All of our partner pharmacies have the backing of our national support team, who offer the expertise, strategies and resources our local pharmacy teams need to provide the highest possible quality of care and service.
President & CEO
President, CEO and Co-founder of Guardian Pharmacy Services, Fred believes that when you do the right thing and conduct business according to the Golden Rule, you empower employees to maximize their potential resulting in loyal customers. His philosophy is proven through his success. Founded in 2004, Guardian has become one of the nation’s largest and most innovative long-term care pharmacy companies. Recognized for providing outstanding client service and resident care, the company serves long-term care communities, including assisted living, skilled nursing, and organizations that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Performance-driven and committed to the long-term care pharmacy industry, Fred is also a Co-founder of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only Washington-based organization exclusively representing the interests of independent long-term care pharmacies and the patients they serve.
Fred has a proven track record creating and sustaining high performing businesses. Prior to Guardian, Fred co-founded Central Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CPSI), a nuclear pharmacy company that served over 1,000 hospitals and clinics in 22 states. CPSI grew to 45 business units and was named to the 1997 and 1999 Inc. 500 lists of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. In 2001, CPSI was acquired by Cardinal Health, the nation’s largest drug wholesaler and healthcare services firm.
As President and Co-founder of Sales Technologies, Inc. (ST), Fred pioneered the sales force automation market for large field sales forces on the then-emerging technology of portable computers. ST grew to over 600 employees world-wide serving a blue-chip roster of Fortune 100 clients. Prior to its acquisition by The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, ST was listed as number 30 on the 1988 Inc. 500 list.
Fred’s early career included working as a Consultant with McKinsey & Company in Atlanta and Brussels, serving large corporate clients on marketing strategy and organizational issues; and as a Brand Manager with Procter & Gamble. Fred received a B.S. in Engineering from Mississippi State University and an M.S. in Industrial Administration from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University. Additionally, he served as a Communications Officer in the U.S. Air Force, leading a combat communications unit.
Kendall Forbes, RPh
EVP, Sales & Operations
A Co-founder and EVP of Guardian Pharmacy Services, Kendall is a seasoned pharmacy executive with more than 35-years’ experience. The depth and breadth of his expertise has been a driving factor in not only the growth of the overall company, but in the growth of Guardian’s individual pharmacy partners across the nation.
As EVP of sales and operations, Kendall develops the operational and strategic plans to spur growth, expand into new industry segments and open new markets. He works with the company’s national network of local pharmacies and their field teams implementing strategies necessary to drive success and to ensure that they maintain the highest quality standards and clinical excellence.
Prior to Guardian, Kendall, along with Fred Burke, founded Central Pharmacy Services, Inc. He was responsible for management of all field business units and developed evolving structures and systems to leverage organizational skills in a rapid growth entrepreneurial environment. During that time, he launched 37 greenfield start-up pharmacies and integrated eight acquisitions.
CPSI was founded as a direct result of Kendall’s time as the founder and owner of Baton Rouge Central Pharmacy, a highly successful and profitable nuclear pharmacy. It was while operating this pharmacy that he recognized the opportunity for building a larger company leveraging the service model so successfully employed in Baton Rouge market.
EVP & CFO
As Guardian Pharmacy Services Co-Founder, EVP and CFO, David’s expertise in all aspects of financial strategy and management as well as effective risk management has been critical to the sustainable growth of the company. In addition to his overall treasury and accounting responsibilities, he oversees IT, business development, human capital, purchasing and legal–many of the core departments that Guardian’s network of national long-term care pharmacies leverage for ongoing support.
Previously, David was CFO of Central Pharmacy Services, joining shortly after inception to build the central support and financial structure necessary to serve the dispersed, autonomous business units in a rapid growth entrepreneurial environment. Organizational units included accounting, information systems, human resources, M&A/business development, and administrative services.
Prior to his time at CPSI, David served as President of the PBM Division of Complete Health; and established and operated Rx Management, a subsidiary PBM division of HMO Complete Health, which provided prescription drug management services to parent HMOs/PPOs and other Fortune 500 self-funded employer groups.
