Providing service from the heart
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
David Bowe has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dougherty's Pharmacy since 2004. In addition, David fills the posts of President and Chief Executive Officer for Ascendant Solutions, Inc., a Dallas-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market businesses in the Southwestern United States.
David's extensive background includes expertise in finance, operations and acquisitions, as well as public and private equity investments. He has led or participated in transactions totaling more than $1 billion in value. David also has led or participated in the acquisition, development and operation of several portfolio companies providing equity capital, management support, strategic direction and operating management.
He has served on the board of directors for numerous public and private companies. In addition, David holds membership in Vistage International, a worldwide organization serving chief executive officers. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. David earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Georgetown University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Heil has served Dougherty's as Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Mark has significant experience in various executive positions, including chief financial officer and chief operating officer. In addition, he developed consulting expertise in the executive services field.
Prior to joining Dougherty's, Mark served as a consulting associate at Tatum LLC, which provides financial consulting and executive services. Before that, he held the position of chief financial officer at full-service advertising company The Loomis Agency, as well as at American Excelsior Company, a manufacturing and distribution firm. In addition, Mark served as chief operating officer of American Excelsior Company's Earth Science Division and served on the firm's board of directors. He began his career in the audit division of KPMG.
Mark graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Financial Executive Institute.
Andy Komuves, R.Ph
Vice President, Pharmacy Operations and Technology
Andy was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Texas to attend Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He graduated from TCU with a teaching certificate in the composite sciences. After four years teaching chemistry and oceanography in Houston, he pursued his passion for chemistry even further by enrolling in pharmacy school at the University of Houston where he received his B.S. degree.
During his professional career, he held a number of leadership positions with Horizon Pharmacies, including Pharmacist-in-Charge, Pharmacy Manager, Regional Manager, Director of Operations, and Chief Information Officer. Horizon owned and operated 52 pharmacies in 38 states.
Most recently, Andy was recognized as a Fellow in the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. This is a highly distinguished accomplishment as Andy is one of only 12 Fellows in the state of Texas and one of fewer than one hundred in the entire United States.
Since 2007, Jim Potter has served as General Manager of Dougherty's Pharmacy. A proven leader, Jim specializes in improving the store's operational and financial performance. He leverages a people-centered management system to develop the team, culture and processes that drive Dougherty's continued excellence. In addition, Jim promotes ethical standards, integrity-based practices and a commitment to "Service from the Heart" – all of which bolster Dougherty's customer service philosophy.
Prior to joining Dougherty's, Jim held positions of president, chief executive officer and chief operations officer for several companies. Throughout these assignments, Jim established a track record of strong gains in profitability, cost reductions and sustainable improvements. He earned a bachelor's degree in management from Texas Tech University.
Manager, Home Medical Equipment
Ken Wilson boasts 34 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with the last 16 of those at Dougherty's Pharmacy. As Home Medical Equipment manager, Ken oversees all aspects of the home medical equipment department, including product selection, inventory control, employee training, Medicare accreditation and compliance, and growing the business.
Before joining Dougherty's, Ken worked for one of the country's largest home medical equipment providers.
Manager, Purchasing and Inventory Control
Patricia Taylor serves as Manager of Purchasing and Inventory Control for Dougherty's Pharmacy. Patricia brings more than 15 years of experience as a professional manager and leader as she coordinates all aspects of purchasing and inventory control.
Before joining Dougherty's, Patricia worked for a diverse range of companies. This included an assignment handling international marketing for a prominent software developer focused on the apparel industry. She also was responsible for annual revenue of more than $20 million for a major industrial paper distributor, where she oversaw bid and contract sales to large government entities. Patricia completed her studies at Youngstown State University.
Manager, Gifts and Beauty Products
Danna Sesler brings more than a decade of experience in retail ownership and business management to Dougherty's Pharmacy. She joined the Dougherty's team in 2009 as Gifts and Beauty Products manager.
Before signing on with Dougherty's, Danna owned and managed two successful gift shops in Dallas. These included The Collection in Lake Highlands and The Tiecoon in Preston Center, which was featured multiple times in local and statewide media. Danna earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting from Texas Woman's University.
Mika Bradford, CN
Manager, Vitamins and Supplements
Mika is a Certified Nutritionist and as Manager of Vitamins and Supplements at Dougherty's Pharmacy, she is responsible for the store's wellness, natural health and nutritional supplement products, as well as its education programs.
Prior to joining Dougherty's, Mika spent a decade working as a senior advisor for one of the world's leading manufacturers of nutritional supplements. In addition, she has worked closely with clients facing a wide range of health issues, including cancer, heart disease, celiac disease, autism, multiple sclerosis and food allergies. A sought-after speaker on health and wellness issues, Mika has been featured in many local and national publications.
Manager, Sales and Marketing
Alisa Vitorino is the Sales Manager and Marketing manager for Dougherty's, where she is responsible for sales development in the home care and compounding departments. Prior to joining Dougherty's, Alisa spent her time volunteering and speaking on behalf of numerous charitable organizations, including Special Olympics, Challenge Air, and the fight against illiteracy.
Alisa graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in marketing from the University of North Texas. She participates on the Young Leadership Board for Gilda's Club of North Texas, Dougherty's charity of choice.
Anjani Upponi, CDE, RD
Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian
Anjani Upponi, Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian, joined the Dougherty's Health and Wellness team to focus on helping people living with diabetes develop practical and successful self-management plans through a better understanding and appreciation for proper nutrition.
Anjani has been a diabetes education professional for over a decade and brings more than 15 years of experience as a registered dietitian to the team. Anjani graduated from the University of Bombay, India with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She obtained her registered dietitian education in the United States at Grantham College, Grantham, Pennsylvania.
Anjani is married, has two children, and enjoys cooking and traveling with her family and friends.
Marketing, Sales and Customer Experience Manager
Whit brings more than twenty years of experience spanning marketing, brand development, public relations, and new business development with both Fortune 500 and small businesses. A creative thinker and strategist, Whit is an effective leader who enjoys building enduring relationships based upon mutual trust.
Whit was Vice President of Group W Public Relations where he sold and managed marketing and public relations projects, non-profit development, and consumer services. He served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Wieck Media where he was responsible for product branding and building profitable relationships with clients such as Southwest Airlines, and Allstate Insurance. Earlier in his career he managed regional sales for MP3.com, AllAdvantage.com, Lightsource.com, and was awarded Salesman of the Year with the multimedia marketing pioneer, The SoftAd Group. Whit earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism/Marketing from the University of South Carolina. He received a Graduate Marketing Certification from Southern Methodist University.