Advisory Boards

Corporate Advisory Board

The mission of this board is to provide support, advice, advocacy and corporate funding leadership for the School of Pharmacy. Corporate Advisory Board members are the School’s leading industry volunteers. They are decision-makers who have influence among their peers, are capable of providing industry advice and financial support, and are committed to advancing pharmacy research, education and appropriate pharmaceutical-outcomes policy regulations.

To learn more about the Corporate Advisory Board or the Pharmacy Practice Board, please contact Claire Forster, assistant dean for advancement and corporate relations, 206-616-3217.

Organizations with Member Representatives:

Acerta Pharma, LLC
Allergan Inc.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Amgen Inc.
Astellas Pharma US
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
aveXis Inc.
Bartell Drugs
Bayer Healthcare
Biogen Idec
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celgene Corporation
Eli Lilly and Co
Foundation Medicine
Genentech Inc.
Janssen Pharmaceutica
Johnson & Johnson
Kelley-Ross Pharmacy
Kaiser Permanente
Lilly Research Laboratories
Merck & Co
Novartis Institutes
Novo Nordisk
Omeros Corp.
Optum Rx
Pfizer Inc.
Premera Blue Cross
Quality Food Centers
Seattle Genetics
SOLVO Biotechnology
Swedish Hospital
Theravance Inc.
Vir Biotechnology Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Virginia Mason
Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA)

Pharmacy Practice Advisory Board

The purpose of this board is to provide a strong two-way link between the School’s doctor-of-pharmacy degree program and the pharmacy practice community. Consisting of dynamic leaders across various pharmacy disciplines, the board provides expertise to the School to help further its strategic vision, missions and educational priorities in pharmacy practice as well as in research, teaching and service.


*Sean D. Sullivan, Professor and Dean, School of Pharmacy
Michael Alwan, UW Medicine
Leon Alzola, Kroger
Kathryn Brown, ’00 Kaiser Permanente
Jim Carlson, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Billy Chow, Bartell Drug Co.
Collin Conway, ’05, Kaiser Permanente
*Claire Forster, UW School of Pharmacy
Leslie Fox**, ’90, Johnson and Johnson Healthcare Systems
Armen Khachatourian, Optum RX
Randy Legg, ’02, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Al Linggi, ’71, McKesson Corp.
Ryan Oftebro, ’03, Kelley-Ross Pharmacy
Chuck Paulsen, Quality Food Centers
Jeff Rochon, ’99, Washington State Pharmacy Association
Sepi Soleimanpour, Walgreens
David West, ’79, Swedish Hospital
Roger Woolf, ’85, Virginia Mason Medical Center

*Ex Officio Member

**Board Chair