NABP 2018-2019 Executive Committee Inaugurated at 114th Annual Meeting

May 9, 2018

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Delegates to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) 114th Annual Meeting, held May 5-8, 2018, in Denver, CO, elected individuals to fill the president-elect, treasurer, and open member positions on the Association’s 2018-2019 Executive Committee. The newly elected officers of the NABP Executive Committee are President-elect Jack W. “Jay” Campbell IV, JD, RPh, executive director of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, and Treasurer Timothy D. Fensky, RPh, DPh, FACA, member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy. Bradley S. Hamilton, RPh, member of the Maine Board of Pharmacy, was elected to a one-year member term; Lenora Newsome, PD, member of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, was elected to a three-year member term; and Nicole L. Chopski, PharmD, CGP, ANP, member of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, was elected to a three-year member term.

At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, Susan Ksiazek, RPh, member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy, assumed the office of NABP president, and Jeanne D. Waggener, RPh, DPh, member of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, assumed the position of chairperson of the Executive Committee. In addition, the following members are continuing to fulfill their terms on the 2018-2019 NABP Executive Committee: Caroline D. Juran, RPh, DPh, executive director of the Virginia Board of Pharmacy; Reginald B. “Reggie” Dilliard, DPh, executive director of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy; Philip P. Burgess, MBA, DPh, RPh, former member of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy; Gary W. Dewhirst, RPh, DPh, member of the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy; and Richard B. Mazzoni, RPh, chair of the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy.

Abbreviated biographies for the officers and members of the Association’s 2018-2019 Executive Committee follow.

Chairperson: Jeanne D. Waggener, RPh, DPh

Ms Waggener, a member of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, automatically assumed the office of chairperson. Prior to the election, she served one-year terms as president, president-elect, and treasurer, and one three-year term as an Executive Committee member representing District 6. An active member of NABP, Ms Waggener has participated in several task forces, including the Task Force on Sponsorship of NABP District and Annual Meetings, the Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse, the Task Force on Internet Pharmacy Practice, and the Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act. She also served on the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and as a panelist for the Tri-Regulator Symposiums in 2012 and 2015. Ms Waggener is a pharmacy clinical services manager for Wal-Mart Health and Wellness and has worked in the community pharmacy environment for over 40 years. She earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and received an honorary doctor of pharmacy license from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.

President: Susan Ksiazek, RPh

Ms Ksiazek, a member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy, automatically assumed the office of president. Prior to the election, she served one-year terms as president-elect and treasurer, and one three-year member term, representing District 2, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Ms Ksiazek served as the District 2 secretary/treasurer for seven years. Ms Ksiazek participated in many of the Association’s task forces, including the Task Force on the Definition of a Patient-Pharmacist Relationship, the Task Force on Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs, the Task Force on Telepharmacy and the Implementation of the Medicare Drug Benefit Medication Therapy Management Provisions, and the Task Force to Examine NABP’s Data Resources. She also served on the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation and the Hospital Subgroup of the Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act. As a member of the New York State Board, Ms Ksiazek served two terms as chair. Currently, she is the director of medical staff quality and education at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. Ms Ksiazek earned her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

President-elect: Jack W. “Jay” Campbell IV, JD, RPh

Mr Campbell, executive director of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, was elected to serve as president-elect. Prior to the election, he served a one-year term as treasurer and a three-year term as an Executive Committee member representing District 3. As an active member of NABP, Mr Campbell has made many contributions to the NABP District 3 meetings and previously served as president of District 3 from 2008 to 2017. In addition, he has served on many of the Association’s committees and task forces, including the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation, the Resolutions Committee, and the Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act. NABP awarded Mr Campbell the Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award in 2013. He also teaches pharmacy law and ethics classes at three North Carolina universities. Mr Campbell earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Treasurer: Timothy D. Fensky, RPh, DPh, FACA

Mr Fensky, a member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, was elected to serve as treasurer. Prior to the election, he served a two-year term as an Executive Committee member representing District 1. As a member of NABP, Mr Fensky has made many contributions to the NABP District 1 meetings and previously served as president of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy. Mr Fensky served on the Task Force on Best Practices for Veterinary Compounding and the Task Force on Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority. He also previously served as a moderator at several NABP Interactive Forums. Mr Fensky is the pharmacy administrator at Bournewood Health Systems and the chief pharmacy officer at Sullivan’s Health Care. Further, he is recognized as a full fellow for the American College of Apothecaries and is an adjunct faculty member at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. Mr Fensky earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and received an honorary doctor of pharmacy license from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.

Executive Committee Member: Bradley S. Hamilton, RPh

Mr Hamilton, a member of the Maine Board of Pharmacy, was elected to serve a one-year member term, representing District 1, on the Executive Committee. As a member of NABP, Mr Hamilton has made many contributions to the NABP District 1 meetings and serves as the district’s vice president. Mr Hamilton served on the Task Force on Expanding International Membership, represented the Maine Board as a voting member at the NABP Annual Meetings in 2017 and 2016, and participated in the 2015 Tri-Regulator Symposium. In 2014, Mr Hamilton was the recipient of the Retail Operations Honorary Backpack Award for his role at Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy. He was also named Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in Maine by Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company in 2006. Mr Hamilton earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Executive Committee Member: Caroline D. Juran, RPh, DPh

Ms Juran, executive director of the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, is serving the third year of a three-year member term, representing District 2, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Ms Juran has served as a member of the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation and the Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act, and served as Executive Committee liaison for the Task Force on the Pharmacist Integrated Communications Skills Examination. She also served as a District 2 representative on the Resolutions Committee. Under her leadership, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy received NABP’s Fred T. Mahaffey Award for contributions to the regulation of the practice of pharmacy and their efforts to ensure that compounding is performed in a safe and compliant manner. Ms Juran served on the Pew Charitable Trusts Development of Best Practices for State Oversight of Drug Compounding as an advisory committee member. She earned her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, and received an honorary doctor of pharmacy license from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.

