Meet the team

T.J. DePaola, PharmD

President & Pharmacist in Charge

T.J. DePaola earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy in 2002. That same year, T.J. joined the Cypress Pharmacy team and quickly became a respected and valued member of the pharmacy community. In February of 2008, T.J. acquired Cypress Pharmacy after many years of unparcelled hard work and dedication. T.J. continues the legacy of excellent customer care and quality pharmacy services that Cypress Pharmacy has become known for. T.J.’s immense pharmacological knowledge and compounding expertise allow him to provide patients with the highest quality in pharmacy services.

Justin Ceravolo, PharmD

Assistant Pharmacy Manager

Justin Ceravolo, also known as J.T., earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University’s College of Pharmacy in 2012. That same year, J.T. began working in Florida’s Panhandle before becoming a new member of the Cypress Pharmacy family in October of 2012. Cypress Pharmacy believes that each patient, whether he or she is a human or pet, should be given their own special attention and service. J.T. strives to continue advancing Cypress Pharmacy’s already phenomenal reputation. J.T. hopes to continue building strong relationships with all his patients and will continue to do all that is necessary to promote their well-being. Whether you need your medication in another compounded form or you simply need advice, J.T. will ensure fast and efficient service that goes above and beyond your average pharmacy.

Brooke Conzelmann

General Manager & Registered Pharmacy Technician

Brooke Conzelmann, a Fort Myers native, attended Saint Michael Lutheran School and Bishop Verot High School. In 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with minors in Psychology and Spanish from Florida State University. Initially, Brooke joined Cypress Pharmacy in the summer of 2007 while attending summer classes at Florida Southwestern State College. Following her graduation from Florida State University, Brooke returned to Cypress Pharmacy as a registered pharmacy technician specializing in compounding and ultimately adding the role of general manager. As an expert compounder with experience in nearly every role in the pharmacy, Brooke is a valued and respected member of the team.

Tom DePaola, Sr.

Vice President & Delivery Coordinator

Originally from Massachusetts, Tom initially followed in his father, Walter’s footsteps and became a contractor. After more than 30 years in the construction industry, Tom joined Cypress Pharmacy as the Vice President in 2008 and later added the role of Delivery Coordinator in 2009. Tom enjoys building strong relationships patients and talking with them while they wait for their prescriptions. He continues to utilize his construction skills by keeping the pharmacy in superb shape and is often seen working on new projects in his on-site workshop. As the delivery coordinator, Tom goes above and beyond to ensure that patients receive their prescriptions in a timely manner. Tom is not only an excellent member of the team but he is also a loving husband, proud father and grandfather.

Karyn Brown

Pharmacy Service Associate

Suzie Elliott

Pharmacy Service Associate

Jordyn Gottschalk

Registered Pharmacy Technician

Katherine Midgley

Registered Pharmacy Technician