The Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA) is made possible by you, our UW School of Pharmacy alumni. Below are the PAA executive board members – your peers who help support the organization with their time and leadership. They welcome your input and invite you to join them as they lead the organization into another great year.
|President: Gary Harris
Gary graduated from UW School of Pharmacy in 1972 and works full time at QFC. He has a deep commitment to the role pharmacists can play in the healthcare system. Gary is one of two original pharmacist Certified Diabetes Educators in Washington state and is a former board member of WADE (Washington Association of Diabetes Educators). He has been active on volunteer boards for years. He has been on the WA Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (PQAC) for 10 years, having held the position of Vice Chair and Chair of PQAC in the past. He is the former president of Washington State Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and was awarded the Golden Acorn, which recognizes a volunteer for dedication and service to children and youth. He is the former president of his homeowner’s association and former member of his church council. Gary is a strong supporter of the School and a long time PAA member.
|Immediate Past President & Chair, Events: Jennifer Glasco, PharmD
Jennifer graduated from the UW School of Pharmacy in 2009. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and went on to work there as an inpatient pharmacist and inpatient lead pharmacist. She is now pharmacist for Informatics and Quality at The Polyclinic. Previously, she worked as an intern pharmacist at Bartell Drugs and as program manager for the UW Department of Bioengineering. During her time as a student, she served in many leadership roles, including director of outreach for the Unified Professional Pharmacy Organizations of Washington (UPPOW).
|Chair, Alumni Recognition: Ryan Oftebro, PharmD
Ryan is a pharmacist and co-owner of Kelley-Ross and Associates, Inc., which consists of four pharmacies in Seattle. Ryan received his PharmD from the UW in 2003, and completed a community practice residency in 2004. Ryan currently oversees community and clinical services at Kelley-Ross, which include programs with the Polyclinic and other community-based healthcare organizations. Ryan is has previously held a board position with the Washington State Pharmacy Association and is currently the region 11 director for the American College of Apothecaries as well as a clinical associate professor with the UW School of Pharmacy.
|Chair, Katterman Committee: Adam Brothers, PharmD
Adam graduated from the UW School of Pharmacy in 2006. After graduation, he completed his pharmacy practice residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. He returned to Seattle to take a position with the Bone Marrow Transplant service at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and has recently begun work with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Service.
|Chair, Membership & Marketing: Jenny Arnold, PharmD
Jenny graduated from the UW School of Pharmacy in 2006. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Swedish Medical Center and then began working for Kelley-Ross Pharmacy as the clinical services manager. She now works at the Washington State Pharmacy Association as the director of professional development. She is a dedicated advisor to UPPOW and recipient of the 2011 UW School of Pharmacy Outstanding Service Award.
|Chair, Mentoring Program: Christy Weiland-Hamilton, PharmD
Christy graduated from the UW School of Pharmacy in 2007. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at St. Louis College of Pharmacy/Mercy Family Medicine in St. Louis. After residency, she joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming and Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency where she balanced teaching, inpatient practice, and research. In 2012, she headed back to Seattle to take a position at UW Medical Center where she practices with the General Surgery and Surgical ICU team.
|Eastern Washington Representative: Michael Ayres, PharmD
Michael grew up on the Olympic Peninsula west of Seattle, and has twice attended the University of Washington, once for his B.A. in Scandinavian Studies, and again for his PharmD in 2011. As a student, he participated in a number of research, teaching and professional activities. His primary interests then, as well as today, are teaching and mentorship, pharmacy ethics and the care of those with psychiatric illness. He is currently a clinical pharmacist at Kindred First Hill Long-term/Acute-Care Hospital.
|Member-at-Large: Judi Lee Mar-Burbidge, PharmD
Judi received her BS in pharmacy in 1982, and returned to earn her PharmD in 2000. She is currently a patient-centered outcome consultant at Total Therapeutic Management Inc. She also works part time as a consultant pharmacist at NorthHaven Retirement Home and contract clinical pharmacist at the Seattle Veteran’s Administration. Over the years, she has been a preceptor for students at the UW School of Pharmacy, WSU College of Pharmacy, and at pharmacy-technician programs throughout Seattle. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the UW School of Pharmacy.
Seeking New PAA Board Members!
We are seeking individuals to fill the following new positions on the PAA Board of Directors. If you are interested in learning more about these positions or in nominating someone you know, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Attn: Gary Harris.”
The PAA Board is currently seeking nominations for the following new positions. Please contact email@example.com to find out more information about these opportunities:
- Class Representative (5 spots open)
Class Representatives (these six members-at-large would be alumni leaders whose grad year would each represent a decade from the 1950s to the 2000s)
1990-1999: Ben Michaels