Board & Staff

Board of Directors

American Pharmacies is governed by a nine-member board of your peers - elected stockholders who are independent pharmacy owners just like you. 

APRx Governance Page 

Click here to access board and staff phone numbers & email addresses.

Officers (Click on Name for Profile)


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Joe Ochoa, R.Ph.
Ochoa's Pharmacy
1002 S. 10th Ave.
Edinburg, TX 78539

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Steve Hoffart, Pharm.D.
Magnolia Pharmacy
18230 FM 1488, Suite 100
Magnolia, Texas 77354

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Immediate Past Chairman
Alton Kanak, R.Ph.
Katy Med. Complex Pharmacy
21700 Kingsland, Suite 105
Katy, Texas 77450

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Grant H. Brown, PharmD
Brown's Advanced Care
2136 Robinson Rd. #2
Jackson, MI 49203


Russell Pelzel, R.Ph.
Pelzel's Hometown Pharmacy
1340 US-377 Suite 100
Pilot Point, TX 76258


Sabrina Griggs, R.Ph.
Apothecary Shoppe
1228 Bandera Hwy
Fairfield, TX 75840

Mark Vogler, R.Ph.
Martin Tipton Pharmacy
1501 S Tyler Street
Amarillo, TX 79101


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Vance Oglesbee, R.Ph.
Hometown Pharmacy
201 E. Commerce

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Mike Gohlke, (Ex-Officio)
Founder, President Emeritus


Executive Team

Laird Leavoy

Ryan Gevara
Sr. Vice President of Sales

John Cooper
Exec. Vice President, Finance

Nathan Rawls
VP of National Accounts

Chuck Waters
VP of Marketing & Communications

Danny Nelson
VP of Pharmacy & Clinical Services

Miguel Rodriguez
Exec. VP & General Counsel

Pharmacy & Clinical Services

Jeff JacobsCPhT 
VP of Pharmacy Analytics & Clinical Services

Andrew Merrill
Pharmacy Services Analyst

Lana Bailey
Data Management Specialist


Paxton Barnes
Director of Finance, New Business & Member Pricing

Brennan Brown
Director, Partner Pricing & Analytics 

Cristina Rucobo
Senior Analyst, Finance

Sam Higginbotham
Financial Analyst

Jordan Poteet
Business Development Analyst

Cooper Foster
Project Manager, Finance 

Sales & National Accounts

Torey Eckhardt
Director of Sales - National Accounts

Ryan McDonald
National Account Manager

Oscar Acosta
National Account Manager 

Peggy Peterson
National Account Manager

Chris Benest
National Account Manager - Field Sales Trainer

Raul DeArmas
Director of Sales - Pharmacy Business Consultants

Dominic Lawrence
Pharmacy Business Consultant 

Tyler Nunley
Pharmacy Business Consultant 

Steven Barnes
Pharmacy Business Consultant Trainee

Michelle Gonzalez
Inside Sales Representative 

Austin Zook
Inside Sales Representative 

Marketing & Communications

Charlotte Hutchison
Marketing & Brand Manager


Paula Gray
Executive Administrator

Government Affairs & Advocacy 

Michael Wright
VP of Government Affairs  

Jennifer Olsen
Executive Legislative Administrator/Government Affairs

Legal, Benefits & Human Resources

Rida Ashraf
Director of Benefits & Paralegal

Managed Care 

Rick Goebel
Managed Care Consultant