Ron Del Gaudio is widely known and respected for his proactive and innovative support of the patients served by the four locations that that comprise Kings Pharmacy. After earning his Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, he attended Long Island University's College of Pharmacy (LIU Pharmacy) and graduated in 1979. Ron joined the independent drugstore chain, Kings Pharmacy, and went through the ranks to eventually become the company's president and owner. With his wavering commitment to superb professional support and outstanding technical expertise for his patients, Ron's leadership and focus on teamwork earned Kings Pharmacy the Health Mart Diabetes Care Excellence Award. Ron earned this honor because of his commitment for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide exemplary education for patients in need. There are many examples of Ron's devotion to offering superior health care. The team's success with infertility, Hepatitis C, Transplant, HIV. Through his leadership, Kings Pharmacy has become a highly regarded specialty pharmacy throughout the NY regional area and has expanded its practice nationwide.
Kings Pharmacy has developed an extensive compounding specialty, as well. The skilled pharmacists at Kings’ work closely with physicians to customize prescriptions. This service enables more effective treatment and preventive care with a broad range of health-related conditions.
Ron's outstanding achievements have been acknowledged often over the years. Examples of his achievements include receiving honors from the National Federation of Italian-American Societies, the Italian Pharmacist Society and by J.D. Power and Associates for outstanding customer satisfaction. Ron and his team are known for living up to their motto: "the pharmacy that cares for you." In addition to his professional obligations, Ron devotes considerable personal time to a variety of health-related causes. He is a longtime board member and the current president of the Brooklyn-Queens chapter of the JDRF. He serves on the board of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY), and he also serves as President of the New York City Pharmacists Society (NYCPS).
Dmitry Vagman, RPh
Vice President, Supervising Pharmacist
Dmitry graduated from Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy in 1996. He has 15 years of retail pharmacy experience. His specialties include all aspects of sterile and non-sterile compounding, oncology and USP 797 implementation. For the past 6 years, he has been responsible for IV admixture services, preparation of chemotherapeutic agents, and human/ veterinary compounding at Kings Pharmacy. He is a preceptor of students from Long Island University and our community pharmacy residents.
Gennady Levin, RPh
Vice President, Pharmacist
Gennady Levin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy in 1998. His specialties include transplant, IVF, sterile and non-sterile compounding, maintenance of USP 797 guidelines, chemotherapy admixtures and TPNs. He has more than 15 years of experience working in a community pharmacy.
Director of Pharmacy Operations
Mr. Chiarello was educated at Long Island University's Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and has been a member of the Kings family for over 30 years. In his current role as Director of Pharmacy Operations, he manages the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy, including all specialty divisions, such as, Transplant, IVF, Dialysis, HIV, and Hepatitis C. Lenny is an expert at all third party billings and has extensive knowledge of all insurance companies, including private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. His accreditations include PCCA Compounding Techniques, NIPCO accredited Arthritis Care, and NIPCO accredited Community Aging, Assisted Living and Long-Term Care.
Rebecca Massachi, Pharm.D
Rebecca Massachi graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University in May of 2014. She completed her PGY-1 in community pharmacy practice at Kings Pharmacy, where she was responsible for developing patient care programs, counseling patients on disease state management and medication use, administering immunizations, and facilitating lectures at Long Island University's Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. As part of the patient care programs that Rebecca developed and managed, she worked with physicians and other health-care professionals at numerous clinics throughout New York City to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. Currently, Rebecca acts as the director of Specialty Services, where she is responsible for managing fertility, hepatitis C, transplant, and hemophilia services throughout the Pharmacy.
Brooke Fidler, Pharm.D
Residency Program Director
Dr. Fidler has been the Assistant Professor at LIU Pharmacy, Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences since 2000. She completed her Pharm.D at the University of Rhode Island in 1999, and continued there as a pharmacy resident with a focus in community drug information and outpatient care. From 2001 to 2004 she was the residency director and coordinator of the first community pharmacy practice residency program in the New York Metropolitan area. Dr. Fidler has written for numerous publications including Drug Store News, P&T Journal and Journal of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a regular speaker for online continuing education programs with a focus on community pharmacy related topics. At Kings’, Dr. Fidler precepts LIU pharmacy students and is the residency director for the PGY-1 community residency program. Her specialties are in women's health, nonprescription products and smoking cessation.
Lauren Lucas, Pharm.D
Lauren Curtis Lucas serves as a staff pharmacist and preceptor at Kings Specialty Pharmacy and has 10 years of community pharmacy experience. She achieved her PharmD from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She closely attends to the inquiries and needs of the local and health care communities. She holds certificates through APhA in Medication Therapy Management delivery, Immunization delivery, and in Patient-Centered Diabetes Care. She is a very dedicated pharmacist and is a great asset to the Kings Pharmacy team.
Edward Giacoia, RPh
Eddie graduated from St John's University in 1993. He has extensive experience in hospital pharmacy, home infusion, and oncology. He also has experience in Long Term Care, including providing chronic care pharmacy at nursing homes and in rehab facilities. He has practiced pharmacy in Florida, New York and New Jersey. His specialties include IV compounding and oncology pharmacy.
