MILWAUKEE 414-266-1893 • M-F 8am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 3pm
MEQUON 262-236-7722 • M-F 9:30am to 5:30pm
NEW BERLIN 262-432-7613 • M-F 9am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 3pm
WEST ALLIS 414-337-3333 • M-F 8am to 4:30pm

Skywalk Pharmacy Team

About

Jake Olson
Jake Olson, Pharm.D.

President/CEO

Jake Olson, owner of Skywalk Pharmacy, graduated from The University of Iowa in 1999 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He became interested in owning his own community pharmacy while completing the first APhA/ASHP accredited Community Pharmacy Practice Residency with Purdue University. In 2003, he opened Skywalk Pharmacy which serves the unique needs of pediatric patients and has become an integral part of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Jake serves as a preceptor for multiple schools of pharmacy as well as lecturer at Concordia University School of Pharmacy. He sits on the Wisconsin Medicaid DUR Board, National Community Pharmacy Association steering committee, and the PQA Medication Management Workgroup which works to improve medication safety in the transition of patients between the hospital and community pharmacy settings. In 2014, Jake became a Director at Large for the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW).

“We want our patient’s parents to be confident and comfortable giving their children medication at home. We love getting to know our patients and their families.”

Kara Boghossian
Kara Boghossian, Pharm.D.

Director of Pharmacy

Kara Boghossian graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2005 with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Kara is also WPQC certified. She immediately joined the Skywalk Pharmacy team as a part time staff pharmacist while also staffing three other independent compounding pharmacies. Over four years she gained compounding and management skills from the pharmacy owners. In 2009, she became the Pharmacy Manager of Skywalk Pharmacy, and in 2015 became the Director of Pharmacy and has been an integral part of the growth of Skywalk Pharmacy.

Kara enjoys being able to help the wonderful patients and families of Skywalk Pharmacy. She appreciates working in an independent specialty pharmacy that gives the pharmacist the resources that are necessary to take care of the patient.

In Kara’s spare time she enjoys going to the cabin in northern Wisconsin and spending time with her husband, daughter and son.

Steve Finkenbinder
Steve Finkenbinder, Pharm.D.

Staff Pharmacist, Milwaukee

Steve Finkenbinder grew up in Orangeville, Illinois. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2009 from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, Virginia and is also WPQC certified. Steve has lived and worked in the Milwaukee area for the last 5 years and joined the Skywalk family in March 2014. Steve is passionate about ensuring patients understand their medications and continuing to learn every day. He enjoys playing sports of all kinds, traveling, and spending quality time with his friends and family.

Richard Dieringer
Richard Dieringer

Operations Manager

Richard Dieringer helps oversee the daily operations of Skywalk Pharmacy as the Operations Manager. Richard has over 20 years of business and pharmacy management experience. Richard is responsible for Skywalk’s audit review, fiscal operations including accounts payable and account receivables, along with information technology support. Richard is a U.S. Marine veteran. He has two daughters and one grandson. He lives in the Milwaukee area with his dog Sarge.

Julie Gall
Julie Gall, MBA

Director of Administration & Retail Operations

Julie Gall is from Racine, WI and has more than fifteen years’ experience in a business operations with a focus on human resources management. Julie received her undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Spanish and went on to complete her Master’s in Business Administration in 2009, all from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She came to Skywalk Pharmacy in January 2014 as the Administrator and has variety of responsibilities including human resources management, organizational development, strategic planning, and marketing. Julie enjoys the challenges in her role and knows that Skywalk Pharmacy is making a real difference for the families and children on a daily basis.  In 2015, Julie became the Director of Administration and Retail Operations.

Outside of work, Julie enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her husband and daughter.