2019-2020 SCPhA Board of Directors

 

Board of Directors Mission: On behalf of the membership, the Board of Directors assumes direct responsibility for defining and ensuring appropriate organizational performance.

  1. The Board will be the conduit linking the membership’s interests to operational performance.
  2. Needs Assessment: The Board will assess the needs of the membership as they relate to the Association’s activities and scope of influence, and will develop Ends policies identifying and prioritizing intended organizational outcomes to address those needs.  The House of Delegates will be a primary component of this “linkage.”
  3. Advocacy: The Board will inform the membership of the Association’s accomplishments on its behalf, and of expected future results.
    1. The Board will develop and maintain written governing policies that realistically address the broadest levels of all organizational decisions and situations:
    2. ENDS: Organizational products, effects, benefits, outcomes, recipients, and their relative worth (what good for which recipients at what relative worth/cost/priority).
    3. MANAGEMENT LIMITATIONS: Constraints on executive authority that establish the prudence and ethics boundaries within which all executive activity and decisions must take place.
    4. GOVERNANCE PROCESS: Specification of how the Board conceives, carries out and monitors its own task.
    5. BOARD/MANAGEMENT DELEGATION: How authority is delegated and its proper use monitored: the CEO’s role, authority and accountability.
      1. The Board will assure successful CEO performance on Ends and Management Limitations.
      2. The Board will establish the public policy positions/statements of SCPhA. 
      3. The Board will make determinations regarding the dues for membership in SCPhA. 
      4. The Board shall appoint delegates and alternate delegates to the American Pharmacists Association (at February meeting).
      5. The Board will refer to the House of Delegates:
      6. Recommendations and decision-making regarding changes to the Constitution and Bylaws of SCPhA.
      7. All decisions regarding a proposed expulsion from membership in SCPhA, in accordance with procedures set forth in the Bylaws.
        1. The Board will determine the categories and recipients for SCPhA’s annual awards.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

                                                      President/Chairman of the Board

Dave Shirley, PharmD

Dr. David Shirley is an Assistant Professor with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy – Medical University of South Carolina campus. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2002. He spent seven years practicing independent community pharmacy, with Prescription Center in Charleston SC where he began compounding prescriptions. In 2009, he joined Plantation Pharmacy on Wappoo Rd. in Charleston where he was Pharmacist-in-charge and the chief compounding pharmacist. As he has throughout his career, he continues to be active in providing immunizations, diabetes counseling through Palmetto Pharmacist Network, and serving as a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy students. In 2015, Dr. Shirley joined the College of Pharmacy to pursue his love for teaching and mentoring students. Dr. Shirley coordinates Pharmacy Law and Ethics, Compounding Laboratory, Pharmacy Calculations, and Medical Terminology courses. He is the faculty advisor for NCPA and involved in other organizations including CPFI and Kappa Psi. Dr. Shirley is a long-time member of SCPHA and has served previously in the House of              Delegates and Board of Directors.

 

Immediate Past President  

Megan Montgomery, PharmD

Dr. Megan Montgomery received her PharmD from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. After graduating in 2009, she began working at Reynold's Drug Store in Andrews where she served as Pee Dee Region Director. In 2012, she moved back to her hometown of Chapin and joined former SCPhA President, John Pugh, at Prosperity Drug and works as needed for McKelvey-Drummond Pharmacy Consultants. Megan has previously served as a Midlands Delegate and Speaker of the House.

Megan resides in the Irmo and enjoys traveling, hiking, movies, dining out and all things SNL. As a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher, she can also be found leading yoga classes in the Lexington and Chapin areas.

