Gib Terlicher, PharmD, RPh, is the managing partner of Gil Drug Co. Inc. After earning a BS degree in Management/ Accounting in 1977, he worked as an accountant until 1989, when he decided to join his father in the family business while studying to be a pharmacist. When Gib earned his PharmD degree 1995 from the University of Illinois, he began working as his father’s partner. With a laser-like focus on service and technology, Gib successfully grew the retail, assisted living/long-term care portion of Gil Drugs and created Isabella Boutique. He and his wife, Karen, share a son, a daughter, and two amazing grandsons.
“The new Isabella Boutique is the brainchild of Christine and Leslee who saw a need to expand the specialized boutique into its own retail storefront. Their experience and training dictated that women needed a shopping destination where they would receive compassionate, personalized care; have choices in attractive, feminine lingerie; and be expertly fitted. In 2013, we opened Isabella Boutique as its own retail storefront — just thee doors down from Gil Drugs.”
Christine is Certified Fitting Specialist at Isabella Boutique, and serves as Office Manager and Certified Pharmacy Technician at Gil Drugs, and has been working there since 1985. Christine has been fitting compression garments since 1999 and mastectomy products since 2007. In 2009, she became an ABC-Certified Fitter in Mastectomy*. Christine is the mother of two beautiful daughters.
“I’m thrilled to be working at a place like Isabella Boutique that delivers such a positive shopping experience to women who truly need and deserve the kind and compassionate service we provide.”
With more than 35 years of retail and customer service experience, Tammy is the Retail Manager and Marketing Representative at Isabella Boutique. She also serves as an ABC-Certified Fitter in Mastectomy*. Tammy joined Gil Drugs in 2013 as a Fitting Specialist at Isabella Boutique’s original location at Gil Drugs. She is the proud mom of three sons.
“We’ve created a warm, friendly and professional one-stop shop in Isabella Boutique that can accommodate the special intimate apparel needs of all women, including breast cancer survivors.”
I started with Gil Drugs as a bookkeeper but was so impressed by the services offered by Isabella Boutique that I trained and received my certification as a fitter for post-mastectomy products. I have also received certification for compression wear.
I love the atmosphere of Isabella Boutique and it is a great feeling to assist our customers in any way needed.
*An ABC Certified Fitter in Mastectomy is specifically educated and trained in the provision of breast prostheses and post-mastectomy services. This includes fitting, adjusting or modifying devices that reflect the level of education and training received. The certification is earned through the American Board in Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABCOPP).
(Photo provided by Times photographer Jonathan Miano).