Pharmacy History

Rootstown Community Pharmacy was founded in 2016 as a joint venture between Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Ritzman Pharmacies as Ritzman Pharmacy at NEOMED. The pharmacy was reformed in April 2019 with a community focus. And with the help of the local community, a new name was chosen – Rootstown Community Pharmacy.

NEOMED History

Since the University’s founding in 1973, NEOMED has been committed to training the next generation of physicians, pharmacists and health researchers. Our values are reflected in the Six Cs of our educational, research and work environment: Competence, Communication, Caring, Curiosity, Character and Community.

Meet the Staff

Hannah Cross
Hannah CrossPharm.D., R.Ph.; Pharmacist-in-Charge
Hannah graduated from NEOMED in 2013 with the passion to make a difference through personal pharmacy interactions. She was born and raised in Portage County and enjoys getting to know the people of the community and sharing stories about her farm.
Fady Abdlrasal
Fady AbdlrasalPharm.D., R.Ph.
Fady graduated from NEOMED in 2014. When Fady is not working the pharmacy, you can find him teaching at NEOMED or promoting the pharmacy program. He also enjoys going on hikes with his dog, Jake.
Bethany Saris
Bethany SarisR.Ph.
Bethany graduated from University of Toledo (UT) in 2004. She and her husband (also a UT pharmacy alum) are busy raising four daughters. Bethany’s evenings and days off work are filled with PTA functions, singing in the church choir and attending her daughters’ school and sports activities.
Stephanie Nadai
Stephanie NadaiCPhT
Stephanie is a nationally certified pharmacy technician with years of experience in community pharmacy. Her fun personality is matched only by her dedication to excellent service. A native of Portage County, Stephanie enjoys a beautiful sunny day so she can plant her flowers or take a leisurely ride on her Harley.
Erin Daugherty
Erin DaughertyCPhT
Erin is responsible for the beautiful presentation of products we carry in the front of the store. She is a nationally certified pharmacy technician who has a knack for making people smile. Erin’s hospitality shines through both at the pharmacy and in her home life where she enjoys coordinating beautiful get- togethers for family and friends.