Organizational Unit: Pharmacy Staff

Tam Tran, PharmD

I started working at UCNW in 2021.

I earned my Doctor of Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and  Health Sciences University in 2013. I have 10 years of experience in retail pharmacy. I am familiar with home health infusion and anticoagulant pharmacy services.  I enjoy helping people with their questions about over the counter products and prescription medications.

I am fluent in Vietnamese.

I am honored to be able to join Unity Care to continue to provide the services that our Whatcom County communities deserve.

Lisa Nelson, PharmD, RPh

I received my Doctor of Pharmacy from Washington State University, where I also earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating, I began practicing community pharmacy before finding my calling in community health. I’m an active member of the National Association of Community Health Centers serving as co-chair of NACHC’s 340B Workgroup, a member of NACHC’s Pharmacy Policy & Operations Subcommittee, Clinical Practice, Legislative, and Health Policy Committees; a 340B Apexus Certified Expert (ACE), and serve as a member of Apexus 340B FQHC Council and peer faculty for Apexus 340B University; and president-elect of Washington State Pharmacy Association. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with family enjoying all the scenery and activity the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Michael-Ann Cooley, RPh

I joined Unity Care NW in June 2019.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy.  I have multiple years of experience in retail and clinical pharmacy settings, and am looking forward to advancing further into the clinical setting.   I have my Immunization Provider Certificate, and received training in emergency contraception through the Washington State Pharmacy Association.

I like to be able to offer accessible health care to all, and also enjoy working as a team to improve the health of our community.

Jack Tai, RPh

I received my pharmacy degree from the University of British Columbia.  I have 17 years of experience as a pharmacist in ambulatory care and community pharmacy.  Previously, I worked at Walgreens, Haggens, & PeaceHealth as a pharmacist.

I am excited to be a part of an organization that has a mission to provide quality health care for everyone!

JoAnne Balsiger, PharmD

I became a part of the Unity Care NW team in February of 2017. I have 20 years of experience as a pharmacist/pharmacy manager in both retail and ambulatory care settings. I received my Doctorate in Pharmacy from Washington State University and am certified in Immunizations, Smoking Cessation, Lipid Management and Medication Therapy Management.

It’s an honor to work collaboratively with Unity Care NW service providers to improve the health of the patients in the communities we serve.

Brian Henley, PharmD, RPh

I joined the pharmacy at Unity Care NW in 2015.  I received my Doctor of Pharmacy from Washington State University.  Most of my experience was as Phamacist/Pharmacy Manager at various locations for Arlington Pharmacy, but I also recently worked at Rite-Aid and Haggen.

Jason Lim, PharmD, RPh

I started as a pharmacist at Unity Care NW in 2015.  I have over 14 years’ experience, working previously at Rite Aid, Custom RX Shoppe, and, most recently, Hoagland Pharmacy.