The Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association (PPAA) board is a volunteer group of alumni dedicated to promoting and encouraging continuing communication between the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and its community of more than 9,000 alumni through financial support and planning for alumni networking opportunities while supporting student and faculty activities.
Board of Directors
Veronica T. Bandy ’00, ’08, PharmD, MS, FCPHA, FCSHP earned a bachelor of science in 1995 from University of California, Riverside. She earned a doctor of pharmacy in 2000 and a master of science in pharmaceutical and chemical sciences in 2008 from University of the Pacific.
Dr. Bandy is a member of the California Pharmacists Association and the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She holds several certifications, including Immunization, Travel Medicines; Advance Practice Pharmacist and Diabetes and Medication Therapy Management. As a Pacific pharmacy practice faculty member, Dr. Bandy serves as a faculty advisor to the Operation Immunization and Operation Diabetes health care outreach committees.
She enjoys spending time with her family, baking and doing craft projects.
Bianca Bradshaw ’04, PharmD has known she wanted to be a pharmacist from the age of 5. She started at University of the Pacific as a pre-pharmacy student and she earned her doctor of pharmacy in 2004. In 2014, Dr. Bradshaw purchased Elmore Pharmacy in Red Bluff, possibly the oldest continuously operated pharmacy in California.
Dr. Bradshaw is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the California Pharmacists Association.
She participates in numerous community projects and supports several local organizations including Future Farmers of America, Red Bluff Round Up, Red Bluff Jr. Round Up and youth sport teams. She loves spending time outdoors gardening or rock hounding. An animal lover, on her ranch she has goats, sheep, chickens, guinea hens, peacocks and dogs. She also enjoys drawing and painting.
Jeanne Gapac-Brady ’93, PharmD earned a bachelor of arts from Rutgers College in 1987 and a doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 1993. She was introduced to pharmacy while working in the pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey, where she is originally from.
Dr. Brady has a wealth of experience in acute care and clinical pharmacy. She passes on her knowledge to future health care professionals by teaching a pharmacy technician certification course and precepting students in acute care rotations. She believes future generations need mature, wise pharmacists to show how a pharmacist should conduct themselves amongst physicians, nurses, administrators, colleagues and the public. She encourages alumni to be mentors, giving budding pharmacists the opportunity to work alongside and learn from experienced pharmacists.
Dr. Brady is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Her hobbies include cooking, dancing and playing the piano.
Marisella Guerrero ’98, PharmD earned a doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 1998. She joined the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy faculty in 2017. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Guerrero was actively involved in Pacific’s outreach programs, including precepting for events hosted by the Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research Education Society and SALUD, the student health care committee focused on serving the local Spanish-speaking community. Fluent in Spanish, she has served as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients since high school, when she worked at a local hospital.
She is a member of the California Pharmacists Association and is actively involved in the San Joaquin Pharmacists Association, serving as a board member and as president in 2009.
She and her family enjoy traveling, bike riding and trying unique restaurants. She loves learning about other cultures through experiencing their cuisine and traditions. She also plays the guitar and piano and is a member of an informal rock band that performs live shows.
Annie Ho ’12, PharmD earned a doctor in pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 2012.
Dr. Ho is a member of the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA), the Phi Delta Chi Alumni Foundation, the CPhA Leader Development Institute and the Sutter Roseville Cancer Center Partnership Council. Dr. Ho, along with Michael Conner ’12, PharmD, Global MBA and Pat Person, RPh, founded the CPhA Rx Bootcamp, a leadership conference for pharmacy students.
She likes to travel, go rock climbing and do yoga.
Joseph Jolliff ’09, PharmD earned his doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 2009.
Peter Koo ’92, PharmD earned a doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 1992.
From 1995 through 2009 he held a number of positions at Longs Drugs, including serving as a core member of the business division team as director of pharmacy systems. His extensive experience in corporate operations, marketing and procurement includes serving as vice president of pharmacy at Seattle-based Bartell Drugs, the oldest family-owned drugstore chain in the nation. In 2018, he stepped into the role of vice president of retail solutions at McKesson, a global health care company.
Dr. Koo is a member of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
During his time at Pacific he forged life-long friendships. He is a self-proclaimed foodie and Porsche enthusiast.
Johanna Liu ’09, PharmD, MBA, FCPhA earned a doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 2009 and a master of business administration from University of California, Berkeley in 2015. Dr. Liu completed a PGY1 managed care pharmacy residency at Envolve Pharmacy Solutions, formerly Health Net Pharmaceutical Services. She is a member of the California Pharmacists Association and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
She enjoys traveling and likes tasting the local cuisine of the places she visits.
Adam Morisoli ’10, PharmD earned his bachelor of science in biology from University of Southern California in 2007 and his doctor in pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 2010.
Dr. Morisoli is a member of California Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the National Community Pharmacists Association. He is an avid college football fan. A true Californian, he enjoys both snowboarding and spending time at the beach.
