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California State Board of Pharmacy

California State Board of Pharmacy

Gregory N. Lippe, Public Member, President

Gregory N. Lippe, Public Member

Gregory Lippe of Woodland Hills was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy in 2009 and reappointed in 2012 and 2016 by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Mr. Lippe, a certified public accountant, has been president at Gregory N. Lippe Accountancy Corporation since 1981. He was also a managing partner at Lippe Hellie Hoffer and Allison LLP from 1994 to 2009 and president at Solomon Ross and Company from 1983 to 1994. He was chief financial officer at Riverside Lumber Yard from 1981 to 1983 and a certified public accountant at Solomon Ross and Company from 1969 to 1981.

Mr. Lippe has been active in civic and business affairs and has served on the boards of multiple community organizations. He has also authored several newspaper articles.

His term will expire in 2020.

 

 

Deborah Veale, R.Ph., Vice President

Deborah Veale, Pharmacist

Deborah Veale of Palos Verdes Estates was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy in 2010 and was reappointed in 2013 and 2017 by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Ms. Veale has been director of payer relations for CVS Pharmacy since 2006, and from 1983 to 2006 served in several positions with Albertsons/Sav-On Drugs. She is a member of the California Pharmacists Association, National Council of Prescription Drug Programs and California Retailers Association. Ms. Veale also serves on the editorial review committee for the California Pharmacist Journal. She earned her pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy.

Her term will expire in 2021.

 

 

 

 

Allen Schaad, R.Ph., Treasurer

Allen Schaad, Pharmacist

Allen Schaad, of Sacramento, was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2014 and reappointed in 2016.

Mr. Schaad has been a staff pharmacist at RxRelief since 2013. He was director of pharmacy at Mercy General Hospital from 2012 to 2013 and from 1999 to 2007. He was director of pharmacy at Woodland Memorial Hospital from 2007 to 2012, where he was pharmacy supervisor from 1997 to 1999.

Mr. Schaad was an acute care pharmacist at the Mercy San Juan Medical Center from 1975 to 1997. He earned a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco. Schaad is a Democrat.

His term will expire in 2019.

 

 

 

Ryan Brooks, Public Member

Allen Schaad, Public Member

Ryan Brooks of San Francisco was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy in 2008 and reappointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2012 and 2016.

Mr. Brooks serves as executive vice president of government affairs for OUTFRONT Media. He is responsible for creating and maintaining governmental and public affairs activities, community outreach, policy direction and fundraising activities for the United States market with over 20 years of experience in the field of environmental justice, environmental sciences, community relations and public policy.

In addition, Mr. Brooks serves as an appointee to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Financial Industries (ITAC 10) and as a member of the California New Motor Vehicle Board. He is a member of the California International Relations Foundation, which provides assistance to the California State Senate in furthering the exchange of economic, educational and cultural information between government leaders and other citizens of foreign countries. 

His term will expire in 2020.

 

Lavanza “Kercheryl” Butler, PharmD

Lavanza Butler, Pharmacist

Lavanza “Kercheryl” Butler was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2013 and was reappointed in 2013 and 2017.

Ms. Butler has been with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 770 since 2002, serving as pharmacist, vice president and union representative. Previously, she was head pharmacist at Rite Aid Pharmacy from 1980 to 2002.

She earned her pharmacy degree in 1975 from Xavier University in New Orleans and is a member of the California Pharmacists Association and the United Food and Commercial Workers Professional Division.

Her term will expire in 2021.

 

 

 

Shirley B. Kim, Public Member

Shirley B. Kim, Public Member

Shirley B. Kim of Los Angeles was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2018.

Ms. Kim has been an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP since 2016. She was legislative director at the California Faculty Association from 2011 to 2013 and in the office of Assembly Member Henry T. Perea from 2010 to 2011. She served as senior legislative assistant for Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico from 2007 to 2010.

She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from University of California, Davis, in 2006. She graduated from University of California, Irvine, School of Law in 2016.

Her term will expire in 2022.

 

 

 

 

Valerie Muñoz, Public Member

Valerie Muñoz, Public Member

Valerie Muñoz of La Puente was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by the Senate Rules Committee in June 2016.

Ms. Muñoz is mayor of La Puente and has served on the City Council since 2014.  She is a delegate to the California Contract Cities Association and an alternate to the League of California Cities and the Foothill Transit Authority board. She also serves on the board of directors of the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority.

Ms. Muñoz works as a practice and human resources manager for an optometry business. She earned a master’s degree in leadership and organizational studies and a bachelor’s degree in organizational studies from Azusa Pacific University.

Her term will expire in 2020.

 

 

 

Ricardo Sanchez, Public Member

Ricardo Sanchez, Public Member

Ricardo Sanchez of Hollister was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2014.

Mr. Sanchez has been an investigator at the California Department of Motor Vehicles since 1989 and has served as chief financial officer for the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association since 1999. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Union Institute and University. He is a member of the San Benito Masonic Lodge.

His term will expire in 2022.

 

 

 

Maria D. Serpa, PharmD

Maria D. Serpa, Pharmacist

Maria D. Serpa of Elk Grove was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2018.

Dr. Serpa has been a system support pharmacist at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, since 1996. She held several positions at Sutter Memorial Hospital from 1993 to 1996, including pharmacy services manager and drug use evaluation/adverse drug reaction and investigational drug service pharmacist. She previously worked in positions at Grossmont Hospital in San Diego from 1989 to 1993, including pharmacy program coordinator of clinical services and staff pharmacist.

Dr. Serpa is a past president of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

She earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific and completed a clinical pharmacy residency and critical care residency at University of California, San Diego, Medical Center.

Her term will expire in 2022.

 

Albert C. M. Wong, PharmD

Albert C. M. Wong, Pharmacist

Albert C. M. Wong, of Orinda, was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr in 2012 and reappointed in 2016.

Dr. Wong has been co-owner of Oakland Pharmacy Inc. since 1980. Previously, he was a pharmacist at the Oakland Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 1980 to 1983 and an intern pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco from 1976 to 1979.

Dr. Wong earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy.

His term will expire in 2020.