Michael Counts, Pharm.D.

President / Owner

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.

Seth Connelly, Pharm.D.

Senior Director, Pharmacy Operations

With a history of managing retail and specialty pharmacies, Seth joined the Guardian Pharmacy team in 2019. Seth began his pharmacy career at 16 years old as a delivery driver, graduated with his Pharm.D. from the University of Kansas, and now leads our operations teams.

Bethany Bramwell, R.Ph., BCGP

Senior Director, Customer Experience & Growth

As a board-certified geriatric pharmacist, Bethany brings over 20 years of experience in pharmacy ownership, management, long-term care consulting, education, and publication to our senior leadership team. Bethany joined Guardian Pharmacy in 2013 and currently leads our sales, marketing, clinical, and educational initiatives.

Denise Eleiott, LNHA

Controller

Denise has over 30 years’ experience working in the senior living community industry. She has held every position from business office manager to administrator to COO and executive director. When the opportunity arose, Denise joined the Guardian family as controller in July of 2019.

Carla Zeilmann, Pharm.D., BCPS

Lead Clinical Consultant Pharmacist

Carla received her Pharm.D. from the University of Iowa in 1995 then completed a residency in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. She recognized her calling of caring for older adults early in her career and joined Guardian in 2017 to be surrounded by others who share her passion.

Vicki Clithero, DNP, RN

Clinical Nurse Educator

Before joining Guardian in 2017, Vicki spent 20 years in nursing education. She has a medical-surgical and nursing case management background. Vicki earned her DNP in systems leadership from Rush University in 2016. She enjoys meeting clinical education needs, no matter how unique they might be.

Valerie Duke

Director, Sales and Marketing

Valerie comes to Guardian with 12 years of healthcare sales experience. She has served in progressing roles from OR trainer to region director. She holds a degree in Radiologic Sciences with a minor in instructional design and has a passion for representing products and services that improve patient care and clinical outcomes.

Angela Rana, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist-in-Charge, St. Louis

As a proud St. Louis native, Angela’s interest in caring for older adults began in 2001 when she volunteered at a local nursing home. A graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy with 14 years of experience in community and LTC pharmacy operations, she serves as pharmacist-in-charge and chief immunization coordinator.