Valley Children’s Hospital in 2015 as the Medication Safety and Compliance Pharmacist and currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy. Dr. Chase is currently a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and students for the Administration and Leadership experiences. She is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice for Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA, as well as for University of Southern California School of Pharmacy in Los Angeles, CA. She currently has memberships with American Society of Health-System Pharmacy and the California Pharmacists Association.

Jacqueline Crouch, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPSJacqueline Crouch, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS

Clinical Manager
Dr. Crouch is a Valley native who has been with Valley Children’s Hospital since 2012. After completing her studies at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, she accepted a PGY1 position at Presbyterian St. Luke’s and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. She then came back to Valley Children’s to complete a PGY2 focused in Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care. She has worked as a staff pharmacist and PICU Lead Pharmacist, and is now tackling her newest role of Pharmacy Clinical Manager. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor for University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice for Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific, Stockton California.  She enjoys teaching students and residents and challenges them to learn something new every day!

Mike Hart, PharmDMichael Hart, PharmD

NICU Lead Pharmacist
Dr. Hart graduated with his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2006 from University of the Pacific. He has been with Valley Children’s Hospital ever since. He has served in a variety of roles while here, serving as the overnight pharmacist for five years prior to becoming the Lead NICU pharmacist in April 2019. Dr. Hart served as the interim Medication Safety and Regulatory Compliance pharmacist for two months in 2018 and has a passion for incorporating safety principles in all aspects of pharmacy training. Dr. Hart is currently a preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He is a father of 7 and has been a NICU parent 3 times, giving him insight that he enthusiastically shares with residents and students. 

Danielle Herrmann, PharmDDanielle Herrmann, PharmD

Garden Lead Pharmacist
Dr. Herrmann is the General Medicine Lead Pharmacist and Cystic Fibrosis Pharmacist. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and students and is an adjunct professor at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific. Dr. Herrmann received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Kansas in 2013. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Valley Children’s Hospital in 2014.

 

 

Huma Ibrahim, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Supervisor
Dr. Ibrahim comes to Valley Children’s with 15 years of experience in the practice of pharmacy. She graduated from Thomas J. Long school of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific (Pharm.D.). Her experience ranges across multiple aspects of pharmacy, including community, management, administration, academia and hospital practice. She has held multiple roles, including pharmacy owner/manager, director of experiential education and assistant professor of clinical and administrative sciences at California Health Sciences University and clinical pharmacist specialist. In her current role as pharmacy supervisor her responsibilities include: supervisory expertise, leadership and support in the planning, organization and day-to-day operations of the pharmacy department. She is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Clinical Sciences for California Health Sciences University in Clovis.  

Brenik Kuzmic, PharmDBrenik Kuzmic, Pharm.D.

Infectious Disease Pharmacist
After completing his academic work at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID, Dr. Kuzmic joined the team at Valley Children’s Hospital. Here he completed a PGY1 in general pediatrics followed by a PGY2 with an emphasis on pediatric infectious disease. He earned his Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and continues to practice with the infectious disease team by serving as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist and co-chairs the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). With the ASP he worked to help Valley Children’s become an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence as designated by the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Wenee Liu Lopez, PharmDWenee Liu Lopez, Pharm.D.

Residency Program Director
Dr. Lopez has been with Valley Children’s Hospital since 1999. After completing pharmacy school at the University of California, San Francisco, she was the first pediatric pharmacy resident at Valley Children’s and then stayed to further develop the resident and student program. Currently, she serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and students, coordinating both IPPE and APPE for pharmacy schools throughout California. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy; Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Touro University College of Pharmacy; and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for Western University of Health Sciences. 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, where she is the Resident CE Coordinator.

Nicole Martinez, PharmDNicole Martinez, Pharm.D.

Lead Oncology Pharmacist
Dr. Martinez has been part of the Valley Children’s team since 2012. She was born and raised in the Central Valley. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Fresno State she completed her pharmacy education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. She fell in love with pediatric pharmacy while on APPE rotations at Valley Children's Hospital and subsequently completed the PGY1 residency with electives in oncology and infectious disease. She became the Lead Oncology Pharmacist in 2018 and has been a voting member of Children’s Oncology Group (COG) since 2013. Her Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Poster submission was awarded second place and she presented “Etoposide Desensitization Protocol After Hypersensitivity Reaction During Etoposide Phosphate Drug Shortage” at the 2018 COG Conference in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Martinez currently has active memberships with the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the California Society of Health System Pharmacists – Sierra Society Chapter.

Nicole Rivera, PharmD, BCPSNicole Rivera, Pharm.D., BCPS

Pharmacy Supervisor
Dr. Rivera is a homegrown pediatric pharmacist from the Central Valley. She has been with Valley Children’s Hospital since 2006. She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco and a PGY1 Pediatric Residency at Valley Children’s Hospital. She served as the lead pediatric pharmacist in the General Medicine area with a subspecialty in pediatric palliative care for five years. Currently, she serves as Pharmacy Supervisor as well as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and students. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy; Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific in Stockton; and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Touro University College of Pharmacy

Ashley Clark, PharmDAshley Thomas, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Medication Safety and Regulatory Compliance Pharmacist
Dr. Thomas was born and raised in the Valley with dedicated service to Valley Children’s Hospital since 2007 as a Pharmacy Intern. She obtained her B.S. degree in Biology from California State University, Fresno in 2006 and a Pharm.D. degree from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy in 2010. Following graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pediatric pharmacy residency here at Valley Children’s in 2011. After her residency training, she stayed with the hospital and accepted a position as a clinical pediatric pharmacist, then later became the Lead NICU Pharmacist. Dr. Thomas served as a lead for four years and accepted the Medication Safety and Regulatory Compliance Pharmacist position in 2018. In addition to her interest in neonatology and medication safety, Dr. Thomas is an Assistant Clinical Professor for University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy; Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific in Stockton; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Touro University College of Pharmacy; and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for Western University of Health Sciences.

Rosie Tran, PharmD, BCPPSRosie Tjarks, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Dr. Tjarks received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Washington State University in 2013. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in 2014 and a PGY2 fellowship in Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care at Valley Children’s Hospital in 2015. Dr.Tjarks is a clinical pharmacist in the PICU and NICU. She serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and students. She is an adjunct professor at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific and serves as an assistant clinical professor at University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. She is a member of Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

 

Lynn Warner, PharmD, BCPPSLynn Warner, Pharm.D., BCPPS

PICU Lead Pharmacist
Dr. Warner was born and raised in Ohio and attended pharmacy school at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. She came to Valley Children’s Hospital in 2010 for a PGY1 Residency in general pediatrics and was hired at Valley Children's as a full-time pediatric pharmacist afterward. She served five years as the pharmacy representative for the Emergency Medical Response Team Committee. She is an Adjunct Clinical Professor for Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Pacific and the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. She became BCPPS certified in 2018. In January 2019, Dr. Warner accepted the Lead PICU Pharmacist position and is now the primary PICU student and resident preceptor.