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Leadership Team

The perfect blend of smart, innovative, caring leaders.

To say our people are our brand is a complete understatement — they are the reason for the reputation we enjoy and the motivation behind our commitment to you, your health, and the well being of those around you. Because of this, we go to great lengths to make sure our team members are hand picked for their depth of knowledge and high level of customer care.

The driving force behind our team is our incredible leadership group, spearheaded by our owner/partners and management, all of whom hold advanced Pharmacy degrees.

Read more about us and see why we think being part of the Kelley-Ross family of

talented team members is something truly special.

Ryan Oftebro

Ryan Oftebro
Principal/Chief Executive Officer

Education:

  • University of Washington: 1995 BA History
  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy: 2003 PharmD
  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy: 2004 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Areas of pharmacy specialty/interest:

  • As CEO, pretty much everything

Awards:

  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy Alumni Professional Excellence Award: 2003
  • WSPA Distinguished Young Pharmacist: 2012
  • WSPA GenerationRx Award: 2013
  • University of Washington Health Sciences Martin Luther King Community Service Award 2002
  • American College of Apothecaries – Scheffe Scholar 2005

Community Involvement:

  • Region 11 Director 2005-2015 / President Elect 2016: American College of Apothecaries
  • Board Member / Treasurer: Polyclinic Community Health Foundation
  • Board Member: University of Washington School of Pharmacy Alumni Association
  • Fellow: American College of Veterinary Pharmacists
  • Clinical Associate Professor: University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Campaign Committee Co-Chair: UWSOP Foundation
  • Dean’s Pharmacy Practice Advisory Board: UWSOP
  • Pharmacy Alumni Association Board Member: UWSOP
  • Board of Directors 2005-2008: Washington State Pharmacy Association
  • Pharmacy Leadership Society: Phi Lambda Sigma

Hobbies and Passions:

“I love spending time with my family exploring the outdoors – hiking, fishing, skiing, and all the other treasures that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.”

Ryan Hansen

Ryan Hansen
Principal/Chief Technology Officer/Executive Director, Kelley-Ross Foundation

Education:

  • Carroll College: 1999 BA Chemistry & Philosophy (Cum Laude)
  • University of Washington: 2003 PharmD
  • University of Washington: 2012 PhD

Areas of Pharmacy Specialty/Interest

  • Health Economics
  • Pharmacoepidemiology

Awards:

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons Junior Investigator Award: 2015
  • ObesityWeek Top 15 Abstracts: 2014
  • Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award: 2013
  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus: 2011
  • Next Generation Pharmacist Technology Innovator of the Year – Finalist: 2010
  • American College of Apothecaries Service Award: 2009
  • American College of Veterinary Pharmacists Service Award: 2009
  • UW/Bayer AG Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: 2009-2011
  • UW/Abbott Laboratories Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: 2007-2009
  • ARCS Foundation Scholar: 2007-2008

Community Involvement:

University of Washington Committee Memberships:

  • Department Chair Search Committee, Department of Pharmacy: 2015
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Admissions Committee: 2014-current
  • Curriculum Committee, School of Pharmacy: 2014-current
  • Faculty Search Committee, Department of Pharmacy: 2014
  • Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee, School of Pharmacy: 2013
  • Graduate Student Travel Committee, Department of Pharmacy: 2013-current
  • Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center Renovation Committee, School of Pharmacy: 2012
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Pharmacy: 2008

Washington State Department of Health:

  • Unintentional Poisoning Workgroup #3: 2014-current
  • Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission Technology Workgroup: 2015-current

Washington State Pharmacy Association:

  • Continuing Education Committee: 2014-current
  • Technology Committee: 2003-current

American College of Apothecaries:

  • Admissions Committee: 2012-current
  • Technology Committee: 2006-current

Board & Committee Memberships:

  • Dean’s Club, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington: 2005-current
  • Premera Blue Cross Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Member: 2015-current
  • Compliant Pharmacy Alliance, Empire Region, Regional Advisory Board Member: 2015-current
  • Northwest Pharmacy Services, Board Member: 2015-current