Executive Committee Member: Reginald B. “Reggie” Dilliard, DPh

Mr Dilliard, executive director of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy, is serving the second year of a three-year member term, representing District 3, on the Executive Committee. As a member of NABP, Mr Dilliard served on the Association’s task forces and committees, including the Task Force on the Regulation of Pharmacist Care Services, the Task Force to Develop Recommendations to Best Reduce Medication Errors in Community Pharmacy Practice, the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation, and the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. Prior to his current role on the Tennessee Board, Mr Dilliard worked as a pharmacy manager at Walgreens for almost 30 years. Mr Dilliard was also the pharmacist and manager of Super D Drugs for more than a decade. He is also an active member of other pharmacy organizations, including the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, where he served as president and chaired several committees. Mr Dilliard earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

Executive Committee Member: Philip P. Burgess, MBA, DPh, RPh

Mr Burgess, a former member of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the second year of a second three-year member term, representing District 4, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Mr Burgess served on the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation, the Task Force on Drug Return and Reuse Programs, and the Task Force on the Regulation of Telepharmacy Practice. Mr Burgess served for five terms as the chair of the Illinois Board. He also works as a regulatory consultant in Chicago, IL. Mr Burgess spent 40 years in a variety of roles at Walgreen Co, including national director of pharmacy operations and national director of pharmacy affairs. Mr Burgess earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee and a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago.

Executive Committee Member: Gary W. Dewhirst, RPh, DPh

Mr Dewhirst, a member of the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the third year of a second three-year member term, representing District 5, on the Executive Committee. As a member of NABP, Mr Dewhirst has made many contributions to the NABP District 5 meetings, including serving on the Resolutions Committee. Mr Dewhirst served two terms as the Executive Committee liaison to the Advisory Committee on Examinations. In 2014, he served as the Executive Committee liaison to the Task Force on Medication Synchronization. Mr Dewhirst has been a member of the North Dakota Board since 1999 and has served as the Board’s president. He was owner and general manager of Hettinger Drug, LLC, in Hettinger, ND, for more than 20 years and a pharmacy manager at Thrifty White Drug for over 13 years. Mr Dewhirst earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from North Dakota State University and received an honorary doctor of pharmacy license from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.

Executive Committee Member: Lenora Newsome, PD

Dr Newsome, a member of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, was elected to serve a three-year member term, representing District 6, on the Executive Committee. As a member of NABP, Dr Newsome has served on the Task Force on Regulation of Pharmacist Care Services and the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation. Dr Newsome previously served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Arkansas Board. In 2016, the Board received NABP’s Fred T. Mahaffey Award for their contributions to the regulation of the practice of pharmacy and their efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. Dr Newsome has been practicing pharmacy in rural communities for almost 40 years. Currently, she is the pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Camden, AR. In 2015, Dr Newsome was honored with the Percy Malone Award for Public Service by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association. Dr Newsome completed her pre-pharmacy coursework at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and earned her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in Little Rock.

Executive Committee Member: Nicole L. Chopski, PharmD, CGP, ANP

Dr Chopski, a member of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, was elected to serve a three-year member term, representing District 7, on the Executive Committee. As a member of NABP, Dr Chopski has made many contributions to the NABP District 7 meetings and currently serves as the secretary/treasurer of District 7. She has served on many of the Association’s committees, including serving as a delegate on the Committee on Resolutions in 2016, 2014, and 2013, and as a voting delegate at the NABP Annual Meetings in 2015, 2014, and 2013. Dr Chopski was also a panelist at the NABP Interactive Member Forums in 2016 and 2012. Dr Chopski has been certified as an authorized nuclear pharmacist (ANP) by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at Purdue University for more than a decade and is a pharmacist and partner at an independent nuclear pharmacy, Advanced Isotopes of Idaho. In addition, she is a staff pharmacist at Portneuf Medical Center and is a certified geriatric pharmacist (CGP) through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Dr Chopski earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from Idaho State University.

Executive Committee Member: Richard B. Mazzoni, RPh 

Mr Mazzoni, chair of the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy, is serving the second year of a second three-year member term, representing District 8, on the Executive Committee. As a member of NABP, Mr Mazzoni served on the Association’s task forces and committees, including the Task Force on Expanding International Membership, the Task Force to Examine Strategies for Preventing and Reacting to Pharmacy Robberies and Thefts, and the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. Mr Mazzoni has also served as a member of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Steering Committee. He is currently a consultant, and his firm, R. Mazzoni & Associates, assists clients with regulatory strategy. From 2006 to 2012, he was the director of regulatory compliance at CVS Caremark, where he was responsible for regulatory activities in 22 states and served as the company’s representative to boards of pharmacy. Mr Mazzoni earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from University of the Pacific.

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