Meet Our Amazing Pharmacy Team!
Director of Operations
Chris is the Director of Operations for Hometown Family of Stores. She oversees all aspects of management in our four locations. Chris started her career with Hometown in 2014. She came to us with over 20 years of pharmacy and durable medical equipment experience. Chris lives in Carrollton with her husband Darrin, who is a Real Estate Investor. She has one son and bonus daughter, Kaleb and Bryanna Newham, who live in rural Norborne. They are both business owners. Kaleb owns a custom welding business, and Bryanna owns a clothing boutique. In her free time Chris enjoys traveling with her husband, winter vacations to the Riviera Maya are a top priority! She also loves shopping and working on their 30-acre property.
Pharmacy Manager & Pharmacist in Charge - Chillicothe
Our store manager in Chillicothe, Amber, is one of our “Hometown” employees who grew up in this community. She graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has been with us as the manager of the Chillicothe store since 2017. She and her husband, Jacob have 2 daughters & the family enjoys raising and showing bucket calves and chickens, riding their ranger, playing at the river, gardening, hunting, and fishing. Amber loves to travel, so when she is not serving our community at work, she enjoys visiting the Bahamas, Cancun, and Colorado.
Gay Lynn Korff
Pharmacy Manager & Pharmacist in Charge - Carrollton
Our store manager in Carrollton, Gay Lynn, grew up in Liberty, MO and now lives in Norborne. She attended Drury College & the University of Missouri, Columbia, earning a BA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies followed by a pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She joined the Hometown team in 2011 and was promoted to store manager in 2017. Gay Lynn and her husband, Rob are parents to 2 children and have one grandchild. Gay Lynn’s passions include international missions, Haiti, in particular, international travel, time with family, microbrewery tours and visiting wineries. Her focus, as it relates to pharmacy, is patient care. She strives to take the best care possible of our patients, getting to know them, their extended family, and eventually, their caregivers. Her very favorite thing is when a customer asks her opinion for something over the counter. She recommends it and they come back in later saying how well it worked.
Store Manager -
Healthy Living Store
Valery joined the Hometown team in 2017 as the manager of our Healthy Living Store. She brings a wealth of knowledge stemming from over 30 years of experience selling Durable Medical Equipment which makes her the perfect fit as manager of the Healthy Living Store. In her free time she enjoys attending Kansas City Chiefs games with her family and friends in their custom tailgating van.
Greg is from Trenton, MO and works as a staff pharmacist in several of our locations. He graduated with a pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and came onboard with Hometown in 2015. His experience and knowledge are unmatched given that he owned and operated his own pharmacy for 24 years prior to Hometown. Greg is married with 3 children & 6 grandchildren and in his free time he enjoys RV camping, hunting, fishing and cutting wood in his timber.
Another of our “Hometown” Pharmacists, Malissa works as a staff pharmacist at several of our locations. Malissa graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and soon after, returned to the area and joined our team in 2012. Malissa and her husband are parents to 2 children and in their free time, they love to spend time traveling, having fun at the lake in the summers, and watching their son play soccer and daughter dance. Malissa’s favorite thing about being a pharmacist is getting to educate patients on their health and medications.
Andy is another of our “Hometown” pharmacists as he was born and raised in Marshall, MO. He earned his pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and began working at a retail pharmacy after graduation. He retired from his full-time pharmacy position after 40 years in 2020 and we were lucky enough to add him in a part time capacity to our staff in 2022! Andy is an immunization certified pharmacist. Andy and his wife, Maureen, have 3 children and one grandchild. Some of his favorite ways to spend his time in semi-retirement are barbequing, playing lots of golf, taking trips, going to dinner and a movie, and walking their dog, Izzy. Andy also serves as the Vice President of the local Lion’s Club.