Board Members

Lenora Newsome, P.D. | President | 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. As of 2018, she is serving as the representative for District 6 on the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Executive Committee. 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. | Vice President/Secretary | Greenbrier

Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Rebecca “Becca” Mitchell to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy in July 2017. Dr. Mitchell is a licensed pharmacist in 17 states and Fellow of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (formerly 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. With over a decade of experience in compounding and 503B, she has hosted more than 30 inspections from FDA, DEA, NABP, PCAB/ACHC, and State Boards. The former president of the Arkansas Pharmacist Association’s Compounding Academy, she has expertise in sterile and non-sterile compounding, hospital outsourcing, GMP Quality Systems, and the state and federal regulations applicable to 503B Outsourcing Facilities. Dr. Mitchell currently serves as the Director of Quality and Regulatory for AMICUS GMP Consulting and lives in Greenbrier with her husband, Brian, and two boys, Cole and Mason.    


Debbie Mack, P.D. | Past President | 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. During her 31 years with Walmart she became proficient with the constant changes in community pharmacy related to compliance, licensing, and regulations.  In Debbie’s most recent position at Walmart as a Sr Director of Pharmacy Practice Compliance she oversaw pharmacy regulatory compliance for both pharmacies and pharmacy warehouse locations in 17 States, about 1800 stores. In this role she collaborated with and supported legislators, worked with internal government affairs, industry lobbyists, and senior leadership to champion key legislative strategies and initiatives.   In 2015, Walmart honored Debbie with the Buzz Cruickshank Leadership Award for setting the example in leadership for Walmart Health and Wellness. 

Debbie now applies her extensive knowledge of the Healthcare Industry on behalf of the clients at her pharmacy consulting company.

Through her leadership as a current member and Past President of the AR State board of Pharmacy Debbie has had the opportunity to impact the changing world of pharmacy.  She has served on three different NABP task forces and has attended both District and National NABP meetings each year since 2006. In addition to serving on the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, Debbie is an active member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association and serves on the Professional Affairs & Ethical Practices Committee.  She is  a past President of the Texas Federation of Chain Drug Stores and continues today as an Emeritus member.   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 and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).  

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 five grandchildren. 


Lynn Crouse, Pharm.D. | Board Member | Lake Village

Lynn Crouse, Pharm.D. of Lake Village is the CEO of My Village Pharmacy and owner of Eudora Drug Store in Eudora, Hunter Pharmacy in Lake Village, Baker’s Pharmacy in Crossett, City Drug in Monticello, Gannaway Drug Store in Warren, Portland Drug in Portland, and two stores in Mississippi.

In July 2018, Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Crouse as a Board Member to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. He will serve a six-year term that will conclude on June 30, 2024.

Crouse previously served as the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) 2017-2018 President, APA District 5 President, APA Area 4 Representative, and has served on various APA committees. He is also a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA), and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. Crouse also serves as a community member on the board of the Lake Village Clinic.

Crouse earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (1989), a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Louisiana State University (1990), and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He also completed a Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine at the University of South Florida School of Medicine (2013). He is on schedule to complete the Advanced Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine by the end of this year.

Crouse and his wife Michelle have three daughters and reside in Lake Village, Arkansas.


Brian Jolly, Pharm.D. | Board Member | Beebe

Brian Jolly was appointed as a Board Member to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy by Governor Asa Hutchinson in August 2019. Brian received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UAMS College of Pharmacy and then completed a postgraduate residency in pharmacy practice at UAMS Medical Center. He is currently Director of Pharmacy for Acute Care and Infusion Services at UAMS Medical Center, where he is responsible for overseeing pharmacy operations, contracting, and supply chain for the hospital and outpatient infusion areas. Brian also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice. He is a member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists (AAHP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). He has obtained professional certification from ASHP in pharmacy informatics and from ASHP/ISMP in medication safety. He has also served on various committees within the Vizient and Captis group purchasing organizations. Brian and his wife Jennifer live in Beebe with their two sons, Noah and Andrew, and daughter, Lauren.


Rodney Richmond, Pharm.D. | Board Member | Searcy

Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Rodney Richmond to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy on September 28, 2020.  Dr. Richmond earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from West Virginia University (1985), his Master of Science Degree in Pharmacy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1992), and his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Colorado (2019).  Dr. Richmond is currently Chairman and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Harding University College of Pharmacy.  He is also a Clinical Pharmacist/Expert Witness at The Mackenzie Group in Searcy, AR.  Dr. Richmond is a member of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Arkansas Pharmacists Association, and the American Society of Pharmacy Law. He makes his home in Searcy, has four daughters, and attends Valley Baptist Church in Searcy.


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.

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