Who We Are

Stellar Pharmacy Services, Inc., doing business as Stellar Rx, is a unique, privately held closed-door Wholesale and Specialty Pharmacy located in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Our company is owned and operated by highly experienced pharmacy executives dedicated to modernizing medication distribution practices.

We started our business in 2013 in our home state of Pennsylvania on a mission to provide point-of-care Asthma & Family Planning products to underserved populations. Our successes in Pennsylvania quickly proved to deliver positive health outcomes to our patients, providers and health plans. These best practices enabled us to replicate our medication distribution model to 3 additional states, with several more in various stages of development.

Heather Ruszin | PRESIDENT AND CEO

With more than 30 years of experience as a professional manager in the pharmacy industry, Heather created and operationalized three successful health care businesses: Stellar Pharmacy Services, Inc., Stellar Health Services LLC, and King of Prussia Pharmacy Services.

In 2000, Heather was a founder of King of Prussia Pharmacy Services, a long-term care pharmacy. Heather's business acumen, knowledge of LTC operations, and healthcare management skills were essential to the growth of the company. In 2014, Heather also co-founded and co-owns Stellar Pharmacy Services, Inc., a novel company that delivers point-of-care medications utilizing a high-tech patented dispensing system. Heather simultaneously co-founded and co-owns Stellar Health Services, LLC, a company that supports patients by providing incentive programs designed to encourage healthcare adherence. Heather has a long history of implementing successful partnerships with managed-care organizations to improve health outcomes while lowering cost.

Heather and her husband, two children and two adorable Shih Tzus reside in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Heather is actively involved in her children's school functions and sporting events. She and her family enjoy dedicating time organizing various charity events and fundraisers for needy families in local communities. Heather is the Vice President of Every Child Counts, Inc., a non-profit located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, dedicated to improving the lives of children.


With a keen eye for innovation and business development, Mark has over 30 years of small and midsized-business management experience. He has successfully grown more than 10 startup ventures to mature organizations in the healthcare market. Mark uses his expertise in pharmacy and technology to create innovation that drives change. In 2006, Mark created e-PharmPro which aimed to provide hospitals around the country remote support for their after-hours pharmacy clinical programs. Through his leadership and vision, he propelled e-PharmPro to become an industry leader in telepharmacy, and the standard of quality in the market. After the sale of e-PharmPro to Cardinal Health Care in 2015, he joined the Stellar Pharmacy Services team, Mark's pharmacy innovation skills have helped create the changes needed to remove medication access barriers affecting vulnerable populations. Mark graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and a Masters in Business from Drexel University's prestigious Lebow Business Program. Additionally, he guest lectures at Jefferson College of Pharmacy on entrepreneurship and marketing.


Melissa is a 2004 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management. To continue her education, Melissa then obtained her Master of Professional Studies degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations in 2010 from Penn State University. After more than 10 years of professional experience working in the Medicaid Managed Care industry, Melissa joined the Stellar Pharmacy Services team in 2019. Melissa lives in Central Pennsylvania with her amazing son. Melissa is actively involved in her son's school functions and extracurricular activities. Her son enjoys playing sports including soccer and baseball. Melissa enjoys coaching her son's sports teams as well as volunteering at local agencies in need and supporting those who may need a helping hand. While Melissa's background is in Human Resources management, she brings with her extensive knowledge and experience in project management, operations management, financial management, and overall employment relations.

Brian Steltz


Janice Robinson, MPH

Vice President, Business Development

Maria Taylor, RPh

Pharmacy Manager

Anthony Cappello, RPh


Kevin Reyes

Lead Technical Account Executive

Christy Taylor

Account Executive