Karina Paavola

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Karina Paavola

We’re excited to welcome Karina Paavola to our team as WSPC’s new Account Manager! Karina’s career began as a national sales representative covering 25 states and supporting small local teams, colleges, and communities with their sports apparel needs after graduating from Linfield College. She graduated from Linfield in 2014 with a Major in Business Management… Read more »

Deanna Bush

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Deanna Bush

We’re excited to welcome Deanna Bush to our team as WSPC’s new Senior Vice President and COO! Deanna has over 25 years in the pharmacy healthcare industry – with a focus on relationship building, business growth, people leadership and talent development. She has extensive industry experience with all types of business partners; Retail and Specialty… Read more »

WSPC 2019 Member Meeting

Highlights from WSPC’s 10th Annual Leadership and Membership Meeting

Recently, WSPC celebrated our 10th Annual Leadership and Membership meeting in Portland, OR. Representing a cooperative of independent pharmacies is fundamental in how WSPC shines to drive member value. In response to the member survey, the WSPC leadership team gathered to share ideas and information and to plan for the future. We know community pharmacy… Read more »

CPESN Helps WSPC Members Improve Health Outcomes and Decrease Costs

CPESN is reimagining healthcare delivery in America. Rooted in the belief that community-based pharmacy is the untapped resource to value-based care delivery, CPESN USA is a clinically integrated network of community pharmacies that coordinates patient care with broader care teams to provide medication optimization activities and enhanced services for high-risk patients. CPESN’s services are helping… Read more »

In Memory of WSPC Co-Founder, Bob Dominguez

Bob Dominguez, our WSPC co-founder and friend, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, March 17, 2019. Our family of pharmacies were brought together to share ideas with Bob at the helm leading by example in his natural and affable manner. This year we celebrate 10 years of forging stronger relationships, building better teams, and creating… Read more »

Chris O'Lear

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Chris O’Lear!

We’re excited to welcome Chris O’Lear to our team as our new Vice President of Sales! Chris enjoyed a successful career on Wall Street, where he forged long lasting client relationships over the course of 22 years. He built global sales teams (from Hong Kong to Brazil) that were dedicated to delivering the best products… Read more »

KloudScript

KloudScript™, Inc Announces a Partnership to Provide a Specialty at Retail Solution for Western States Pharmacy Coalition Members

Innovative Partnership Provides Solutions that Enable Superior, Local Patient Care Experiences and Secures the Future for Independent Community Pharmacies OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – KloudScript Inc., a digital health network focused on providing technology and support services for specialty medications, announces a preferred partnership agreement with Western States Pharmacy Coalition to provide solutions that enable superior,… Read more »

Michael Varma

Welcome New WSPC Team Member

Michael Varma Data Scientist, Business Insights and Analytics Michael is our resident WSPC Data Scientist (and self-proclaimed numbers nerd) who brings a wealth of business insights, analytics experience, and expert presentation skills to deliver clear and concise strategic initiatives to increase profits. He is adept at solving complex problems by identifying simple solutions that leverage remarkable… Read more »

Good Neighbor Pharmacy® Branding Seen by 40,000 San Francisco Giants Fans

The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Bay Area Cluster Group was the proud presenting sponsor of the July 7 Giants Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA.[1] The group shared GNP goodies as well as healthy messages with all 40,566 locally loved fans in attendance. The sponsorship included pre-event and game-day promotion, media… Read more »

Kerri Okamura

WSPC Regional Leader Kerri Okamura Featured by Good Neighbor Pharmacy® as a Pharmacy Pioneer

Kerri Okamura—RPh, Director of Pharmacy Operations, KTA Super Stores, CPESN® Hawaii Luminary, and WSPC Regional Leader—was recently recognized by Good Neighbor Pharmacy as an “influential female pharmacist inspiring change through collaboration and involvement.” Kerri is a pioneer for the current and future state of pharmacy. As the Director of Pharmacy Operations for KTA Super Stores… Read more »