Meet the Staff

Sherri Forrest, Chief Operating Officer

In 1998, after graduating from David Lipscomb University, Sherri joined the Tennessee Pharmacy Coalition, which later became The Pharmacy Cooperative as the Director of Member Relations.  Sherri is now the Chief Operations Officer for Southern Pharmacy Cooperative, having previously served as its Vice President of Professional Affairs.  She has extensive experience in member and vendor relations, budgets and operations, event planning, and communications. Sherri is a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Arkansas Pharmacists Association and the Federation of Pharmacy Networks.

Sherri resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she enjoys all aspects of what truly is Music City U.S.A.  In her spare time, Sherri is a certified Miss America judge and travels throughout the country judging pageants. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Two Rivers Mansion and the Country for a Cause board for Children's Hospital.

Karen Denaburg, Vice President of 3rd Party/Managed Care

Karen began her work in the pharmacy profession in 2001 with the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. She directed the third party department for The Pharmacy Cooperative and later served as Director of Contract Negotiations for the third party division of APCI.  Karen’s previous experience includes communications, event planning and fundraising for non-profit organizations, state associations, and a national political campaign.  She is a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association and Tennessee Pharmacists Association.

Karen received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She lives in Medina, Tennessee with her husband Scott, a pharmacist, and their two children.

Michael Schmid, Director of Sales

Michael served as Division Sales Manager for our preferred wholesaler, HD Smith before moving over to SPC.  His understanding of our wholesaler's inner workings has proven to be incredibly beneficial to our members.  Michael's ability to explain the uniqueness and unprecedented benefits of the SPC/HD Smith deal is unequaled.  And he is equally adept at communicating our members' needs and concerns in a manner that receives action.

Michael lives in Kentucky with his wife Shelia and their children.