Alabama Board of Pharmacy

Board & Staff

2017 BOARD OF PHARMACY




Alabama Board of Pharmacy
The Alabama State Board of Pharmacy was established by legislative action in 1887 with the intent that the composition of the board reflects the demographics of the pharmacy profession. This Board is vested with the authority to carry out the purposes of and enforce Title 34, Chapter 23 of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205 and Title 20, Chapter 2 of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. The practice of pharmacy and the management and operation of pharmacies are hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare of the people of Alabama, and thereby are subject to regulation and control in the public interest by a Board of five members. They are assisted by an administrative staff headed by an executive secretary appointed by the Board. Its members shall be licensed pharmacists who have been licensed in this state for a minimum of five years and who are actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy or pharmacy administration, or both. Three members shall be appointed by the Governor. Of the three appointed members, one member shall be engaged in the practice of pharmacy, or pharmacy administration, or both, in a hospital, one in an independent pharmacy, and one in a chain pharmacy. Two members represent non-designated member slots elected by ballot. No pharmacist shall serve two full terms consecutively Read about your Board Members next to their photo.

2017 BOARD MEMBERS




President
Buddy Ray Bunch, R.Ph.
Buddy Bunch R.Ph., was appointed as the Community Pharmacy representative by Governor Robert Bentley for a 5 year term beginning January 2013. He replaces Donnie Calhoun.

Buddy is a 1979 graduate of Samford University School of Pharmacy. Before opening Bunch Pharmacy in Guntersville in 1997 he was a manager for Harco Drug for 18 years.

Buddy has served on numerous committees with The Alabama Pharmacy Association including district trustee, vice-president and president. He has received the J. Wayne Staggs Distinguished Service Award and was the 2016 Bowl of Hygeia recipient. Buddy also serves on the Blue Cross Pharmacy Advisory Committee. He has served as chairman of the board of the Guntersville Public Housing Authority for many years. Buddy is also a former president of the Apple Foundation for the Guntersville School System.

Buddy and his late wife Nancy have two sons and two grandchildren.

Vice President
David Darby, R.Ph.
David Darby, R.Ph., was elected by Alabama Pharmacists for a 5 year term beginning January 2014. He replaces Kenny Sanders.

David is a 1982 graduate of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (AUHSOP). He owns Darby’s Village Pharmacy and Darby’s Medical Center Pharmacy in Andalusia. Prior to opening his first store in 1997, he worked with Harco Drug as a pharmacist, store manager and district manager for 14 years. He has served as President of the Alabama Pharmacy Association and currently serves as a District Trustee. He is also on the Dean’s Advisory Council at AUHSOP as well as the Blue Cross Pharmacy Advisory Committee. He has received the Bowl of Hygeia, the AUHSOP Distinguished Service Award, the Lester White Good Government Award and the NCPA Leadership Award. Darby’s Village Pharmacy was named Small Business of the Year by the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce in 2012 and Retailer of the Year by the Alabama Retail Association in 2014.

David is married to Laura, also a 1982 graduate of AUHSOP. They have two children, Sarah of New York City and Stephen of Washington,DC.

Treasurer
Donna C. Yeatman, R.Ph.
Donna C. Yeatman, R.Ph. was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley as the Chain Pharmacist member. She will serve a five year term which began January 1, 2015 and will expire December 31, 2019.

She is a 1994 Samford University School of Pharmacy graduate. She is a third generation pharmacist and grew up learning the rewards of practicing pharmacy in an independent pharmacy owned by her grandfather and father. She began her pharmacy practice at Children’s Hospital before returning to retail community pharmacy with Big B Drugs. She is currently a District Manager with CVS/pharmacy. Donna is an Affiliate Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice for Samford University, served on Samford University’s Leadership Council, and provides federal and state law reviews for CVS/pharmacy.
Donna has been married to Wes for twenty years and has four children; Taylor, Lilly, Wesley, and Daniel. She is on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham and volunteers with VSA Arts of Alabama. She coaches Our Lady of the Valley Middle School girls’ basketball and is a member of the OLV Basketball Board of Directors.

