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Our Pharmaceutical Staff

MORLEY A. COHN, RPH
OWNER - KOPP DRUG

With Kopp Drug - Lifetime
Credentials/Schooling - Altoona High School 1956
St. Louis College of Pharmacy 1962

My father, Joseph Cohn, was my mentor. Along with my fellow Kopp Drug associates, I have tried to do my best to carry on his precepts, not empty euphemisms, delivering on our mission statement of offering friendly, professional service and quality merchandise at a competitive price with an emphasis on customers. Thank you for your interest and business.
JILL WATTERS, RPH
DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY
A member of the Kopp Drug family since 1989
Credentials/Schooling: B.S. in Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1991
APhA certification in Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery, 2008
Specialties: Immunizations, Osteoporosis, Wellness
Member: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Operation Our Town Pharmacy Roundtable

I started my career with Kopp Drug in 1989 as a pharmacy intern and came to work as a full-time pharmacist after my graduation from pharmacy school in 1991. I have been the manager of the Hollidaysburg store since 1994 and truly enjoy working in this community. I have a strong interest in vitamins and wellness and I am certified in Osteoporosis care and Immunization Delivery. My goal is to provide customers with accurate information and timely service. Feel free to call the store with any questions (814)696-0289 or email me at jill.watters@koppdrug.com.
JENNIFER KUHNS, PharmD
STAFF PHARMACIST- HOLLIDAYSBURG

Credentials/ Schooling- 2003 graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

I starting working at Kopp Express in 1996, then interned with the company until 2000. I returned to Kopp Drug in 2006 as a floater between all Kopp locations. I have been at the Hollidaysburg location since 2007 as a Staff Pharmacist.
VICKI FARETTA, RPH
MANAGER - 58TH STREET

A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 1977
Credentials/Schooling - B.S. Pharmacy, Duquesne University 1978
Started as an intern in 1977
Managed the IDA Towers location 1981-1996
Assistant Manager at Kopp Express 1996-2001
Is currently the manager of our 58th Street location in Altoona.
ROSS DIXON, PharmD
MANAGER - PLEASANT VALLEY

A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 2005
Credentials/Schooling
1997 BS Biology, Minor in Chemistry: University of Pittsburgh
1999 BS Perfusion Technology: Duquesne University
2008 Doctor of Pharmacy: Duquesne University

Profession Compounding Centers of America: Compound Training
Certified in Vaccine Administration

I started my career with Kopp Drug interning in both the Bellwood and 58th Street locations.

I then starting working in our Huntingdon location, and then upon graduating became Manager of our Pleasant Valley location in 2010.
Feel free to contact me regarding “Compounding” specialized medications that fit your needs at (814)949-8871 or email me at ross.dixon@koppdrug.com.
CAROL BRENNAN, RPH
STAFF PHARMACIST - EXPRESS
A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 1987
Credentials/Schooling - Graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 1976
Specialties - Certificates of Training in Herbal Therapy from the Therapeutic Research Center.
LAURIE ELLIS, RPH
STAFF PHARMACIST - PLEASANT VALLEY

A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 1988
Credentials/Schooling- B.S.- University of Pittsburgh - 1985
Licensed in PA and VA
Started her career with Kopp Drug at the Martinsburg store - July 1988 - October 1990. Transferred to the Pleasant Valley store - October 1990 - Present.
JASON KESSINGER, RPH
MANAGER - TYRONE

A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 1996
Credentials/Schooling - University of Pittsburgh - B.S. Pharmacy - 1999

Started as an intern, worked at several Kopp Drug locations during internship. Upon graduation became staff pharmacist at the Hollidaysburg store. In 2008 became manager of the Tyrone location.
SHARON ZELEM, PharmD
MANAGER of KOPP PHARMACY
A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 1998
Credentials/Schooling - Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy
Magna Cum Laude - Class of 2001 - Doctor of Pharmacy
Specialties - Certified in Immunizations, Member of Professional Pharmacy
Fraternity Lambda Kappa Sigma, Member of Phi Lambda Sigma (Pharmacy Leadership Organization)

Started her career with Kopp Drug as an intern at the Hollidaysburg store. Upon graduation became staff pharmacist at the Huntingdon store and is now the manager of the Kopp Pharmacy location (across from Altoona Hospital).
SUMMER RIFKAH, RPH
MANAGER - EXPRESS

A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 2001
Credentials/Schooling- Pharmacy School (5 years)
Summer worked as a fill-in Staff Pharmacist at several locations in the past, however, she has now moved to our newest location, Kopp Express.
JEFFREY B. WRIGHT, RPH
STAFF PHARMACIST
MANAGER - HUNTINGDON
A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 1974
Credentials/Schooling - 1971 graduate of So. Hunt. Co. High School
1976 graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science
Member of Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society

I started my career with Kopp Drug in 1974 as a Pharmacy Intern at Hilly's in Huntingdon. Upon graduation in 1976 I became Manager of the Bellwood location in 1978. I then became manager of the Huntingdon location until 1993. In 2002, I returned to Kopp Drug and am currently managing the Huntingdon location. I have a special interest in nutritional supplements. My primary goal in pharmacy is counseling and making sure the patient understands and has a working knowledge of the medications they're taking - either rx or otc.
RAMONA BAKER, RPH
STAFF PHARMACIST - 58th Street

A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 2002

Credentials/Schooling- 1976 graduate of University of Pittsburgh, B.S. in Pharmacy

1984 graduate of University of Pittsburgh, MSIS
NICOLE DIXON, RPH
STAFF PHARMACIST - HOLLIDAYSBURG

A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 1999

Credentials/Schooling - Duquesne University.

January of 1999 she started to work at Kopp Drug in various locations (Kopp Pharmacy, Martinsburg, Bellwood, and Tyrone). Currently, she works as a Staff Pharmacist at our Hollidaysburg location.
SUSAN BOSTON, RPH
STAFF PHARMACIST

Credentials/Schooling - 1981 graduate of University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 1981; worked in the Altoona Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics before starting a career in retail pharmacy at Kopp's. I then worked part-time at Wal-Mart while I had two daughters. I returned to Kopp's in 2007 and have developed a niche as a floater, as well as an interest in compounding.

STEPHANIE R. ANTONAZZO PharmD
STAFF PHARMACIST

A member of the Kopp Drug Family since 2009

Credentials/Schooling - 2009 graduate of the Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy

Specialties - Licensed in immunizations and injectable medications
In Loving Memory
Ed Kawtoski, RPH — 1954 - 2003
Merle Crooks, RPH — 1951 - 2011
Ed Basalla-Taxis, Pharm-D — 1946 - 2013


They will always be a part of our Kopp Drug family..