Meet Our Team
The team at Hils Pharmacy wants to ensure that independent pharmacies live on in Randolph County. Hils Pharmacy knows the importance of the owner being present. Our patients are treated like family instead of a number. Each patient is different and has different needs and Hils Pharmacy cares about each patient. Hils Pharmacy is focused on patient care and achieving positive health outcomes.
Ann M. Hils, Pharm.D. BCPS, Owner/Pharmacy Manager
Ann M. Hils, Pharm.D., BCPS is the wife of Jared Hils and mother of three, Alesse, Garrett and Gabe. Ann has wanted to be a pharmacist since she was five years old. At the age of 15, Ann job shadowed a local pharmacy. At 16, she got her first job at Buntin’s Pharmacy in Moberly. Here, Ann worked as a Pharmacy Technician in high school and then as a Pharmacy Intern while in Pharmacy School. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in 2005. After practicing for few years, Ann completed the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery National Certificate Program in 2007. While working at Moberly Regional Medical Center as a Clinical Pharmacist, Ann completed the Anticoagulation Therapy Management Program in 2009. She then briefly worked as Pharmacist in Charge at Buntin’s Pharmacy. While working as Pharmacy Manger at Walmart Pharmacy in Moberly, Ann became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2013. Ann is excited to be the owner and Pharmacy Manager of Hils Pharmacy. As a member of the community, she is aware of the challenges with pharmacies, and she is confident that her friendly and knowledgeable staff will provide the care and attention that each patient deserves.
Jared Y. Hils, Owner/Pharmacy Technician
Jared Y. Hils is the husband of Ann M. Hils, and father of three, Alesse, Garrett and Gabe. Jared is excited to be the owner, a Pharmacy Technician and the Store Manager of Hils Pharmacy. He enjoys serving his community.
Denise Kendall, Office Manager
Denise is not only the mother of Ann Hils, but is the Office Manager and Medicare Part B specialist at Hils Pharmacy. She continuously goes above and beyond for all of the pharmacy patients, and is very dedicated to make you feel at home and welcome at Hils Pharmacy. She makes it her goal to know each patient by name and is always rushing out to welcome patients. Denise enjoys spending her spare time with her daughters, Ann and Faith, and her grandchildren.
Amanda Walters, Pharmacist
Amanda Walters Pharm.D. has over 10 years of experience in retail pharmacy. Amanda was previously at Walgreens and is overjoyed to be part of the Hils team. She was born and raised in Moberly and went to pharmacy school in Kansas City. Amanda enjoys meeting new people and answering questions to educate the community. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and dogs.
Dennis Berding, Pharmacist
Dennis has over 50 years of retail experience with over 45 years in retail pharmacy. The majority of his pharmacy years were spent in the Moberly community at McKenzie Pharmacy as the pharmacist and proprietor. His wife, Karen, is a renowned speaker and trainer with Parents As Teachers. Together they have two children that both live within a 3 hour drive, giving Dennis and Karen the chance to spend time with their four grandchildren. Both Karen and Dennis are very involved in many Moberly community activities. Dennis enjoys biding time between Hils Pharmacy and working as a merchandiser for McKesson Drug.
Matthew J. Harrison, Pharmacy Manager – Grain Valley
Matthew Harrison, Pharm.D. obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and has been a practicing community pharmacist for the last 9 years. After graduating, he worked as a pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy before taking the position of Pharmacy Manager at Hils Pharmacy in Grain Valley, Missouri. He is excited to be a part of the Hils Pharmacy team to promote health and wellness to our patients and community.
Gary L. Rae , Pharmacy Manager – Salisbury
Gary has over 25 years experience as a pharmacist. He graduated from the University of Utah and began his career working in the hospital setting. In 1996 he moved to Beloit, Kansas, where he worked as the Director of Pharmacy in a small rural hospital. About 10 years later, he made the huge decision to buy his own pharmacy and move his career into the retail setting. After a few years, he sold his pharmacy and moved to Sedalia, Missouri. There he worked for a grocery store chain and then later for CVS.
In the fall of 2018, his path led him to relocate to Moberly and Hils Pharmacy; he is excited to manage the Salisbury store. Gary is committed to customer service and providing a friendly, caring environment. His hobbies include fly fishing in the mountains of Wyoming where he grew up, woodworking, and doing activities with his wife Kathryn, and their seven children.