Meet Our Staff
Kyle Klitzke, Owner
Kyle Klitzke was born and raised in Shreveport, LA where he graduated from ParkwayHigh School in 1998. After high school, he attended Louisiana Tech University, where, in 2002, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, he worked for Georgia Pacific PaperCompany as a Process Engineer and began pursuing his MBA from AuburnUniversity.
Kyle has always had the dream of being an entrepreneur and that goal was achieved in2005 when he acquired Tri-Care Home Medical, a medical equipment company and pharmacy. Since 2005, he has started and sold MedNurse, a nurse staffing company, sold the medical equipment division of Tri-Care, started and sold SanoCare, a wound care company, and started Community Pharmacy.
Kyle believes that treating every customer as family and investing in the most up to date technology has allowed Community Pharmacy to provide the best service possible to our customers. CommunityPharmacy is not your normal pharmacy. We care and it shows! Now, his goal is to expand and open multiple locations of Community Pharmacy in order to provide superior pharmacy service to residents all over north-east Louisiana.
Kyle is married to Erin Melton Klitzke and they have two beautiful daughters, Amelia and Hannah, two female puppies and two female cats. So, to say the least, he is out numbered at the pharmacy and at home! Kyle is on the advisory board ofMarion State Bank and serves as a deacon at North Monroe Baptist Church, where he has a passion for retreat ministry. When Kyle is not working, he enjoys being with his family, duck and elk hunting, traveling, working in his yard, and spending time on his tractor.
Erin MeltonKlitzke, Pharm D., Owner
Erin Klitzke, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Glen Melton, was born and raised in Bastrop, La. Erin is married to Kyle Klitzke, a Shreveport native, and they are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Amelia and Hannah.
Erin and Kyle are residents of Monroe and are active members of North Monroe BaptistChurch. Erin graduated from Ouachita Christian School in 1998. She then began pursuing her dream of one day becoming a pharmacist. She attended LouisianaTech University from 1998-2000 where she completed her pre-pharmacy curriculum.At Tech, Erin was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and very involved withBaptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM). In fall 2000, Erin was accepted into theCollege of Pharmacy at University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), where she earned her PharmD in 2005.
Erin and Kyle became business owners in 2005, and together they enjoy serving their community. Outside of pharmacy, Erin enjoys spending time with family, hosting friends in their home, and traveling.
Sara Barham, PharmD, Pharmacist in Charge
Sara Barham feels like a local, but is actually a transplant from rural Grant Parish. She earned her Bachelor ofScience degree in Biology and Chemistry from Louisiana Tech University withSumma Cum Laude distinction. Afterwards, she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Louisiana in Monroe with Magna Cum Laude distinction. While atULM, she was honored to be a member of the Rho Chi Society. She is passionate about helping her patients in the traditional retail pharmacy role as well as in compounding unique formulations. Sara has completed specialized training in compounding from the Professional Compounding Centers of America. She loves treating her human patients as well as her furry friends with our veterinarian formulations. In addition to Louisiana, Sara holds pharmacy licenses in 11additional states.
Sara is married to Will Barham. She and her husband live in Rhymes, Louisiana and attend Covenant PresbyterianChurch. When Sara is not at work, she enjoys an active, healthy lifestyle that involves playing tennis, horseback riding, running, traveling, gardening, hunting, as well as spending time with her dogs and loved ones.
Another passion of Sara’s is art.She currently serves on the Twin City Art Foundation Board of Trustees along with fellow pharmacist, Claire Gordon.
Claire Gordon, RPh
Claire Gordon is from Northeast Louisiana, raised by her farming family in Lake Providence. She graduated Valedictorian from Briar field Academy in 1995, fulfilled pre pharmacy requirements at the University of Alabama1995-1997, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from ULM Pharmacy School in December of 1999. After 10 years of practice in Dallas, then Charleston (where she met her husband), then Birmingham, she is happy to be back ‘home’.
