Get To Know Our Pharmacists

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Technicians

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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.

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Barb Seymore, State Certified Pharm Technician

Pennsylvania native and graduate of Trident Technical College. She has over 12 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.

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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.

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Elliott Cooper, Pharm Technician

Elliott is a native Charlestonian and is an aspiring physician currently working at Sweetgrass Pharmacy to obtain further knowledge in the field of medicine. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a Minor in Spanish. During his undergraduate career, Elliott was a member of various premedical organizations and was an active emergency room volunteer at Palmetto Baptist Hospital. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, one of the most prestigious honor societies for liberal arts and sciences in the nation. In his free time, he enjoys caring for his two dogs – Sam, a white lab, and Renly, a golden doodle.