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    Ryan Hollingsworth, PharmD, Partner & Chief Pharmacy Officer

    Ryan Hollingsworth, PharmD

    Partner & Chief Pharmacy Officer

    Ryan Hollingsworth has over a decade of experience practicing pharmacy. He is a graduate of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, Ryan went to work for a major chain where he gained valuable experience in working at a high-volume pharmacy but decided that the corporate world was not the right fit for him. Instead, he began looking for an avenue to implement his passion for serving patients with the most compassionate care and support, which he realized by joining FountainRx. Ryan envisioned a pharmacy where people were seen as more than just numbers on a spreadsheet and where staff members treated these individuals as they would their own family members.

    Ryan is a fellow of both the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the American College of Apothecaries (ACA). He served on the Foundation Board of Directors for the IACP from 2016 to 2018, and was recognized in April 2016 as the National Compounding Pharmacist of the month by Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, hunting, golf, traveling and University of Tennessee athletic events.


    Joseph Huntsman, MBA, MA, Partner & Chief Executive Officer

    Joseph Huntsman, MBA, MA

    Partner & Chief Executive Officer

    Joseph Huntsman worked in a variety of business roles and environments before joining FountainRx. He graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree. Joseph then went on to graduate from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs, and a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on International Business.

    Joseph began his professional career in 1995 with USA TODAY, serving as part of the Advertising Strategy team. He has also served in leadership roles with The Zurich Financial Services Group in Switzerland, as well as for Swiss Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company. In 2007, he founded Southern Orthocare, a premier provider of prosthetics, orthotics and pedorthics. In 2012, Joseph founded FountainRx with his father. When he’s not in the pharmacy, he loves to travel with family, calling himself a “citizen of the world.”


    Derek V. Hicks, PharmD, Partner & Chief Clinical Officer

    Derek V. Hicks, PharmD

    Partner & Chief Clinical Officer

    Derek V. Hicks joined FountainRx in November 2015 as the Chief Clinical Officer and Partner. Derek’s pharmacy career began when he started working for his father at Medical Center Pharmacy in New Tazewell, Tennessee. His father taught him the nuances of the pharmacy business and inspired him to become a pharmacist. After graduating from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Derek completed his General Clinical Residency at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Following his residency, Derek worked at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee as their first Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. While there, he collaborated with physicians in the medical-surgical intensive care unit and also provided hospital-wide pharmacokinetic monitoring. After gaining this valuable experience, Derek returned to the family business and oversaw a full pharmacy redesign, which resulted in Claiborne County’s only full-service compounding pharmacy lab. In his spare time, Hicks is an active member of First Baptist Church Morristown and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.


    Our Pharmacists

    Brandon Martin, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager

    Brandon Martin, PharmD

    Pharmacy Manager

    Brandon Martin completed pharmacy school at Butler University in Indianapolis. After graduating in 2008, he moved to Morristown and began working for a major chain pharmacy. There, Brandon gained valuable knowledge related to pharmacy operations, customer service and patient care. However, he was looking for something more. In August 2016, he joined FountainRx as a staff pharmacist. When he isn’t working, Brandon enjoys watching Indiana basketball, playing golf and spending time with his family.


    John McKinney, PharmD, Compounding Manager

    John McKinney, PharmD

    Compounding Manager

    John McKinney was a certified pharmacy technician and pharmacy intern for 7 years before graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He worked for a major chain pharmacy for 8 years, serving as pharmacy manager for the last 5 years. John joined FountainRx in April 2017 as a staff pharmacist. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his family, Notre Dame sports, CrossFit and playing golf.


    Vanessa Brown, PharmD, Specialty Manager

    Vanessa Brown, PharmD

    Specialty Manager

    Vanessa Brown fell in love with the pharmacy business while working at an independent pharmacy in high school. After completing her pre-pharmacy studies at The University of Tennessee, she attended pharmacy school at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Vanessa worked for a major pharmacy chain until joining the staff at FountainRx in October 2017. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys exercising, weekend getaways to the mountains and spending time with her family.


    Jason Reid, PharmD, Staff Pharmacist

    Jason Reid, PharmD

    Staff Pharmacist

    Jason Reid completed pharmacy school at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. After he graduated in 2003, he and his wife moved to Tennessee. Jason is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) with over 15 years of experience in both major retail chain and long-term care pharmacy. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hiking, fishing and gardening.

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