Gerald Letendre

Gerald Letendre, RPh, MBA, CHt

Gerald Letendre, RPh, MBA, CHt, purchased Kinnard’s Pharmacy January 2007. Pharmacist Letendre began his pharmacy career in Salem, New Hampshire in 1973 where he operated two successful pharmacies for over 44 years.

Gerry and his wife Elaine fell in love with Sarasota and relocated here in 2002. They have 4 children and five grandchildren.

Pharmacist Letendre has been actively involved in his profession serving as President of the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy and Treasurer of the New Hampshire Pharmacist Association. He served as Treasurer of the Sarasota Society of Health-Care Pharmacists as well as preceptor for the University Of Florida College Of Pharmacy, LECOM School of Pharmacy. He is a member of Professional Compounding Centers of America, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, and Florida Pharmacy Association. He is also a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner and Life Coach.

Kim McCool

Kim McCool, Rph

Kim is a registered pharmacist for over 25 years. She is a graduate of University of Florida and has resided in Sarasota since 1999. Kim has worked in the many areas of pharmacy, including community, hospital, compounding and long term care.

Kim's skills with compounding include expert calculation and adhering to all compounding regulations. As a staff member of Sarasota Specialty Pharmacy, Kim has the knowledge and resources to assist with patient prescription, counseling and follow up care.

Kim lives with her husband, Michael, and two sons. Hobbies include boating, traveling, and home décor. Kim brings a positive attitude to work as she wants to be an advocate for patients and the profession.

Kay Wightman, CPhT

Kay Wightman, RPT, CPhT

Kay has 26 years of compounding experience. She is a registered pharmacy technician through the Florida Board of Pharmacy and a certified pharmacy technician through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Kay has been named Pharmacy Technician of the Month two times by the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA).

Born in Ohio, Kay has lived in Venice for 47 years. Hobbies include gardening and sewing. Interests include spending time with family, camping, traveling, fishing, outdoor activities - especially in the North Carolina Mountains, and baseball.

Kay Wightman, CPhT

Desaré Dickens, RPT, CPhT

Desaré went to Manatee Technical College and is a certified pharmacy technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).  She has been working as a Pharmacy Technician and Lead Technician for the past 5 years.

Desaré prides herself on building relationships and providing the best customer experience with our patients.

Born and raised in Bradenton,FL, Desaré enjoys playing in a pool league, camping, and traveling. 

Byron Rizzo, CPhT

Byron Rizzo, RPT, CPhT

Byron has over 10 years as a Compounding Pharmacy Technician. Prior to that, Byron proudly served 14 years active duty in the Navy and 8 years in the Reserves, which he continues to do so.

Byron is dedicated to giving the best service and care to our patient's needs, making sure they have their medications on time and with the highest standards.

Born in Ecuador and moving to the USA at the age of 12, he and his wife, Maray, and his 3 children have lived in the Sarasota area for 7 years. He enjoys traveling, soccer, bike riding and dancing as well as spending time with his family.

Alex Boswell

Alex Boswell, RPh

Alex has worked in all fields of pharmacy i.e. Retail Stores, Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Compounding Pharmacies. She has also owned 3 pharmacies here in Sarasota with her husband, who was also a Pharmacist.

Alex has thoroughly enjoyed her work throughout her career and strives to help patients understand their medications and how to take them according to the directions. She never tires of listening to our customers, enabling her to serve them better.

A prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for compounded medications.