2018 Board of Directors

Ed Larimer

Edward A. Larimer, Class of 1969

President/CEO

Founding Director/Secretary

Manteca, CA  |  ELarimer@hotmail.com
Registered Pharmacist in the State of California for 45 years, my career has included 11 years with Target, (8 years as Pharmacy Manager), 7 years with Rite Aid as Pharmacy Manager, 2 years at Payless Drugs Northwest and 25 years as an owner in Manteca Drugs.  Past President of San Joaquin Pharmacist Association, Board Member of 49er Council   BSA, Camp Chairman for San Joaquin County 4-H for 15 years.  Honors include the City of Manteca Hall of Fame 2016, Pharmacist of the Year 1995 with Thrifty Payless and San Joaquin Pharmacist Association Hall of Fame 2016.  A Registered Pharmacist in California and Nevada, graduating from University of Pacific School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 1969.


 

John F. “Jack” Schlegel, President/CEO

John F. “Jack” Schlegel,  Class of 1967

Immediate Past President and CEO

Founding Director

Sarasota, FL  |  JSchlegel@comcast.net
Career: Chief Pharmacist & faculty at Univ. of So Cal; CEO of American Assn of Colleges of Pharmacy; CEO of American Pharmacists Assn; CEO of Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Founder of Schlegel & Associates, a consulting firm focused on improving leadership & governance in professional and trade associations and other nonprofits. BS Pharm (UOP); PharmD and MSEd (USC); World Health Organization Postdoctoral Fellow (USC School of Medicine); Honorary Alumnus (UOP and USC); Honorary Doctor of Science (Long Island University and Mass. College of Pharmacy); Certified Association Executive certification and selected Fellow of the American Society of Assn Executives. Now retired in Sarasota, FL.


 

Larry Gorham

Larry Gorham, Class of 1967

CFO

Chairman, Finance Committee

Walnut Grove, CA  |  lgorham5@frontiernet.net
Larry Gorham spent the first 6 years of his post graduate career with McKell Drug Company of Pittsburg, California first as a pharmacist, then as a store manager.  He then joined Bill’s Drugs where he was part of a management team that grew the chain from 3 stores to 30 stores over a 10-year period.  In 1982, seeking a career change, Larry purchased Cal-Sierra Pipe, Inc. from his father, becoming its President and CEO.  Cal-Sierra Pipe is a wholesale/retail distributor of imported and domestic steel pipe and related items serving the agriculture, construction and manufacturing industries over the western United States. In 2010 Larry sold the company to a private equity investment group.  He stayed with the company after the sale, first as its President then as a consultant until he retired in 2014.  He remains on its Board of Directors.


 

Chintan D. Shah, Secretary

Chintan D. Shah, Class of 2013

Secretary

Chairman, Scholarship Awards Committee

Porterville, CA  |  cshah89@gmail.com
Graduated from the University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2013 with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Currently working for Target Pharmacy in Bakersfield, CA as an Executive Team Leader. Active preceptor for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential rotations for Loma Linda University and California Northstate University. Past recipient of the John F. Schlegel Endowed Leadership Scholarship (2013).


 

Michael Conner

Michael S. Conner,  Class of 2012

Chairman, Leadership Development Committee

Clovis, CA  |  mikeshawnconner@gmail.com
Dr. Conner currently serves as the ‘Director of Leader Development and Student Relations’ for the California Pharmacists Association. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at University of the Pacific in 2012 and his Global MBA from Fresno Pacific University in 2014. He also graduated from CPhA’s Leader Development Institute in 2013 where he has served as a participant, learning coach, and facilitator in collaboration with the Pharmacy Leadership Education Institute. He is passionate about fitness, global studies, and maximizing his ability to serve others.


 

Matthew G. Dunn

Matthew G. Dunn,  Class of 2011

Chairman, Super Bowl Raffle Sales Subcommittee

Fresno, CA  |  MDunn85@gmail.com
An Inpatient pharmacist for Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Clove Community Medical Center in the Greater Fresno area.  Graduated from the University of Pacific School of Pharmacy in 2011 and was the second recipient of the John F. Schlegel Endowed Leadership Scholarship  (2011).


 

Vivian Lee

Vivian S. Lee, Class of 2013

Chairman, Video Production Subcommittee

Website Manager

Livermore, CA  |  v_lee4@u.pacific.edu
Pharmacist at the Kaiser Permanente Regional Call Center in Livermore, CA.  Current President of the Alpha Psi Alumni Association. Previously employed as a Staff Pharmacist at Walgreens Pharmacy in Stockton, CA. Graduated from University of the Pacific with BS in Biological Sciences in 2010, and with a PharmD in 2013. Former Alpha Psi chapter Worthy Chief Counselor from 2011-2012, and past recipient of the MAX scholarship in 2013.


