Our Pharmacy Team

  • Abby White

    Pharm. D.
    Abby received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico in 2007. A second generation pharmacist, she grew up in a home where pharmacy was all she knew. Abby specializes in compounding of Bio-Identical Hormones and prides herself in being able to think outside of the box when providing patients with solutions to their problems. She is a proud member of the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance (AzPA). When not hard at work in the pharmacy she loves gourmet cooking, golfing, and horseback riding. A smile from Abby will light up anyone’s day. Stop by the pharmacy to chat with her about the latest in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

  • Valerie Coronado

    Pharm. D.
    Valerie is the owner and manager of Valley of the Sun Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale in 2007. She is a proud member of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), American Pharmacist Association (APhA) and Arizona Pharmacy Alliance (AzPA). Currently serving on the Board of Directors for Stellar Healthcare, she provides specialty medications for children with complex medical needs. She serves as an adjunct faculty member for Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale. Her love of teaching is demonstrated through her participation as a training supervisor for students in several local pharmacy technician programs. Valerie’s love of pharmacy and people is obvious in the knowledgeable, caring and compassionate way that she serves her customers. Day after day customers come to her with problems that no other pharmacy has been able to solve. If she doesn’ t know the answer to your pharmaceutical problem she will work until she has found it. She is in her element when she is compounding a specialty medication to help someone feel better and get on the road to recovery. Feel free to call Valerie for your medication questions or stop by the pharmacy to arrange an in person consultation

  • Debbie Smith

    Debbie is the Co-Owner and Director of Marketing for Valley of the Sun Pharmacy. She received her Associate’s Degree in nursing from Long Beach City College-Long Beach, Ca. in 1981. With 30 years of hospital based nursing experience she is an excellent resource for your medical and surgical health questions. Although formally trained in traditional medicine, holistic medicine is her passion. She is a firm believer in the mind-body connection, energy healing modalities and naturopathic medicine. Her vision is to touch as many lives as possible by improving their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Our friendliest nurse ever is always available to help with your nutrition, weight loss and pharmaceutical needs.

  • Cathy Hughes

    Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Cathy has been a pharmacy technician with Valley of the Sun Pharmacy since 2004. With 20 years of experience as a pharmacy technician she is the fastest prescription processor in the west. Besides speedy turn-around time she is detail oriented and knows all of her customers on a first name basis. Cathy prides herself in remembering something personal about every customer. You will never be just a name on a prescription vial when Cathy is filling your prescriptions. Her hobbies include bowling, reading good murder mysteries, camping and vacationing on exotic beaches. You will get a laugh and a smile every time you visit Cathy for your prescription needs.

  • Megan Wakimoto

    Pharmacy Technician
    Megan brings a variety of talents to our pharmacy team. With years of experience in restaurant management she knows how to please her customers. Getting the right order to the right person at the right time is her specialty. A strong desire to grow her knowledge in pharmacy has prompted her to remain on a path of continuous learning. With a meticulous eye for detail she keeps her orders accurately on track throughout the day. Megan says the most rewarding part of her job is helping the pharmacist to be better able to serve the customers. On her days away from the pharmacy she can be found reading fiction novels and writing. She would like to write a novel someday.

  • Stephen Wakimoto

    Customer Service Specialist
    Stephen is an important part of our specialty pharmacy services team. He has been highly trained in the proper handling and delivery of perishable and non-perishable medications and pharmacy supplies. With years of experience in ground services delivery he understands the trust placed in him by our customers and pharmacy team. He is responsible to see that every medication delivered or picked up by him is safely packaged and routed for delivery by our state of the art delivery tracking system. When Stephen arrives at your home or business with a prescription delivery you can always count on your medications being handled safely and accurately.

  • Ben Coronado

    Manager of Customer Services
    Ben supervises and assists in the delivery of all prescription medications and pharmaceutical supplies requiring same day delivery. He coordinates all phases of the delivery process from the time your prescription leaves the pharmacy until it arrives safely at your residence or place of business. Strict adherance to HIPPA law, privacy practices and medication safety are his highest priority. Prior to joining our pharmacy team, he worked as an architect, designing large building projects, hotels, airports and residential homes. Many of the buildings you will see in Phoenix were designed by Ben. We are proud to have him as a member of our team.