Ryan Hollingsworth, PharmD
Partner & Chief Pharmacy Officer
A graduate of Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Ryan has been practicing pharmacy since 2009. Ryan did his pre-pharmacy coursework at East Tennessee State University, and it was there that he met his lovely wife, Brittany. Upon graduation, Ryan went to work for a major chain pharmacy and quickly learned that the corporate world was not where God was leading him to spend his career. He did, however, gain valuable experience in working at a high-volume pharmacy and the challenges that come with managing such a store. He and Brittany prayed earnestly for an opportunity where Ryan could work and actually serve patients with care and love, and where people were seen as more than just a number on a corporate spreadsheet. When approached about starting up FountainRx, Ryan knew right away that God had answered his prayers. Ryan is passionate about pharmacy practice, particularly in the area of compounding. He currently serves on the Foundation Board of Directors for the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and was recognized in April 2016 as the National Compounding Pharmacist of the month by PCCA. In addition to his work at the pharmacy, Ryan is very involved in ministry at Russellville Baptist Church. Brittany and Ryan have 3 young children, Katie Beth, Levi, and Noah that keep them "busy" at home. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys hunting, golf, traveling , and University of Tennessee athletics.
Derek V. Hicks, PharmD
Partner & Chief Clinical Officer
Derek V. Hicks, PharmD joined FountainRx as the Chief Clinical Officer and Partner in November 2015. He began his pharmacy career working for his father Oscar V. Hicks, Jr. at Medical Center Pharmacy in New Tazewell, Tennessee when he was a teenager. Like all new hires he began with stocking shelves, putting up orders, and dusting. However, overtime his father taught him the pharmacy business. Following in his father’s footsteps, he decided to become a pharmacist. After graduating from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, he completed his General Clinical Residency at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. During his residency program, Hicks focused on infectious disease and pharmacokinetic dosing. Following his residency in the summer of 1992, he joined the pharmacy staff at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee as their first Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. While there he worked in collaboration with physicians in the medical-surgical intensive care unit as well as providing hospital wide pharmacokinetic monitoring. After four years in June 1996, Hicks rejoined the family business in New Tazewell. He moved into the role of pharmacy manager and in 2006 oversaw a full pharmacy redesign which opened Claiborne County’s only full service compounding pharmacy lab. The compounding side of the business focused primarily on Bio-Identical Hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and pain-management compounds. In addition, Hicks is a founding board member and past board chairman for Cornerstone Academy, a K4-12 private Christian school serving the Lakeway region. He is also an active member of First Baptist Church Morristown where he sings in the choir, served as a deacon, and taught Sunday School. Finally, Hicks is husband to Lynn and father to the three “As” – Andrew, Abby, and Ashley Anna. He is excited about joining FountainRx and is dedicated to patient care through the provision of specialized individualized treatments.
Joseph Huntsman, MBA, MA
Partner & Chief Financial Officer
A native of Morristown, Tennessee, Joe has served for nearly twenty years in multiple business roles and environments. As a young man Joe had the privilege of traveling around the world multiple times as a singer and the director for the Continental Singers based out of Southern California. Joe 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. In 1995 he married Evi Huntsman, of Zurich, Switzerland. In 1998, he then graduated from The George Washington University in Washington DC with a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs as well as a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on International Business. Joe began his business career in 1995 with USA TODAY, serving in the Advertising Strategy team. In 1998, Joe and Evi moved to Zurich, Switzerland where he joined The Zurich Financial Services Group in the Corporate Customer Division as an International Marketing Consultant. He was soon promoted to the role of Global Head of eBusiness for Corporate Customers. In 2002 Joe left the Zurich Group and joined Swiss Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company where he served as the Business Manager for the Global Client Management System. Joe had the opportunity to work with Swiss Re Business Units around Europe, the US, Asia, Australia and Africa, and was responsible for a back-office team in Bangalore, India. Joe and Evi had three daughters, Grace, Audrey and Kate, all born in Switzerland. In 2005, Joe & Evi returned to the US. In 2006 Joe and his wife were founding Board members for Cornerstone Academy, a Classical K4-12 Christian school serving families in the Lakeway Region. Joe served as the Board Chairman for the first four years. In 2007 Joe founded Southern Orthocare, a premier provider of prosthetics, orthotics and pedorthics serving patients in East TN. In 2012 Joe, along with his father, founded FountainRx, an innovative new pharmacy developing custom therapies to treat a number of patient conditions. Having traveled across 6 continents, 33 countries and 49 US states, Joe considers himself a "citizen of the world." He still has a "gypsy heart" and loves to travel around the US and abroad, especially with his family. Joe treasures time with his wife Evi and daughters, and also enjoys arranging and producing music, leading worship, leading men's ministry, taking in a quality book or movie, having authentic conversation with friends over gourmet dinners, and snow-skiing. Joe is passionate about the person of Christ and knowing the Father heart of God. It is Joe's vision that FountainRx would make a positive impact not only on their patients' health, but also in their hearts and lives. Joe states, "We give hope on many levels, and our hope comes from the Creator of the universe."