David Smith, PharmD, FIACP
Pharmacist and Owner

David graduated from University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy in 1981. He purchased A&O Clinic Pharmacy in 2003 and opened A&O Specialty Pharmacy in March 2006. With 39 years of experience,

Including 15 years with Longs Drugs and 7 years at Tom’ Medical Clinic Pharmacy in Santa Cruz, David has maintained active involvement in his profession. He served as President of the Tri-County Pharmacists Association and was a representative on the Board of Trustees for the California Pharmacists Association. 

David is a member of PCCA, Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America and has specialized training in both non-sterile and sterile compounding. In 2012, he earned the distinction of Fellow with the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. 

David is married to his wife of 23 years, Betsy Riker who is a Physician Assistant. He has two children, Serena the Pharmacist and Chad an Elementary School Teacher.  Dave and Betsy have one dog and they enjoy ocean kayaking, gardening and traveling.  Dave is a salt water fisherman and diver.

Serena Smith, PharmD
Pharmacist in Charge

Serena has a BA in Biology from UC Santa Cruz and received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from USC, School of Pharmacy in 2013. She has received training in both Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding at PCCA in Houston, TX. In 2012, she completed an internship in Sterile Compounding under the mentorship of Dr. William Stuart at Hartley Medical Pharmacy in Long Beach, California. In 2015, Serena completed the Critical Point Sterile Training.

Jesse Quinones, RPh
Pharmacist

Jesse graduated from University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy in 1975 and has 45 years
of experience in pharmacy. Jesse worked and managed for Longs Drug Stores in Salinas for 35 years
and he is a well-known and respected pharmacist in our community. Jesse is a great person to have on
our team.

Lupe Rosas, CPhT
Pharmacy Technician

Years in Pharmacy:17
Years as Compounding Technician:14
Training:PCCA Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding Courses.
Lupe has worked at A&O Pharmacy for 16 years.

Jesus Rosas, CPhT
Pharmacy Technician

Years in Pharmacy: 18
Years as Compounding Technician: 15
Training: PCCA Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding Courses, Completion of Lyophilization Course
With SP Scientific in Philadelphia, March 2015.

Berenice Carmona, CPhT
Pharmacy Technician

Years in Pharmacy: 18
Years as Compounding Technician: 11
Training: PCCA Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding Courses.
Berenice has worked at A & O Pharmacy for 13 years.

Vanessa Barbosa
Pharmacy Technician

Years in Pharmacy: 16
Vanessa has been with A & O Pharmacy for 16 years and she is in charge of prescription
processing and customer service.

Imelda Gomez
Medical Equipment Specialist

Years in Pharmacy: 17
Imelda has special training for fittings of Diabetic Shoes, Prosthetic Bra Replacement, and Compression
Support Stockings. She is also in charge of our medical equipment. Imelda has worked at A & O
Pharmacy for 15 years.

Nidia Anguiano
HR and Bookkeeping

Years in Pharmacy: 16
Nidia has worked for A & O pharmacy for 16 years and is a pharmacy technician. She is also in charge of
Bookkeeping and Human Resources.