About Our Pharmacy


Liss Pharmacy was established more than 75 years ago as an integral part of the Newark, New Jersey community. In 1974, the Parisi family continued the tradition of maintaining a family owned and operated full-service independent pharmacy that gives back to the community. Liss is the center for pharmacy and health services in Newark and continues to build upon the communal partnership between pharmacists and people, greeting patients by name and providing the highest quality in individual care and personal service

Our Team

Our team of dedicated and bilingual pharmacists are always available to answer questions on medications and healthcare through consultations. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare part D. Liss Pharmacy is also fully accredited by ABCOPP to sell and rent Durable Medical Equipment and to bill through Medicare and Medicaid as well as all other HMOs for other prescription services. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing prompt and courteous service only available at an independent pharmacy.

Our Community

Beyond employing members of the Newark community, Liss Pharmacy takes an active role in giving back. Members of the Liss Pharmacy family sit on a number of city advisory boards, participate in youth programs, and most recently have partnered with the Heinz Foundation. This partnership created two community programs, Brick City Respite and Newark Rx, to provide high-quality pharmaceutical services with low-cost prescriptions for Newark residents. Stop by today and experience the Liss Pharmacy difference.

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Meet Our Team

Richard Mistichelli, Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacist-In-Charge

After graduating from the Rutgers School of Pharmacy, Richard began practicing at Liss Pharmacy in 1999. Since then, Richard has dedicated himself to helping patients in the local community, overseeing the Liss Pharmacy operations as Pharmacist-in-Charge and leading a staff built upon hard work ethic and individual patient care. Richard continues to carry on the Liss Pharmacy spirit of putting patients and community first.

Matthew Parisi, Registered Pharmacist

A graduate of Rutgers School of Pharmacy, Matthew Parisi became the owner of Liss Pharmacy in 1974. Matthew has continued to operate Liss Pharmacy as an independent and family-run business built upon his values of friendship and trust with local patients. Since retiring as a pharmacist, Matthew remains active in the pharmacy operations and in supporting the Newark community, furthering his relationships with the store’s loyal customers and their families.

Ralph Hernandez, Registered Pharmacist

Ralph has been practicing pharmacy in Newark and Elizabeth for over 30 years. A graduate of the Long Island University College of Pharmacy, Ralph joined the Liss Pharmacy family in 2006, adding a wealth of experience and personal patient care to the staff.

Louis Ruales, Registered Pharmacist, PharmD

In 2006, Louis graduated from the Long Island University College of Pharmacy as a Doctor of Pharmacy. Louis has been practicing at Liss Pharmacy since 2007 and is one of our bilingual pharmacists, assisting the local community’s Spanish speaking customers.

Mohamed Nasser, Registered Pharmacist, PharmD

Mohamed Nasser graduated from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2013. In 2013, Mohamed started at Liss as a pharmacy extern, completing a 5 week rotation in community pharmacy as part of his 6th year of pharmacy school. Mohamed joined the Liss Pharmacy staff in 2014, bringing his advanced studies on the latest pharmacy practices. Mohamed is dedicated to providing great patient care.

Mario Puorro, Manager

Mario began working with Liss Pharmacy as a young part-time employee in 1980. Mario went on to graduate from Farleigh Dickenson University in 1984 with a B.S. in Business Management and Finance. He brought his knowledge and experience in customer relations back to his hometown of Newark, managing the operations of Liss Pharmacy and specializing in Durable Medical Equipment. As a community figure, Mario serves as director on the Board of Mt. Prospect Authority.

Jenny Dumenigo, Pharmacy Technician

Jenny has been a pharmacy technician at Liss Pharmacy for more than 20 years. Her vast experience helps her navigate insurance struggles and resolve prescription issues promptly, going above and beyond for her patients’ needs. Jenny is thoroughly dedicated to the Liss Pharmacy family and the community.

Nicole Barreto, Pharmacy Technician

A lifetime resident of Newark and devoted community member, Nicole first began working for Liss Pharmacy while attending Good Counsel High School in Newark. Nicole has now been a pharmacy technician at the store for over 10 years. Nikki, as our local patients know her, dedicates herself to helping her hometown stay healthy.

Lisandra Lorenzo, Pharmacy Technician

Lisandra began working the pharmacy field 10 years ago and came to Liss Pharmacy in 2006. As a resident of Newark, Lisandra supports her local community by providing patients with information on their medications and answering any health concerns.

Tracey Perez, Pharmacy Technician

Born and raised in Newark, Tracey has been part of Liss Pharmacy since 2007. Beginning in customer service, Tracey picked up the pharmacy skills and trade on the job and four years ago she became a dedicated pharmacy technician.

Miriam Trujillo, Pharmacy Technician

Miriam has devoted her work to the pharmacy field for over 20 years, beginning as a pharmacy technician in 1985. For the past 6 years, Miriam has brought her professional experience and Spanish skills to Liss Pharmacy, assisting patients with their questions on prescriptions.

Sonia Oliveira, Medical Equipment Specialist

Sonia graduated from Essex County College with a degree in Business Assistance and began working for a medical equipment supplier in 1996 before joining Liss Pharmacy in 2011. Sonia speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and helps local patients choose the right mobility equipment.

Wanda Gonzalez, Medical Equipment Specialist

Wanda had worked in medical equipment billing for over 10 years before she joined the Liss Pharmacy team in 2009. A Spanish speaker and graduate of the Hudson County School of Technology, Wanda assists patients in selecting the right surgical supplies and tracks down specialty items. Wanda is your go-to when finding the right equipment.

Dania Sanchez, Floor Manager/Customer Service

For more than 5 years, Dania has helped keep Liss Pharmacy tightly organized. Dania trains new employees and helps customers track down specialty items. Her extensive knowledge on new and existing health, beauty and Spanish products keeps Liss Pharmacy well stocked with the highest quality items.

Sergio Acre, Delivery Driver/Customer Service

Sergio has worked at Liss Pharmacy for over 5 years. He helps complete the daily orders from our wholesalers and oversees all of Liss Pharmacy’s deliveries. Sergio travels to our patients in Newark, Bloomfield, Montclair, Belleville, Elizabeth and surround areas. If you cannot come into the store for your medications Sergio will be happy to bring them to your door.