Gary Dewhirst, RPh, was elected to serve a three-year member term, representing District 5, on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 109th Annual Meeting, May 18-21, 2013, in St Louis, MO.
Mr Dewhirst has been a member of the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy since 1999 and has served as the Board’s president. In addition, he is a pharmacy manager for Thrifty White Drug in Hettinger, ND. Previously he owned and was general manager of Hettinger Drug, LLC, in Hettinger for over 20 years. His pharmacy was recognized as an Independent Superstar Retail Pharmacy by Drug Topics in 1989.
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 is also an active member of the North Dakota Pharmacists Association.
Further, Mr Dewhirst is active in health and education related organizations. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for Dickinson State University Department of Nursing. He has also served as a member of the West River Health Services Board since 1999. Active in community organizations, Mr Dewhirst received the Wyeth-Ayerst Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service in 1995. He was also recognized with the Al Doerr Service Award for community service in North Dakota in 1997.
Mr Dewhirst earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from North Dakota State University. He also holds certifications in pain management, immunization, and medication therapy management.
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