Candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Committee

NABP is pleased to announce the following individuals as nominees for open officer and member positions on NABP’s 2021-2022 Executive Committee. Elections will be held in May 2021 during the virtual 117th Annual Meeting for the following positions:

  • President-Elect (one-year term)
  • Treasurer (one-year term)
  • Member, District 6 (three-year term)
  • Member, District 7 (three-year term)

All eligible individuals will be placed on the ballot.

Officer Nominations

Photo of Treasurer Reginald Dillard
Reginald B. “Reggie” Dilliard, DPh, Tennessee Nominee for President-Elect (one-year term)

COVID-19 has impacted healthcare in many ways, both positive and negative. If elected President-elect, how would you recommend NABP utilize the lessons learned from this pandemic to support the Association members in their post-pandemic efforts to regulate the changing practice?

I think with the numerous waivers of rules through federal decrees and state executive orders, we have just lived through the biggest “pilot project” imaginable on a nationwide scale. The efforts to address the pandemic have pushed boards and pharmacists out of their comfort zones. As we work through these waivers and exceptions, I think board members will have to re-examine their regulations and determine if they truly are protective of patient safety or unnecessarily restrictive. NABP can and should undertake a comprehensive overview of our Model Rules to determine how we can incorporate what we have learned into a safe and effective practice model that provides for patient safety while allowing the practice to evolve. NABP working with members can affect that change.


Headshot of Executive Committee Member Lenora Newsome
Lenora S. Newsome, PD, Arkansas Nominee for Treasurer (one-year term)

Why are you interested in serving NABP in the capacity as treasurer and how would you advise NABP to monitor and prepare for what might be a more global and competitive environment?

I have been a member/officer of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy (ASBP) and a member of NABP since August 1991. I have served as the District 6 representative of the NABP Executive Committee since May 2018. I would like to become an officer on the NABP Executive Committee to serve as its treasurer. The 40+ years as a pharmacist and 29+ years as a board member/officer of ASBP and NABP member have given me the wisdom and life experiences to be the ideal candidate for this position. Thank you in advance for your support for me to become your next NABP treasurer.

We are currently in the midst of a pandemic. What we do know for certain is that life and the world has changed as we know it. My best advice would be to stay alert and proceed with caution as we merge into this new environment.

Member Nominations

The following candidates have been nominated for the Executive Committee member positions by their districts at the respective district meetings.

Headshot of Deborah Mack
Deborah C. Mack, RPh, CHC, CCEP, Arkansas Nominee for the District 6 Open Member Position on the Executive Committee (three-year term)

COVID-19 continues to pose unique opportunities and challenges. If elected to the NABP Executive Committee, what do you feel will be the most challenging aspect and opportunity for NABP post-pandemic and what do you recommend is the best way to address this challenge?

Pharmacists have deservedly received unprecedented recognition as frontline providers. Our challenge is for quality of health to rise by extending the authorities of the PREP Act through legislation.

NABP should collect and organize the data to:

  • ensure the value of pharmacist services are understood,
  • review claims of injury from this expansion,
  • update state boards with the authorities that were allowed in each state for use with their legislature, and
  • assist with stakeholders to ensure that emergency grants of power can be activated quickly to deal with any future public health emergencies.

The PREP Act has shown that health care access can be improved by giving pharmacists the autonomy to make clinical decisions regarding ACIP immunizations and vaccines.


Headshot of Executive Committee Member Nicole Chopski
Nicole L. Chopski, PharmD, BCGP, ANP, Idaho Nominee for the District 7 Open Member Position on the Executive Committee (three-year term)

COVID-19 continues to pose unique opportunities and challenges. If elected to the NABP Executive Committee, what do you feel will be the most challenging aspect and opportunity for NABP post-pandemic and what do you recommend is the best way to address this challenge?

The Executive Committee works in collaboration with the leadership team to assist states in navigating the waters of the lessons learned nationwide during the pandemic. The unique circumstances challenged boards to take a critical look at which regulations could safely be pared down and how technology could be used to accomplish tasks within pharmacy practice in a new way. Post-pandemic state boards will be primed to re-evaluate what changes can be made permanent. This incredible opportunity challenges previous ways of thinking and yet provides a window to shed unnecessary burden while maintaining critical safeguards. NABP stands to truly be of service to its member boards in guiding their paths using available evidence and experience to transition from rough seas to calm waters.