 

Jeff Mierczynski

Jeff L. Mierczynski, Class of 1982

Co-Chair of New Practitioners, Leadership Development Committee

Elk Grove, CA  |  JeffMerz@comcast.net
Outpatient Pharmacy Manager for 22 years for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Pharmacies. Registered Pharmacist in California and graduated from University of Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1982 with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.

 


 

Nam D. Nguyen, Class of 2008

Chairman, Contributions Stewardship Subcommittee

Stockton, CA  |  namduynguyen17@gmail.com
Graduated from the University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2008 with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Currently working as a Pharmacy Manager for CVS Pharmacy in Stockton, CA. Active preceptor for Introductory and Advance Pharmacy Practice Experiential rotations for the University of the Pacific. Former Alpha Psi Chapter Worthy Chief Counselor from 2006-2007 and Alpha Psi Alumni Association President from 2009-2014.


 

James E. Santa, Class of 1975

Chairman, Fundraising & Stewardship Subcommittee

Sacramento, CA  |   jamesesanta@gmail.com
Currently a Consultant Pharmacist for Consonus Pharmacy; previously General Manager for Consonus Pharmacy. Before his work with Consonus, he was a Pharmacy District Manager at Long’s Drug Stores, and a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Northern Colorado. Graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of the Pacific in 1975.


 

AlphaPsi-Ralph

Ralph L. Saroyan,  Class of 1964

Founding Director/CFO

Chairman, Nomination Committee

Stockton, CA   |  RSaroyan@pacific.edu 
Ralph Saroyan has spent over half of his life associated with the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy; five years as a student and thirty-two years on the faculty. Hired in 1970 to become the first Student Affairs officer of the School of Pharmacy, Ralph also developed and implemented the School’s Externship program in 1971. When he retired in 2002, he was serving as Director of Pre-Health programs where he developed the Pre-pharmacy Advantage program. During his faculty years Ralph taught and advised over 3000 pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students. Ralph’s leadership within the Profession is exemplified by his twenty-five years as a regional and national office of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity, his presidency of the California Pharmacy Association and by his service as the Inaugural Chairman of the Board of the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute. The 2010 CPhA Pharmacist of the Year, Ralph Saroyan was inducted into the California Pharmacists Hall of Fame in 2013.


 

Jon VanBoening,  Class of 1967

Chairman, Fundraising Task Force

Bakersfield, CA  |  jon.vanboening@dignityhealth.org 
Jon took his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy, in 1967.  He practiced pharmacy for one year in Sheraton, Wyoming before returning to his home town of Bakersfield.  After one year of hospital pharmacy he took the position of store manager and pharmacists at Country Club Drug in Bakersfield.  In 1972 he established Bakersfield Drug Co. Inc.  Prior to the sale of the company to Payless Drug in 1992, he had sole ownership or interest in eight pharmacies. In 1992 he obtained a Master’s of Science, Healthcare Administration from the California State University, Bakersfield, where he earned the honor of receiving the Graduate Deans Award for outstanding graduate for the ’92 graduating masters class of the University.  In 1993 he joined the administrative staff at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital (a Dignity Health Hospital), and was named hospital president in 2001, a position he currently holds.  In 2010, he was chosen by Dignity Health as the Corporate Senior Vice President Operations, Central California, a position he also remains in today.  In this position he is responsible for seven Dignity Health Hospitals from Bakersfield to Stockton.


 

Liaisons To The Board

 

Jamie Encarnacion, Class of 2016

Chairman, New Graduates Development Subcommittee

Concord, CA  |  rjc.encarnacion@gmail.com
Clinical Pharmacist in acute care at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, CA. Graduated from the
University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 2016. Former Alpha Psi chapter Worthy Chief Counselor in 2015, and past recipient of the Ivan W. Rowland Memorial Scholarship (2016) and the John F. Schlegel Endowed Leadership Scholarship (2016).


 

Duane head photo

Duane E.  Isetti, Class of  1963

Founding Director

Community Foundation of San Joaquin Liaison

Stockton, CA  |  DIsetti@yahoo.com
Director on the Community Foundation of San Joaquin, Board Graduate of University of Pacific with Bachelor of Arts in 1963 and a Masters Degree in 1965. Career began with 15 years as a High School Football Coach, Athletic Director and Administrator. Followed by 15 years as a Manager with New York Life and ended with 15 years at University of Pacific serving as Director of the Pacific Athletic Foundation and Director of Planned Giving.  Retired in 2008.


 

Tina Le - Newsletter Editor and Chairman of Newsletter Subcommittee

Tina Le,  Class of 2014

Chairman, Newsletter Subcommittee

Newsletter Editor

Elk Grove, CA  |  vyvytina@gmail.com

Pharmacy manager at CVS Pharmacy in Galt, CA. Graduated from University of the Pacific in 2014 with Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and Master of Business Administration Degree