Meet the Staff

Thrive Pharmacy Solutions was started by Tony Willoughby and John Gregg, two long time pharmacists from the "Corporate World". Tony and John have worked together for many years in many different capacities, from running an individual pharmacy, managing a division in a large chain, to running strategy and operations for a chain of over 4,500 pharmacies. In 2015, Tony and John decided it was time to stop traveling 4 nights a week and spend more time at home with their respective families (Tony has 3 sons, and John has 2 daughters), so they partnered together to open Thrive Pharmacy Solutions. 
Our Pharmacists
  • Tony Willoughby is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, where he received his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Tony focuses within the business on business development and the clinical pharmacist team.  Tony and his wife Jennifer have been married for 20 years and stay busy coaching and chasing their 3 sons Andrew, Jackson, and Davis. They reside in McKinney.
  • John Gregg graduated from the University of Florida with his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. John focuses his energy on process improvement and the operations of the pharmacy, plus serving as the "Chief Technology Fixer."  John and his wife of 15 years Kristin have 2 spirited and active daughters, Juliette and Evangeline. John and Kristin are both active in their girls' activities, especially soccer. They reside in Prosper. 
  • Ken Yanniello is the pharmacy manager for Thrive's Plano pharmacy location.  This is the "main" pharmacy where the rest of the team works everyday to ensure patient's receive the medication they need in a timely fashion, as well as support the clinical team.  Ken has known and worked with Tony and John for several years, from being peers in the corporate world, to a great personal pharmacist for their family.  Ken is a second generation pharmacist, with his first job working in his Dad's pharmacy.  Ken graduated with his pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University.  Ken has served as a area pharmacy manager covering multiple locations in Michigan, Atlanta, and managed the Target Pharmacies in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and North Texas.  Ken and his wife have 2 daughters, one in undergrad at the University of Arkansas, the other working on her masters at Texas A&M.
  • Angela Kuo is the clinic pharmacist for the Village Health Partners practice at Legacy Medical Village. She strongly believes pharmacists providing collaborative patient care services are a vital part of a patient’s healthcare team. Angela is a firm believer in engaging the patient as an active participant in the betterment of their own health through education, empowerment, encouragement, and self-management. Angela earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree cum laude from The University of Texas at Austin. During her time at UT Austin, she was inducted into the Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma honor societies. Angela considers herself a Texan at heart, as she spent most of her childhood in Plano. She resides in Frisco with her husband and two children, and is passionate about serving the community she grew up in. 
  • Collin Kelley is the clinical pharmacist for Village Health Partners at Independence Medical Village.  He is passionate about providing the best care possible through evidence based medicine and patient education. As a pharmacist, his focus is to ensure that the patient understands their medications and how to optimize their health through improved adherence.
    Collin earned his  Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. While pursuing his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, he also obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the Citadel Graduate College. The South Carolina Pharmacy Association honored him as the Student Pharmacist of the Year in 2016. 
    Collin is originally from Bowling Green, KY. He is an avid sports fan; having played sports throughout his life, and has grown as a fan of the Dallas Stars and the Cowboys. When he has free time, he enjoys traveling, staying active, and spending time with family and friends.
  • Adam Cooper is the clinical pharmacist for The Hampton Clinic in South Dallas.  
  • Joice Thomas is the clinical pharmacist for Family Medicine Associates of Texas, as well as the offices of Dr. James Zodrow. Joice's favorite thing about being a pharmacist is developing relationships with her patients to educate them about their medications and maximize their benefit.  Joice earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University after growing up in Oklahoma City. Prior to joining Thrive, Joice managed a very busy CVS pharmacy.  She lives in Carrollton with her husband and 2 boys, and loves spending time with them and traveling.
Last Updated: 3/13/2017