Meet 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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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.

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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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David Bowling


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Marquetta Humphries

Gift Shop

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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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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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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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Krissy Brown

Certified Pharmacy Technician


Leighann Skelton

Certified Pharmacy Technician

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Elisabeth Payne

Certified Pharmacy Technician

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Amanda Silvers

Certified Pharmacy Technician

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Sarah Gabriel

Pharmacy/Gift Shop Cashier

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Jessica Daniel

Delivery & Barista Manager