Pharmacy Staff 2017-01-20T21:25:09+00:00

Pharmacy Staff

Jason Zamora, PharmD, BCNSPDirector of Pharmacy
Dr. Zamora oversees the CIBD pharmacy and wholesaler and has over 9 years of management experience in both the inpatient and home care settings. Dr. Zamora received his bachelor degree in Cellular & Molecular Biology from San Diego State University and his doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy. He is also a board certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist and certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Desiree Almario, RPTClinic & Pharmacy Financial Specialist
With over 20 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient pharmacy practice as a registered pharmacy technician, Ms. Almario’s responsibilities at CIBD include providing financial, administrative, and technical services to the clinic, pharmacy, and center. Before transitioning to CIBD in 2011, she served as the 340B Pharmacy Program Coordinator for CHOC’s At-Home Program where she ensured a diligent working relationship between doctors and the program.
Lori GillespiePharmacy Program Coordinator
Ms Gillespie has over 25 years of experience in the Pharmacy setting including Inpatient, Outpatient and manufacturing of pharmacological products. Ms. Gillespie came from CHOC’s Children Hospital where she was the Technician Supervisor for 8 years. Her responsibilities as the Pharmacy Program Coordinator, include assuring appropriate safeguards and system integrity, performing annual inventory and monthly or other interval cycle counts and assuring compliance with 340B program requirements of qualified patients, drugs, providers, vendors, payers, and locations.
Tanya Melendrez, CPhTCustomer Service Representative
Mrs. Melendrez works closely with CIBD’s patients and families. Her responsibilities include coordinating their needs with the factor program, such as acquiring factor authorizations with our billing department , and coordinating delivery of medication and ancillaries. She also prepares and packages orders for our patients. Tanya brings five years pharmacy retail experience to the team.