MEET OUR TEAM LEADERSHIP TEAM
Pharmacy compounding is our passion. Patient health is our priority. Producing high-quality, compounded medications is our privilege.
Innovation Compounding began in 2007 as a family-owned operation with only 5 employees, but has since grown to provide service to over 49 states nationwide. Throughout our 14 years of growth, we have striven to remain accessible, accurate, and compassionate about healthcare and compounding.
Every prescription we receive from a prescriber that leaves our doors undergoes a triple check by our Operations Team to ensure the accuracy of the medication. Innovation Compounding complies with the highest letter of State and Federal law, as well as USP Guidelines and PCAB Standards. Our team members are involved in many local, state, and national associations in order to remain current with healthcare and pharmacy intelligence.
Bart Anderson, PharmD
Fulfillment Departmental Manager
Bart has been with Innovation Compounding since March of 2022. He decided to pursue a career in compounding after seeing the need for more personalized pharmaceutical care. Prior to joining the team at Innovation, he worked at the Georgia Poison Control Center for almost 3 years. Before that, his experience was primarily in corporate retail. Bart received his PharmD from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In his spare time, he likes trying new restaurants and spending as much time with his friends and family as possible. His biggest personal goal over the next year is to travel more.
Rebecca Johnson, M.S. Chem
Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager
Rebecca Johnson earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Chemistry degrees from Georgia State University in December 2019. Shortly after graduation, she was introduced to Innovation Compounding’s President and CEO, Shawn Hodges, which opened the doors to her current role as Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager.
As her title suggests, Rebecca’s primary responsibilities are to ensure that all pharmacy preparations and processes are current with United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), and State Board(s) of Pharmacy Standards. This role includes capturing quality-related events, updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), assisting with pharmacy inspections, supporting pharmacy personnel validations and training, tracking pharmacy vendor performance, and more. As a member of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC) she provides feedback to USP Compounding Expert Committee members on suggested changes to USP standards.
Rebecca enjoys spending time with her daughter, exploring new restaurants, and adventuring outdoors in her spare time.
Jesse Gifford, PharmD
Compounding Lab Departmental Manager
Dr. Jesselyn Gifford completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy degree in 2015 from Ohio Northern University. After interning for an independent pharmacy in Marietta she fell in love with the area and decided to move to Georgia after graduation. Jesselyn has been a Staff Pharmacist with Innovation Compounding since October 2022. Prior to coming to Innovation, she served as a pharmacist for both Woodstock Pharmacy and Walmart Pharmacy. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her husband and son.
Elaina Baaklini, PharmD
Data Entry Departmental Manager
After graduating from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Elaina began working as a pharmacist at Innovation Compounding in November of 2021. She fell in love with compounding after completing a five-week rotation as a student at Innovation. If she's not at home crafting, you can probably find her at a bookstore lost in a book, at a cafe drinking coffee, or wandering around antique stores.
Laurie Burmeister, CPhT
Account Data Entry Team Lead
Laurie Burmeister serves as the lead account data entry technician for the Accounts Team. She has over 20 years of experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) for independent pharmacy, three of which have been with Innovation Compounding. Her attention to detail and passion for cultivating long-lasting relationships make her an integral part of the company.
Laurie is married and a mother of two children. Born and raised in Georgia, she enjoys camping and relaxing at the lake with her husband and their fur-babies.
Lisa Ragsdale/Hilgemann, CPhT
Patient Data Entry Team Lead
Lisa Ragsdale/Hilgemann is a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) with 23 years' experience. She has been with Innovation Compounding since 2017 and team lead since 2020. Born and raised in Georgia, she is a mother to 3 boys with 6 grandchildren.
Erin Sosebee, PharmD
Erin Sosebee, PharmD is a graduate of The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She began working as a staff pharmacist for Innovation Compounding in January 2023. Prior to coming to Innovation, she served as a pharmacist in a variety of pharmacy practice settings including retail pharmacy, psychiatric pharmacy and at the Georgia Poison Center. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Adam Soloway, PharmD
Adam began working for Innovation Compounding as a student on rotation for pharmacy school. After graduating from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2022, he was invited to come work full time due his diligent work ethic and positive personality. Following in his grandfather's footsteps, Adam began his pharmacy career with a passion for patient education, advocacy, and compounding medications. In his free time, you can find Adam cheering on his favorite sports teams, the Atlanta Braves and Falcons. You can also catch him hiking the local trails or reading a good book.
Jon Kook, PharmD
Jon received his PharmD from Roseman University of Health Sciences in 2012. He started his career in compounding and has acquired over a decade of experience and knowledge in this specialty. He thrives in optimizing patient outcomes and improving the overall wellbeing of every patient. He joined the team at Innovation in May of 2023 and his passion for compounding continues on. He has been a GA native for over 30 years and loves watching the dawgs on the weekends. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, daughter and 3 dogs.
Magaly has been with Innovation Compounding since July of 2023. She decided to pursue a career in compounding because of her love of compounding unique medications. She was a compounding pharmacy technician which inspired her to attend pharmacy school. Prior to joining the team at Innovation, she worked primarily in corporate retail.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in food science and human nutrition at the University of Florida. She earned her PharmD at Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Grundy, Virginia.
Magaly enjoys spending time with her 2 sons and husband. She enjoys traveling to national parks with her family to hike and explore waterfalls. She loves to cook, eat, sleep, and kickbox in her spare time.
Brad Ledbetter, PharmD
Dr Thomas Bradley (Brad) Ledbetter completed his Doctor of Pharmacy from Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in 2011. Following graduation, Brad began his career working in retail pharmacy at CVS. He held several positions supporting multiple stores in both Georgia and Alabama. In 2019, he was promoted to the role of supervising pharmacy technician in sterile preparations. Brad fell in love with compounding in 2022 while working for a 503B pharmacy, a passion he still has today.
In his free time, you can find Brad spending time with his wife Carissa and daughters Charlotte and Olivia. He also enjoys traveling and cheering his favorite team on to victory. War Eagle!