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

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Vice-Chairman
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

Staff

Executive Team

Laird Leavoy
President

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

Finance

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

Administration

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