Hobbies and Passions:

  • Cycling
  • Travel with Family
  • Supporting his son’s soccer team
Scott Herzog

Scott Herzog
Principal/Chief Operations Officer

Education:

  • University of Washington: 2003 PharmD

Areas of Pharmacy Specialty/Interest:

  • Long-Term Care
  • Mail Order
  • Operations

Community Involvement:

  • Member: Washington State Pharmacy Association (Board member from 2006-2009)
  • Fellow: American College of Apothecaries
  • Member: University of Washington Pharmacy Alumni Association
  • Clinical Assistant Professor: University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Hobbies and Passions:

  • Coaching youth soccer
  • Cheering on the UW Huskies
  • Home brewing
Brian Beach

Brian Beach
Principal/Chief Financial Officer

Education:

  • University of Washington: 2000 PharmD

Areas of Pharmacy Specialty/Interest:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Long-Term Care
  • Inventory management systems
  • Project management support
  • Technology applications in pharmacy and patient care
  • Process Improvement and optimization

Awards:

  • Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award
  • Next Generation Pharmacist Finalist
  • NCPA Leadership Award
  • WSPA Past President Award
  • NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award

Community Involvement:

  • Mentor: For UW School of Pharmacy students
  • Fellow: American College of Apothecaries
  • Clinical Associate Professor: UW School of Pharmacy
  • Washington State Pharmacist Preceptor
  • Co-Chair: Wallingford Wurst Festival

Hobbies and Passions:

“Since being a teenager, I have always enjoyed both water and snow skiing. Being outdoors with friends and family, challenging yourself to try something I haven’t done before and finding new ways to overcome fears are memories that I hope to share with my kids as they get older as well.”

Stephanie Decker

Stephanie Decker
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager at The Polyclinic

Education:

  • University of Washington: 2007 PharmD
  • University of Washington: 2003 BA Cum Laude with College Honors in English

Areas of Pharmacy Specialty/Interest:

  • Ambulatory Care and Community Pharmacy
  • Travel Medicine
  • Immunizations
  • CPR/First Aid/Wilderness First Aid
  • Long Term Care Cycle Fill and Medi-set/Punch-pack Dispensing

Certifications and Continuing Education:

  • Management and HR Skills for Pharmacists Certificate: Oregon State University, October 2014
  • Immunization Provider Certification: Washington State Pharmacy Association
  • Naloxone for Opioid Overdose Certificate
  • Tuberculin Skin Testing for Pharmacists Certificate
  • Certificate in Compounding Techniques: Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA)
  • Certificate in Advanced Compounding: PCCA
  • Certificate in Veterinary Compounding: PCCA
  • Advanced Compounding Courses: University of Washington
  • Pharmacy Management Certificate: University of Washington, 2007
  • Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Certificate: University of Washington, 2007
  • Emergency Contraception Provider Certification: Washington State Pharmacy Association

Awards:

  • Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Directors Award: 2014

Community Involvement:

  • Clinical Affiliate Faculty: University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • Licensed Pharmacy Preceptor: Washington State DOH 2008-present
  • University of Washington School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee Member: 2012-present
  • Washington State Pharmacy Association
  • Newsletter Editor for the Alpha Gamma Delta Greater Seattle Area Alumnae Chapter
    “I also serve on the board, 2007- present. My newsletter won the award for best alumnae newsletter in the nation for 2010. My creative writing and editing background puts me at a particular advantage for creating business newsletters, marketing material text and other written material.”

