CATHY LAM (PRESIDENT)
Cathy Lam is a Pharmacist with Ralphs Pharmacy. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado and Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Denver. She has worked for Ralphs since 2017 and shares the company's vision of helping people live healthier lives.
ANTHONY HARRISON (SECRETARY)
Anthony Harrison, PharmD, APh, BCPS, BCCCP is a medical science liaison with AstraZeneca in the Respiratory and Immunology therapeutic area. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2013 and completed a PGY1 at UAB Hospital in 2014. Prior to his role as an MSL, Anthony worked as an inpatient pharmacist at Lifespan, an academic medical center in Providence, RI. His interests include ICU and Emergency Medicine. Outside of work, Anthony enjoys spending time outside at the beach, playing soccer and skiing, and exploring different SD restaurants.
DAVID BAO (TREASURER)
David B., APh, BCOP graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2001 and has been practicing in San Diego County for 21 years, currently working as a staff pharmacist for Scripps. He enjoys working with and precepting student local pharmacists. In his free time, David enjoys playing with his kids and running.
PAUL DWORK (BOARD MEMBER)
Pharmacist, Magician, Inventor
Each area complements the other by opening up many opportunities. I have many patents, trademarks, and continue to be an innovator, and make magic with all I do. I have also been to Medi-cal in Sacramento, as well as Medicare Committee Meetings Back East. Paul Graduated University of Utah Pharmacy School in 1975 and got his Doctor of Pharmacy from Oxford. I have been in Private Practice for 45 years, and my Pharmacy continues to provide essential needs to patients.
International Medical Design Excellence Award for my patented Male Urinary Incontinence Device. Developed and Patented a Drug Delivery Device, MistAssist, which Kimberly Clark now owns.
Built Rehab House in my Pharmacy, written up in Pharmacy Magazines, and acquired by CR Bard in 1982 which became Shield HealthCare.
Filmed an Educational TV Program, Merlin’s World, whose premise was the World of Science as seen through the eyes of Merlin the Magician. I own the registered Trademark for the name Merlin.
Have supported Make a Wish Foundation with my Magic.
My accomplishments and ideas were innovated by meeting people in my Pharmacy, which motivated to me to invent products for improving the quality of life.
I want to share my experiences, and have raised over a million dollars for charities doing my magic!
There are no limits on what anyone can achieve.
RACHEL SPERLING (BOARD MEMBER)
Rachel Sperling, PharmD graduated from UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2010 and completed a Community Residency at USC in 2011. For the past 10 years, she has worked for the Sharp Community Medical Group. Her duties include medication therapy management, gaps in care reviews targeting health plan quality metrics, and prior authorization reviews for injectable medications. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time walking, playing tabletop games, doing puzzles, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
ALEX LULI (BOARD MEMBER)
Dr. Alex Luli, PharmD, BCACP is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where he teaches in various courses, including a self-care pharmacy practice course provided to first-year student pharmacists. He practices in a community pharmacy, as well as a primary care clinic serving uninsured and underserved patients. He also precepts pharmacy learners of all levels, including undergraduate students interested in the profession and PGY1 pharmacy residents. Dr. Luli’s interests include advancing patient care services in the community setting, enhancing experiential training for students and residents, and public awareness and outreach regarding safe and proper use of medications, herbals, and supplements.
MELISSA LE (STUDENT LIAISON)
Melissa Le is currently a P1 at University of California San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She recently graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Seattle University in 2022. Outside of school, she enjoys going to farmers' markets, spin classes, and trying new restaurants/cafes.
JENNIFER HENDRICKS (IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT)
Dr. Jennifer Hendricks, PharmD, APh, BCACP, CDE graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and went on to complete a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy residency with the University of Cincinnati and Kroger Pharmacy. Dr. Hendricks worked as a clinical community pharmacist with Kroger Pharmacies in Cincinnati before relocating to California, where she worked as a pharmacy manager and patient care coordinator with Ralphs Pharmacy. She currently works as a Director of Health Outcomes and Clinical Products at MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. Dr. Hendricks is licensed as an Advanced Practice Pharmacist and is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist as well as a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is also a graduate of CPhA's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) and serves on the inaugural board of CPhA's Pharmacy Leadership Network (PLN).