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, also known as “Rich,” began practicing at Liss Pharmacy in 1999. Rich actively oversees all Liss Pharmacy operations and leads a dedicated staff that is built upon hard work ethic and individual patient care. Today, Rich carries the Liss Pharmacy spirit by 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, reflecting values of friendship and trust with local patients. Although retired, Matthew remains active in the pharmacy operations and supports the Newark, NJ community while furthering his relationships with the store’s loyal customers and their families.

Mario Puorro, Manager

Mario began working with Liss Pharmacy as a young part-time employee in 1980. He eventually graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Finance. Mario brought his knowledge and experience 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.

Ralph Hernandez, Registered Pharmacist

Ralph is a graduate of the Long Island University College of Pharmacy and has been a registered pharmacist in Newark and Elizabeth for over 30 years. 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. Mohamed first joined Liss as a pharmacy extern and completed a 5 week rotation in community pharmacy (as part of his 6th year of pharmacy school). In 2014, Mohamed officially began working at Liss! Mohamed is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic, and is dedicated to providing great patient care.

Julissa D. Soto, Consumer Engagement Manager

Julissa has been with Liss Pharmacy since 2014, and is the go-to for all customer service concerns. Julissa’s outgoing and kind-hearted personality creates a positive and welcoming atmosphere. Her diverse skill set derives from for-profit and nonprofit work experience. Count on Julissa for Liss’ event planning and community outreach needs.

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 committed to the growth of the Liss Pharmacy family and the community.

Nicole Barreto, Pharmacy Technician

Nicole first joined the Liss Pharmacy family while attending Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Newark. Nicole, lifetime resident of Newark and devoted community member, has been a pharmacy technician for over 10 years. “Nikki”, as our local patients know her, strives to continuously enhance individual patient care.

Lisandra Lorenzo, Pharmacy Technician

Lisandra is a well-experienced pharmacy technician and has worked in the field for over 10 years. Liss Pharmacy welcomed Lisandra to the family back in 2006. Lisandra’s knowledge and skill set enables her to be an excellent trainer to pharmacy interns and externs, and newly hired pharmacy technicians. Lisandra also supports her local community by providing patients with information on their medications and answering any health concerns.

Tracey Perez, Pharmacy Technician

Tracey first joined the Liss Pharmacy team in 2007 as a cashier. While working in customer service, Tracey also observed and learned the everyday skills and techniques of a pharmacy technician. Today, Tracey is a registered Pharmacy Technician and administers quality service with her willingness to assist and engage in individualized patient care.

Miriam Trujillo, Pharmacy Technician

Miriam has devoted her work to the pharmacy field for over 30 years, beginning as a pharmacy technician in 1985. For the past 10 years, Miriam has brought her professional experience and Spanish interpretation skills to Liss Pharmacy, assisting patients with their questions on prescriptions.

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. Wanda, a graduate of the Hudson County School of Technology, is remarkably experienced in selecting the right surgical supplies tracking down specialty products. Wanda is fluent in both English and Spanish, enabling her to easily communicate with patients and attend to their medical equipment needs.

Dania Sanchez, Floor Manager/Customer Service

Dania has been a great addition to Liss Pharmacy for over 10 years and is always conscious of customer and patient demands. Dania’s communication and leadership skills allows her to easily train new employees. Her extensive knowledge on new and existing health, beauty and Spanish products keeps Liss well stocked with the highest quality specialty and retail items.

Madeline Bosque, Ethnic Products and Fragrances/Notary Public

Madeline has worked with Liss Pharmacy for over 10 years. She continuously applies her heightened knowledge of ethnic and personal care products to her customer services. Liss Pharmacy visitors consider Madeline the go-to for fragrances, beauty merchandise, and international ethnic items, and always trust her to have their best interest at heart.

Ashliana Santiago, Gifts and Seasonal Merchandise/Customer Service

Ashliana, or “Ashley” became a part of the Liss Pharmacy Family over 10 years ago. Since then, Ashley has dedicated herself to accommodating customer and visitor needs. Ashley is trusted with picking out the best cards and gifts for any occasion, gift wrapping, and choosing the product line-up for seasonal merchandise. With a compassionate and thoughtful demeanor, Ashley’s customer service skills are one of a kind.

Sergio Arce, Delivery Driver/Customer Service

Sergio has worked at Liss Pharmacy for over 10 years. He helps complete daily orders from our wholesalers and oversees all of Liss Pharmacy 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 or retail items, Sergio will be more than happy to bring them to your door.