Epic RX


Jay Romero, Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Romero has been a practicing pharmacist for more than 20 years and an independent pharmacy owner for more than 10 years. He has served on the EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. board of directors since 2012. Now as CEO, he leads this organization in providing the innovative tools for independent pharmacies to compete in today’s market and meet tomorrow’s industry changes.

Mark P. Barwig, Executive Vice President


Mr. Barwig has over 25 years of experience in the buying group/co-op industry. Before joining EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. as Executive Vice President, he served as President of ServAll, a large buying group consisting of more than 2,500 independent pharmacies. His current responsibilities for EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. include overall business strategies, wholesaler contracting and membership growth planning.

Pete Starfas, Vice President of Contracts and Trade Relations


Mr. Starfas came to EPIC Rx after more than 12 years of experience as the executive director of purchasing at Anda, as well as Watson Pharmaceuticals, where he focused on pricing and contracts. As our vice president of contracts and trade relations, he is responsible for managing all generic and vendor contracts.

Board of Directors

EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. Board members are all independent pharmacy owners, committed to preserving the community pharmacy.

  • Robert Borgatti, Jr., R.Ph.
  • Phillip Boyd, P.D.
  • Jay Dorsch, P.D.
  • Jonathan Grider, PharmD
  • Gerard Herpel, P.D.
  • Keith Hodges, R.Ph.
  • Brian Hose, PharmD
  • Robert McLaughlin, Jr., R.Ph.
  • David Nation, R.Ph.
  • Kenneth Reed, R.Ph.
  • Jeffrey Sherr, R.Ph.
  • James Yinger, R.Ph.