After graduating from Waynesboro Area Senior High school in 1990, Wayne Myers attended Shippensburg University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, with a minor in psychology. Following a mission trip to Brazil, Wayne decided to pursue a career as a pharmacist and attended the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus where he earned his Pharm. D.
Summit Health Services began planning for the Summit Health Center at Norland Avenue in Chambersburg in the late 1990s. At the ripe old age of 28, Wayne was presented the opportunity to open a pharmacy in the Summit Health Center. Wayne had envisioned owning and operating a modern cutting edge pharmacy that could prioritize innovations in pharmacy, such as health maintenance via supplements, patient medicine counseling, and compounding. He saw this opportunity as his chance to make it happen.
In the same year that they celebrated their wedding, Wayne and his wife, Wendy, spearheaded the effort to arrange the financing, design the layout of the 3,380 square foot store, and obtain the necessary permits to open the pharmacy. Norland Avenue Pharmacy LLC opened in the Summit Health Center in February of 2001 with four employees.
From the beginning, Wayne and Wendy aimed to glorify God through the business. During the first year the pharmacy grew steadily ending the year averaging around 100 prescriptions per day. Norland Avenue experienced quite a surge in traffic and competition when the Walker Road exit to Interstate 81 opened in 2007. Both Target and Giant opened that year each with their own pharmacy. Internally, as the pharmacy settled into the prescription business, Wayne started focusing on compounding and supplements. Pharmacy staff completed training with the Professional Compounding Centers of America and began offering customized medications that weren’t available anywhere else in area. Meanwhile, Wayne hired a full-time supplement specialist, Tracie Roles, to help answer customers’ questions about vitamins and supplements.
In 2008 the pharmacy began offering free monthly seminars to educate and inform the public about specific health issues including Hormone Replacement Therapy, Cholesterol, Adrenal Fatigue, and Digestion. The Norland Rewards program was introduced in February of 2009 and by April of 2011 more than 7,000 members had joined.
Always striving to care for the customers, Wayne has tried different offerings throughout the years; but the focus continues to be on glorifying God and getting and keeping people healthy through a blend of traditional and non-traditional treatment methods.
Today the pharmacy has three full-time pharmacists and about 30 employees.
Compounding Pharmacist\Store Manager
Wayne was born and raised in Chambersburg. He moved to Baltimore to attend the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where he received his degree and met his wife, Wendy. After graduation, Wayne worked at the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore before moving back to Chambersburg and opening Norland Avenue Pharmacy. He loves serving the pharmacy in various roles and will be happy to talk with anyone about prescription and/or nutritional needs or his kids, Luke, Leah, Joshua, and Julianna.
Deb has been working on and off for Norland Avenue Pharmacy since August of 2009. She lives with her husband in Chambersburg, and they have a daughter and three sons - two adopted from the Ukraine. Deb enjoys helping patients feel better and answering medication-related questions.
Bonnie began working for Norland Avenue Pharmacy the day that we opened (February 6, 2001). Originally from Mercersburg, her main job is bookkeeper, but she also orders and organizes our greeting cards and puzzles. In addition to her work at the Pharmacy, Bonnie along with her husband, Bob, enjoys traveling, especially cruising.
Buck joined the pharmacy team in January of 2012. He does the devotion at our monthly staff meetings, teaches a session at our monthly staff training classes, serves as our substitute delivery driver, and assists in any way he is capable of throughout the store. Buck and his wife, Connie, have three married daughters, 12 grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. He enjoys reading, learning, helping others, gardening, home canning, wood cutting, and golfing.
Shelly manages our gift shop and is responsible for checking in and displaying all of the gift items that you see in the store. If you are interested in making a special order for a gift item Shelly is the one to see. She will also be able to help you order compression stockings and diabetic footwear and happily measures you for the perfect fit! If you catch Shelly in the store, you're sure to get a smile from her.
Joyce started at the pharmacy in November of 2009. Previously she worked at S&A Homes for 11 years. Joyce enjoys talking and helping people, so she's a great customer service representative! It is Joyce's goal to know our customers by name, although she admits that she needs help in this area.
