Thomas Warmack, P.D. | President | Sheridan
Thomas 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
Dr. 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
Governor 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
Lenora Newsome, P.D., was originally appointed to the Board on August 13, 1991 by then Governor Bill Clinton and has been reappointed to serve on the Board of Pharmacy subsequently by Governors Mike Huckabee, Mike Beebe and Asa Hutchinson.
Lenora graduated from the UAMS 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.
Rebecca Mitchell, Pharm.D. | Board Member | Greenbrier
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca “Becca” Mitchell to serve as a member of the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy. Dr. Mitchell is a licensed pharmacist in 17 states and a Fellow of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. Prior to receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UAMS in 2008, she worked in independent and chain retail pharmacy. She currently serves as the VP of Regulatory & Quality at US Compounding in Conway where she provides expertise in sterile compounding, hospital outsourcing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and the federal regulations applicable to 503B Outsourcing Facilities. She oversees compliance with State Boards of Pharmacy nationwide and has extensive experience with compliance audits, including hosting more than 30 inspectors from FDA, DEA, NABP, PCAB, & State Boards of Pharmacy in the past five years. In addition to being the current President of the Arkansas Pharmacist Association’s Compounding Academy, she has served on a USP Expert Panel and various committees for IACP. Becca and her husband, Brian, live in Greenbrier with their two boys, Cole and Mason.
Kenneth Lancaster, P.D. | Board Member | Arkadelphia
Dr. Kenneth Lancaster was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in July 2017.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Hendrix College in 1975 and earned his pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma – Health Science Center in 1978.
Throughout his career, Ken has been extremely active in the profession of pharmacy. He is currently the owner of American Consulting Enterprises. He has formerly served as the executive director of NCS Healthcare of Arkansas and previously owned Consult Care, which employed full-time pharmacy consultants and provided pharmacy consulting for skilled nursing facilities throughout the state.
Dr. Lancaster has been a member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association since 1978 and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists since 1980. He has also served on committees for the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, the Arkansas State Department of Health and the Arkansas Medicaid Drug Utilization Committee.
Ken and his wife, Tabitha, live in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. They have two children, Emily Hutton of Arkadelphia and Zeke Lancaster of Waldorf, Maryland. Ken and Tabitha are members of Shiloh Baptist Church in Arkadelphia.
Carol Rader | Public Member | Fort Smith
Carol 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.
Amy Fore, MHSA, FACMPE, FACHE | Public Member | Fort Smith
Amy Fore, M.H.S.A., FACMPE, FACHE is the Chief Operating Officer for Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities. Mrs. Fore joined Mercy Clinic-Springfield as a post-graduate Administrative Fellow in 2008. Since that time, she has served in several leadership roles in multiple communities and Ministry Wide Councils. In her current role, she has oversight of ambulatory operations in the 13 county service area of Western Arkansas. Prior to joining Mercy, Mrs. Fore was a part of the leadership team for St. Vincent Health System Pharmacy in Little Rock, AR. During her thirteen years in healthcare leadership, she has published journal articles in AMGA’s Group Practice Journal, ACHE Early Careerist Newsletter Momentum; MGMA’s Connexion; and has co-authored a book, Integrated Delivery Systems: A cure for the healthcare delivery crisis. She also is an experienced presenter and has given talks at local, state and national conferences. Mrs. Fore is a member of the American Medical Group Association, member and fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and member and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She currently serves on the MGMA Honors Selection Committee, ACHE Early Careerist Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Reynolds Cancer Support House.