IPSF Pan American Regional Office

Regional Working Group 2018-19

The Regional Working Group Officers and Chairperson are mandated to direct the Regional Office following their election by the Pan American Regional Assembly and by the General Assembly respectively.

Mr. Jean-Pierre Regalado Escobedo
Chairperson of the Pan American Regional Office
Association: APEFYB, Peru

“¡Hola a todos! My name is Jean Pierre and I am from Peru. I am currently in my final year of study of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. I have started as RMPO last year and this year, it is my honour to be your Chairperson! It is pretty challenging for me being chosen in this position I hope that we can continue to grow PARO side by side, develop excellent initiatives, and put on great events. I’m anxious to see you all in the next PARS. Here in Peru I wait for all of you arms wide open. Ciao!”

Mr. Daniel Rivera
Association: AGEQFBO, El Salvador

“¡Hi! my name is Daniel Rivera from AGEQFBO, El Salvador i am currently graduated from the National University of El Salvador, my experience in IPSF began in the 10th PARS in Barranquilla Colombia 2016, since then i attended the last three PARS, Mexico City, Trujillo Perú and San José Costa Rica. I was contact person in my association and regional relations subcomittee member. This year i am very exited to serve as PARO Secretary position that i will be very pleased to help PARO grown. Hope to see you all at PARS in the imperial city of Cusco in 2020.”

Ms. Alida Soto
Regional Media and Publications Officer
Association: CAPSI, Canada

“Hello Everyone! I am honoured and excited to be PARO’s new Regional Media and Publications officer. I am from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and am in my 3rd year of pharmacy at the University of Alberta. I was inspired by IPSF when I attended my first conference in Costa. I love how it brings pharmacy students together from all over the world. I am passionate about the work that our member associations do and I can’t wait to share it during my mandate.”

Mr. Yoel Alcántara
Regional Relations Officer
Association: FEFARMEX, Mexico and FEBRAF, Brazil

“Hola, Hi, Olá, my name is Yoel Alcántara and I am from Peru. Currently a member of FEFARMEX, Mexico and FEBRAF, Brazil. This year I graduate as a Pharmacist at the National University of Trujillo. I know IPSF since 3 years, I attended 4 PARS and 1 WC in Argentina. I have been working for 3 years in a row in the RWG, in 2018 I was Chairperson of the 12th PARS in my city Trujillo, Peru. And from 2019 to the present I am the IPSF-PARO RRO. I am very happy to continue working for IPSF and our region. I hope to see you in Cusco, Peru to share my 5th PARS with you!!”

Mr. Ethan Brenneman
Regional Projects Officer
Association: APhA-ASP, USA

“My name is Ethan Brenneman, and I am a third-year pharmacy student at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in North Carolina! I first got involved with IPSF on a school chapter level, where I have served as the International Vice President last year and have had the opportunity to host multiple SEP students. I am very excited to join the IPSF PARO team as Regional Projects Officer. I hope to expand the campaigns IPSF-PARO promotes and bring energy into this position!”

Ms. Estefania Choqque Tacuri
Chairperson of the 14th Pan American Regional Symposium
Association: APEFYB, Peru
“Hola a todos! Me siento muy emocionada de ser la chairperson del 14Th PARS 2020 que se llevará a cabo en mi hermosa ciudad Cusco-Perú. Me encuentro en mi último año de farmacia y bioquímica. Comencé a conocer a IPSF cuando fundamos APEFYB , en el cargo de tesorería y en paralelo fui presidenta de mi filial, además tuve a mi cargo la organización del III CONAPEFYB – 2018, evento que alberga a todos los estudiantes de Farmacia y Bioquímica a nivel nacional. Al saber que el evento más grande de IPSF PARO se llevaría en Cusco-Perú, fue un gran motivo querer asistir al 13Th PARS en Costa Rica y ver de cerca la organización y el sentimiento que produce en todos los participantes,  esa misma sensación es la que estamos seguros volverán a vivirla en julio del 2020 aquí en Cusco.”
Mr. Austin Green
Immediate Past Chairperson 
Association: APhA-ASP
“Hello! My name is Austin Green and I am the Immediate Past Chairperson of the Pan American Regional Office. I have recently completed my PharmD and MPH degrees and I currently live in Dallas, Texas in the United States. My experience with IPSF started with serving on the Public Health Committee, followed by serving as Regional Projects Officer, and most recently as Chairperson of the Pan American Regional Office. This year, I look forward to advising the Chairperson in his duties throughout the mandate.”