Meet The Pharmacists
My name is Elizabeth Caveness, but most people call me Beth. I graduated from NCSU with a BS in Biochemistry in 1986. In 1989 I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a BS in Pharmacy. In 2005 I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a Doctorate in Pharmacy.
I have been married to Michael Caveness for many decades and we have two adult sons, Bryan and Christian and a darling daughter-in-law, Rebecca.
I started Village Pharmacy in 2001 when the only independent pharmacy in town closed. We still had the big box store here, but no one to offer reasonable prices and excellent service. We opened Village Pharmacy to fill that gap. We feel we have been successful with helping our patients get the medication they need at prices they can afford. We also try to meet patients’ needs that they don’t even realize they have. For people who forget to take their medicine, we fill pill trays. For people who need vaccines, you’ve come to the right place. Need a quick blood pressure check? Stop by. We can check it in minutes, as well as your pulse, your oxygen saturation, temperature, respirations. Sometimes we’re a great first stop to see if you need more acute care. Please use us! We love to serve and we love to help!
Hi, my name is Joanie Hoyt. I graduated from The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and have been a pharmacist since 1989. I am married to my husband Mark and have 2 daughters, Kellie and Kendall. I love all kinds of animals and currently have 5 dogs who keep me very busy walking and playing. I think the main reason that I became a pharmacist is that I want to make people feel better. Pharmacists are the front line of healthcare and that is a responsibility that I take very seriously. Our interactions with patients can truly change and save lives. I love helping people. I love keeping them safe and being their advocate and hopefully improving their quality of life. I love being a pharmacist because it allows me to use my knowledge, abilities, and talents to make a difference in someone’s life. I will always do my best to make a difference in the lives of the people I encounter everyday. I always try to listen with an open mind to what someone has to say and offer them anything that can make a positive difference in their situation. What a great thing, to make a difference!
Amy Alphin, Pharm. D is a 2002 graduate off Campbell University School of Pharmacy. A native of Hampstead, Amy saw an opportunity when she graduated from pharmacy school to return to her hometown and serve as a community pharmacist.
“I am honored to take care of those individuals who have taken such good care of me through the years. Nothing can ever replace the uplifting feeling of serving those you love. I take pride in my work and am blessed to work at Village Pharmacy.”
Denise Marrotta, RPh began as a Food Science major at Cook College at Rutgers University before transferring to the College of Pharmacy. Denise graduated from The College of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 1985.
Denise has practiced pharmacy in various settings but has always enjoyed the independent pharmacy because it provides the time for individual care that every customer deserves. She enjoys sharing her pharmaceutical knowledge with our customers as she counsels them about their prescriptions.
She and her husband, Joe, and two daughters, Marlee and Rena, moved to North Carolina in 2008 from New Jersey. In Denise’s words, they escaped the Jersey winters and taxes! She and her family have embraced the Carolina beach lifestyle and love the beautiful weather.”
In Denise’s spare time, she enjoys watching her daughters play volleyball, spending time at the beaches, traveling, and playing with her two rescue pups: Callie and Lucky.
Denise says, “I am very fortunate in that I get to work at both Village Pharmacy and Rocky Point Pavilion Pharmacy on a regular basis. Rocky Point Pavilion Pharmacy is bilingual and as a result, I am brushing up on my Spanish while I work. Both of our pharmacies provide professional care at the right price.”
I am a native of Wilmington and am very compassionate about my patient’s well being. After graduating from E.A.Laney high school in Wilmington, I continued my education at Cape Fear Community College.
I began working for a retail pharmacy chain where I took care of my customers for 15 years. I later transferred to Village Pharmacy where I have been for over 3 years. When you walk into the pharmacy you are always greeted by my genuine smile and friendly hello.
I am married with two sons. Growing up in Wilmington and local beaches, I enjoy boating with friends to area islands for the day. I have recently moved to the country where my husband and I take care of our Rhodes Ranch. My favorite things to do are spend time with my family and beagles, horses, turkeys and chickens. I also enjoy traveling with family and friends.
Ashley Rogers is originally from Beaufort, North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University and became a certified pharmacy technician in 2008. Ashley says it’s the best decision she has ever made. “I love working for an independent pharmacy and finding a way to make a difference in our patients lives.” Ashley now lives in Wilmington with her son. On the weekends you can find them at soccer games, out on their boat, or enjoying shows at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater!
“Because you can’t wait to feel better“