Brittany Boyd MHA, CPhT, is a Senior Manager, Training & Support at PQS with diverse experience as a pharmacy technician.
How long have you worked at PQS and what is your favorite part about working here?
I’ve been working for PQS for about 2 and a half years now and it has been a ride! I joined the organization with close to 10 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience. I was so excited to learn about quality measures, assisting pharmacies and getting to know a new group of colleagues. What I did not expect, was that this organization would feel like family. Amidst all that we do here at PQS, that has been my absolute favorite part about the team. We are all so close knit; we have each other’s backs and we are here for one another no matter the scenario.
People would be surprised if they knew:
How many members of my family there truly are. In total, I probably have close to about 100 cousins which is hard to even believe. My mom is one of eleven so that is where it begins. My father-in-law is one of 13 so that continues to add to the growing number of family members we have. I can say that if for nothing else our family reunions and holidays are never dull.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I would definitely be a chef. I love the bliss of finding a recipe, cooking the dish and watching people enjoy it. The excitement of combining different flavors or even following an authentic recipe is so great to see the end result of it. Food naturally brings people together and often times will allow for people to learn about different backgrounds.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody. This song just brings life to a party and most people in the crowd will know the lyrics even if its just the chorus. I have a terrible singing voice, but it is always fun to just sing this and have a great time. One of my fondest memories is singing this song with our very own Todd Sega during a conference. This again solidified my already solemn joy of being a part of such a people-centered team.
What are you going to do when you retire?
When I retire, I just may open my own restaurant. I don’t believe me, or my husband Marc could be the type of people to just sit – we would need something to keep us busy. Our 5-year-old daughter Malaya also loves to cook with mom so this would be something great to pass to our kids. We now have our son Marcus born in January, and if he’s anything like his dad, he will love to eat and this would be a perfect family business to enjoy. Small businesses have been in my family for years as my grandfather has owned restaurants and small store fronts since he was 16. This would also be a tradition to continue to pass on through the generations.