Member
Ralph E. Sorrell, R.Ph.
Ralph Sorrell, R.Ph., was elected by Alabama Pharmacists for a 5 year term beginning January 2016. He replaces Dan McConaghy.
A 1980 graduate of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Ralph is co-owner of Ritch’s Pharmacy in Mountain Brook where he has practiced community pharmacy and served as pharmacy preceptor since 1986. From 1980-1986 Ralph was a senior staff pharmacist at Mobile Infirmary. Professional activities include serving as president of the Alabama Pharmacy Association and president of the Jefferson County Pharmacy Association. He has been recognized with awards including Distinguished Young Pharmacist, McKesson Leadership Award and NARD Leadership Award. Ralph brings to the Board of Pharmacy experience in parenteral home therapy, and compounding.
A native and resident of Pelham, Alabama Ralph is married to pharmacist Rebecca Sorrell. They work together at Ritch’s Pharmacy an have two children: Allen and Grace.

Member
Brenda Reed Denson, Pharm.D.
Brenda Reed Denson, Pharm.D., was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley for a five year term that started January 1, 2017. She succeeds Dr. Tim Martin as the Board member representing institutional pharmacy practice.
Brenda Reed Denson is originally from Hackleburg, Alabama. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Livingston University in 1994 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1998. She completed her ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency at Children’s Health System in 1999. Dr. Denson became lead pharmacist of the stem cell transplant pharmacy at Children’s Hospital in 2000 and then became the Clinical Coordinator of Pharmacy at Children’s Hospital in 2001. Later, Dr. Denson served as the Investigational Pharmacist at Children’s of Alabama and now serves as the Pharmacy Educator for Children’s of Alabama where she serves on various multidisciplinary committees. Additionally, Dr. Denson has practiced in a LTAC setting at Select Medical in Birmingham, long term care at Unicare, and in various independent and retail pharmacy settings.
Dr. Denson has served on the Alabama Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (AlSHP) as organizational affairs council director, vice-chair of the Legislative affairs committee, treasurer, and president. She currently serves AlSHP as one of the delegates to the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and has served on Public Policy Council with the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. Dr. Denson currently serves her alma mater on the McWhorter School of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Council.

ADMINISTRATION




Executive Secretary
Susan Alverson, Pharm.D.

Dr. Susan Alverson, Pharm.D. became Executive Secretary March 19, 2014. She will also be in charge of all <797> compliance of sterile compounding.
Susan earned her Doctorate of Public Administration from the University of Southern California; Master of Science Public Administration, University of Southern California; Master of Science Hospital Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia and her Bachelor of Science Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin.
Prior to joining the staff of the Board, Susan was the Associate Dean Student/Alumni Affairs and Director of Continuing Education at Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham from January 2, 1993 – July 31, 2012.

Director of Compliance
Cristal Anderson, Pharm.D.
Cristal Anderson, Pharm.D., began her role as the Director of Compliance in October 2014. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of North Alabama and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Samford University in 2002. Cristal has since practiced in both institutional and community pharmacy settings. Her primary scope of practice includes USP 795/797 specialty inspections, coordination of cases for committee review, case closure and documentation, and research/response to pharmacy law or compounding inquiries.

Administrative Hearing Officer
Vance Alexander, RPh, JD
VANCE L. ALEXANDER, RPh, JD, has served as administrative hearing officer for the Board of Pharmacy since 1997. As administrative hearing officer he presides over disciplinary hearings including ruling on pre- and post-hearing motions, evidentiary matters and drafts Final Orders for the review of the Board. Prior to serving as administrative hearing officer, he served a five-year term on the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy effective January 1, 1992. He retired from the University of Alabama Hospitals in 1997 and practiced in corporate law until 2003. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science degrees from the University of Houston. He received a Juris Doctor degree in 1982 from the Birmingham School of Law. Mr. Alexander has served in local, state and national pharmacy and law organizations. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He has two daughters, Dallas and Manda, and son-in-laws, Dan Reid and Adam Klein.

Board Lawyer
James S. Ward, Esq.
JAMES S. WARD, Esq. has served as the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy attorney for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, B.A. in 1971 and went on to receive his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Alabama in 1974. From 1974 through 1978, he served as the Assistant United States District Attorney and assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama before he moved to private practice in Birmingham in 1978. He also serves as the attorney for the Alabama State Board of Chiropractors.

INSPECTORS




Eddie Braden
Chief Inspector
EDDIE BRADEN, Chief Inspector, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since April 21, 2003. He retired from the Hoover Police Department after 20 years of service. He holds a BS in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. His responsibilities include supervising and coordinating case activities for inspectors, investigating complaints and violations of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205, Title 34 and the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1407, Title 20.

