NHPA Board of Directors

Maria M. Hearns-Rivas, PharmD, APh, BCGP, CDE
President
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist
Vallejo, CA
Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano

Carolyn Ha, PharmD

Director, Policy and Research 
Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Washington, DC

Mark Diaz, MD
Secretary/Treasurer
Sacramento, CA

Deborah Pereles, RPh

Interim Regional Health and Wellness Director
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Weston, FL

Mayra  Boitel, RPh
Regional Director
CVS Health - North Carolina
Holly Springs, NC

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP
President
National Hispanic Health Foundation  
Washington, DC 

Lisa Marie Serrano-Eftychiou, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager
City of Hope
Department of Pharmacy Services
Duarte, CA

Gabriela Cipriano, PharmD
Tenured Professor of Pharmacy 
St. John Fisher Clinic
Rochester, NY

Tina Christi Marie Lopez, PharmD, MSPhr, BCACP
Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, Walmart
San Antonio, TX

 

NHPA Subcommittee Chairs

Patient Education Subcommittee Chair

Anibal Ubaqu, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager, Walmart 
Miami, FL

Pipeline Subcommittee Chair

Jason M. Cota, PharmD, MS, BCIDP
Regional Medical Scientific Director - Infectious Diseases/Vaccines, 
Merck& Co. 
San Antonio, TX

Research Subcommittee Chair



Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Assistant Professor and Assistant Research Scientist - Clinical Pharmacy,  
University of Michigan

Legislative Subcommittee Chair 


Diane DeVore, PharmD, MPH, CPH

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Kaiser Permanente
Redwood City, CA

Membership Subcommittee Chair


Amilda Medina, PharmD
Staff Pharmacists,
CVS
Houston, TX

Professional Development Subcommittee Chair

 

 

NHPA Regional Directors 

South West Regional Director

Chris Alvarado, PharmD

Pharmacist
HEB 
San Antonio, TX 

Midwest Regional Director

Cynthia Perez, PharmD, MS
Pharmacy Manager
Walmart
El Paso, TX 

West Regional Director

Mario Jimenez, PharmD
Director of Diversity Initiatives
Western University College of Pharmacy
Pomona, CA

 

 

NHPA Assistant Regional Directors 

South West Assistant Regional Director

South East Assistant Regional Director

Dayana Pimentel-Dominguez
Doctorate of Pharmacy Candidate 2024
University of Georgia

West Assistant Regional Director 

Yvonne Alva, PharmD
Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2021
Western University of Health Sciences