Meet Haley DeCoy, Pharmacy Manager at Phil


Haley DeCoy joined Phil right out of pharmacy school because she was interested in a non-traditional career path. Check out her employee spotlight to discover what motivates her and the major milestones she helps the pharmacy team achieve at Phil. 

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your role at Phil. 

I was born, raised, and educated in Ohio, so I have strong Midwestern roots. I earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Findlay in Ohio and have worked with Phil since becoming a licensed pharmacist.

As Pharmacy Manager, I oversee the technicians and staff pharmacists at Phil’s Ohio and Arizona pharmacy locations. Our goal is to process prescriptions efficiently so patients can start their therapy as soon as possible. I also collaborate with internal teams to improve and streamline our pharmacy processes.

What inspired you to join Phil?

Throughout pharmacy school, I knew I wanted to pursue something different than the traditional pharmacist path of working in a chain store or hospital pharmacy. During my experiential years practicing in the field, I specifically chose unique internships that allowed me to see all the different avenues possible for a pharmacist career. Those experiences confirmed my desire to follow a non-traditional career path. After graduation, I learned about pharmacist opportunities in health tech, which led me to the Phil job posting  in 2018. I’m very fortunate for the opportunities I’ve had to grow personally and professionally with the company.

What motivates you most about working here? 

I love the people I work with! My team and their success really drive me. Every day is different, which I find motivating. Some days, I get to work on a compliance-based project, and on others, I may work on a process improvement or people management project. There are so many hands-on opportunities to become an all-around better pharmacist and manager.

Tell us about a time when you felt proud of your work here and why it was significant.

There’s one project I’m particularly proud of because it relied heavily on my team to make it happen. We realized that Phil needed to expand the licensing for its facilities. We had the Ohio pharmacy licensed in Ohio and the Arizona pharmacy licensed in Arizona. Phil was experiencing rapid growth, and to sustain that growth, we needed our pharmacies licensed in all 50 states. This was a complicated undertaking because each state board of pharmacy has its own rules. For example, some states require a staff pharmacist who works in the pharmacy location to be licensed as an individual pharmacist in that state.

I coordinated with my team of staff pharmacists to delegate licensing. If there were 16 states where we needed a pharmacist to be licensed, we divided them up. I took on the first one when I was seven months pregnant, so I had to cram for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), which is required to practice in other states. I passed three more within eight weeks of returning from maternity leave. At this point, my little one is likely eligible for his own license to practice. 

This project was a focus for our team for just over a year. The Ohio location is now licensed in nearly all 50 states. It was a major milestone for my team to play our part in bolstering the longevity of the company.

On a personal note, what do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Family has always been very, very important to me. I have a little one at home now, so if I had it my way, I’d spend every minute of every day with my family. I love watching my son experience the world around him. We have a goal this summer to spend 100 hours taking him outside to explore. Whether that be a new park, a playground, going for a walk, or just playing in the backyard, we want to spend as much time outside together as a family. 

What's one thing people don't know about you that they would be surprised to find out?

Most folks would be surprised to know I am passionate about personal finance. I took a personal finance course as one of my electives as an undergraduate. That professor taught Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. The curriculum immediately caught my interest and gave me a new perspective. Over the years, I've curated the financial content I'm reading and learning from to be applicable to my life. I’m specifically interested in personal finance for women in the workforce and full-time working moms and how investing can impact women and the type of lifestyle they want.

Interested in joining the Phil team? Check out our company page to discover our exciting job opportunities.

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