Bob joined Guardian Pharmacy in 2015 as the head of operations and regulatory support. Bob came to Guardian with a proven track record of successful leadership for multi-facility pharmacy companies. Bob has twenty plus years’ experience in LTC pharmacy operations management. Prior to joining Guardian, Bob served as Sr. VP of Operations for Kindred Pharmacy Services (KPS), COO of Continuing Care Rx (CCRx), and VP of Operations in the LTC pharmacy division at Omnicare. Bob received his BS in Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
As head of technology, David oversees all of Guardian’s IT strategy, infrastructure, enterprise software, security, and business intelligence. He has an extensive technology leadership background, having served as a Senior IT Consultant with IBM and Vice President of Technology & Software Development. for Allconnect, Inc. David earned his B.E. in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and his MBA in Market Strategy and Global Business from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Rich joined Guardian in 2012 with over a decade of experience in account management, business development and national sales in the long-term care industry, having served as Sales Director for Omnicare for over seven years and Vice President of Business Development for Heritage Healthcare for two years. Rich has deep subject-matter expertise on growing the local LTC pharmacy business and developing a national presence in the LTC pharmacy marketplace. Previously, Rich worked a combined 17 years with IBM and Aramark in administration, business development and management roles.
As head of purchasing, Jeff oversees Guardian’s supply chain management, vendor relations and contracting, with an additional focus on customer pricing strategies and analysis. Jeff received his B.A. in Accounting from Western Michigan University and has 25+ years of financial operations and accounting experience. Prior to joining Guardian in 2007, Jeff held leadership positions with companies in the healthcare sector.
Doug joined Guardian in 2016 as General Counsel after a long-standing working relationship with Guardian’s executive team during his nearly twenty years as a Partner with Jones Day in Atlanta. Doug earned his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Emory University and his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.
Chad oversees treasury/cash management, tax compliance, real estate and procurement for the company. Prior to joining Guardian in 2005, Chad spent 8+ years in progressive management roles in public accounting for Ernst & Young. He earned his B.S., B.A., M.S. in Accountancy from Auburn University.
Chris leads pharmacy network strategy, including contract negotiation, direct PBM relationships, network performance and management of the PSAO relationship. He also oversees the compliance, licensing and credentialing functions. Prior to joining Guardian, Chris spent 18 years at CVS Health in payer relations, contracting, planning and analysis related to Retail/LTC pharmacy reimbursement and served as the pharmacy and MinuteClinic divisions A/R department head. Prior to that, Chris worked with a regional medical billing company. A University of Connecticut graduate, Chris received his Master of Business Administration from Bryant University.
As Controller, Will oversees all financial accounting and reporting, our complex revenue cycle management and total rewards (compensation & benefits) for the company. Will earned his B.S. in Management with Accounting Concentration from Presbyterian College and prior to joining Guardian in 2012, spent 10+ years with the audit services group of a global public accounting firm servicing a broad range of clients, ranging from small, private equity backed private companies to mature public companies.
Vicki joined Guardian in May 2005, but has worked with the Guardian executive team since 1999. Vicki is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where she earned a BA in Industrial Relations. Prior to joining this team in 1999, Vicki worked in HR operations for Perdue Farms in Robersonville, NC. Working with the entire HR team, Vicki has helped build and now leads a support group of highly skilled and customer-focused HR professionals.
As head of the business intelligence team, Mick brings 25+ years of progressive management experience in accounting and business intelligence and has been with Guardian since 2008. He is deeply passionate about finding creative ways to use data to solve real world problems. Mick earned his B.S. in Accounting from Appalachian State University and his M.S. in Business Intelligence & Analytics from Boston University.
Rockford bought his first retail pharmacy in Clarion, IA with a local nursing home as the pharmacy’s sole long-term care customer. Rockford quickly realized that LTC patients required special care from their provider and that facility CMS regulations were burdensome and difficult to fulfill without a strong pharmacy partner. Because of this, Rockford separated his long-term care business from his retail customers and helped grow the Ankeny LTC pharmacy into one of the fastest growing pharmacies in the state.
Founder of Ron’s Pharmacy Services, Ron has been working in long-term care pharmacy since 1975. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Southern California, and resides in San Diego, CA. Ron spends his free time with his wife Janna, his daughter and 2 grandchildren.
Curt joined the Guardian team in 2012 to help launch the Bartlett location. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, Curt previously worked in clinical account management for a hospice mail order and consulting business. Through his leadership, Curt has significantly grown Guardian Mid-South and continues to expand its reach by focusing on superior customer service.
