We’re proud of our employees and here’s why. Have You Met…
Customer service is important to our organization because it is the primary source of communication with our clients. Our customer’s happiness is a vital part of our organization because we understand that a happy customer is a satisfied customer! We’d like you to meet some of the GrandView Pharmacy team…
Tim Alderdice, Director of Business Development, Fort Wayne, IN
Tim Alderdice is a graduate of Indiana University Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. His sales and marketing career as relates to healthcare began with 5 years working for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. He was a women’s healthcare representative and quickly matriculated to an area account management position responsible for overseeing hospital contracts for IV antibiotics, namely Zosyn and Tygacil. On two separate occasions, Tim worked as an admissions and marketing director for two senior care facilities, Emeritus and Trilogy. Most recently, he was the area business development director for Covenant Care, responsible for garnering referrals from healthcare institutions and professionals for two skilled nursing facilities in Fort Wayne.
Tim’s passion for serving the elderly was ignited when he acted as the admissions director for the Emeritus Assisted Living Community. His passion was fired further when serving seniors and their families as a patient navigator. He was trained in this capacity by the former president of the American Cancer Society, Dr Harold P. Freeman, and gained certification in patient navigation at his institute in Harlem, New York in 2010.
Tim was inspired to seek a career at Grandview after reading the mission statement which states “to honor God in all we do”. That is his personal mission as well. He has served on numerous missions to Guatemala, Haiti, and Kenya and loves to travel and meet new people from various cultures.
He has two children, Alexandra (16), who is a junior at Carroll High School and a remarkable gymnast, and Charlie(13) who is an eighth grader at Carroll Middle School and a point guard for their basketball team.
Mark Wolfe, Customer Account Representative
Mark Wolfe attended Indiana University Fort Wayne and graduated with a degree in Business. Fort Wayne is his hometown and he lived here for over 20 years. He has also previously lived in Indianapolis, IN.
Mark first worked for four years selling vaccines and biological products for Connaught Labs. Then worked for in Long Term Care pharmacy (LTC) for nearly 15 years, actually competing against Grandview in some cases. What Mark enjoys most about working in LTC pharmacy is that he has an opportunity to positively affect healthcare workers who directly care for residents in long term care facilities. He also enjoys how Grandview can offer a quality of care for the elderly within those communities. He gets great satisfaction in offering an improved quality of life to the aged.
Mark got the passion to work with the aged at a young age when doing a service projects for Boy Scouts. He volunteered to work in a nursing home reading to the residents and entertaining them. He always considered what degree of care he would offer his own grandparents and parents and in-law.
In his spare time, he is an avid Indiana University football and basketball fan, and follows the Chicago Cubs baseball team. He and his wife spend much of their time visiting their three adult children, one in Detroit, one in Atlanta and their youngest who is soon to return from living and working the past 13 months in Germany.
Charissa Widegren, Customer Account Representative
Charissa has worked in many different areas during her life. She has over 18 years’ experience as an administrative assistant and Executive assistant. She even owned her own product wholesale business and also worked in Human Resources. Her goals in life are to help people live better lives. She has said her position with GrandView has allowed her to do this in so many ways. She loves her job and says the best thing about it is the conversations that she gets to have with the residents at the facilities. She loves to join in on current event talks and assist at the facility in any way possible. If you see her around, we know she will give you a grand smile and a hello.
Charissa says her enjoyable moments are with her husband and daughter and they complete her life. She enjoys being at the lake, on the boat, hiking or at the beach. Her happy place is to have her husband sitting next to her and her daughter playing in the sand at the beach with a good book in her hand.