Lawrence Riccio, RPh
Larry is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacy specialist and has more than 30 years of professional pharmacy experience in various settings. Licensed in New York and New Jersey, Larry has practiced in retail, hospital, and outpatient infusion centers as a staff pharmacist, Supervising Pharmacist, Sterile IV Admixture Supervisor, and Chief Oncology Pharmacist. Currently, Larry is the Clinical Oncology Pharmacist responsible for the day to day operation of a chemotherapy and specialty infusion pharmacy laboratory located in SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Larry utilizes his vast knowledge and experience to ensure that all adult, pediatric, ambulatory, and hospitalized patients receive clinically appropriate chemotherapy and specialized medical treatments. Recently, he has pioneered an oral chemotherapy program, in which he acts as patient navigator, clinical liaison, and pharmacist counselor, assisting both the physicians and their patients in all aspects of the oral specialty medication process, including prescription initiation, insurance authorization, patient assistance, medication counseling, follow-up and monitoring. In addition to his other duties, Mr. Riccio is also a popular preceptor for 4th, 5th, and 6th year Pharm D students and pharmacy PGY-1 Residents.
Kelly became a Certified Pharmacy Technician through Dowling College, with NHA and PTCB certifications. In addition, she has her associate’s degree in business administration. She has prior diabetes management care experience as well as knowledge in oncology and hematology. She is now the fertility coordinator and manages all fertility patients that come through Kings Pharmacy.
Hepatitis C Coordinator
Kieva is currently studying at Brooklyn College to obtain her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She started out at Kings Pharmacy as a cashier, but her drive for patient care allowed her to transfer to the pharmacy as a technician. She is now one of the Hepatitis C Coordinators at Kings Pharmacy and works collaboratively with physicians and nurses to make sure our patients are getting the best possible care. She also works directly with managed care, and private and commercial insurance companies to help streamline benefits of reimbursement to the pharmacy and patients. She assists patients in accessing need-based grants and federal funding for their medical needs if they are unable to afford their medications. She hopes to pursue a Nurse Practioner Master’s Degree Program post-graduation.
Hepatitis C and Transplant Coordinator
Denise started out working as a patient coordinator in a plastic surgeon’s office in the Upper West Side. Her own personal health led her to become passionate about helping other patients. She is currently one of the Hepatitis C Coordinators at Kings Pharmacy. Her professionalism and social skills has also led her to work on our Commitment to Care program. Here, she performs monthly checks on transplant patients to improve their adherence and make sure no adverse events develop in their medication regimen.
Marta Giammarino, RPh
Marta graduated from St. John's University with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy. After graduation she worked for Merck for 3 years as a professional sales representative. She then started working in specialty pharmacies where she oversaw HIV, geriatric and transplant patients. As a staff pharmacist, she wanted to increase patient education, especially in diabetes and asthma and hepatitis C. Now she is one of our sales representatives for Hepatitis C and works closely with physicians and patients to make sure they are getting the best care possible.
Jessica graduated from Long Island University with a Bachelor’s in Marketing. She is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish fluently. She started out at Kings Pharmacy as a Hepatitis C coordinator, but because of her exceptional interpersonal skills, she now serves as a liaison between Kings Pharmacy, physicians, and patients to optimize care and adherence. She works directly with managed care, and private and commercial insurance companies to help streamline benefits of reimbursement to the pharmacy and patients. She also assists patients in accessing need-based grants and federal funding for their medical needs if they unable to afford for their medications.
Rachel has been with Kings’ for nearly 2 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. With her sales background at various profound marketing companies, she brings a tremendous knowledge of understanding what providers and patients need. While in college, she volunteered for many various charitable organizations, such as New York Cares, Habitat for Humanity, and City Harvest. Her passion for helping others still shines through the various support groups she holds at hospitals with Kings’ pharmacists.
Joshua received a Master’s degree in School Counseling because of his desire to change children's lives, particularly in inner cities. He is currently one of the sales representatives for Hepatitis C and goes to various clinics in Brooklyn to promote Kings Pharmacy's Commitment to Care Program for Hepatitis C. He took his passion for supporting others to help people going through Hepatitis C treatment to make sure they have every service and support they need. He continues to run various support groups to help people find their voice and creativity.
As the Vice President of National Sales, Jason brings over 33 years of comprehensive pharmaceutical experience in sales, marketing, and executive management to Kings Pharmacy. Jason has specialized in working with start up and smaller companies distribution networks, management development, and training programs to build high performance teams. As a sales representative, he won numerous sales awards and contests and was the number one sales representative in 1980. Since joining Serono in 1982, Jason held many sales and management positions, he moved up from District Manager to Regional Manager and then President of their international division. Jason's more than 30 years of fertility experience, his knowledge of the sales management/distribution process, his ability to consistently reach and surpass company profit objectives, and his experience with many different therapeutic areas, has made him a very valuable addition to the Kings Pharmacy sales team.