Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday announced the following appointments:
Ricardo Sanchez, 52, of Hollister, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy, where he has served since 2014. Sanchez has been a state investigator at the California Department of Motor Vehicles since 1989 and was an officer at the California State Police from 1988 to 1989. He is president of the California Association of Law Enforcement Employees, chief financial officer of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association and a member of the San Benito Masonic Lodge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Sanchez is a Democrat.
Maria Serpa, 54, of Elk Grove, has been appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy. Serpa has been a system support pharmacist at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento since 1996. She held several positions at Sutter Memorial Hospital from 1993 to 1996, including pharmacy services manager and drug use evaluation/adverse drug reaction and investigational drug service pharmacist. She held several positions at Grossmont Hospital from 1989 to 1993, including pharmacy program coordinator of clinical services and staff pharmacist. Serpa is a past president of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific and completed a clinical pharmacy residency and critical care residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Serpa is a Republican.