renae-creggerRenae Cregger – Director of Operations

Wytheville’s Director of Operations, Renae Cregger, PharmD, has many years of experience in long term care pharmacy. After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University, she worked as a staff pharmacist, consultant pharmacist, and pharmacist supervisor. Renae’s primary focus is on making sure that our customers receive exceptional service while ensuring that the daily operations of the pharmacy run at optimal efficiency. Contact Renae, Renae.cregger@southrx.com

Tim PenningtonDirector of Finance and Administration

Tim Pennington is the Director of Finance and Administration for Southern Pharmacy Services’ Virginia location. Tim joined Southern in February of 2017 and manages billing, human resources and finance for the pharmacy. He has over 20 years of experience in financial and cost accounting, mergers and acquisitions, cash management, project management, HR and IT primarily for manufacturing companies. He received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech. Tim and his team work hard to improve the efficiency of the pharmacy and assist customers with billing and insurance questions. Contact Tim, Tim.Pennington@southrx.com

Seth Harden – Pharmacist Lead

Seth Harden, PharmD, supervises the pharmacists in the Wytheville, VA location and assists with day-to-day pharmacy operations. Seth grew up in Broadford, VA and attended near-by Emory & Henry College earning a BS in Chemistry in 2010. He went on to graduate from East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy in 2014. Upon graduation, Seth joined the Southern Pharmacy team in May 2104 as a staff pharmacist. In 2018 he was promoted to Lead Pharmacist. He prides himself on encouraging teamwork among Southern Pharmacy employees and building strong relationships with customers.

Michael Hayter – Consultant Pharmacist

Our consultant pharmacist for Wytheville, Michael Hayter, PharmD, is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He has many years of pharmacy experience in both acute and long term care. In his role as consultant pharmacist, Michael makes scheduled visits to our facilities to conduct Medication Regimen Reviews following state and federal regulations. Working with prescribers, nursing and administration, Michael’s focus is to make sure residents in our facilities receive safe and effective drug therapy. To contact Michael: Michael.Hayter@southrx.com.

Virginia “Chris” Butler – Consultant Nurse

Chris Butler, Wytheville’s consultant nurse, has over 30 years of nursing experience in both acute and long-term care. In addition, she has also been responsible for staff development/training/education as well as community outreach. Before joining Southern Pharmacy, Chris was the Admission Director at a large skilled nursing facility. This experience has enabled her to build and maintain relationships with a multitude of regional healthcare providers and facilities. She is committed to ensuring positive experiences for both residents and their family.

Nicole Bruce – Lead Billing Specialist

Nicole Bruce is Wytheville’s Lead Billing Specialist. Nicole ensures that all claims are billed correctly through residents’ insurance. Nicole graduated a member of Phi Theta Kappa from Wytheville Community College with a degree in Health Information Management. Nicole has 16 years of long-term care billing experience. Nicole joined the Southern Pharmacy team in 2017 as a billing specialist prior to becoming our lead billing specialist. Nicole lives on a farm with her husband and 14-year-old son and works just as hard on her days off as a farmer as she does during the week. She loves to ride horses and go camping with her family.

Becki Gravley – Customer Service Account Manager

Becki Gravley is the customer service account manager for Wytheville. Becki joined Southern Pharmacy in January of 2018. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years and a nurse for over 16 years. She builds relationships to understand the preference of each account and coordinate with the pharmacy to ensure excellent service from the point of receiving orders through delivery. Becki gives a dedicated point of access to help clients receive high quality personalized service and works closely with sales to ensure smooth transitions and support set up with on-boarding activities for new customers. “I embrace our pharmacy’s core values and hope that others can see them in me.” She lives in Wytheville, VA with her husband and daughter. She loves to travel, attend sports events, and enjoy the great outdoors with her family and friends.

Jami Patrick – Human Resources Specialist

A native of Brown Summit, NC, Jami Patrick is our HR Specialist. She is graduate of Guilford College with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Human Resources. She has been with the pharmacy since 2015.  Her day to day focus is to support the operations of the pharmacy in the areas of human resource management, including benefit communication and administration, new hire onboarding and recruiting. Additionally, she coordinates the production of our annual Customer Celebration and Educational event for all three pharmacy locations as well as numerous other pharmacy events.

Leslie Bridgers – Lead Order Entry Specialist

Leslie Bridgers, Wytheville’s Data Entry Supervisor, has over 15 years of experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. During her 10 years specializing in long-term care, Leslie has worked in both fulfillment and data entry. Born and raised locally, she has proudly been a part of the Southern Pharmacy family since 2016. Leslie is dedicated to providing excellent customer service with a personal touch while remaining focused on ensuring accuracy and dependability. During her free time, she enjoys outdoor hobbies such as trail riding in the mountains, camping, and farming with her husband and Yorkie.

deanna-vippermanDeanna VippermanFulfillment Supervisor

Deanna has worked in the pharmacy and been a supervisor for over 20 years. Her job objectives and goals are to keep things running efficiently in the pharmacy and to always provide the best customer service possible.

Cynthia Thomas – Purchasing Manager

Cynthia Thomas, our Purchasing Manager for Wytheville, has worked over 25 years in the pharmacy industry in a variety of roles. Her experience helps provide support across all departments of the pharmacy. Cynthia’s primary focus is purchasing, medication returns and maintaining product inventory. By streamlining these processes, Cynthia helps provide excellent customer service to all of our facilities. If you have questions regarding the outstanding support she provides, please email her at Cynthia.Thomas@southrx.com.