About Us

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In 1930 Peter and his brother Dino Pucci opened Pucci's Pharmacy at 10th and J Streets. For 86 years, Pucci's has been focused on the health and wellness of Sacramento. Tom and Linda Nelson purchased Pucci's Pharmacy in 1979 and continued the Pucci family legacy of exceptional customer service and outstanding healthcare. Clint Hopkins and Joel Hockman now carry the torch further into the 21st century as Tom and Linda enter retirement. Clint and Joel are committed to delivering on the philosophy that Peter and Dino started, which is to treat everyone like family. Please stop by and meet Dr. Clint and experience the personalized care Pucci's provides.

Pharmacy Staff


Clint Hopkins, PharmD

University of Tennessee

Clint Hopkins received his PharmD from the University of Tennessee in 2007. Originally from Kentucky, he and Joel moved to Sacramento from Texas in 2016 to purchase the pharmacy from Tom Nelson. He is thrilled to be in a community pharmacy setting where he can connect with the patients he cares for. When not working at Pucci’s, he and Joel enjoy traveling, cycling, and spending time with friends as well as their dogs Allie & Ella and Chloe the cat who are all now happy Californians.

Matt Lenihan, PharmD

California Northstate University 2017

Matt has been a Pucci’s staff member since 1999, Matt is a full-time pharmacist. An Oregon native, Matt started as a cashier and worked with Tom as he attended undergrad at Sac State, then pharmacy school at California Northstate University. He is the proud parent of Hank and husband to Maria.

Tom Nelson, RPh

Tom and his wife Linda owned and operated Pucci’s Pharmacy for 37 years. Now quite happily settling into retirement, Tom remains a trusted advisor to the business and occasionally pops in to work a shift on the bench.

Sylvia Sanchez, Pharmacy Technician

No stranger to the pharmacy industry, Sylvia joined the Pucci's family in 2014 after returning to home to her native Sacramento. She has experience working with several other independent pharmacies in Central California since 1993 and Sylvia habla espanol tambien.

Yelena Koplik, Pharmacy Admin

Born in Ukraine and fluent in both Ukrainian and Russian, Yelena has been with Pucci's since 2001. Yelena likes serving customers in the family environment at Pucci's. In her free time, she enjoys watching Sacramento Republic FC and boating at the lake with her husband Artem and her dog Kuzya.

Angel White, Pharmacy Technician

A graduate of Carrington Pharmacy Technician School, Angel joined the team in 2016. When she isn't at work, she enjoys raising her son and spending time with her family.


Joel Hockman, Owner/Accounting/Marketing

In 2014 Joel, along with his husband Clint, decided that they wanted to invest in a community pharmacy. After an exhaustive 2-year search that took them all across the country they found Pucci’s and from their first visit knew this was the place they wanted to be. When not working on the business Joel and Clint enjoy traveling, cycling, and spending time with friends as well as their dogs Allie & Ella and Chloe the cat who are all now happy Californians.

Patricia Neyra, Pharmacy Technician

Originally from Peru, Patricia joined the Pucci’s team in 2017. She has experience working in other community pharmacies and hospitals in the Bay Area. Patricia habla espanol tambien.

Adrienne Catherine, Pharmacy Technician

Adrienne attended Carrington College Pharmacy Technician school and is soon to be a licensed Pharmacy Technician. When not working at Pucci’s, Adrienne works a second job at the airport and raises her son Caleb. She loves her job and working with the Pucci’s family.

Tareq Hendi, Pharmacy Intern

Raised in Iraq and trained as a pharmacist in Jordan, Tareq is excited to find new opportunity in Sacramento as a future pharmacist. Tareq brings new diversity to the team and he looks forward to helping those who speak Arabic have a trusted medical professional in Sacramento.