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California State Board of Pharmacy

California State Board of Pharmacy

Amy Gutierrez, PharmD, President
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Amy Gutierrez of Trabuco Canyon was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2012 and reappointed in 2014.

Dr. Gutierrez is vice president/chief pharmacy officer for Kaiser Permanente National Pharmacy Programs, overseeing pharmacy policy and practice in Kaiser Permanente sites across the United States. Prior to this, she served as chief pharmacy officer and director of pharmacy at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services for 11 years, providing oversight within hospital, clinical and ambulatory care pharmacy settings. She also served in multiple leadership positions within the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services from 1984 to 2006.

Dr. Gutierrez completed a fellowship and served as a leadership advisor for the California HealthCare Foundation’s Health Leadership Fellowship Program from 2005 to 2009. She is an adjunct professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and an adjunct professor of pharmacy at Western University College of Pharmacy.

She earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.

Her term will expire in 2018.

Victor Law, R.Ph., Vice President
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Victor Law of Los Angeles was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2012 and reappointed in 2016.

Mr. Law has been chief pharmacist and president of Alpha Medical Pharmacy Inc. since 1987. From 1982 to 1986, he held several positions at Thrifty Corporation, including pharmacy manager and staff pharmacist. He was a staff pharmacist for Sav-On Pharmacy from 1979 to 1981. He has been a member of the California Pharmacists Association since 1982 and has served as president of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter.

Mr. Law has been chairman of the United Pharmacists Network Inc. since 2006. He served as chairman of Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park and was a governing board member at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. He is a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association and serves on the dean’s advisory board for Western University of Health Science Pharmacy School, Keck Graduate Institute and Marshall Ketchum School of Pharmacy.

He earned his bachelor of pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1976.

His term will expire in 2020.

Allen Schaad, R.Ph., Treasurer
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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
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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
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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.

Amjad Mahmood Khan, Public Member
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Amjad Mahmood Khan was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by the Speaker of the Assembly in March 2017.

Mr. Khan is a lawyer and partner at Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP in Los Angeles, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation. He is also an adjunct professor of law at UCLA Law School, where he teaches “Fundamentals of U.S. Contract Law.”

He graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with degrees in English literature and government and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. He is an elected term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

His term will expire in 2021.
Gregory N. Lippe, Public Member
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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.

Valerie Muñoz, Public Member
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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
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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. 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 2018.

Deborah Veale, R.Ph.
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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.

Stanley C. Weisser, R.Ph.
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Stanley C. Weisser, R.Ph., was appointed to the Board of Pharmacy in 2007 and was reappointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2012 and in 2015.

Mr. Weisser graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1963 and became a licensed pharmacist in California that same year. 
After opening his first pharmacy in 1969, his business, Network Pharmaceuticals, Inc., eventually grew into a chain of 30 pharmacies located in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Stan retired in 2000 as CEO and president of NPI. One of his pharmacies dispensed prescriptions to over 1,000 patients in convalescent homes and over 8,000 inmates in correctional facilities in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The other pharmacies were located in medical buildings.

Mr. Weisser is an associate professor of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science at the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, and is a member of the California Pharmacists Association.

He is very active in many San Bernardino County philanthropic activities as well as civic, cultural, and educational programs. Among them are Redlands Community Foundation, FEMA sponsored Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Redlands Unified School District Oversight Committee, San Bernardino County Schools Reorganization Committee, Redlands Theatre Festival, and Grove Charter School for which he was the founding member and five-year chairman of the board.

Mr. Weisser has been on the executive committee of the board of the Redlands Community Hospital for over 25 years and was elected chairman for five of those years. Additionally, he is a trustee on the University of Redlands Board of Trustees, serving as chairman of the finance committee and a member of its executive committee.

His term will expire in 2019.

Albert C. M. Wong, PharmD
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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.