California State Board of Pharmacy
Seung Oh, PharmD, President
Seung Oh of San Diego was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020.
Dr. Oh has been a pharmacy supervisor for Sharp Healthcare since 2020. He was a pharmacist-in-charge at Vons Pharmacy in San Diego from 2014-2020, staff pharmacist at Safeway Pharmacy in 2014, and a pharmacist and director of operations at Rainbow Pharmacy from 2013 to 2014.
He earned a master of advanced studies degree in leadership of health care organizations from University of California, San Diego, and a doctor of pharmacy degree from University of Arizona. He is a member of the California Pharmacists Association.
His term will expire 2023.
Maria D. Serpa, PharmD, Vice President
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.
Jignesh “Jig” Patel, R.Ph.
Jignesh “Jig” Patel, R.Ph., of Roseville re-appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Gavin Newsom, where he has served since 2020.
Mr. Patel has been a division pharmacy manager for Safeway NorCal Division since 2006. He has held several positions at Safeway since 1999, including pharmacy manager, pharmacist, intern pharmacist, and pharmacy technician.
His term will expire in 2026.
Renee Armendariz Barker, PharmD
Renee Armendariz Barker, of San Carlos, was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2022.
Dr. Armendariz Barker has been sterile products manager at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford since 1998. She is a member of the California Society of Health System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.
Dr. Armendariz Barker earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco.
Her term will expire in 2023.
Indira J. Cameron-Banks, Public Member
Indira J. Cameron-Banks was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Gavin Newsom in February 2022.
Ms. Cameron-Banks is the founding attorney of Cameron Banks Law in Beverly Hills. She previously served as the Los Angeles County-wide Director for the Preventing and Ending Homeless Project at the Inner City Law Center in 2020.
She also served as an assistant United States attorney in the criminal and civil divisions of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California between 2007 to 2020, including as the chief of financial litigation and special counsel to the United States attorney.
Ms. Cameron-Banks began her legal career in 2003 as a law clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court. She then practiced as an associate a law firm in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut before moving to Los Angeles. She earned a juris doctor from Boston University School of Law in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree from University of Chicago in 1999.
Her term will expire in 2024.
Trevor Chandler , Public Member
Trevor Chandler is an accomplished political, public affairs, and government relations professional who has spearheaded groundbreaking strategies on issues ranging from marriage equality to the Middle East to tech. Trevor currently serves as the Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Citizen, the personal safety app. As a leader in the LGBTQ civil rights movement, Trevor worked as a key strategist for 7 marriage equality campaigns and multiple nondiscrimination campaigns, building historic bipartisan coalitions, targeted lobbying efforts, and legislator and voter persuasion campaigns. He was recently appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the State Board of Pharmacy. His term will expire in 2025. He’s also been appointed by Mayor London Breed to San Francisco’s Eastern Neighborhood Community Advisory Committee. In 2015 he was recognized by the Global Diversity List Presented by The Economist as one of the Top 50 Global Diversity Leaders in Public Life.
Jessica “Jessi” Crowley, PharmD
Jessica “Jessi” Crowley of Los Angeles was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2022.
Crowley has been a staff pharmacist for Pavilions Pharmacy since 2020. She held several positions for CVS Pharmacy from 2010 to 2020, including pharmacist-in-charge, staff pharmacist, and pharmacy intern. Her interests include health equity, racial and social justice, and cultural competence.
Crowley is a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma, United Food and Commercial Workers, the California Pharmacists Association, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and Phi Lambda Sigma.
Her term will expire in 2025.
Jose De La Paz, Public Member
Jose De La Paz of Southgate was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by the Speaker of the Assembly in 2021.
His term will expire in 2024.
Kartikeya Jha, R.Ph.
Kartikeya “KK” Jha, of Fresno, has been appointed to the State Board of Pharmacy.
Jha has been District Director of Operations at Omnicare – a CVS Health Company since 2019. He was Director of Operations at NimbleRx from 2018 to 2019. Jha earned a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Long Island University.
His term will expire 6/1/2024.
Kula Koenig, Public Member
Kula Koenig of Sacramento was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Gavin Newsom in December 2021.
Ms. Koenig has been senior director of impact at the United Way California Capital Region since 2018. She founded Social Justice PolitiCorps in 2020 and served as district director for the Office of Assemblymember Roger Dickinson from 2012 to 2014 and Project Manager at Capitol Campaigns from 2007 to 2010. She previously was divestment associate at Genocide Intervention Network from 2006 to 2007.
Ms. Koenig earned a master of business administration degree in nonprofit management from George Washington University. She is a member of Black Women Organized for Political Action.
Her term will expire in 2024.
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.
Nicole Thibeau, PharmD
Nicole D. Thibeau of Los Angeles was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Gavin Newsom in July 2021.
Ms. Thibeau has been director of pharmacy services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center since 2013. She was pharmacist in charge at Target Pharmacy from 2012 to 2013 and pharmacist in charge at CVS Pharmacy from 2009 to 2012.
She is a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences .
Her term will expire in 2024.
Jason Weisz, Public Member
Jason Weisz of San Diego was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by the California Senate Rules Committee in 2020.
Mr. Weisz is a deputy district manager with California Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins. He began his career with the California Legislature with then-Assemblymember Christine Kehoe in 2001. His focus has been working on health care and business issues.
Mr. Weisz earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University in 1998. His term will expire in 2024.
- Anne Sodergren, Executive Officer