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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.

 

 

 

 

Maria D. Serpa, PharmD, Treasurer

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Seung Oh, PharmD

Seung Oh, PharmD

Seung Oh of San Diego was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020.

Dr. Oh has been pharmacist-in-charge at Vons Pharmacy in Liberty Station, San Diego, since 2014. He was owner and founder of Oh Creative Solutions from 2015 to 2016, a 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 in 2023.

 

 

 

Jignesh “Jig” Patel, R.Ph.

Jignesh “Jig” Patel, R.Ph., of Roseville was appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 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 2023.

 

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.

 

 

 

Jason Weisz, Public Member

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 senior district representative 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Executive Staff