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President-Elect

Ron Guida, RPh

Ron Guida is a graduate of MUSC College of Pharmacy. He began working for Revco until an opportunity arose to practice in the clinical side of pharmacy, and joined Palmetto Health Care. He went into partnership with two other pharmacists, and bought out the four pharmacies of Palmetto Health Care and renamed them Foothills Family Pharmacies.  Soon after this purchase, he became involved with home medical equipment, with emphasis on respiratory equipment. He was able to sell that business and purchased the share of the Boiling Springs location which was renamed Ron’s Pharmacy.  In May of 2017, he sold his pharmacy to Rite and continued to work for the chain until August of 2018.  Currently, he is enjoying semi-retirement and doing relief help.

 

 

Speaker, House of Delegates 

Brian Clark, RPh

Brian Clark graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Passionate about teaching and developing others, he currently precepts for all four in-state colleges of pharmacy. He has previously served multiple terms as a Midlands Delegate and Director-at-Large. Brian also serves as the Network Facilitator and a luminary for CPESN-SC. Brian resides in Chapin with his wife, Kelly, and their three dogs – Fin (Boykin), Fergie (Boykin), and Fargo (Long-haired Dachshund). His hobbies include riding motorcycles, working in the yard, and spending time on the lake.




 

 

Speaker-Elect, House of Delegates

Will Brumfield, PharmD

Dr. Will Brumfield is a 2016 graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy- Columbia Campus and is employed by Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Pharmacy as a Medication Reconciliation Pharmacist. He has a passion for both Hospital and Community Pharmacy and, as part of his work, strives to improve communication between the two sectors. Will has served in many leadership roles, including the Chairman for the New Practitioner Network, which he revived under SCPhA in 2016.  He annually leads groups at Pharmacy Day at the State House and enjoys being a part of the State Pharmacy Convention. Will is currently in the Masters of Health Administration Program offered by MUSC and expects to graduate in May of 2019.  He lives in Cayce with his wife Allison who is extremely supportive and the brightest part of his day.

 

 

  

Treasurer

Pamela Whitmire, PharmD

Dr. Pam Whitmire is currently Pharmacist-in-Charge at Southwest Carolina Treatment Center in Anderson. Prior to this, she worked at Fred’s Pharmacy and was President and Co-Owner of Honea Path Family Pharmacy. A graduate of the MUSC College of Pharmacy and the University of Florida, she serves on the SCCP Leadership Advisory Council and as a preceptor for the College. She is part of the Ask-A-Tiger network at Clemson University where she actively works with students interested in the profession of pharmacy and serves as a preceptor. Pamela is a vested member of SCPhA who has served the Association in numerous positions, including Past President. She is also a member of APhA where she served as Speaker of the House of Delegates, ASHP, SCSHP, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, and life member of the MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.

 

 

 

At-Large Director 

Cheryl Anderson, RPh

Cheryl Anderson leads the Medication Safety team for the Atlantic Quality Innovation Network/Quality Improvement Organization at The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence and has more than 35 years of pharmacy experience. A graduate of the University of South Carolina (SC) School of Pharmacy, Cheryl served in SC state government for 20 years. She began her state career as the first female Chief Drug Inspector/Executive Secretary for the SC Board of Pharmacy. She then accepted a position with SC Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she developed and headed a Pharmacy & Durable Medical Equipment Program Fraud & Integrity Unit. After eight years with HHS she was chosen, in November 2007, to direct the State’s new Prescription Monitoring Program (SCRIPTS) within SC Department of Health Environmental Control’s Bureau of Drug Control. Prior to her state career she owned & operated a family medical practice in Columbia, SC for 13 years. She currently serves on the SC Midlands Technical College Pharmacy Technician Advisory Committee, Past-Chairperson of the SC Pharmacy Association’s (SCPhA) All Pharmacy Conference Committee, 2018 recipient of the SCPhA Generation Rx Award of Excellence and 2019 nominee for Hal Rogers Beacon of Hope Award for her outstanding, statewide work in fighting prescription drug misuse. Cheryl has been an active member of SCPhA since 1981, served as the 2018-2019 SCPhA Professional Affairs Chairperson and is currently the At-Large Director of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. As At-Large Director, Cheryl’s focus is to support the current goals of the Association and to increase the engagement and membership of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students and to promote Chronic Care Management, Behavioral Health, and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) opportunities and initiatives with the membership to improve disease and medication management.

