Get To Know Our Pharmacists
Cynthia Feldman, PharmD, MBA
A Low country native, Dr. Cynthia Feldman is owner and Pharmacist in Charge at Sweetgrass Pharmacy and Compounding in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. After earning her Bachelor’s of Science from Clemson University, Cynthia received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Prior to opening her own compounding pharmacy, Cynthia worked as the Director of Pharmacy for a large Louisiana hospital and as an Inspector for the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy. Cynthia is specially trained in the art of pharmaceutical compounding and currently counsels and compounds patient-specific medication for pediatric, geriatric, veterinary, hormone replacement, and pain management patients as well as specialty cosmeceuticals. Cynthia lives with her husband, Josh Feldman, and their children in Mt. Pleasant. She is an active member of the South Carolina Pharmacist Association, the National Chain Pharmacist Association, and Professional Compounding Centers of America.
Courtney Jarvis, PharmD, RPH
Born and raised in upstate NY, Dr. Courtney Jarvis attended Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. Upon graduation, Courtney completed a residency focused on providing medication therapy management to patients in a primary care setting. In 2001, Dr. Jarvis became part of the Pharmacy Practice faculty at MCPHS University’s School of Pharmacy, in Worcester, MA. In additional to teaching pharmacy students, she helped train medical students and residents at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the area of pharmacotherapy. Courtney is certified in immunization delivery, medication therapy management and diabetes care. In 2017, Courtney left the cold weather behind, relocated to the low country, and began working at Sweetgrass Pharmacy and Compounding. Courtney lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband, Aaron, and two daughters.
Jessica Gaskins, PharmD, FSVHP, DICVP
Jessica is a Charleston native who attended School of the Arts as a Creative Writing Major then attended the College of Charleston and University of Wyoming and received her BS in Biology. She worked during school as a Pony Club HA Certified Riding Instructor for the College of Charleston and volunteered for Stardust Farms as a therapeutic riding assistant. After undergrad, she attended Medical University of South Carolina for Pharmacy School receiving her PharmD followed by a Residency at NC State’s CVM becoming a Fellow of Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacy and in 2014 passed International College of Veterinary Pharmacy boards. She continues to pursue her love of Veterinary Pharmacy by volunteering at the SC Aquarium. Current fur-babies include Doberman and Dachshund (Artemis and Zeus), Trakehner/Thoroughbred (Pretty), 2 Ball Pythons (Gizmo and Mr. Wiggles), Fire-Belly Toad (Mr.Frog), Mata Mata Turtle (Daphne), and a 75 gallon salt water tank.
Gene Gunselman, PharmD
Gene comes to Sweetgrass Pharmacy & Compounding with 40 years of pharmacy experience. He came to Charleston by way of Ohio and is a Ohio State Alum- Go Buckeyes! Gene enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
Kathy Atkins, BSN, RN
A native of Miami, Florida, Kathy Atkins is a Registered Nurse with a BSN from Miami Dade College School of Nursing. Prior to joining the team at Sweetgrass Pharmacy, Kathy was with Coram/CVS Specialty Pharmacy, working closely with hospital administration, medical teams and pharmacy, transitioning patients from hospital to home, receiving home infusion therapy for pain management, antibiotics, and surgical nutrition. She’s also specialized in pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy, and has worked as a surgical nurse at the Fertility & IVF Center of Florida. Before becoming a nurse, Kathy’s career was in advertising and marketing, working for BBDO Worldwide, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Costa Cruise Lines. She’s just recently relocated to Charleston with her husband, Lane, and son David, who is a junior at Florida State University. Also making the move were her two dogs, cat, and a leopard tortoise.
Barb Seymour, Lead – State Certified Pharm Technician
Pennsylvania native and graduate of Trident Technical College. She has over 13 yrs of experience as a National and State Certified Pharmacy Technician. She is extremely passionate about senior and veterinary care. Barb enjoys watching her daughter Elaina play travel softball in her spare time.
Jessica Mixon, State Certified Pharm Technician
Jessica Mixon is a Charleston native. She is a state and nationally certified pharmacy technician with over 14 years of experience specializing in long term care and now enjoys the variety that Sweetgrass Pharmacy and Compounding offers. She is married with two girls, Taylor and Delaney, that attend the local school of the arts.
Jose Torres, Pharm Technician
Jose was born in Nicaragua, where he studied at the Universidad Cristiana Autonoma de Nicaragua. During his time in pharmacy school, he worked in a medical clinic & pharmacy, as well as, Ramos Laboratories, one of most important pharmaceutical labs in the country. After graduating with a degree in pharmacy in 2013, he continued his professional development at the College of Pharmacy of Costa Rica, where he became certified in various areas of pharmacy, to include braille literacy. In 2015, he moved to South Carolina where he married his wife Rosita and began studying English. Jose joined the Sweetgrass pharmacy team in 2017 with a desire to learn and gain experience in an American pharmacy, while applying his Spanish-speaking skills, knowledge & experience to serve others and improve their quality of life. Jose is currently taking advanced English classes and hopes to begin the process of becoming a US licensed pharmacist.
Molly Hall, Retail Manager
Charleston native, Molly grew up in the Lowcountry with her mother, sister, and brother. She attended the College of Charleston earning her BA in English Literature, and minors in Film Studies and Psychology. Before joining the Sweetgrass Pharmacy team, she was the head-counselor of a local non-profit after school program. She volunteers weekly with Reading Partners, an organization that helps teach at risk youth how to read. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, watching movies, and playing team trivia!
Jeff Dodge, General Store Manager
Jeff Dodge manages the Sweetgrass General Store on Daniel Island. With years of experience as an entrepreneur, a professional photographer and a hotel concierge, Jeff enjoys helping people find solutions to problems they face. A native New Yorker, he has lived in the Lowcountry since the mid 1990s. Married, he has two grown children and a house full of pets.