Jerry Purcell

Founder & EVP, Client Relations

Jerry oversees key client relationships and is an integral part of Avita’s business strategy. Jerry has over 25 years’ experience in health care including retail, wholesale, long-term care, specialty, and 340B pharmacy services. In 1997, Jerry co-founded VitaRx Specialty Pharmacy focusing on payors with HIV and biologics needs as a national provider. VitaRx was sold to McKesson in 2002.

In 2003, Jerry founded Avita Drugs Specialty Pharmacies where he focused on HIV and the 340B program to grow and expand the Avita experience. He has worked with a multitude of Partners (Covered Entities & Provider Practices) to help support and grow their businesses ensuring patients received the affirming care they deserve. Jerry has expertise in understanding and addressing the needs of the communities who are disproportionately affected by complex health conditions. Jerry is deeply invested in supporting those communities and continues to be an advocate for patients.

“Avita was founded in 2003 to provide HIV medication in a welcoming environment to the community. Almost 20 years later, we still stand by that commitment to compassionate, affirming care. I am confident our Avita teams offer a level of service and expertise that sets us apart from other pharmacies. Treating others the way I hope to be treated—with care, respect, and dignity—is something that has always guided me, personally. I believe it also guides what we do and how we treat people here at Avita.”