Mark has a 30-year business and logistics career. He fell in love with pharmacy 13 years ago because of the way service excellence can differentiate your business. Starting Guardian Pharmacy MN in 2011 was the best decision of his business career. He is blessed with a great team and fantastic group of customers.
Philip Boyd is the President and CEO of Guardian Pharmacy of Birmingham. He has been leading the team at Guardian Birmingham since 2008. Since joining Guardian Pharmacy of Birmingham, Philip has been an integral part of its transition to a full-service pharmacy that now serves more than 3,000 patients monthly, including clients from such diverse areas as Long-Term Care and Outpatient Services. Philip holds a BE in Electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University.
David has overseen the growth of ETPS and MTPS which now services approximately 6,000 patients. David has led the expansion of the Tennessee footprint, opening LTC pharmacies in both Memphis and Knoxville. He now focuses on business operations and pharmacy leadership.
Tanner received his Biological Science degree from Oklahoma State University and went on to earn his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Oklahoma. He joined Boomer Solutions in 2010 and serves as the co-president.
Michael is an experienced second-generation pharmacist/entrepreneur with a passion for serving others. Under his leadership, the Missouri pharmacies are continually recognized as innovators, trusted partners, and providers of exemplary service. Michael is quick to give credit for this success to his incredible, dynamic team.
Bruce has been involved in the Long-Term Care Pharmacy business since 1984 serving in several operational and financial capacities including Director of Operations, President and his current role of President of Finance and Purchasing. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and was a formerly a Certified Internal Auditor. He is married, has two daughters and lives in Pineville, NC. His outside interests include participating in competitive bowling and ping pong, the latter of which he is a former city champion.
As a member of the Guardian team since July of 2006, Jodi strives every day to improve the lives of the individuals we serve by putting the needs of the customers first.
Mr. Dunn’s credentials include a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi; a Six Sigma Black Belt earned at Villanova University and an MBA (in process) from the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University. He has more than 14 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales and marketing at Eli Lilly and in long-term care pharmacy management. Most recently, he served as president of Tara Pharmacy, where he was responsible for a three-pharmacy operation.
It is our privilege to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. It is an awesome responsibility. We try to make a difference every day. When not working, I enjoy being with my family, playing basketball, golf, landscaping, and reading history books. Save the Day!
Casey is a pharmacist, father, operations geek and novice bathroom remodeler. He is also president of the new Guardian of Minneapolis. Casey’s worked with an outstanding team at Guardian’s St. Cloud location and is excited to build on that energy in the Twin Cities.
Matthew has worked in Long Term Care Pharmacy since 2005 – servicing a variety of different facilities including Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Behavioral Health Communities throughout the Southeast. He has a BA in Healthcare Administration and Gerontology from Ithaca College, and an MBA with a concentration in Technology from Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Mike’s career in pharmacy extends to both long-term care and retail. For more than 25 years, he has owned and operated Guardian SWFL. He also spent 17 years as the owner of two retail pharmacies. A graduate of University of Pittsburgh, Mike has been a resident of Charlotte County, Florida since 1984. Along with his wife, Donna, of 38 years, he is the proud parent of four children and grandparent to three.
Khristy entered the long-term care industry in 2004 because of her passion to help others. Under her leadership, the Jacksonville pharmacy is continually recognized as a service leader throughout Florida. Khristy is quick to give credit for this growth and success to her dynamic team.
A third-generation pharmacist, Tom is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He grew up working at Mullaney’s Pharmacy, founded by his family, and upon graduation joined fulltime. With decades of experience in the long-term care and retail pharmacy settings, Tom has a unique understanding of the needs of the LTC communities he serves.
Alan has been president since opening in 2017. His extensive 23-year pharmacy career includes nine years with the Senior Care Pharmacy in Lakeland; 12 years in community pharmacy for CVS/pharmacy, seven as a Florida district pharmacy supervisor; and several years as at Walgreens’ pharmacy manager in Pinellas County, Florida.
Courtney Doherty Oland RPh, MBA, FASCP, has extensive experience in long-term care pharmacy in Maine. Before joining Guardian, she worked for both an independent provider and a large national provider as a consultant pharmacist and account manager. She brings a strong background in long-term care pharmacy operations and focuses primarily on ensuring customers receive superior service.
Steve has been a registered pharmacist for 39 years and is a graduate of Purdue University. He has managed multiple pharmacies throughout his career and has been with Guardian Pharmacy since 2012. In his spare time, Steve enjoys tennis, reading and traveling.
