Peter Kreckel, Director of Clinical Services

  • • I am happily married for 40 years to Denise (Kubitsky). We met as lab partners in pharmacy school, and she practiced for 40 years in community pharmacy and clinical pharmacy.
  • • I am the father of three grown up adults, Gretchen (37), Elizabeth (35), and Philip (33). Gretchen is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at West Virginia University, and married to Mark Garofoli who is a pharmacist and Professor at West Virginia University. Elizabeth is a ESL (English Second Language) teacher in Lancaster. Philip is an economics major who is working PNC Bank in Pittsburgh. We are blessed with three grandchildren, Regina, Anna and Luke.
  • EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
  • • University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Class of 1981. Served as the President of the Pharmacy School Class of 1981 for 3 years, and President of the Pharmacy School Student Council for 2 years.
  • • I have practiced independent community pharmacy for over 40 years, currently serving as Director of Clinical Services at Nickman’s Drug Store.
  • • Retired Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at St. Francis University where I taught Pharmacology year-round to the Physician Assistant students for 16 years
  • • Worked as a clinical pharmacist for Dr. Zane Gates at his Empower-3 clinic for 7 years.
  • • I am an outdoor enthusiast enjoying hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing and camping.

LEMONT FURNACE PHARMACY STAFF

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Beth Elder, RPh

Pharmacist

  • 4 years experience w/ Nickman's Drug
  • Provides high quality care for residents in Fayette County
  • Enjoys the outdoors and her family
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Hunter Upole

Pharmacy Technician

  • 2 years experience w/ Nickman's Drug
  • Loves to create an accurate sync program
  • Proficient in pharmacy operations
  • Enjoys reading, working, and going on adventures with friends
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Amy Beal

Pharmacy Technician

  • Three months experience w/ Nickman's Drug
  • Avid learner
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Loves to hike and spend time with family

HOPWOOD PHARMACY STAFF

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Paul Cook, RPh

Pharmacist

  • 33 Years experience in the field
  • 2 ½ years experience w/ Nickman's Drug

Joyce Kossol, RPh

Pharmacist

  • Wishes to help build Nickman’s into a great healthcare resource for local residents in Uniontown and the surrounding area
  • Manages operations at independent pharmacies
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Anna Batya, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

  • Four years experience w/ Nickman's Drug
  • 24 years experience overall in the field
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Denise Layhue

Pharmacy Technician

  • 5 ½ experience w/ Nickman's Drug
  • Loves to help this company grow into a successful independent pharmacy
  • Detail oriented; provides excellent customer service

CONNELLSVILLE PHARMACY STAFF

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Paige Vanek, RPh

Pharmacist

  • WVU School of Pharmacy Graduate
  • 4½ years experience w/ Nickman's Drug
  • Provides exceptional patient care
  • Loves to counsel patients
  • Wishes to continue growing in her profession
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Celesta A

Pharmacy Technician

  • Seven years experience w/ Nickman's Drug

Michael Struhar, RPh

Pharmacist

  • 10 years experience w/ Nickman's Drug

Andrea Landman

Pharmacy Technician

Pamela F.

Pharmacy Technician

  • Five years experience w/ Nickman's Drug

MASONTOWN PHARMACY STAFF

Chris Lester, RPh

Pharmacist

  • Director of Pharmacy Operations
  • 7 years experience w/ Nickman's Drug
  • Enables the staff of Nickman's to compete with corporate pharmacies while retaining the true independent charm

Austin Strickland

Pharmacy Intern

  • One year experience w/ Nickman's Drug
  • Loves to help people and show respect to everyone
  • Main goal: To become a great pharmacist