Caroline Eiskamp

Caroline grew up in the San Francisco bay area, attending college at UC Riverside and University of the Pacific, receiving a BA in Biology, and a Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy), and is a Registered Pharmacist. She completed a Clinical Pharmacy residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco in 1988. She worked as a clinical pharmacist at PPMC before moving to the Pajaro Valley in 1990 to develop a Clinical Pharmacy program at Watsonville Community Hospital. During her tenure, and eventually as the Director of Pharmacy Services, she worked with pharmacy, nursing and medical staff to improve communication and medication education, implemented a more effective medication distribution system, and collaborated with clinical staff in order to promote improved patient care and staff productivity. Caroline left pharmacy practice in 2000 to raise her young children and work with her husband John in their 6th generation family farm. With her interests in health care and opportunities as an employer to influence employee health, she has been a long supporter of comprehensive health care especially as it relates to employees in agriculture.

Caroline joined the Health Trust in 2006 and served on the Grants Review Committee, and as GRC Chair, Board Vice Chair and finally as Board Chair before her 8-year term ended in 2014. Her interests in improving access to care, promoting and supporting education and careers in health professions and promoting greater health and food security to our Pajaro Valley population still align with those of the Health Trust and prompted her to return to the Board in 2016 where she now serves on the GRC Committee as Co-Chair.   Caroline is also involved with various Farm Bureau and Agriculture programs, most recently the Down to Earth Women (DEW) luncheon which has raised nearly $500,000 in the past 10 years for scholarships and education programs for our Santa Cruz County students. When farming allows, she enjoys traveling, attending Porsche events with her husband, wine tasting and spending time with her family.