KTA Super Stores: Big Island Pharmacist Makes Her Mark on Paradise

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais If pharmacist Kerri Okamura of KTA has her way—and don’t bet against her—the entire island of Hawaii will eventually be immunized as part of her vision to promote the health and well-being of Big Island residents. As Director of Pharmacy Operations for KTA Super Stores, Kerri identified… Read more »

Tim Cooper Nominated Councilor for the SW New Mexico Region at the New Mexico Pharmacists Association Meeting

Tim Cooper represented WSPC at the New Mexico Pharmacists Association (NMPhA) 2019 Midwinter Meeting where he participated in the board meeting and breakfast meetings. Tim was nominated Councilor for the Southwest New Mexico Region and serves as Councilor with a pharmacist. In this position, he is responsible for raising awareness for the New Mexico Pharmacists… Read more »

The Legacy of WSPC: In Memory of Bob Dominguez

By Jerry Van Pevenage, RPh EVP, Secretary, Strategic Initiatives Advisor, WSPC As one of the founders of WSPC, Bob Dominguez brought our family of pharmacies together. With Bob’s recent passing, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge Bob’s legacy here at WSPC and share the history of our coalition, which he was such a… Read more »

Let’s Continue to Grow and Expand in 2019: Message from John Bruce

As most of you may know, Bob Dominguez, our co-founder and first President and CEO, had recently been suffering from declining health. We are sorry to report that Bob passed away peacefully on the morning of March 17. Bob’s services and internment were held in Portland on March 25 in a small, private ceremony. Rest… Read more »

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Wayne Ketcham

We’re excited to welcome Wayne Ketcham to our team as WSPC’s new Business Development Consultant and Strategic Advisor! To many, Wayne is an independent pharmacy living legend, with a career spanning 55 years in the wholesale drug business. In 2017, Wayne retired from his distinguished 30-plus-year career with AmerisourceBergen. Throughout his years in the drug… Read more »

Tim Cooper

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Tim Cooper

We’re excited to welcome Tim Cooper to our team as WSPC’s new Business Development Consultant! Tim Cooper is excited to be part of WSPC and its expansion as an independent pharmacy advocate. During his 20 years with AmerisourceBergen, he worked in both hospital and retail pharmacy and was a four-time recipient of AmerisourceBergen’s distinguished President’s… Read more »

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 »