Michael Connell, RPh was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He attended Gannon University and the University of Pittsburgh. In 1972 Mike graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Pitt. He and his wife Sheila have been married since 1973 and have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Upon graduation, he worked for Gray Drug and in 1980 purchased Parma Drug Co., Inc. He owned Parma Drug for 18 years. At that time he became Certified in Basic Compounding by the National Association of Compounding Pharmacists and opened Nature’s Pharmacy and Compounding Center.
Mike served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 27 years and in 1998 retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the 256th Combat Support Hospital.
His experience in pharmacy includes retail, military hospitals, independent and compounding pharmacy. He is an active member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association, WestShore Pharmaceutical Association, Rho Chi Society and a past officer of the Ohio Network for the Chemically Injured.
Mike takes pleasure in time spent with his family at his cottage at Pymatuning Lake. He is an avid fan of Cleveland sports and also finds enjoyment in hunting, scuba diving, collecting pharmacy antiques and learning new things about the Civil War.
Sheila Connell is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is married to our owner, Mike Connell and they have two daughters and four grandchildren, who are the joys of her life.
After graduating from St. Benedict Academy, she started her career in pharmacy in the corporate office of Eckerd Drug Company. Sheila and Mike moved to Cleveland in 1973 and found life in the “big” city amazing. She was a stay at home mom until she went to work at Parma Drug then Nature’s Pharmacy as office manager as well as a registered pharmacy technician. Sheila also worked at Baldwin Wallace University at Ritter Library as a circulation assistant.
She loves being at her cottage, spending time with family and friends, gardening, traveling, reading, and doing jigsaw puzzles. She follows all Cleveland sport teams and is an avid Mah Jongg player.
Dr. Katy Pack grew up locally in Brunswick and then attended the University of Toledo, where she graduated magna cum laude and earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy in 2003. During her undergraduate studies, she developed a passion for compounding, which inspired her to take a position as a teaching assistant for pharmaceutics (compounding) classes during graduate school.
Dr. Pack has worked as a pharmacist for Nature’s Pharmacy since 2003. She is a member of the Rho Chi Society, WestShore Pharmaceutical Association and is also a Certified Pharmacogenetic Specialist.
When Katy is not working at the pharmacy, she can often be found exploring local parks with her husband and their dogs. Katy also enjoys kayaking, inline skating, photography, and serving as a reader at her church.
George Anter was born in Cleveland and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. After graduating from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska with a major in biology, he then attended their graduate school in microbiology. George also worked for a semester in the Cardiac and Hypertension Research Department of the Cleveland Clinic.
Following his schooling, George took a different direction in life and became an active participant, officer and owner of a family distribution business until 2005. With a desire and passion to teach, he also was an evening instructor in business at Cuyahoga Community College for five years.
Life has come full circle and George has returned to his love of the sciences. He is a certified pharmacy technician and wellness director for Nature’s Pharmacy incorporating both his science and business experiences. George promotes the compounding business and its services through discussions and education with health practitioners and veterinarians throughout the tri-county area.
When he’s not working, George enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and model railroading. He and his wife, Amy, have two daughters and six grandchildren.