About Us

  • John Tran, RPh, MBA - CEO – John has been working in pharmacy and healthcare industry for over 35 years. John’s expertise is in combining operational and financial management, growing business by promoting technologic innovations along with best in class customer service has been the key to his business success. John keeps a watchful eye on industry trends & technology allows PLTC to stay ahead of its local competition.

  • Ponce Bautista, RPh, PharmD, MBA - President – Ponce started his career at the University of WA Medical Center and has over 20 years of LTC pharmacy experience. He initially developed his skills as a rehabilitation pharmacist but then branched out into other clinical areas such as infectious disease, cardiology, internal medicine, cancer chemotherapy and ICU/CCU. Later in his career he helped grow and develop Rainier Long Term Care pharmacy in Seattle where he became director of operations. It was at Rainier where he further honed his business acumen and streamlined pharmacy operations. Ponce is a founder of Premier LTC and is currently overseeing day to day operations while ensuring optimal pharmaceutical care.

  • Cynthia Wareing-Tran, RPh, MS - Director of Consulting/Quality Assurance - Cynthia has practiced in pharmacy for the past 30 years. While initially practicing at Harborview Medical Center, she concurrently did a clinical pharmacy residency at University of Washington, receiving her Master of Science in Hospital Administration. Upon starting at Swedish Medical Center, she served as the lead pharmacist in the ICU-CCU Pharmacy Care Center; eventually initiating and presenting the pharmacy in the hospital’s first Quality Assurance Committee/Program. Eventually she joined her husband in opening a retail pharmacy, progressing into the service of Long Term Care with the initiation of Rainier LTC Pharmacy. She served as the Director of consulting as well as implementing the Quality Control Program. She has joined Premier LTC Pharmacy these past 4 years as their Director of Consulting& QA.

  • Richard Mahieu, RPh, PharmD, Lead Pharmacist – Rick received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Saint John’s University in New York. He has worked in the field of pharmacy for over 16 years with 7 of those years in pharmacy management. Rick’ started his career as a community pharmacist later being promoted to management. Rick is a licensed preceptor for the University of Washington. In 2009 to 2011 Rick served on the board of directors for PIMA Institute, Pharmacy Technician School. Rick serves as the lead pharmacists at PLTC and has been instrumental in implementing new technology and systems since his start in 2011.