About Us

About Us

  • Colonia Pharmacy truly is your prescription to better health. We are a full service pharmacy, with specialties in natural and homeopathic medicine, pharmaceutical compounding, hormone replacement therapy, diabetes care and vaccinations. Your happiness and well-being is our top priority.

Meet Our Staff

Michael Ambrosio "Ambro"

Pharmacy Manager

Mike is the heartbeat of our pharmacy since 1998. With over two decades of unwavering dedication, he stands as the cornerstone of our operations, serving as both manager and the driving force behind our success.

A paragon of loyalty and hard work, Mike embodies the essence of strong work ethic, setting the standard for excellence within our team. His commitment to our pharmacy and its mission is unparalleled, and his steadfast presence ensures that our operations run seamlessly day in and day out.

Andrey Pakholskiy, Pharm.D., RPh

  • Director of Specialty Division
  • Transplant Medication Coordinator

Andrey has been a pharmacist with Colonia Pharmacy for the past 6 years. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. As the director of the specialty division, Andrey collaborates with transplant recipients and their health care team to optimize care. By meticulously managing medication profiles in an organized fashion Andrey is able to enhance patient medication adherence. Andrey is also deeply passionate about assisting oncology patients in accessing the medications they need. Beyond the pharmacy, he enjoys playing sports, working out, and cooking. An avid music lover, Andrey seizes every opportunity to attend concerts and festivals.

Marc Ruglio, Pharm.D., R.Ph

Pharmacist, Med-Sync Manager

Marc has been a key part of Colonia Pharmacy for two years, serving as one of the main retail pharmacists. Marc graduated from Rutgers University Pharmacy School and is passionate about patient counseling, specialty pharmacy, and medication adherence. He currently manages the medication synchronization program, improving convenience and medication adherence. Outside of work, Marc enjoys spending time with friends and family and indulging in the occasional video game.

Charmaine (Charmz) Adams, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

“Charmz” is proud to have been with Colonia Pharmacy for over 20 years. She migrated to the USA to explore a career in service delivery and expand her knowledge to help others. She’s been able to achieve this and more at Colonia Pharmacy, as a certified pharmacy technician. Charmz loves providing patients with the personalized care they deserve.

Charmz places her patient’s health, wellness, and satisfaction as a top priority and strives to provide the best possible pharmacy experience. And she does just that. She is an absolute pleasure to be around. Beyond work, she actively engages in civic and cultural activities, cherishing time spent with friends.

Renato Ferreira, CPhT

Compounding Technician

Renato has been with Colonia Pharmacy for over 20 years. As the lead compounding technician, he is PTCB certified and PCCA trained. Renato’s wealth of experience, precision and attention to detail allow him to be a leader in the pharmacy and deliver quality formulations. He has a passion for creating and formulating personalized medicine to fit the unique needs of patients in all aspects of compounding. His compounding interests include men’s health, veterinary compounding, and customized formulations. In his personal life, Renato loves exploring the outdoors with his wife and 2 daughters. He also enjoys fishing.

Samantha (Sam) Willard, CPhT

Compounding Technician

Samantha is a seasoned certified pharmacy technician with 14 years of dedicated service at Colonia Pharmacy. Specializing in compounding, her passion lies in veterinary compounding and hormone replacement therapy. Known for her exceptional customer service, Sam goes beyond the prescription to ensure personalized care. Outside of the pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her dog Colby and traveling with her husband Dan.

Faith Kromka, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician

Faith is a seasoned pharmacy technician with four years of dedicated service at Colonia Pharmacy. Faith has multiple responsibilities, including typing prescriptions, filling and labeling medications, and helping customers on the phone. At the heart of her role is her commitment to assisting the pharmacist and prioritizing the needs of the pharmacy's patients. Faith takes pride in ensuring that every customer receives the highest level of friendly and personalized service. When not at the Pharmacy one of her favorite hobbies is tending to her cherished pets.

Ashley joined the Colonia Pharmacy team in December 2023. She is a licensed certified pharmacy technician. She started her career as a tech at the age of 18. She has worked in retail and hospital pharmacy settings throughout the years. During COVID, she had the opportunity to become certified in immunizations.

Her job as a pharmacy technician entails supporting the pharmacist in tasks such as filling prescriptions, communicating with doctors’ offices, and billing patient insurances.

She takes great joy in meeting the needs of our diverse community of loyal customers. Outside of work, she is a dog mom to a 4 year old rescue dog named, Artie. She is a member of Evangel Church. Her hobbies include reading, going to concerts, and trying new cuisines!

Our Mission

Our Mission

  • We believe that being a local pharmacy means your experience should be personalized and unique. Proudly serving the Colonia community since 1997, we strive to exceed expectations and provide a service unmatched by others. We take the time to answer all your questions and make you feel right at home.