Our Staff

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Alan Winter

During the 40 years after graduating from Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, has worked in retail pharmacy in the Cleveland area serving patients with diverse needs. He has served in various leadership roles within my church, board president for Family Promise of Bradley county, twice holding as president for the Kiwanis Club of Cleveland, and as Lt. Governor within the district. He enjoys playing golf, officiating high school football, and singing in the church.

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Elizabeth Gass

Elizabeth is one of the baristas for Preferred Cherokee. She enjoys traveling the world, playing piano, and spending time with loved ones. She has a passion for psychology and literature, so come pick her brain while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.

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Michele Thomason

My name is Michele Thomason and I've been a pharmacy tech for over 20 years. I am a nature and animal lover. My hobbies are reading, traveling and hiking.

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Marquetta Humphries

Gift Shop

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Paige Bynum

Hi! My name is Paige Bynum. I’m a Barista at Jittery Joe’s and an English Major at Lee University. I enjoy reading, writing, and anything creative!

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Emilie Blair

Emilie Blair graduated from Walker Valley High School in 2016 she plans on going back to college to become a veterinarian. She loves helping animals and horse back riding. She has been working at the Pharmacy since 2015.

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Destiny Herron

Hi my name is Destiny Herron. I enjoy writing in my spare time and playing with my dog. I have been working here at Cherokee Pharmacy a year.

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David Bowling


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Hannah Hagler

Hannah Hagler was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee - go VOLS! Currently she is in her last year of

graduate school studying to be a School Counselor.

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Kaitlynn Lechram

Kaitlynn Lechram has been a pharmacy technician for 4 years. She moved here to Georgia from Florida to explore new experiences.

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Denise Trueblood

Proud Mom of an 18 year old son, 16 year old daughter, 14 year old son, 4 dogs and 4 cats. Wife to husband Dan for 23 years, former first grade teacher with a love for the outdoors, mountains, gardening, and cooking. Favorite seasons are Fall and Winter — love Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

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April Cronan

April Cronan has worked at Cherokee Pharmacy for fourteen and a half years. She has been a certified pharmacy technician for fifteen years. She currently provide book keeping and nursing home packaging for the Dalton location.

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Matt Sanders

Matt Sanders recently graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and is now taking a few classes at Lee University. He plans to go to pharmacy school next Fall, hopefully somewhere close to home.

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Lauren Cotton

Certified Pharmacy Technician

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Megan Webster Wise

Certified Pharmacy Technician

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Stephanie Alpert

Hi I’m Stephanie Alpert! I’ve been a pharmacy technician for almost 7 years. I have worked here at the Pharmacy for 5 years. Go Vols!

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Jennifer Watkins

Hello! My name is Jennifer Watkins, I am the barista at the Jittery Joe's in Dalton. I've worked as a barista before and love it. I have a six and a half year old little boy named Michael whom I adore. Family means everything to me. I love to read, listen to my vinyls, and just relax and love life.

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Chad Smith

Chad Smith has been caring for patients as a pharmacist and independent pharmacy owner for over 20 years. He has been living in the Cleveland area for the past 15 years. He is co-owner of Preferred Cherokee Pharmacy Cleveland, Preferred Cherokee Pharmacy Dalton, Preferred Family Pharmacy in Charleston, Preferred Pharmacy in Benton and Tallent Drug Store in Copperhill. He is married to pharmacist, Kristy Smith, and they have two sons, Drew and Grant. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland. In his spare time, Chad enjoys singing and spending time with family.

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Dan Trueblood

Dan Trueblood, Pharm.D., has worked in pharmacy for over 30 years and currently serves as the Director of Operations for Preferred Cherokee Pharmacies, Gift Shops and Jittery Joe’s Coffee Shops. He is married to Denise for 23 years and they have 3 Children, Lane, Lexi and Luke – all attending Walker Valley High School. Currently Dan attends First United Methodist Church in Cleveland. Dan enjoys the outdoors, fishing, watching all sports and spending time with family.