 

 

 

Midlands Region Director

Jennifer Baker, PharmD

Dr. Jennifer Baker is the Director of Experiential Education and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and is a licensed pharmacist in the state of South Carolina. Since 2006, Dr. Baker has been teaching the SC MPJE review for pharmacy graduates and reciprocating pharmacists; her teaching responsibilities include the Pharmacy Law and Ethics course at the USC College of Pharmacy. She served as the Director of Professional Affairs at the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) for nine years as the staff pharmacist serving as a resource for legislative and pharmacy law issues. In addition to teaching and planning continuing education for pharmacy professionals, Dr. Baker coordinated the Palmetto Pharmacist Network who provided care for patients with diabetes enrolled in programs modeled after the Asheville Project in Charleston and Greenville. Before going to SCPhA in 2003, she acquired more than five years’ experience working in an independently owned Columbia, SC pharmacy, being employed through college and then continuing after graduation.

 

 

Pee Dee Region Director 

John Carmichael, PharmD

Dr. John C. Carmichael III, Dillon County native, owns and operates Dillon Community Pharmacy and Dillon Family Pharmacy. He received his Pharm.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2007. Between 2007 and 2014, John was a Pharmacy Manager for Wal-Mart in Lexington and Dillon. In 2014, John decided to leave retail chain pharmacy and open Dillon Community Pharmacy to provide better service to the citizens of Dillon County and surrounding areas. In 2016, he expanded and opened Dillon Family Pharmacy inside Dillon Family Medicine to increase convenience for patients. John is a member of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association, Latta Baptist Church, and the South Carolina Gamecock Club. Additionally, he is a hospital advisory board member for McLeod Dillon. In his leisure time, John enjoys golf, hunting, traveling, and spending time with his family. John currently resides in Latta with his wife Allyson, sons Jack and Jesse.


Upstate Region Director
 

Maggie Blauert, PharmD

Dr. Maggie Blauert graduated with her PharmD from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy - USC Campus in 2015 and is a pharmacist at McLeskey Todd Family Pharmacy in Greer, SC. Having previous experience in both chain and independent settings, she knew she wanted to be a member of a team in an independent setting where she could spend time getting to know her patients and help them reach their healthcare goals. She has been an upstate representative for the SCPhA House of Delegates since 2016 and has been involved in the New Practitioner Network. In her free time, Maggie is a volunteer pharmacist at the Taylors Free Medical Clinic, is the youth director at her church, and is the camp director for the Lake City camp of Salkehatchie Summer Service. She lives in Spartanburg with her wonderful husband, Justin, and their sweet golden retriever, Dakota.

 

 

Low Country Region Director 

Justin Davis, PharmD

Justin H. Davis, Pharm.D., R.Ph. Dr. Justin Davis received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2013. During his time in school he served as a Junior Board member of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association since its founding in 2010 until his graduation. He has served on a number of committees, including Constitution and By-Laws, Education, and Junior Board Member during his time as Low Country Director. He currently is working as a Regional Health Outcomes Pharmacist for Walgreen's, and working with patient’s adherence for the state of South Carolina. 

 

 

 

 

CEO 

Craig Burridge, MS, CAE

Craig Burridge was previously the Executive Director of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. He is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Craig attended the London School of Economics and Political Science on scholarship and has his Master of Science in Public Service from Russell Sage College. Craig has earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives. Craig served as President of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations from 2007-08. In addition to serving on many volunteer boards, Mr. Burridge has served for two, two-year terms on the NYS Cancer Consortium Steering Committee and has served as a volunteer Commissioner of the City of Cohoes Housing Authority for 8 years, the Cohoes Music Hall Board of Directors and seven years on the Albany County Youth Bureau.