Albania Mitchell, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, El Rio Health
My name is Albania and I am one of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residents here at El Rio Health. I am from central New York and completed my pharmacy degree at Wegmans School of Pharmacy, St. John Fisher College. Being at El Rio Health allows me to practice in my areas of interest everyday which include ambulatory care and disease state management. Gaining experience in a Federally Qualified Health Center affords me a unique experience with a passionate team of healthcare providers. I am thankful to have the opportunity to spend this year learning and growing here! Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy exploring the good eats around the city, snowboarding and being outdoors.
Monique Macias, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, El Rio Health
My name is Monique Macias and I am completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at El Rio Health. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and went to pharmacy school at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Claremont, CA. My areas of interest include chronic disease management (i.e. diabetes, hypertension) and pain management. Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy baking, hiking, and gardening. I chose El Rio Health because of their strong dedication to help the underserved community. As an organization, they strive to never turn a patient away due to inability to pay.
Cherika Johnson, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, El Rio Health
My name is Cherika Johnson and I am completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency here at El Rio Health with a focus on ambulatory care. I was born and raised in Kentucky, and received my bachelor’s degree in nutrition in 2017 from the University of Kentucky. I completed pharmacy school at the University of Cincinnati in 2021. I have always had a passion for working with underserved communities which is why I am so excited to complete my PGY1 residency at El Rio Health. There is a focus on pioneering innovative programs and providing high quality healthcare that has a great impact for everyone. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, trying new hobbies, being active, and spending time with my dog Kairo. I love all that Tucson has to offer including a lot of hiking options and plenty of new restaurants to try.