Hobbies and Passions:

  • Mountaineering. “I’ve been an outdoors enthusiast my entire life and love everything from running in Discovery Park to climbing technical peaks. I hope to climb the Bulger List (highest 100 peaks in Washington) and the Seven Summits (highest peak on each continent) in my lifetime. I’ve bagged a few so far, my favorite was Mt. Rainier. You can find me most weekends running, hiking, scrambling snowshoeing or climbing peaks in the Cascades. My husband and I also love backpacking trips and traveling to other parts of the world to see their mountains, trails and wilderness. Stewardship, conservation and trail work are also very important to me. We have to protect our wild places and pass them on to generations to come.”
  • Family (including cats). “I’m married to my best friend and fellow pharmacist, George. We got married at my family’s property in the Teanaway Valley in Central Washington, the most special place in the world to me, not to mention the gateway to some amazing peaks. We hope to build a home there where we can retire, have a giant garden and play in the mountains someday. We have two extremely spoiled cats named Barney and Buckley. I love cats. George and I both have very large families and lots of nieces and nephews. We love spending time with them. My favorite memory of this past summer was taking my niece (2) and nephew (4) on their first overnight camping trip. It is so amazing to experience that joy through their eyes.”
  • Reading and Writing. “I majored in creative writing and language arts come most naturally to me, which is the opposite of what you would think given that I chose pharmacy as a career. I love a good book and hope to get back to writing more of my own someday.”
Roland Lopez

Roland Lopez
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager at Compounding Pharmacy

Education:

  • University of Washington: 2002 BS Biochemistry
  • University of Washington: 2002 BA Psychology
  • University of Washington: 2002 Chemistry (minor)
  • University of Washington: 2009 PharmD

Areas of Pharmacy Specialty/Interest:

  • Compounding
  • Investigational Drug Services

Awards:

  • Kelley-Ross Employee of the Year (pharmacist): 2010

Community Involvement:

  • Fellow: American College of Apothecaries (FACA)
  • Regional Director: American College of Apothecaries, Region 11
  • Fellow: American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (FACVP)

Hobbies and Passions:

  • Cooking
  • Walking dog, Hugo
  • Running races (5k – Marathon)
  • Fishing
Kim Swigart

Kim Swigart
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager at Union Center Pharmacy

Education:

  • St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY: 2011 PharmD

Areas of Pharmacy Specialty/Interest:

  • Union Center Pharmacy

Hobbies and Passions:

“Traveling, cooking, wine, my dogs and all animals really. Reading The New Yorker, playing  Bananagrams, doing things that scare me like skydiving and cliff diving, renovating old furniture, art, boating.”

Alen Chen

Alen Chen
Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager at Long Term Care Pharmacy

Education:

  • University of Washington: 2001 BS Biochemistry
  • University of Washington: 2007 PharmD

Areas of Pharmacy Specialty/Interest:

  • 340B
  • Regulatory compliance

Awards:

  • Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy Nominee

Community Involvement:

  • University of Washington: Assistant Clinical Professor

Hobbies and Passions:

  • Tennis: USTA
  • Basketball: PSBL and CSL
  • “Watching” wilderness and survival shows
Josh Akers

Josh Akers
Pharmacist, Manager, Residency Director at Clinical Pharmacy Institute & UW Clinical Assistant Professor

Education

  • Whitworth College: 2001 BS Biochemistry
  • Washington State University: 2007 PharmD
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center: 2008 Post-Graduate Residency (PGY-1)
  • Whitworth College: 2001 Music (minor)

Areas of Pharmacy Specialty/Interest:

  • Transitions of Care
  • Diabetes
  • CHF
  • In-home medication Management and coaching
  • Opioid addiction and management

Awards:

  • University of Washington IPPE Preceptor of the Year: 2013
  • Kelley-Ross Pharmacist of the Year: 2009

Community Involvement:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor: University of Washington
  • Guest Speaker: Various community residential buildings/services
  • Washington State Pharmacists Association (WSPA)
  • Alliance for Patient Medication Safety (APMS): Expert Panel on Diabetes
  • The Polyclinic Diabetes Advisory Council

Hobbies and Passions:

  • Playing/writing music for guitar and piano
  • Spending time on the beach with family (wife and 2 kids)

Kelley-Ross is an independently owned corporation operating 4 pharmacies in Seattle. Kelley-Ross provides a wide range of pharmacy services, including prescription dispensing, compounding, medi-set packaging, compliance packaging, long-term care facility services, consultant pharmacist services, immunizations and a variety of health screenings.

We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach – patient, provider and pharmacist – we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.

Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest.