Organizational Unit: Pharmacy Staff

Lisa Nelson, PharmD, RPh

I have over 10 years of experience as a pharmacist, and have been with Unity Care NW since 2013. I manage all aspects of our pharmacy. My responsibilities include oversight over all pharmacy operations including dispensing and patient education on pharmaceuticals; coordination of care and consultation with Unity Care NW’s medical, dental, and behavioral health providers; scheduling and supervising staff; contracting and billing; ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations; and ensuring excellent customer service.

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!

Kjelene Manning, PharmD, RPh

I joined Unity Care NW in 2013.

I attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma for my pre-pharmacy education. I continued my education at the University of Washington, where I graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006. My pharmacy residency was completed at the University of California in San Francisco.  Previously, I worked at Center for Senior Health as a Clinical Pharmacist and at St. Joseph Hospital. I also held many positions as a staff pharmacist at various medical centers and pharmacies in California.

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.