Mark D. Johnston, RPh, was elected to serve a three-year member term, representing District 7, on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 108th Annual Meeting, May 19-22, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr Johnston has served as the executive director of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy since 2007, and since 2011 has also taught as an instructor of pharmacy law at Idaho State University. He began his career as a community pharmacist at American Stores Company in the Reno-Sparks, NV area, and became pharmacy manager for the chain in 1995. From 2000 to 2007, Mr Johnston held the position of pharmacy district manager for Albertsons/SUPERVALU pharmacies headquartered in Boise, ID.
Mr Johnston has been an active leader in pharmacy professional organizations, and has served as president of the Idaho State Pharmacy Association, and as a board member. He is also a member of the American Society for Pharmacy Law, American Pharmacists Association, Idaho Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Capital Pharmacy Association.
Mr Johnston was honored with the McKesson Leadership Award in 2007, and in the same year, the National Community Pharmacists Association honored him with a Pharmacy Leadership Award.
Mr Johnston earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia.
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