Our Team

Our leadership team embodies our dedication to the communities and residents we serve. Along with our pharmacists, consultants, technicians, nurses, billing experts, and couriers, they never stop working to improve the care and services we provide 24/7/365.

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 and Kansas 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.

Michael Stanley
Michael Stanley, R.Ph.

Vice President, Pharmacy Operations

Michael joins Guardian with over 30 years of pharmacy leadership experience including community, mail order, and long-term care. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy and leads and supports our operations teams in Springfield, St. Louis, and Kansas City.

Denise Eleiott, LNHA


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.

Jessica Thurman
Jessica Thurman

Director, Customer Success

Motivated by passion and purpose- by building personal relationships and serving others, Jessica joined the Guardian Pharmacy team in 2021. She is a graduate from Southwest Baptist University and supports our Nurse Account Managers and Consultant Pharmacists, providing the best customer service possible.

Seth Connelly, Pharm.D.

Director of Operations, Springfield

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.

Angela Rana, Pharm.D.

Director of Operations, 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.

Bradley Richardson
Bradley Richardson, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist-in-Charge, Springfield

Bradley began his career in pharmacy in 2015 working as a technician and later received his Doctorate in Pharmacy form the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He joined the Guardian Pharmacy team in 2019 and was promoted to Pharmacist-in-Charge for our Springfield pharmacy in 2022.

Kimberly Harrison
Kimberly Harrison, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist-in-Charge, Kansas City

Kimberly began her career in community pharmacy, graduating from the University of Kansas in 2010. During pharmacy school she received training in geriatrics and Medicare, sparking her interest in geriatric medicine. She has specialized in providing medications through automation to long-term care communities.