Jessica Ocegueda ’20, PharmD fell in love with pharmacy in high school after an unforgettable experience job shadowing at a local independent pharmacy. Originally from Tracy, she attended San Joaquin Delta College before transferring to California State University, Stanislaus where she earned a bachelor of science in biology. She earned a doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 2020.
At Pacific, she served as vice president of legislative affairs for Pacific’s American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists. After graduating, she leveraged her leadership experience into actively engaging with the California Pharmacists Association by serving as president of her local chapter, San Joaquin Pharmacists Association. Her daughter inspires her to be a role model and Dr. Ocegueda’s goal is to encourage all types of future pharmacists.
Dr. Ocegueda finds her role as a community pharmacist incredibly fulfilling because she can provide patients with life-changing recommendations and information.
She loves to travel and experience other cultures. She enjoys baking and trying new recipes. Spending quality time with her family often includes playing games or watching movies together.
Osagie Omoruyi ’19, PharmD started at University of the Pacific as a pre-pharmacy student and earned his doctor of pharmacy in 2019. He completed a PGY1 managed care residency at Kaiser Permanente in the Central Valley and a PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration and leadership residency at Kaiser Permanente in Downey.
His love for math and science, combined with an interest in health care led him to pursue a career in pharmacy. What he loves about Pacific is the opportunities to connect with alumni from various fields.
He is a member of the Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity and the Phi Lambda Sigma pharmacy honor society. As a student, he served as president of Pacific’s American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and in 2019 he served as the coordinator for the APhA-ASP Region 8 Midyear Regional Meeting. His advice for those interested in pursuing a leadership role is to overcome self-doubt by focusing on serving others.
Dr. Omoruyi is proud of his Nigerian heritage. His hobbies center around music and food. Originally from Long Beach, he is a loyal Los Angeles Lakers fan.
Stacey Raff ’96, PharmD, BCPS earned a doctor in pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 1996. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
Dr. Raff is a member of California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has served on the board of directors and as president from October 2014 through October 2015. She is also a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Irene Andrada Solorio
Irene (Andrada) Solorio ’15, PharmD, BCGP dreamed of becoming a pharmacist when she was 8 years old, inspired by her grandfather who owned pharmacies in the Philippines. She started at University of the Pacific as a pre-pharmacy student and she earned her doctor of pharmacy in 2015.
She believes it is important for alumni to give back to their alma mater because education is one of the most valuable gifts a person can receive. She encourages her fellow alumni to give of their time and talent so students can get a comprehensive education, which in turn positively impacts the field of pharmacy.
Dr. Solorio is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
She likes engaging in friendly competition over board games or video games. She also enjoys baking, dancing and immersing herself in the world of Disney.
Catherine Grady Sterk
Catherine Grady Sterk ’77, ’78, PharmD, FCSHP earned a bachelor of science in pharmacy in 1977 and a doctor of pharmacy in 1978 from University of the Pacific. Dr. Sterk completed a residency at University of California, San Francisco in 1979. Dr. Sterk is a California Pharmacists Association Fellow. She is also a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
In her free time, she can be found fundraising for the high school band program or coaching elementary school volleyball and high school tennis. She enjoys skiing and watching sports, especially the San Francisco Giants. She has been a musical comedy entertainer for a casino in Tahoe, swam around an island off the coast of Australia and once skied off a cliff.
Jamie Tobitt ’90, PharmD earned a doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 1990. He completed a PGY1 residency at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center and a PGY2 ambulatory care infectious disease residency at UCSD Medical Center.
Dr. Tobitt is a member of the Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
He is also a part of The 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming club, which often attends charity events and visits children’s hospitals. He owns three premium Star Wars costumes: a stormtrooper, a TIE pilot and Darth Vader.
Jolena Tsai ’15, PharmD earned a doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 2015. She was inspired to pursue a career in pharmacy after volunteering at an outreach clinic with her aunt, who is a pharmacist. She enjoyed interacting with patients and witnessing how providing accessible care can positively impact an underserved community.
Serving young patients through her role as a clinical pharmacist at Stanford Children’s Hospital is a daily source of inspiration. Dr. Tsai credits her Pacific education with helping prepare her to solve problems and handle situations with a positive attitude. She is passionate about building interpersonal relationships and she admires the way her colleagues are empathetic, positive and supportive health care professionals.
Her hobbies include baking and figure skating.
James H. Wall ’16, PharmD earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific in 2016. Following graduation, Dr. Wall received a post-doctoral fellowship appointment from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. After completing his fellowship, he transitioned to a full-time role at Genentech.
Dr. Wall is a member of the Industry Pharmacists Organization and the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
He has volunteered with Flying Samaritans, an all-volunteer organization which hosts free medical clinics in Baja California, Mexico. His hobbies include surfing and playing water polo.
Edlen Wong ’07, PharmD, FCPhA earned a doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific in 2007.
Dr. Wong received the 2017 California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Distinguished New Practitioner of the Year award. He has held numerous leadership positions within CPhA, including president in 2016-2017. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of CPhA. He has served the San Joaquin Pharmacists Association on the board of directors and as president in 2010 and 2014. He is also a member of California Society of Health-System Pharmacists.