Henry Burks
Inspector
HENRY A. BURKS, Inspector, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since July 7, 1997. He retired from the Montgomery Police Department after 20 years of service. He holds a BS and Masters in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University. His responsibilities include investigating complaints and violations of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205, Title 34 and the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1407, Title 20. His territory includes Marion, Winston, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Blount, Etowah, St. Clair, Calhoun, Cherokee, and Cleburne.

Todd Brooks
Inspector
TODD BROOKS, Inspector, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since June 16, 2011. He has 12 years of prior law enforcement experience and holds a BS in Sociology from the University of West Alabama, and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Garden City Community College in Kansas. His responsibilities include investigating complaints and violations of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205, Title 34 and the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1407, Title 20. His territory includes Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Washington, and Wilcox counties.

Scott Daniel
Inspector
SCOTT DANIEL, Inspector, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since April 14, 2003. He has 9 years of prior law enforcement experience and holds a BS in Criminal Justice and Masters in Counseling from Faulkner University. His responsibilities include investigating complaints and violations of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205, Title 34 and the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1407, Title 20. His territory includes Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Washington, and Wilcox counties.

Mark Delk
Inspector
MARK DELK, Inspector, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since March 1, 2002. He retired from the Pelham Police Department after 25 years of service. He holds a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama Birmingham and a Masters from Jacksonville State University. His responsibilities include investigating complaints and violations of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205, Title 34 and the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1407, Title 20. His territory includes Bibb, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Green, Hale, Jefferson, Lee, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Tuscaloosa counties.

Richard Lambruschi
Inspector
RICHARD LAMBRUSCHI, Inspector, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since July 1, 1997. He has 20 years of prior law enforcement experience. His responsibilities include investigating complaints and violations of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205, Title 34 and the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1407, Title 20. His territory includes Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, St. Clair, Walker, and Winston counties.

Glenn Wells
Inspector
GLENN WELLS, Inspector, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since November 20, 2000. He has worked not only 12 years in law enforcement, but also 12 years in retail loss prevention. His responsibilities include investigating complaints and violations of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205, Title 34 and the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1407, Title 20. His territory includes Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, St. Clair, Walker, and Winston counties.

OFFICE STAFF




Licensing Supervisor/Manager, Pharmacy Technicians
Rhonda Coker
RHONDA COKER, Licensing Manager-Technicians, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since July 2006. Her primary responsibilities are verifying pharmacy Technician’s registrations as well as processing all applications for technicians, Conference/Travel Coordination and reporting disciplinary reports to the NPDB and HIPDB Database.

Information Systems Manager
Terry Lawrence
TERRY LAWRENCE, Information Systems Manager, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since January 3, 2011. He is a 2002 Herzing University graduate and has been in the computer technology field since 1999. His primary responsibilities are support of the computer/network system as well as future IT projects.

Licensing Manager, Pharmacists
Lynn Martin
LYNN MARTIN, Licensing Manager-Pharmacists, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since July 15, 1991. Her primary responsibilities are verifying pharmacist’s licenses, processing all applications for pharmacists, extern/interns and reciprocity candidates.

Inspection and Case Coordinator
Patty Wright
PATTY WRIGHT, Inspection and Case Coordinator, has been employed by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy since November 1, 2010. Her primary responsibilities are coordinating case activities, complaints and pharmacy inspections.

BOARD FACTS







The Alabama State Board of Pharmacy was established by legislative action in 1887 with the intent that the composition of the board reflect the demographics of the pharmacy profession. This Board is vested with the authority to carry out the purposes of and enforce Title 34, Chapter 23 of the Practice of Pharmacy Act 205 and Title 20, Chapter 2 of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act 1407. The practice of pharmacy and the management and operation of pharmacies are hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare of the people of Alabama, and thereby are subject to regulation and control in the public interest by a Board of five members. They are assisted by an administrative staff headed by an secretary appointed by the Board.

Its members shall be licensed pharmacists who have been licensed in this state for a minimum of five years and who are actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy or pharmacy administration, or both.

Three members shall be appointed by the Governor. Of the three appointed members, one member shall be engaged in the practice of pharmacy, or pharmacy administration, or both, in a hospital, one in an independent pharmacy, and one in a chain pharmacy.

Two members represent non-designated member slots elected by ballot. No pharmacist shall serve two full terms consecutively.


The Alabama State Board of Pharmacy is located at
111 Village St, Birmingham, AL 35242
Telephone: 205-981-2280
Fax: 205-981-2330
Web site: www.albop.com