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, 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.
Diane Briner, RPh
Diane Briner, pharmacy manager, began her career as a pharmacist at West Concord Pharmacy in 1982 and has enjoyed caring for generations of families over the years. Diane fulfills many roles, including counseling patients on prescriptions and health issues and working with providers to authorize and expedite prescriptions and coordinate care. With a background in geriatric care, Diane also worked as a consultant at Rivercrest Health Care Facility for over 10 years. Pharmacy is a strong tradition in Diane Briner’s family and she met her husband while they both attended Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, the same school that her father-in-law graduated from over 30 years earlier. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy, Diane moved to Arlington, MA to join her husband, Tom, who was a graduate student at MIT. Diane’s interests include administering immunizations and providing community education. Her goal is to help patients blend medication use with non-pharmacologic treatments and lifestyle changes to improve their overall quality of life.
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.
Lucy Maserejian, RPh
Lucy Maserejian is a registered pharmacist in the States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire with over 20 years of retail and specialty pharmacy experience. As a certified pharmacy immunizer, Lucy has vaccinated patients for over a decade. Lucy provides counseling to patients on their prescription, over-the-counter items and other health related matters. As a certified MTM pharmacist, Lucy works with providers to improve patient health and safety. She has received Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from MCPHS University, with a minor degree in Psychology. At her free time, Lucy enjoys baking, reading and spending time at the Cape with her family.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your personalized consultation.