Meet Our Team

The staff of Medical Center Specialty Pharmacy pride themselves on creating innovative solutions in drug delivery systems and dosage forms.

Henry Herring, RPh


Henry is MCSP’s President and founded Medical Center Pharmacy in 1990.  He received his BA in Chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill and his BS in Pharmacy from Samford University. When Henry is not suited up in his bow-tie at the pharmacy, he is at home cheering on the Tar Heels and spending time with his growing grandchildren and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Ladd and Louie. 

Forbes Herring, MBA

Vice President & General Manager

Forbes grew up working for his father, Henry, at MCSP after school and during summers. After earning a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Emory University, he spent 13 years in business development and finance within the energy and financial services sectors. Forbes has since taken his wide breadth of work experience and focused his attention back on the family business as VP and General Manager.

Dr. Heather Barcus

Director of Operations

Heather graduated from the University of South Carolina with a doctorate of pharmacy and quickly developed a passion for patient care working in the community pharmacy. She’s expanded her role through the years to include management of our sterile and non-sterile labs, clinical media communication, and most recently, becoming our Director of Operations. She, along with her husband and their two energetic boys, has called Wilmington home for 10 years. 

Dr. Patrick McNeely


Patrick joined MCSP in 2015. He received his BS in Biology from North Carolina State University and his PharmD from Campbell University. He shares a strong passion for men’s and women’s health and has received his Hormone Specialist Certification. His specialty interests in pharmacy include compounding, as well as herbal and nutritional supplements. While not working, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife, Mandy and two children, Ava and Graham.

Jennifer Kitchens, RPh


Jennifer has been a part of the MCSP family for many years. Her career expands over pediatrics, asthma, women’s health, indigent care, and the whole population in general. She attended pharmacy school at the University of South Carolina and is a proud wife and a mom of two wonderful young women. 

Dr. Zach Beard


Zach is the newest addition to our pharmacist team. Originally from Asheville, he received his PharmD from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy before bringing his talents to Wilmington. He is passionate about helping people take control of their health. 

Renee Philpott, CPhT

Lab Supervisor

Renee has been with MCSP for over 27 years. She has attended PCCA’s Comprehensive Compounding Training and brings an unmatched wealth of knowledge and experience to the compound lab. Renee utilizes her expertise to consistently provide an innovative approach to compounded formulations. In addition to her creativity in the lab, she and her husband are local beekeepers. 

Jessica Harts, CPhT

Lead Customer Service Representative

Jessica is a Wilmington native who has been a part of the MCSP family for almost 10 years. She studied Pharmacy Technology at Cape Fear Community College prior to working in hospital pharmacy. She has grown from a pharmacy technician to now leading our customer service representatives. Our customer service team provides thorough education for our non-local patients, helping troubleshoot any concerns and ensuring an exemplary experience every time. 

John MacDonald, CPhT, A-CFHC

Lead Pharmacy Technician

John came to us from Durham, NC and brought with him previous pharmacy technician experience. In addition to leading our technicians, he specializes in insurance billing and has a strong interest in nutritional supplements. He is a certified health coach – something he hopes can benefit many of our local patients as they look to get and stay healthy. 

Medical Center Specialty Pharmacy specializes in medicated sinus irrigations. We offer several treatment options for chronic sinus conditions. Custom compounded steroids, antibiotics and anti-fungals are delivered into the sinus cavities, most commonly by way of irrigation or nebulizer to treat various sinus conditions.