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Chuck George, PharmD, BCGP

Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services/Vice President

Chuck brings over 30 years of experience in healthcare serving in various roles in pharmacy-related practice and leadership including 10 years of community pharmacy, home IV infusion, and 20 years of hospital pharmacy where he was a regional manager of Pharmacy Operations with OSF Healthcare in their Northern region.  During this time, Chuck also served over 10 years as a Pharmacy Consultant with Green Tree Pharmacy, an instructor at Illinois Valley Community College for their Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, and preceptor for pharmacy students from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Creighton University, Drake University, University of Iowa, Midwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago-Rockford.  

Chuck graduated from Drake University with a B.S. in pharmacy in 1989 and achieved his doctorate (PharmD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998.   He is also a board-certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) recognized by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS).

Prior to being promoted to Vice President of Pharmacy Services, Chuck served as Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Green Tree Pharmacy.   His areas of responsibilities and interests include Performance Improvement projects, data analytics/informatics, automation technology, inventory management, formulary development, enhancement of clinical pharmacy services including pharmacokinetics, disease management, antimicrobial stewardship, and sterile / non-sterile / hazardous drug processing and new business development.  He works closely with our facilities, consultants, pharmacists, and technicians at Green Tree Pharmacy to ensure we are using the most current clinical guidelines and protocols while maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations.

Chuck is an active member of the Illinois Pharmacy Association and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

 

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Jason Degenhart, Pharm. D.

Director of Operations/IT Liaison

Jason Degenhart graduated from Butler University with his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2002 and has since become a licensed pharmacist. He worked retail pharmacy before coming to Green Tree Pharmacy in May of 2005. Some of his responsibilities at the pharmacy include therapeutic interventions, special request drug reviews, Medicare Part D medication management, disease management interventions, drug information services, consulting, and advising Heritage’s consultant pharmacists throughout Illinois. He is also an active member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

 

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David D. Wegman, RPh, MS, FASCP

Director of Business Development

Dave Wegman has been a Registered Pharmacist since 1977 and has been with Green Tree since 1996, serving as Director of Pharmacy and then Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Services until 2021 when he transitioned to Director of Business Development. Prior to coming to Green Tree, he was Director of Pharmacy at Apostolic Christian Restmor, another long-term care pharmacy, for 10 years. Dave has also worked as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Iowa Hospital pharmacy for four years. He also worked as a pharmacist at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago while in graduate college.

Dave’s education consists of a BS in Pharmacy, an MS in Pharmacy Administration, and a Residency in Managed Care Pharmacy, all from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. He has been a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist for 15 years. He is also a Fellow in the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (FASCP). Dave is active in professional pharmacy organizations, including the ASCP and the Illinois Pharmacists Association. Offices held during his career include President of the Illinois Chapter of ASCP, Chairperson for the Long-Term Care section of IPhA, and Vice President for the Illinois Association of Long-Term Care Pharmacy Providers. He also served on the Senior Care Advisory Board for Illinois State Senator Chuck Weaver. He is currently on the Board for IL ASCP, is a member of the ASCP DEA Task Force and Government Affairs Committee.

Dave has made several presentations at the state and national levels for IPhA, ASCP, and the Illinois Health Care Association and has served as a guest lecturer at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He served on the Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing Advisory Council for their Expanding Teaching Nursing Home Project and the BroMenn Regional Medical Center’s Occupational Health Committee. He has also taught classes for pharmacy technicians at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL. and served as a preceptor for pharmacy students from several colleges of pharmacy. Dave has served on the Speaker’s Bureau for GSK Pharmaceuticals and the Long-Term Care Advisory Board for Novo Nordisk.

 

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Tracy Schultz

Pharmacy Controller

Tracy Schultz is the Controller for Green Tree Pharmacy. She has worked in the long-term care pharmacy industry for close to ten years, all of which has been with Green Tree Pharmacy. Tracy is responsible for overseeing the billing of medications to the insurance companies, nursing homes, and responsible parties. She is also responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, insurance coverage and reporting of medication inventory.

Tracy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in finance. Before joining Green Tree Pharmacy, Tracy worked for Hickory Point Bank and Trust, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, Illinois. There, she worked as the Assistant Vice President of Operations and also the Assistant Cashier.

 

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Neil Heineke, Pharm. D.

Director of Operations/PIC

Neil Heineke is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations for Green Tree Pharmacy, making him primarily responsible for the day to day operations of the pharmacy. Neil’s other responsibilities at the pharmacy include therapeutic interventions, special request medication profile reviews, Medicare Part D medication management, disease management interventions, and providing drug information services. In addition, Neil also serves as a pharmacy consultant for two of the nursing facilities serviced by Green Tree Pharmacy. Neil earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University and began his employment with Green Tree Pharmacy when he was a pharmacy student in 1996. Upon graduation in 2002, he worked in retail and was a manager at a retail pharmacy in Normal, Illinois. He has worked for Green Tree Pharmacy as a pharmacist since 2005 and is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.