Ronald G. Cameron, CEO
Find a need and fill it. It has been the formula for achieving the American dream for at least as long as Americans have been building this country. In 1970, a young pharmacist working a rotating schedule realized that the profession needed a real temporary service. That pharmacist, Ronald G. Cameron, Latrobe, Pennsylvania-born and University of Pittsburgh educated, created America’s first pharmacist’s registry: Cameron and Company, Inc®.
The other ingredient in any success story, hard work, saw his registry grow over the years, and today we provide services throughout the entire nation, with hundreds of carefully selected pharmacists and thousands of satisfied clients. In 1970, Cameron and Company, Inc.® had only one employee, Ronald G. Cameron himself, and success didn’t come quickly. It took about five years to catch on, and then it exploded. Today, virtually every major drug chain uses Cameron and Company, Inc.®, as well as hospitals, universities, clinics, mail-order houses, and such varied venues as prisons, Indian reservations and warehouses. In fact, virtually anywhere medications are furnished, Cameron and Company, Inc.® has been there, filling the need for temporary help.
Today, almost anyone can start up a pharmacist temporary service company, but they aren’t all alike. Only one has been there from the beginning with the experience, the know-how, and added value that make it the premier pharmacist’s temp agency. Cameron and Company, Inc.® is “THE Pharmacist’s Registry.®”
You can read Ronald G. Cameron’s story in his own words in the article A Niche Market Success Story, published in Staff Digest.
Mr. Cameron won the 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh. Read the University of Pittsburgh alumni magazine article.
Learn more about Mr. Cameron’s thoughts on pharmacy careers in this interview with MENTORView from Pharmacy Now.
Patsy Rivera, COO
Patsy Rivera received her bachelor’s degree in business management from American InterContinental University. She was born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in Southern California. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, back in 2001 where she still resides.
She began her career with Cameron and Company, Inc. ® back in 1989. She started as a scheduler for Southern California. After learning the scheduling aspect of the job, she started traveling and launched new offices, hired, and trained new staff. She’s climbed the corporate ladder and became the COO in 2016. She works closely with the CEO of the company and oversees the day-to-day operations of the business.
With her knowledge in accrual accounting systems, she has helped prepared monthly account reconciliations, monthly and year-end financial reports. She’s helped with reviewing accounts payable and accounts receivable and has decreased past due accounts by 80% to 100%.
She believes in achieving goals by getting involved, as well as building diverse and high-performing teams. She advocates for sharing ideas, creating relationships and mentoring to keep everyone motivated and focused.
In her opinion, no task is too small or too big to tackle. She will always give 100% on whatever she does.
Carl is from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was educated at BYU in Provo, Utah, and WSU in Pullman, Washington. He has been a pharmacist since 1988 and has worked in a broad range of pharmacy practices before and after working for Cameron and Company, Inc.® Some of these practice settings are: hospital, in-patient and out-patient oncology, Indian Health Services, independent and large chain retail, emergency department pharmacist, Spanish-speaking clinics, state prison system, and state mental health facilities. He has been with Cameron and Company, Inc.® since 2001 and has been a manager since 2003.