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Thomas Warmack, P.D. | President | Sheridan, Arkansas

Thomas Warmack, P.D., Vice PresidentThomas Warmack was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Mike Beebe in July 2012.

Mr. Warmack is a 1959 graduate of Springdale High School.  He completed his pre-pharmacy requirements at Harding University and graduated from UAMS in 1965.

Warmack served on the Sheridan School board for 21 years, serving as president during the last 12 years of his tenure.  He has been actively engaged in many community activities and is currently serving as President of the Sheridan Lions Club.

He has served on committees for several Pharmacy Association presidents.  He was honored to be selected as the Bowl of Hygeia recipient for 2011.  He serves on the President’s council of Harding University and the Advisory Board for Children’s Homes of Paragould.

Warmack currently works part-time at Watson Pharmacy in Fordyce and is a consultant pharmacist for Millcreek of Arkansas.  He also enjoys working at free clinics in North Little Rock and Benton.

Warmack is a member of the Sheridan Church of Christ, where he serves as an elder and treasurer.  He and his wife have three children.  Their youngest son, Scott, is the Associate Dean of the School of Pharmacy on the Fayetteville UAMS campus.

He has always encouraged quality young people towards the profession of Pharmacy and looks forward to serving as a member of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy.

Steve Bryant, P.D. | Vice President/Secretary | Batesville, Arkansas

DSteve Bryant, P.D., Board Memberr. Bryant is a 1969 graduate of Alma High School.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Arkansas State University in 1973 and earned his pharmacy degree from the UAMS College of Pharmacy in 1976.

Throughout his career, Steve has been extremely active in the profession of pharmacy.  He currently serves on the PACE Alliance Board, Medicaid Board, and the Arkansas Pharmacists Services Company Board of Directors.  He served for twelve years on the Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Pharmacy Therapeutics Committee and approximately twelve years as chairman of the Arkansas Pharmacists Political Action Committee. Steve has carved out a number of innovative directions in pharmacy by establishing a home I.V. practice, a home healthcare nursing agency, hospice, a kidney dialysis center, and as a provider of immunosuppressive medications for kidney, liver, and heart transplant patients.

He helped bring Smith Drug Company and the PACE Alliance program to Arkansas.

Dr. Bryant is a member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, the Independence County Pharmacist Association, and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

He has been a member of the Batesville Airport Commission for ten years, two of which he served as chairman.  He is also a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and is a Young Eagles Flight Leader. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters, Monica and Mallory.  Mallory is married to Air Force First Lieutenant Justin Burton.

Debbie Mack, P.D. | Board Member | Bentonville, Arkansas

Debbie Mack, P.D., Board MemberGovernor Asa Hutchinson appointed Debbie Mack to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy in May, 2016.

Debbie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She holds an active pharmacist license in both Texas and Arkansas.

Debbie served as a community pharmacist in Texas for her family-owned independent pharmacy.  In 1988, she joined Walmart Pharmacy as a staff pharmacist and served in multiple areas of pharmacy operations including Pharmacy Manager, District Manager, Operations Coordinator, Regional Manager, and Divisional Manager.  In Debbie’s current role as the Senior Director, Practice Compliance, she ensures corporate compliance with regulatory requirements and state legislative changes for Walmart Pharmacy in 17 states, including Arkansas.  In 2015, Walmart honored Debbie with the Buzz Cruickshank Leadership Award for setting the example in leadership for Walmart Health and Wellness.

In addition to serving on the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, Debbie is currently the President-Elect of the Texas Federation of Chain Drug Stores.  This role allows her a seat on the Texas Pharmacy Congress and the Texas Pharmacy Summit.  Debbie is an active member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association and serves on the Professional Affairs & Ethical Practices Committee.  Debbie is a member of the American Society for Pharmacy Law and serves on the education committee.  In addition, Debbie has professional memberships in the Texas Pharmacy Association, the American Pharmacists Association, and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).  Debbie served on the NABP steering committee for community pharmacy accreditation.

Debbie maintains her certification in Healthcare Compliance and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.

Debbie and her husband, Gary, have two sons, Cody and Wesley, and three grandchildren. 

Lenora Newsome, P.D. | Board Member | Smackover, Arkansas

Lenora Newsome, P.D., Board MemberLenora Newsome, P.D., is serving her second term on the Board and has served as President of the Board. Lenora graduated from the U.A.M.S. College of Pharmacy in 1980. She then did a residency in Hospital Pharmacy at Harris Hospital Methodist in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a member of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity and is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where her major was pre-pharmacy.

Lenora is a member of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association. She is also a member of the Arkansas Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association and the National Pharmacists Association of Arkansas. Lenora in currently working as a Pharmacist at Walgreens Pharmacy in El Dorado. She is a member of the New Providence Baptist Church in Smackover.

Carol Rader | Public Member | Fort Smith, Arkansas

CCarol Rader, Public Memberarol Rader was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in August, 2015.  Carol is a retired Human Resources Director for Hiram Walker/Pernod-Ricard, USA, LLC in Fort Smith and a former registered nurse.  She graduated from Northside High School, completed her nursing degree at Westark Community College (now UAFS), earned a B.S. in Organizational Management from John Brown University, and a M.A. in Human Resources Development from Webster University.  During her tenure at Hiram Walker/Pernod Ricard she was an active member of the Manufacturing Executives’ Human Resources Association, the Western Arkansas Human Resources Association, and was a member of the Executive Board of the Fort Smith Manufacturing Executives’ Healthcare Coalition.  

Upon retirement six years ago, she volunteered for a one-year commitment as office manager for St. Boniface Catholic PreK & Elementary School where three of her six granddaughters attend.  The one-year commitment turned into a most rewarding second career as she begins her sixth year in that role in August, 2015.  She is an active member of St. Boniface Parish and a board member and recording secretary of the St. Boniface Catholic School Endowment Fund.  Carol has been married to Steve for 31 years.  She has two children, Dr. Lori Boyd, an audiologist at The Center for Hearing in Fort Smith, and a son, Jody, who recently retired from the U.S. Navy and now resides in Ohio.

Dr. James A. Burgess | Public Member | Greenwood, Arkansas

James A. Burgess, Public MemberDr. James A. Burgess was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in December of 2015. Dr. Burgess opened his dental practice in Greenwood in 1959 after graduating from the University of Arkansas and the University of Kansas City Dental School (now UMKC).  Since 1959, he has served people in Sebastian, Crawford, Scott and Logan counties, offering his services to those in need of dental care regardless of their ability to pay.

Although semi-retired, Dr. Burgess continues to volunteer at the Community Dental Clinic in Fort Smith, where he provides basic dental care to thousands of people and helped start the denture program.  He has been an integral part of the Community Dental Clinic since 1989.  Dr. Burgess was instrumental in getting Delta Dental into Arkansas. He serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Dental Hygiene School.

Dr. Burgess belongs to several professional organizations and has served on the boards of several institutions.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Arkansas State Dental Association and Fort Smith Dental Association, and he served on the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners.  He has served as a board member for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, the Sparks Regional Medical Center and the Sparks Regional Medical Center Foundation.

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