Charles W. Barnes, III, RPh
Chairman of the Board, Third Generation Owner
Barnes Healthcare was started in 1909 by Mr. Barnes’ grandfather. Charles W. Barnes Sr. was a pharmacist and founded the retail pharmacy located in Valdosta, Georgia where he and his wife operated the family business. Mr. Barnes’ father Charles W. Barnes Jr., also a pharmacist, took over the business in December of 1945. It was a typical retail pharmacy of the era with over-the-counter drugs, a soda fountain, greeting cards, etc. In 1946, he started the HME business with oxygen, wheelchairs, and hospital beds. He and his wife enjoyed operating the business until 1976.
Charlie W. Barnes III, also a pharmacist, received an undergraduate degree in Business with a Major in Accounting from Emory University (1964 to 1968). He graduated from the University of Georgia Pharmacy School in 1975 and was licensed as a pharmacist on March 15, 1976. He assumed the leadership of Barnes Healthcare Services in 1976. He expanded into the infusion business in 1983 and into the rehab business in 1988. In 1992 he opened the first office outside of Valdosta in Tallahassee, Florida.
Mr. Barnes proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam war (1968 to 1972) as a helicopter pilot achieving the rank of Captain. He was stationed in Vietnam from 1971 to 1972. He has two children, son Charles W. Barnes IV, daughter Ellen; and two grandchildren.
AVP of Respiratory Services
Becky Pitts is a seasoned professional and currently serves as the Assistant Vice President over the respiratory and home medical equipment division. Within her realm of responsibility is operational oversight of ventilation patient management, Home Medical Equipment services and delivery, Nutrition Services, Medical Supplies, and Revenue Qualification.
Becky’s clinical background as a respiratory therapist spans over 20 years, both in the Hospital and homecare sector. Her experience includes operations, sales, and hands on patient care. In these capacities she has a proven track record of improving efficiencies and meeting the ever changing healthcare landscape to provide optimal patient outcomes.
Prior to joining Barnes Healthcare services in 2010, Mrs. Pitts served in different capacities at American Home Patient, MediSTAT, Respiratory Health Services, Vencor Hospital and Bay Medical Center. In addition, she currently serves on the board of FAHCS (Florida Alliance of Homecare Services), a state association to promote and protect patient access to homecare.
Becky has an AS in Respiratory Care from Gulf Coast State College. She lives Panama City, FL with her husband and son
Chief Process and Information Officer
Monty is currently serving as Barnes Healthcare Services Chief Process and Information Officer.
Monty Pickren joined Barnes Healthcare Services in September of 2016 moving from South Florida with his wife where he previously held the role of Vice President of Information Technology with Caregiver Services.
Monty began his career in the United States Air Force where he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has a proven record of leading results-oriented IT organizations over the last 25 years. Working in high growth, very dynamic companies he has been able to not only develop strategic plans that are aligned with business objectives but also to execute those plans effectively and efficiently. Bringing his wide range of experience over multiple industries he has applied that knowledge to provide and implement solutions that streamlines processes and reduces errors.