Pharmacy Technician/Customer Care
Originally from Bedford, PA, Alizabeth joined the pharmacy in 2018. She graduated with high honors from YTI and received a Pharmacy Technician diploma. She passed the PTCB boards and earned the CPhT credentials. Alizabeth is married to Andrew and has one son named Luke. The couple volunteers as youth leaders at their church and enjoy family vacations to the beach.
Robin is a full-time compounding technician. She received her Pharmacy Tech training from Penn Foster and successfully completed basic and asceptic compounding training through PCCA. Robin began working for Norland Avenue Pharmacy in June of 2001. Robin is originally from Chambersburg. If you didn't guess it, she is Wayne's sister.
Kim lives in Waynesboro with her husband and five children. She earned her degree from California University of Pennsylvania and started working at the pharmacy in February of 2008. Kim enjoys creating materials that help educate our customers on how to be healthy and stay healthy.
Supplement Specialist/Delivery Driver
Dan was born and raised in Chambersburg. He is married to Marcia, and they have one son, Phillip. Dan has an A.A. degree in Electronic Technology and worked in that field until he retired in 2013. Early in his adult life, Dan became very interested in health and fitness. That interest led him to working at the pharmacy as a Supplement Specialist. You may also see him out in the pharmacy car making deliveries!
Customer Care/Pharmacy Technician
Karen has been working with us since January of 2012. She grew up on a farm in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania. She graduated from James Buchanan High School and is married with one son. Karen worked for the building industry for 23 years prior to working with us, and we are happy to have her on our team!
Pharmacy Technician/Customer Care
Sonmi joined the pharmacy full-time in March 2014 after working here part-time. She was raised in Hagerstown, MD, and now lives in Fort Loudon with her husband and two of her children. Sonmi attended Hagerstown Community College and obtained her Pharmacy Technician Certification. She enjoys the fast paced environment and hopes to make your visit to the pharmacy pleasant.
Wendy is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in Parkville and graduated from Loyola College with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. After college, Wendy worked for the Calvert School in Baltimore. In February 2001, she moved to PA to become Wayne's business partner and wife. Wendy orders the gifts and specialty items sold in the store and takes care of her four beautiful children.
Pharmacy Technician/Customer Care
Brooke joined our team in June of 2016. She graduated from Shalom Christian Academy and is currently attending Shippensburg University. She plans to attend medical school to become a physician. In her free time Brooke enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with friends, and volunteering as an emergency medical technician.
Tracie began working at the pharmacy in July of 2007 after leaving the Banking Industry. She has a wealth of knowledge and a passion to assist people with their nutritional needs-including vitamins and supplements. She also has great knowledge about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Tracie enjoys playing guitar, scrapbooking, reading, and computer games. Feel free to call up Tracie for a consultation!
Compounding Technician/Customer Care
Brady joined our team in 2018 after graduating from Lancaster Bible College with degrees in Youth & Young Adult Ministry and Biblical Studies. His favorite part of working in the pharmacy is helping patients by making custom medications in the compounding lab. In his spare time he enjoys leading a young adult ministry group at his church, playing and watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Supplement Specialist/Essential Oil Specialist
Sharon began working at the pharmacy in 2016. She works in our wellness department and is very passionate about helping others learn the benefits of using essential oils, supplements, and good nutrition to improve mental and physical health. Sharon lives in Greencastle with her husband, Todd. She enjoys family time with their four grown children, cooking, and reading.
Holly joins us as a Chambersburg resident for her entire life. She lives with her son and previously worked for her father's business for eleven years before joining our team. Family is very important to her. Holly will greet you with a smile, ready and eager to help with whatever you may need!
Jen joined Norland at the tail end of 2018. She was born in Petersburg, VA, and moved often with her military family. She settled in Chambersburg when she was 7 years old and currently lives in St. Thomas. Jen passed the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam in November of 2004 and found that she loves learning about medicine. She is a mom of two, and we are happy to have her on our team!
Customer Care/Pharmacy Technician
Skyla joined us in January of 2014. She is married to Dave and lives in Chambersburg. Skyla is very proud of her family. She attended Black Hills State College in Spearfish, SD, and is a C.O.P.E. Certified Independent Health Coach. When not doing Customer Care at the pharmacy, Skyla loves coaching others to help them live longer, healthier lives!