Claire is a part time pharmacist but a full time fan of the whole Community Pharmacy team, and what it offers to Monroe. After successfully practicing in retail, hospital, consulting, and clinical settings, she is thankful to her Community Pharmacy family for the opportunity to fulfill her dream of being a small town independent pharmacist while being able to raise her own little family. Though Claire has held several roles in service toMonroe, she is currently supporting the Masur Museum of Art, Grace EpiscopalSchool and Monroe Garden Study League.
Claire is married to Dr Hardy Gordon, and they have three little girls, Cate, Eliza, Cecelia, and their dog Cooper. Mrs Gordon enjoys spending time with her Louisiana and Georgia families and friends, pulling her suitcase behind her to any new adventure, being outdoors and playing with flowers, good food, live music, art, laughter, helping others, sports(especially tennis, basketball, and SEC football) and, above all, time spent with her husband and her daughters.
Priscilla joined the Community Pharmacy team in February of 2017. Although new to our team, she is not new to pharmacy. She has been a Certified Pharmacy Technician for 20 years, and began her pharmacy career as a pharmacy clerk the year before her certification. Priscilla has trained extensively in Medication Therapy Management to assist the pharmacists in helping to ensure patient understanding and adherence to their medications. She is knowledgeable about Medicare Part D and eager to help our patients make the best insurance selection based on their specific prescribed medications.
Priscilla is married to Jason Mayo, and together they have 2 children and 2grandchildren. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, hunting with her husband, tending to their flower beds and anything to do with the outdoors.
Mandy Orr, CPhT
MandyOrr is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with over 20 years of pharmacy experience. Mandy has worked not only in independent retail pharmacies, but also in hospital and long term care specialties. She was the first tech hired at Community Pharmacy in 2011 and she has been extremely versatile in adapting to a number of changes and company growth.
Mandy is married to Mark Orr. They have one daughter and 2 dogs. Outside of work, Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and tending her flowers.
Kayla S. Sanford, CPhT
Kayla S. Sanford, CPhT , is a lifelong resident of Monroe and is a 2006 graduate of Ouachita Parish High School. Kayla received her state of Louisiana and national pharmacy technician certifications in 2011.She joined Community Pharmacy in 2013. Kayla has experience in specialty pharmacy, compounding, and intravenous therapy. She is eager to learn the latest in pharmacology to apply those skills to her practices. Kayla desires to not only be an asset to her CommunityPharmacy family, but to her patients as well.
Kayla loves living in “Sportsman’s Paradise”! In her leisure time, she enjoys anything outdoors and spending time with her family. Her favorite activities include kayaking, fishing, camping, and hunting!
Holly M. Nichols,CPhT
HollyNichols, CPhT, graduated from Bastrop High School in 2004. She went on to graduate from Career TechnicalCollege with an Associate’s Degree in Surgical Technology in 2006. Holly has been working in pharmacy since 2015, when she received her state and national pharmacy technician license. She began working in a compounding pharmacy, then ventured into retail. Holly is always eager to learn more about the new technological advances in this field.
During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her three children and painting/crafting.
Dewanna Lacy, Pharmacy Clerk
Dewanna is a West Monroe native and a graduate of West Monroe High School. She has worked at Community Pharmacy since 2004, where she performs a multitude of tasks. The most important highlight of her job is putting smiles on her customers faces even when they are not feeling their best by giving them remarkable customer service.
Dewanna has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, interior decorating and attending church.
David Williamson, Medication Delivery
David is a lifelong West Monroe resident. He began working as Community Pharmacy's delivery driver in 2013, after retiring as a truck driver for over 35 years and making deliveries all over the country. He and his wife enjoy the fact that he gets to be home every night now. David gets enjoyment from knowing that he is helping people get their medications when they are just too sick to get out and come to the pharmacy.
David has 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. He gets to work with one of his daughters, Mandy Orr, who is a pharmacy technician at Community Pharmacy. In his free time, David enjoys fishing, singing, and working around his new house.