We invite you to meet our current pharmacy residents who are continuing their education by completing their PGY1 program at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
Mohanad Znbaqa, Pharm.D.
Mohanad was born in Baghdad, Iraq but grew up in Toronto, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He then earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, AZ. As a pharmacy student, Mohanad was the class representative for his class year and held multiple leadership positions in organizations such as Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. His professional interests include cardiology, infectious disease, internal medicine and ambulatory care. Upon completion of his residency, Mohanad aims to become a board-certified cardiology pharmacist. His personal interests include playing soccer, restaurant hopping, traveling, listening to music and spending quality time with loved ones.
Manpreet “Monica” Kaur, Pharm.D.
Monica was born in Punjab, India but grew up in the Bay Area and Central Valley, California. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at California State University, Fresno. She then went on to complete her Master of Business Administration at California State University, Fresno and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at California Health Sciences University. As a student she was heavily involved in her community and organizations such as American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and California Society of Health-System Pharmacists. During this time, she also completed her MBA fellowship and worked as a pharmacist intern. At the moment, her passion in pharmacy includes infectious disease, acute care and ambulatory care. Upon completion of her pharmacy residency, Monica aims to become a board-certified pharmacist. Her personal interests include hiking, dancing, singing off-key, painting, basketball, traveling and spending time with loved ones.
Denisse Garcia Zavala
Denisse was born and raised in Yuma, AZ. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She then earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, AZ. As a pharmacy student, Denisse was involved with and held leadership positions with the student chapters of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Phi Delta Chi, and the Nuclear Pharmacy Club. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, geriatrics, and nephrology. In her spare time, Denisse enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and traveling.
Sason Ghaderi Masihi
Sason is a proud Armenian American and was born in Tehran, Iran but the majority of his upbringing took place in Los Angeles, California and Phoenix, Arizona. During his undergraduate years, Sason held a deep passion for chemistry which, alongside a life-changing experience with his pharmacist, led him to pursue a career in the pharmacy profession. Sason earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2022 from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona. During pharmacy school, Sason spent a large portion of his time tutoring at-risk students in his program and was involved with the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity as well as multiple student clubs oriented toward providing and improving healthcare for marginalized members of society. At the moment, his professional interests include cardiology, trauma oriented critical care and general internal medicine. Upon completion of his residency, Sason aims to earn his BCPS and serve as a decentralized clinical pharmacist in the acute care setting. Sason’s personal interests include playing guitar, camping, hiking, backpacking, trying and failing to cook a perfect steak and spending time with his friends and family.
Our preceptors bring a broad range of skills and experience to the Yuma Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program. They share their knowledge and expertise to help our residents build their knowledge, skills and abilities in delivering patient-centered care as clinical pharmacists in an acute care setting.
Mark Jordan, Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy
Mark Jordan is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, having earned both Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Arts in Education degrees. He joined the Yuma Regional Medical Center staff in 2001 as a clinical pharmacist after previous work as an educator in the Yuma public schools. At Yuma Regional Medical Center, Mark has provided service across all levels of patient care, from critical to transitional care units. He has been involved in the palliative care team and the development of the ICU specialist position. As a NICU liaison, he accomplished the standardization of orders and preparation procedures for medications used in the NICU. His experiences at Yuma Regional Medical Center, as a pharmacy director for an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, a consultant pharmacist for local skilled nursing facilities as well as a free-standing endoscopy center provide a rich background for student and resident learning. Mark has called Yuma home since 1975 and enjoys our desert community with his wife and young children.
Jake Schwarz, Pharm.D., MBA, BCIDP, BCCCP, BCPS, FAzPA
Manager, Pharmacy Clinical Services & PGY1 Residency
Jake originally received his Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ in Computer Systems Engineering. He then received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in Tucson, AZ in 2010 and went on to complete a PGY1 residency at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida. After completing his residency, he worked in Phoenix Children's Hospital's pediatric ICU, infectious disease/antibiotic stewardship and emergency department. Jake's main areas of expertise include critical care, infectious disease and pediatrics, and his certifications include BCPS and ACLS. He was the Residency Program Coordinator at Yuma Regional Medical Center for two years before becoming Program Director. He precepts IPPE and APPE pharmacy students from the colleges of pharmacy at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, Creighton University in Omaha, NE, Drake University in Des Moines, IA and Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Jake has attained BPS certifications as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP), and as a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP). He recently went back to school and graduated in 2021 with his Masters of Business Administration with a focus on healthcare administration from the University of Massachusetts. He is also active in the Arizona Pharmacy Association (AzPA), serving on the Board of Directors and most recently as the President of AzPA. At the AzPA 2021 Annual Convention, he was named a Fellow of the Arizona Pharmacy Association (FAzPA). Jake is a competitive amateur ballroom and Latin dancer, and other hobbies include hiking, scuba diving, snowboarding, playing acoustic guitar, going to concerts and traveling.
DeAnna Manarang, Pharm.D.