A registered nurse, Brian has more than 20 years’ experience in the long-term care industry. In 2007, he joined with Guardian Pharmacy to open the Daytona pharmacy which focuses on serving long-term care communities and their residents.
John founded Saliba’s Extended Care Pharmacy in 1999 to serve the needs of assisted living facilities, adult care homes, and skilled nursing facilities throughout the state of Arizona. John is an accomplished and respected pharmacy leader and has built a solid reputation in the long-term care industry.
Kyle received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is a fourth-generation long-term care provider and has grown up entrenched in this industry. Much of his early years were spent in his family’s facilities.
Robin joined ETPS in 2014 and has worked in the long-term care/assisted living arena since 2000. She works daily to ensure we are providing exceptional service and personalized care to our facilities and residents.
David and Russ partnered together in January of 2006 to launch ETPS and MTPS. Russ has been an integral part in the growth of the pharmacies and now focuses on business development and account management.
Nathan Stauffer serves as president for Guardian Pharmacy of Michigan. Prior to Guardian, Nathan co-founded TruCare LTC Pharmacy and built a successful track record serving assisted living and traumatic brain injury facilities. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, Meghan, and their four daughters.
Marc Swann, RPh, has 20 years of experience managing the operations of institutional pharmacies. Prior to joining Guardian, Mr. Swann held managerial and executive positions with Lutheran Services for The Aging and Stanley Lab, Inc. He was responsible for opening and operating a long term care pharmacy to provide services to the skilled facilities owned by LSA. Mr. Swann successfully started the pharmacy for LSA at which time he joined Stanley Lab, where he played a significant role in operations and business development. Mr. Swann is a 1992 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rob is president and owner of Guardian Pharmacy of Tampa, which he opened in 2008. A graduate from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1990, he has been working in long term care for more than 25 years.
Marybeth and Chad started Southern Pharmacy Services in 2003. He started as a consultant pharmacist and rotated inside to learn operations. Over the years, Chad has focused on the finance side of the company while Marybeth has focused on the sales side of the company. Both Chad and Marybeth work together managing the operations of the pharmacy.
Marybeth attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 1999 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Marybeth and Chad started Southern Pharmacy Services in Pink Hill in 2003. Both Chad and Marybeth work together managing the operations of the pharmacy.
A 30-year veteran of long term healthcare, Alan is responsible for the overall management of Guardian Pharmacy SEFL. He joined the Guardian Pharmacy family in 2010. Alan’s experience includes owner of Comfort Care Hospice, NJ; Regional Vice President of Omnicare; Mid-Atlantic District; Pompton Nursing Home Suppliers of NJ; and Savon Pharmacy. He is a Registered Consultant Pharmacist (New Jersey and Florida), and a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
As president of Guardian Pharmacy of the Piedmont and sister pharmacies Winyah Pharmacy Solutions and Preferred Care Pharmacy, David oversees operations, sales and marketing, financials, account management and profitability. With over 30 years of experience, the majority of his focus has been in long-term care. David also has experience in hospital business development and operations, as well as skilled nursing facility administration and operations.
Chris joined Guardian in May 2012. As Senior Director of Purchasing and Business Analytics for Guardian, Chris leverages his analytical background to lead the company’s strategic supply chain initiatives. In his role, Chris is responsible for identifying and executing cost reduction and process improvement opportunities for purchasing and strategic sourcing and developing customer pricing strategies. Chris is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
Bethany is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist and seasoned professional with extensive experience in long-term care pharmacy. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Pharmacy in 1999 and is an active member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
Bill joined Guardian in 2016. As head of the revenue cycle management process, Bill manages all accounting aspects of the process, while supporting our pharmacies on an ongoing basis. He also leads the regulatory and licensing group for the company. Prior to Guardian, Bill had 11+ years of progressive accounting experience, starting in public accounting, then working in various roles for public and private companies. Bill earned his B.S. in Business Administration from UNC – Chapel Hill and his M.S. in Accountancy from Wake Forest.
Robin joined Guardian in October 2021. As Senior Director of Organizational Development, Robin is responsible for company-wide strategic initiatives to attract, retain and develop employee skills to best align with business objectives. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of North Carolina at Asheville and a Master’s degree in Organizational and Global Leadership from York University.