Our Team

Joe Estrada Jr, PharmD


 Joe is a graduate of Pharmacy from Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy (2006).  Joe has considerable experience in both retail and compounding pharmacies and provides the highest level of patient counselling,  communication with physician offices,  prescription verification, DUR Resolutions.  Joe is fluent in Spanish.  He is a member of Professional Pharmacy Fraternity Kappa Psi and a member of the American Pharmacists Association.

Cathy Hughes CPhT, MA

Certified Pharmacy Technician – Lead

Cathy has 26 years experience as a pharmacy technician and has been with Valley of the Sun Pharmacy since 2004. Cathy prides herself in remembering all of her customers on a first name basis and tries to remember something unique about each one. She has worked for retail big chain pharmacies in the past, but loves being a part of the family at an independent pharmacy. When she is not working, she likes to spend time with her family, reading a good book, and she loves football. You will get a laugh and a smile every time you visit Cathy for your prescription needs.

Nessa Blackwater CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

Nessa was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation. She has 4 years experience, 4 years in a hospital pharmacy and 1 year of retail pharmacy. She came to Valley of The Sun as a filling technician. On Nessa’s time off she loves spending time with her husband and 2 little boys.

Jacqueline Weiss CPhT

Jacki was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Arizona in 2010. She came to Valley of the Sun as a filling technician with over 25 years of experience in Long Term Care and 3 years of Retail Pharmacy. She has been with Valley of the Sun for a year.
In her spare time Jacki enjoys hiking, kayaking, and creative writing.

Terrance Cook

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Terrence began his career as a pharmacy technician in 2013, after graduating from Arizona College of Allied Health. He has been here at Valley of The Sun for 2 years, and is currently responsible for our compounded medications. With a strong background in order clarification and customer service, he will always greet your calls with a friendly can-do attitude.

Ben Coronado

Delivery Driver/Customer Service

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.

Debrah Hartman, RN, BSN, MBA/HCA

Nurse Case Manager AHCCCS Expert

Debrah received her nursing degree in 1981 and continued to further her education in the healthcare field. She moved to Arizona in 1990 from Ohio. With over 30 years’ experience in the acute care field primarily in quality, risk, and managed care, she recently obtained several years on the insurance side of the business. She is an excellent resource for your insurance and case
management questions. Her personal vision is to serve the patient and provider with the best compassion and advocacy as possible. Debrah has a passion and is very active in a 501 C 3 organization called BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) since 2014.

Marlyn Sanchez

Pharmacy Technician

Marlyn, whom has been a Pharmacy Technician for 3 years, is the newest addition to the Valley of the Sun Specialty Department. She is a college student who is pursuing her interest in becoming a pharmacist to better serve and care for patients. Marlyn is a fluent Spanish speaker, which she is immensely proud of because this allows her to care for an additional vast group of people. When she isn’t caring for Valley of the Sun Patients or in school, she can probably be found participating in her 2 favorite hobbies which include: napping, and Binge-Watching TV shows.

Monique Ruther, CPhT

Certified Pharmacy Technician, Specialty Technician

Monique is a Certified Pharmacy Technician who was born and raised in MN. She moved to AZ and eagerly joined our specialty medication care team in December of 2016. Monique is an altruistic individual who always takes the extra step for our patients. She has a very quick prior authorization turn around time, and is a genie with resolving prescription insurance issues. Her dedication to helping our patients is a valued trait in our pharmacy.

Jack Briggs

President, Tailstorm Health Inc

Jack Briggs has joined Tailstorm Health Inc. as the President of Valley Of The Sun
Pharmacy. Jack brings almost twenty years of pharmaceutical sales and
management experience to Tailstorm.
When not at VOSRx, he enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs where
they are probably watching hockey. He also loves the beach and all things Disney.


Sale of the Product(s) between the pharmacy and you are completed at the physical establishment, in the jurisdiction, in which the pharmacy operates (15600 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Suite B135, Phoenix, AZ). You become the owner of the Product when the pharmacy accepts your order for fulfillment, places the Product in a container or otherwise completes the steps necessary to prepare it for your use, and causes your payment and or insurance to be processed. You are then responsible for picking up or otherwise arranging the delivery of the Product to your address. All steps connected with the transportation of Product orders are carried out by you or by someone acting as your agent on your behalf.

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