Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee


  • Review and evaluate requests for HPSM formulary additions from practitioners in the community
  • Evaluate policies and procedures pertaining to pharmacy practice
  • Identify problems and issues for the attention of the Commission and HPSM staff


The Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee consists of 13 members comprised of the Pharmacist Commissioner, contracting pharmacists and a psychiatrist.

George Pon, RPhCommissioner-Pharmacist
Jonathan Han, Pharm.DContracting Pharmacist
Barbara LiangContracting Pharmacist
Niloofar Zabihi, Pharm.DContracting Pharmacist, SMMC Providers
Varsha Gadgil, RPhContracting Pharmacist
Jaime Chavarria, M.D.Contracting Physician
Lena Osher, M.D. Psychiatrist

Vacant positions: Contracting Pharmacist (2), Contracting Physician (2), Contracting Physician - SMMC.

Committee meetings

When: Bi-monthly on the scheduled dates from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Dates for meetings in 2023 are:
1/26/23; 3/23/23; 5/25/23; 8/17/23; and 11/16/23.


For a copy of the agenda and information on how to connect to these virtual meetings, please contact the Clerk of the Commission at (650) 616-0050