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David Wright, RPh, CPh, Owner/ CEO. Mr. Wright graduated from University of Kentucky in 1988.He has been in the pharmacy profession for 25 years and has owned Butterfield Drugs for 17 years. Mr. Wright has been on the Board of APCI for two years. He has served as an Elder at First Church of God and as a National Advisor for Good Neighbor Pharmacy. Most recently, David was appointed to the McKesson National Independent Advisory Board. He is married to Joy (for 25 years), and they have three teenage daughters: Jessica, Lindsey and Shannon.
Russ Patti, RPh, CPh, Director of Pharmacy Operations. Mr. Patti graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy. He has also completed the Nuclear Pharmacy Authorized User Program at Ohio State University. He has had a diversified career in pharmacy, where he has worked as a Pharmacy Manager for a retail supermarket pharmacy, part-time for an independent compounding pharmacy and hospital pharmacy, as well as nuclear pharmacy. Mr. Patti has been a member of the Butterfield's Team since 2007.
Claire Smith, RPh, Certified Diabetes Educator. Mrs. Smith graduated as a Pharmacist in South Africa in 1987 and worked in both retail pharmacy for various independent pharmacies, where her love and appreciation for independent pharmacy was cultivated and blossomed. She later became involved in cancer research at HR Verwoerd Teaching Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. After immigrating to the USA in 1995, she was accredited by FBGEE and obtained her license in North Carolina to practice pharmacy. She was P.I.C. at a locally-owned independent pharmacy in Rocky Mount, North Carolina for ten years. During this time, Claire became actively involved in diabetes education through her involvement with the Asheville Project for seven years.
After moving to Florida, Mrs. Smith was introduced to Butterfield's Pharmacy, where she is now Pharmacy Manager. Claire obtained AADEAccreditation for the Butterfield's Diabetes Education Center, which keeps her busy doing what she loves - working for a wonderful independent pharmacy and being actively involved in helping patients achieve positive health outcomes.
Rachel Meek, PharmD, St. Lucie West Pharmacy Manager
Patti Charles, RPh, CPh, IPS, Pharmacy Manager. Mrs. Charles spent twelve years with Walgreens as a pharmacy technician, during which time she completed her undergraduate studies at IRSC. Moving on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Mrs. Charles then held the role of Hospital Pharmacy Director of Sebastian River Medical Center for ten years. Mrs. Charles is a native of Vero Beach and loves the Florida sunshine. Mrs. Charles and her husband, Roger, have four adult sons and spend most of their spare time repurposing pallets, relaxing by the pool and playing with their fur babies. The purpose of continuing her pharmacy career and becoming a pharmacist was to take every opportunity she's given and show that she cares about all patients. As a community pharmacist, she is able to interact with and help patients with their health and well-being. She's also in a position to assist caretakers with their needs in caring for others.
Margaret Ann Tanner, Marketing Manager. Mrs. Tanner received her Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from the University of Houston. She handles the day to day marketing of Butterfield's Pharmacy, including branding and campaigning. Through Mrs. Tanner's work, Butterfield's supports many community-wide groups, residences, businesses and committees.