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Bob Ambrefe

Owner/Registered Pharmacist

Following the family calling, Bob has been a licensed Pharmacist since 1980. Before joining Village Pharmacy part-time, Bob was the Regional Pharmacy Manager for Osco Drug, the Associate Chief of Pharmacy for the VA Boston, and a District Business Manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb.  Bob’s primary role is managing the pharmacy’s relationships with Assisted Living Facilities and home health care agencies. Bob is a member of the Massachusetts Pharmacy Association and the Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Health in Middleton, MA for the last 10 years

Brian Ambrefe

Owner/Registered Pharmacist

Brian has been working at Village Pharmacy of Lynnfield full-time since 1994. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Brian is a Certified Diabetes Educator and past President of the Massachusetts Pharmacist Association. He is a current member of the American Pharmacist Association and the National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA). Brian has received numerous industry awards including the President’s Pharmacist of the Year (2009), Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award (2002), Bowl of Hygeia (2011) and was nominated as Honorary Rotarian of the Year in 2010.

Debra Ambrefe Haraden

Owner/Registered Pharmacist

A 1984 graduate of University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy, Debra began her career at Osco Drug. After over a decade, she joined the family business in the early 1990’s. She is a certified vaccinator, certified durable medical equipment specialist and the sole certified orthotic fitter. She is also responsible for the daily business operations including scheduling, payroll and banking. Debra is a current member of MPhA, MIPA, NCPA and the Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

Faye Ambrefe Omasta

Owner/Accounting/Accounts Payable

Faye began working at the pharmacy with her father in the second grade and now helps to manage it with her siblings. Overseeing the accounting department, Faye is in charge of all the bookkeeping, record keeping, and bill paying. Faye earned an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University. She and her husband also raise llamas on their farm in western Massachusetts.

Mark Thistlewood

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Mark joined the Village Pharmacy team in February 2017.  Mark comes with over 18 years’ experience as a pharmacy technician where he has worked in roles as trainer and supervisor in multiple pharmacy settings such as retail, hospital and fertility.  As a certified technician here, Mark is responsible for compounding medications, processing prescriptions for pharmacists verification, assisting customers and delivering to multiple patients and assisted living facilities. Mark graduated from Triton Regional High School in 1998 and attended Salem State College.

Laura Deheulle

Doctor of Pharmacy/Registered Pharmacist

Laura grew up in Lynnfield and in 2012 began working at Village Pharmacy as a second-year pharmacy student. In 2016, upon completion of a 6 year pharmacy program, Laura graduated from MCPHS University in Boston with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Laura manages the pharmacy’s Medication Therapy Management programs, co-manages medications for patients residing in various Assisted Living Facilities, and is certified and assists in vaccine administration.

Rich Frautten

Registered Pharmacist

Rich began working at Village Pharmacy in 1996 as a pharmacy intern. Upon his graduation from Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy, he went to work for CVS as a Pharmacy Manager. Rich rejoined Village Pharmacy staff as a full-time pharmacist in 2005. He is the on-site vaccine coordinator, manages medications for many of our Assisted Living Facility customers and oversees most of the IT and database management. Rich has served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association and was elected to two terms as the association’s Vice President. Rich is a current member of APhA, NCPA, MPhA and MIPA. He was a recipient of the Pfizer Outstanding Leadership in Pharmacy Award.

Shirley Ambrefe

Pharmacy Technician and Front Store Manager

After 23 years at Village Pharmacy, Shirley takes great pride in the impeccable customer service they provide. As a Pharmacy Technician, she assists with filling prescriptions and oversees the insurance and Durable Medical Equipment billing. She is also responsible for the merchandising, buying and billing for the front of the store. Prior to working at Village Pharmacy, Shirley worked as a manager at Osco Drug.

Kelly Blair

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Kelly has been working for Village Pharmacy since 2007. As a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician, she is responsible for compounding medications, filling and counting prescriptions, monitoring stock and assisting customers. Kelly is a 2008 graduate of Lynnfield High School and received her Associates degree in Liberal Arts from North Shore Community College.


The Herrick House Assisted Living Residence has been working with Village Pharmacy of Lynnfield for the past two years to provide quality pharmacy services for our residents.

Village has been offering our residents outstanding attention to their pharmacy needs with a very personal approach. The Ambrefe Family clearly puts the individual resident’s needs first, often spending significant time with a resident to help him better understand his medications. This helps residents become educated consumers, an extremely important part of maintaining their well-being and independence.

Our nurses also benefit from the wonderful service as well as the educational support from Village. It was through Village Pharmacy that The Herrick House was introduced to the Clericare medication documentation system which has provided our staff with “state-of-the-art” documentation as well as more efficient use of staff time.

In my many years of nursing, I have not worked with a better pharmacy.

— Jane Metrano RN, Director of Resident Care at The Herrick House, Beverly MA

I have been a loyal customer of Village Pharmacy of Lynnfield for decades. When I moved to the area in the 1960s, I started using their services. After my first visit, I knew I had found the right pharmacy for me.

The Ambrefe family goes the extra mile when it comes to getting to know their customers. They are extremely personable and have an extensive, in-depth knowledge of the medications that I use. They always take the time to explain which medications will be most beneficial based on my medical history.

Village Pharmacy of Lynnfield’s attention to detail, courteous staff and professional nature is unsurpassed. They continue to exceed my expectations and I can’t imagine going anywhere else for my pharmacy needs.

— Arthur Chamain, Customer


Community Involvement

Village Pharmacy of Lynnfield has been a proud community supporter for over 50 years.

We have employed hundreds of local teens and sponsored community events, sports teams, school productions and the annual post-prom celebration. We are honored to be able to give back to our local community.

Directions/Contact Us

Village Pharmacy of Lynnfield
590 Main Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(781) 334-3133


Store Hours:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday – 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday – 9 am – 1:30 pm