California State Board of Pharmacy
Seung Oh, PharmD, President
Seung Oh of San Diego was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor 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.
Jessica “Jessi” Crowley, PharmD, Vice President
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.
Trevor Chandler, Public Member, Treasurer
Trevor Chandler, of San Francisco, was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2022.
Chandler has been a leader in the LGBTQ civil rights movement having worked as a key strategist for seven marriage equality campaigns and multiple nondiscrimination campaigns. In 2015 he was recognized by the Global Diversity List as one of the Top 50 Global Diversity Leaders in Public Life.
His term will expire in 2025.
Renee Armendariz Barker, PharmD
Renee Armendariz Barker, of San Carlos, was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor 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.
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.
De La Paz is the Co-Founder & CEO and Head of Technology & Operations at VisibilityOne, a video conferencing monitoring company. He has been in the technology sector for over two decades. He’s held executive positions at VisibilityOne, GBH Communications, FOX Interactive Media (Easynet), and BT Group. He is a hands-on leader experienced in fast-growing companies in the media, network telecommunication, software, data center, eCommerce, call center, and video communications space.
He also serves as the Treasurer for the City of South Gate.
His term will expire in 2024.
Kartikeya Jha, R.Ph.
Kartikeya “KK” Jha, of Fresno, was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Gavin Newsom.
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.
Maria D. Serpa, PharmD
Maria D. Serpa of Elk Grove was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2018 and reappointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2023.
Dr. Serpa held several positions at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento over 25 years and contributed to pharmacy system initiatives at Sutter Health. Her accomplishments include standardization of medication management technologies, regulatory operations and pharmacy construction. She previous held positions of system-support, pharmacy services manager, quality assurance and investigational drug pharmacist. Prior to coming to Sacramento, she worked at Grossmont Hospital (Sharp Healthcare) in San Diego as 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 both 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 two residencies at University of California, San Diego, Medical Center (clinical pharmacy and critical care).
Her term will expire in 2026.
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.
Dr. Thibeau has been director of pharmacy services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center since 2013 and is a member of the policy team, specializing in health services. 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 an advocate for the LGBTQ+ and disability communities. She specializes in HIV and transgender medicine, and serves on committees at the state and national level regarding the 340b drug discount program and pharmacy operations. 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 Emeritus 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
The California State Board of Pharmacy comprises 13 members appointed to four-year terms. Members can serve only two terms. The Governor appoints seven registered pharmacists (“licensees”) who reside in different parts of the state and four public members. The Senate Rules Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly each appoint one public member. Public members are not licensed by the Board of Pharmacy.
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