Feb. 28, 2020 

This is the first in a series of profiles of American Pharmacies employees that we will publish bimonthly to help our members get to know the staff better. Employees will be profiled in order of seniority at APRx.

Holding Down the F ort
Paula Gray Keeps the Headquarters Office Humming
and Ensures All the Paychecks & EFTs Are on Time

Paula Gray
Assoc. Administrative Assistant
19 years of service

Hometown ~ San Antonio, TX
Current Home ~ Corpus Christi, TX

Core Values ~ Being of Service and Nurturing Others

Interesting Facts ~ Paula was the first employee hired by founder and then-President Mike Gohlke. She and her family relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas, when Mr. Gohlke moved the APRx headquarters there from San Antonio.

Paula (L) is the eldest of 3
A Few of Paula's Duties
~ She pays the company's expenses, reviews and approves EFTs, manages member paperwork and files, onboards new employees and handles payroll.

In Her Spare Time ~ Church is a huge part of Paula's life. She attends 3 times per week and helps teach the women's Bible study class. Every third Saturday, she volunteers with church members to feed the homeless.

She also loves shopping, dancing and listening to blues music. Her favorite artists are BB King and Johnny Taylor. ("My first boyfriend was a jukebox.") She's an avid reader and loves romance and suspense films. Paula has seven tattoos, the first a gift to herself on her 40th birthday. 

"I love that I can be myself at American Pharmacies. We are all so different, but work so well together. I can call anyone on our team when I need assistance, and they are always happy to help."

The Future of Pharmacy ~ "I would love to see pharmacies partner with primary and secondary schools in our communities to provide adolescents and teens exposure to the world of independent pharmacy."

Paula and Danny have  been married for 33 years.

Paula has 5 children (2 daughters + 3 sons), 20 grandchildren, and  a
Schnauzer named Bella.

Say hello to Bella!   


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2020 ThoughtSpotRebate Schedule
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Your APRx Board

Alton Kanak, R.Ph.
Joe Ochoa, R.Ph.  
Vice Chairman
Steve Hoffart, Pharm.D.
Lynn Everett, R.Ph.     
Mike Muecke, R.Ph.
Vance Oglesbee, R.Ph.
Bruce Rogers, R.Ph.