Past Board Members

Michael Conner

Michael S. Conner,  Class of 2012

Board Director

Clovis, CA  
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.

Gary DeGuire

Gary L. DeGuire, Class of 1989

Founding Director

Board Director 2008 – 2017

Brentwood, CA  
Centralized Pharmacy Supervisor, past Regional Director Northern California Pharmacy Centralized Services and Operations Manager of Pharmacy Call Center for Kaiser Permanente.   Previously employed by Longs Drugs as a Pharmacy Manager.  Registered Pharmacist in California and Nevada, graduating from University of Pacific, Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 1989.

Wayne Gohl

Wayne E. Gohl, Class of 1964 (deceased)

Founding Director

Board Director 2008 – 2015

Acampo, CA 
Pharmacy Services Manager of Allied Health Services with California Correctional Health Services. Previously Pharmacist Manager at Mule Creek State Prison, and associated with Walgreen’s Drug Store. During his career, has been a pharmacy owner and CEO and Director of various Private and Public companies. Register Pharmacist in California and Nevada, graduating from University of Pacific School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 1964. 

Rusty Hewitson

Louis “Rusty” F. Hewitson, Class of 1967

Founding Director

Board Director 2008 – 2015

San Francisco, CA
Former president and co-owner of Alisal Drug Stores, Inc. in Pleasanton; he recently sold his interest and is now semi-retired. A registered pharmacist in California and Nevada, he graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1967. In 1968 he attended US Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhodes Island and served on active duty until July 1970. He travels widely and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.

Loan N. Nguyen

Loan N. Nguyen,  Class of  2009

Board Director 2013 – 2017

Sunnyvale, CA  

Pharmacy Manager with CVS Pharmacy.  Registered Pharmacist in California, graduating from University of Pacific, Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.

Flint Pendergraft

Flint Pendergraft, Class of 1981

Founding Director

Board Director 2008 – 2014

Carmichael, CA 

Former Vice President, Pharmacy and Healthy Lifestyles Initiatives with Raley’s
Responsible for the operational development, as well as all aspects of Sales, Marketing and Merchandising for the Pharmacy Department within all business units of Raley’s. Responsible for setting and achieving the strategic vision for the Pharmacy Department as well as the development of all healthy initiatives across all departments. Focus is on positioning the Raley’s Family of Stores as the customer preferred pharmacy experience and to create the future of a Wellness program while delivering on the financial and departmental objectives of today.

Angela Vu photo

Angela N. Vu, Class of 2010

Board Director 2013 – 2015

San Francisco, CA 
Pharmacy Manager with CVS Pharmacy, graduating from University of the Pacific with a PharmD/MBA 2010 and a BS in Applied Economics. First recipient of the John F. Schlegel Endowed Leadership Scholarship in 2010.

Art Whitney

Arthur C. Whitney, Class of 1973

Founding Director

Board Director 2008 – 2016

Rocklin, CA  
Graduated from UOP in 1973, currently president and CEO of Pacific West Pharmacy, Inc., specializing in long term care and president and CEO of Advantage Pharmaceutical’s,  a compounding only pharmacy specializing in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and unique veterinary medications.