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.

Ed Pyle
Ed Pyle, MSM

Director of Sales, West Region

Ed began his career in pharmaceutical sales. During 14 years of his career, he helped grow a small pharmacy from 12 locations to 32 locations. He is grateful for the opportunity to bring energy and enthusiasm to Guardian Pharmacy in his Director of Sales role.

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.

Susan Quick
Susan Quick, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist-in-Charge, Springfield

Susan graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2004 with her PharmD. She has more than 19 years of experience as a pharmacist and managing many high-volume locations. Susan joined Guardian in 2023 and she looks forward to furthering Guardian’s mission and vision.

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.