Manager, Pharmacy Operations
DeAnna graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science in 2001 and her Pharm.D. in 2005. She completed a Community Pharmacy Practice Residency at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN in collaboration with Osco Pharmacy. Following her residency, DeAnna was employed by CVS, where she was a District Pharmacy Supervisor over 19 retail pharmacies. She joined the Yuma Regional Medical Center pharmacy team in 2013. DeAnna currently serves as the Lead Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacist for Yuma Regional Medical Center. Her background in ambulatory care gives her a great perspective as she precepts the longitudinal anticoagulation clinic rotation. DeAnna is a Yuma native and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, swimming and outdoor activities.
Jean-Paul "JP" Q. Lee, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, BCSCP
JP graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He previously worked as a research associate at a large public teaching university conducting a cystic fibrosis study before joining a global biotech company as a biochemist. While at the biotech company, he took advantage of their education reimbursement program and earned a Certification in Planning and Inventory Management from the American Production and Inventory Control Society and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. He then combined his science background and business knowledge to help implement their new enterprise business system as a business analyst. After several years in the biotech industry, he went back to school and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University prior to joining the YRMC pharmacy team. His diverse professional background in business process analysis, continuous improvement, research and inventory and production management provides a unique perspective for pharmacy students and residents on their rotations. Outside of work, JP enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Ania Mathews, Pharm.D.
Ania graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and followed it with a Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was a public school teacher in Yuma prior to receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico in 2014. After working as a clinical staff pharmacist in rural Wyoming, she returned to Yuma to join the Pharmacy team in 2020. Her professional interests include anticoagulation, cardiology and nephrology. When she’s not at work, she enjoys indoor and outdoor physical activity and spending time with her family.
Savan “Sam” Nagrecha, Pharm.D., BCPS
Savan earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Worcester, MA. He joined the Yuma Regional Medical Center pharmacy team in 2015, allowing him to develop further his interests in caring for ambulatory care, internal medicine, infectious diseases and critical care patients. Prior to joining YRMC, Savan worked as a pharmacy manager for CVS and earned the company's Paragon award in 2015. As a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and Anticoagulation Certification holder, Savan contributes as a preceptor in infectious disease and longitudinal teaching certificate rotations. His undergraduate education includes a Diploma in Pharmacy from the PES college of pharmacy in Bangalore, India and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. In his free time, Savan enjoys playing tennis, cricket, traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.
Clara Nassif, Pharm.D., BCACP
Clara received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI in 2015. She completed her PGY1 at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR, at which time she earned her teaching certificate from the Portland Area Citywide Residency Conference. She then completed her PGY2 in ambulatory care at Providence Medical Group in Portland, OR. While there, she served as clinical faculty to facilitate small group discussions at Pacific University for first-year pharmacy students. She moved back to her hometown in Michigan shortly after residency, where she worked with multiple physician organizations, helping to establish and expand ambulatory care clinical services, as well as precept pharmacy students. Clara joined our team at Yuma Regional Medical Center in August 2021. Her professional interests include ambulatory care and geriatrics. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, playing the violin, traveling, trying different cuisines and going for walks.
Quan Pham, Pharm.D., BCPS
Quan graduated from the University of California San Diego with his Bachelor of Science in pharmacological chemistry in 2009. He worked in a contract manufacturing company for three years before completing his Pharm.D. from Midwestern University – Glendale, AZ campus in 2015. He completed his PGY1 community residency in Flagstaff, AZ at North Country Health Care, where he also earned a teaching certificate from Midwestern University – Glendale AZ campus. Quan joined Yuma Regional Medical Center in August 2015 and has been providing patient care in various settings, including the anticoagulation clinic, the cancer center and inpatient as a clinical pharmacist. Quan's interests include playing guitar, photography, and exploring the great outdoors.
John Zackary Riddle, Pharm.D.
Zack Riddle is originally from Thatcher, Arizona. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in Tucson, AZ in May of 2016. His professional interests include infectious diseases, ambulatory care, internal medicine and critical care. Upon completing his PGY1 residency, Zack hopes to work in a rural community hospital and help precept students and future residents. Outside of pharmacy, Zack enjoys playing tennis, playing board games with his friends and family and visiting the beach.
Karen Seo, Pharm.D.
Karen was born and raised in Guam. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Guam in 2016. Karen graduated from the Pacific University Pharmacy School in Hillsboro, Oregon in 2019. After graduating from pharmacy school, Karen completed her PGY1 residency at Legacy Salmon Creek in Vancouver, Washington in 2020, where she received her teaching certificate at Oregon Health and Science University. Her personal interests are oncology and internal medicine. Karen enjoys an array of hobbies outside of pharmacy. She likes to hike, camp, play music, train and compete in Jiu-Jitsu. But most importantly, she enjoys smiling and laughing.
Hailey Wang, Pharm.D., BCPS
Hailey received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern Nevada in Henderson, NV in 2010. Hailey worked as a clinical staff pharmacist for six years in Chadron, NE and joined the Yuma Regional Medical Center pharmacy team in 2016. Her professional interests include infectious disease, critical care, internal medicine and palliative care/hospice. In her spare time, Hailey enjoys yoga, travel, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.