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Meet Our Team

Pharmacy Staff

Charles Pearlmutter, Pharmacist

Pharmacist

Charles has been a pharmacist for  almost 20 years. He first worked in an old independent pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY in the early 90’s as a stock and delivery assistant and fell in love with the personalized services provided. After careers in food services and Wall Street I decided to go back to school to become a pharmacist in 2000. As a student in a brand new school I completed an experimental accelerated graduate program. There I was the founder and first president of our school’s student chapter of the National Community Pharmacist’s Association. During my pharmacist career I have worked for large chain retail pharmacies as well as having managed an independent compounding pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and held clinical positions with insurance and mail order pharmacies. Having been involved in a few start-ups, I enjoy the challenges and opportunities presented in bringing pharmacy services to the Charak Center through CCHW Pharmacy.

 

In my off time I enjoy spending time with my four children and two cats. I act as the events coordinator of my synagogue and I actively fundraise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization which has personal meaning to me. I also love to play guitar and strategy board games as well as reading.

 

I am very excited about growing our pharmacy program and helping our patients in any way that we can.

Sarah Awadallah, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

Sarah graduated from Magnificat High School in 2014, and began working in retail at a pharmacy while attending Cuyahoga Community College. She graduated with an Associates degree in pharmacy technology and began working at Charak Center in 2019. Sarah enjoys helping patients with their various needs at the CCHW Pharmacy. 

Jennifer Brill, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

Jennifer graduated from Garfield Heights High School and earned her Associates in Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology at Tri-C in 2020. She is also certified in compounding. The mother of two boys, Jennifer enjoys working as a pharmacy technician at Charak Center.

Rada Duplik, Pharmacist

Pharmacist

Rada was born in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, one of the republics of the former Soviet Union, located on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Bakunians are very festive, vibrant and tolerant people. Unfortunately, thirty years ago Azerbaijani-Armenian war erupted over the disputed territory of Nagorny Karabakh. This conflict forced Rada's family to seek refuge in the United States. Rada came to Cleveland thirty years ago, and started learning English and adapting to the American ways of living. After graduating Mayfield High School, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toledo. While in school, she met her husband, who is from the Russian-speaking community of Moldova. They have two wonderful daughters who speak, read and write Russian language and are currently studying to be nurses. Rada enjoys traveling, watching movies, eating out, and partying at local Russian restaurants where they serve plenty of food and have live music.

Kathleen Gurin, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

Kathleen graduated from Ohio State University in 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician since 2016, beginning her career at CVS, then moving to Inpatient Pharmacy at The Cleveland Clinic. Kathleen has been working here at CCHW Pharmacy since 2018, and was recently promoted to Lead Technician in 2019.

Amy Unruh, Pharmacist

Pharmacist

Amy chose pharmacy as a second career because she wanted to help people get the most out of their life.  After completing pre-pharmacy studies at Kent State University, she earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Northeast Ohio Medical University while focusing on mental health care.  Amy also continues to teach music on the side (her first career).  When she is not at the pharmacy she is busy rescuing cats and doing yoga.

Carolyn Rastogi

Pharmacy Logistics Coordinator

Patrick Cox

Pharmacy Clerk/Driver

Alesha Mahone

Pharmacy Clerk/Driver

Marva Newborn-Wells

Pharmacy Clerk/Driver

David Sutt

Pharmacy Clerk/Driver

David is a graduate of West Tech High School and loves all things Cleveland. He has worked as a commercial driver for over 40 years. David has 3 children and 2 grandchildren, and enjoys binge watching sports during the weekends.

Tanisha Haynes

Pharmacy Clerk/Driver

Erica Thomas

Pharmacy Clerk/Driver