Acton Pharmacy Team

Acton Pharmacy Staff

Saad Dinno, Pharmacist, Owner of Dinno Health

Saad Dinno, RPh, FIACP, FACA

Saad Dinno is a registered pharmacist and co-owner of Acton Pharmacy, West Concord Pharmacy and Keyes Drug with his brother Raied Dinno. In this role, he manages the day-to-day operations of each full service pharmacy and ensures the highest standard of quality for all customers. Both Saad and Raied are passionate about providing individualized care to each customer.

Saad is a member of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacy Association, Massachusetts Pharmacist Association, National Community Pharmacist Association and International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. He is the past president of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacy Association and previously served on the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Advisory Board.

Saad has received numerous awards, including being named the Margaret Bauman Outstanding Medical Professional for his work serving the autism community.

Saad was also named Massachusetts Innovative Pharmacist of the Year, PCCA Pharmacist of the Month and received a Fellowship distinction from the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. Additionally, Saad serves on Emerson Hospital’s Care Transition Collaborative Committee, the Eliot Community Human Rights Committee, Cardinal Distribution East Advisory Board and the MitoAction Marcel Way Fund Committee. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from MCPHS University.

Raied Dinno, Pharmacist, Owner of Dinno Health

Raied Dinno, RPh

Raied Dinno is a registered pharmacist and co-owner of Acton Pharmacy, West Concord Pharmacy and Keyes Drug with his brother, Saad Dinno. In this role, he manages the day-to-day operations of each full service pharmacy and ensures the highest standard of quality for all customers. Both Raied and Saad are passionate about providing individualized care to each customer.

Raied is the president and owner of Dinno Pharmaceuticals, Inc. which developed the pharmacies’ signature diaper rash ointment, Baby Ease, which was trademarked and patented in 2007. He previously served as president of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacy Association from 2008 to 2009. He currently serves on the board of the Auburndale Community Association.

Raied was named Pharmacist of the Month by the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from MCPHS University, where he is a preceptor for pharmacy students.

Lynne Hearne, Acton Pharmacy pharmacist

Lynn Hearne, RPh

Lynn has been a pharmacist at Acton Pharmacy for over ten years. She enjoys working in a neighborhood pharmacy that allows her to spend time with each individual patient and build lasting relationships. The health and well-being of patients is Lynn’s top priority and she frequently provides counsel on prescriptions and health issues. Lynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.

Virginia Tawa, Pharmacist, Acton Pharmacy

Virginia Tawa, PharmD, RPh

Virginia joined Acton Pharmacy in 2007 as a registered pharmacist. She works directly with providers and patients to fill prescriptions and provides counseling to patients on medication and health issues. As a Certified Pharmacist Immunizer, Virginia administers vaccines for patients at the pharmacy.  She received her PharmD from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003.  Prior to that, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Providence College.

Joanne Testa-Williams, pharmacist

Joanne Testa-Williams, RPh

Joanne has over 30 years of pharmacy experience in both Managed Care and Retail settings. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service and ensuring our customers understand their medications.   Joanne is a graduate of MCPHS University.   On her free time she loves biking and boating.

Ted Toufas, pharmacist

Ted Toufas, PharmD, RPh

Dr. Ted Toufas is a Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacist-in-Charge of the Compounding Lab who has a Bachelor’s of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Biochemistry & Genetics, and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from MCPHS University.  He has a passion for learning and imparting information to patients and colleagues. Ted has received training in compounding medications, hazardous drug compounding, veterinary compounding and Quality Assurance.  Working closely with physicians and patients, he develops formulations that would best suit patient needs.  Under his supervision, Acton Pharmacy’s compounding lab has gained accreditation with the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board and is the first in New England (3rd in the USA) to have a certificate of distinction in hazardous medication compounding.  He has been at Acton Pharmacy in one capacity or another since 2005, and strives for a continuous improvement in the quality of healthcare for our patients.

Tracy Walczewski, Pharmacist

Tracy Walczewski, PharmD, RPh

Tracy is a registered pharmacist and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island.  She joined the Dinno Health team in February of 2017.  She is passionate about helping people and providing excellent customer service to our patients. As a Certified Pharmacist Immunizer, Tracy administers vaccines to patients at the pharmacy.  She also recently underwent training, where she received the title of Hormone Replacement Therapy specialist.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children.

Jeffrey Wielinski, pharmacist

Jeffrey P. Wielinski, RPh

Jeff has been a licensed pharmacist for over 25 years and specializes in personalized medicine. Jeff manages Acton Pharmacy’s Medicine-On-Time™ service, which provides customized medication cups to help patients take the correct dose of medication at the right time. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Jeff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo in 1988.

Beth Gardner, Director of Health and Wellness at Dinno Health

Beth Gardner, MS, LE

Beth Gardner, MS, LE is a Certified Lifestyle Educator and the Director of Health and Wellness at Acton Pharmacy, Keyes Drug and West Concord Pharmacy. For more than a decade, Beth has empowered people to make healthier lifestyle choices by collaborating with professionals in the field. She has extensive experience in assisting patients with illness prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; the use of diagnostic techniques; lifestyle education; and stress management approaches. Beth is very knowledgeable about vitamins, minerals, and nutraceuticals, and she is available for vitamin, supplement, and nutritional consultations. She is also a Certified Stocking Fitter.

Beth works with patients to create ways to improve diet and overall health as a means for disease and illness prevention. Working with the patient on a one-on-one basis, she builds a plan to a healthier lifestyle and then follows-up with the patient to measure progress toward the health goals established in the plan. Beth meets with patients at all three pharmacies and her schedule is flexible. Please contact her at bgardner@dinnohealth.com to set up your personalized consultation.