About Us

Below are some of the friendly faces that will be helping you next time you drop in.

Brendon Campbell - B. Pharm MPS
Brendon Campbell - B. Pharm MPS
Pharmacist

I was born and bred in Inverell. After attending Inverell Public School and Macintyre High School, I went to the University of Sydney. I returned home at the end of 1994 and started working at our pharmacy. I became a partner in the business in 1995 when Mr Pat O’Brien retired. I bought the rest of the business in 2001 when Mr Darcy O’Meara retired.

I introduced Emma as a business partner in 2007 and we changed the business name from Mitchell, O’Brien and O’Meara to Campbell and Freebairn Chemists.

I enjoy looking after people. I realise that I’m getting old when the children I helped in my early years are now bringing in their own children!

Outside of work I enjoy family time. My wife, three kids and I enjoy travelling and socialising with family and friends. Cricket remains my favourite hobby, both indoor and outdoor. I also play volleyball, indoor soccer and golf. I find sport a great way to unwind and meet people.

The Down Syndrome Association of NSW is my favourite charity and I look forward to riding my motorbike every year with Team Inverell in the Scrapheap Adventure Ride.

Thanks to everyone who supports our pharmacy and I look forward to helping you and your family in the future.

Emma Freebairn - B. Pharm MPS
Emma Freebairn - B. Pharm MPS
Pharmacist

I gained my Pharmacy Degree from Uni of Syd back in ... (the dark ages). I didn't know Brendon at Uni. I was a cool 3rd year student when he was a fresh faced 1st year student.

I had worked in Cowra, Sydney and various locum positions before moving to the big smoke of Delungra when I married a local cattle breeder, Tim Lloyd.

Tim and I have two sons, both tarred with the cattle farming brush - both quite spirited, busy young men. 

I started working at Mitchell, O'Brien and O'Meara Chemists in 2001 and became a partner in 2007.

When I am not at work I enjoy my garden - it's an experiment of survival of the fittest. I am learning to fly in my spare time - just to keep the little grey cells busy. And apparently we will be doing flying tours around Qld to visit bull buyers.

Justine Ehsman B. Pharm MPS
Justine Ehsman B. Pharm MPS
Pharmacist

I grew up at Wallangra and attended school at Ashford Central School before heading off to boarding school in Toowoomba. I completed my Pharmacy Degree at James Cook University in Townsville and absolutely loved living in Tropical North Queensland. During my Uni holidays I came home to work at Campbell and Freebairn Chemists. After graduating, I completed my Pre-Registration year at the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island before deciding to come back to Campbell and Freebairn for four years full-time.

During this time I was lucky enough to meet a local farmer, Matt Ehsman, and after we married we moved to Coonamble for two years. We moved back in 2011 and for the next four years I worked part-time at Ditton’s Pharmacy. We now live on a property near Delungra with our three beautiful children and life is very busy. Brendon and Emma offered me very flexible hours and so I decided to return to working at C&F Chemist. I am really enjoying being back and seeing lots of familiar faces.

In 2019 I became a partner of the business.

My family and I enjoy farm life and socialising with friends. We have a lovely garden full of roses so any spare time I have, the kids and I are outside trying to keep weeds at bay! The charities I support are Care Flight Australia and Ronald McDonald House - I believe these are invaluable to rural families.

Clare McCosker B. Pharm MPS
Clare McCosker B. Pharm MPS
Pharmacist

I grew up on a sheep and cattle farm at Cherry Tree Hill, outside of Inverell. I attended school locally at Holy Trinity, then Inverell High School before heading off to the Gold Coast to study at Griffith University. While enjoying the coastal lifestyle I completed a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science followed by a Master of Pharmacy. During my Uni holidays I travelled back to Inverell to work at Campbell and Freebairn Chemists, gaining valuable practical skills to help me successfully complete my degrees. Upon finishing my degree in July 2016, I happily accepted a 12 month internship position here at Campbell and Freebairn. In July 2017 I became a registered Pharmacist. When I’m not at work or busily studying, I enjoy playing touch and netball, days on the water at Copeton Dam and spending time with family and friends.

Erica Stephenson B. Pharm MPS
Erica Stephenson B. Pharm MPS
Pharmacist

I started my life on my family’s property at Roslyn, near Goulburn. Dad was a fifth-generation sheep farmer and mum a primary school teacher. I’m the eldest of four kids. When I was in primary school, we moved to Nowra, where my mum came from. I finished highschool and moved to Wollongong where I completed a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry in 2004. I then completed a Master of Pharmacy in Newcastle in 2005. I settled on the Central Coast and worked in various pharmacies there for 14 years and had two children, a pigeon pair. In 2018 we moved to Inverell, and I commenced working at both Campbell & Freebairn Chemist and Warialda Pharmacy part-time. Just prior to Covid hitting, I became an accredited pharmacist meaning that I can perform medicine reviews for people in their homes and for patients in aged care facilities (with doctor’s referrals). I now combine my work at Campbell & Freebairn with reviews and I really enjoy both for different reasons. I don’t think I’m done with the study yet, there are a few options on the table! I’m constantly in contact with an awesome network of pharmacy friends I have made along the way. This and working with the team at Campbell & Freebairn make for a very rewarding career.

My children take up a lot of my spare time as they tend to do, but I love to read, knit/crochet/cross-stitch and I’m guilty of lots of TV watching! I’m on the committee for the Sapphire City Concert Band (my daughter plays clarinet) and I enjoy attending all of the musical events throughout the year. I spend as much time as possible with my large family (including Mum & Dad) on the Sunshine Coast.

Annie Jane Smith B. Pharm MPS
Annie Jane Smith B. Pharm MPS

I'm a local Inverell girl, attending Holy Trinity until year 10, before heading to Inverell High to complete my senior years.

I was keen to follow in Brendon's footsteps and become a pharmacist from the age of 14, after he so kindly dressed some bad wounds for me that I sustained from a bike accident in 2008.  When I was in year 10, I got my first taste of pharmacy, undertaking work experience at Campbell and Freebairn Chemist.

After completing high school, I came back to the pharmacy for my gap year and worked full time in the dispensary.

I completed my Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours in 2017 at the University of Newcastle. During uni holidays I would come back to Inverell and work at Campbell and Freebairn which I always looked forward to.

Once completing my degree I decided to spread my wings and move to Queensland to complete my internship year in Noosa. I worked at the Sunshine Coast for 2.5 years until my love for Inverell got the better of me and moved home in July 2020. I am so pleased to be back at Campbell and Freebairn and feel so privileged to be able to serve my local community.

In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing indoor netball and dancing.

Staff

Here are just a few of the wonderful staff you will see when you visit Campbell & Freebairn Inverell.

Staff