Central District Candidates for 2014 Board Election
The Central District seat is presently held by Lazelle Marks.
Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. Please scroll down to see all 6 candidates.
North Carolina native Brent Clevenger was first inspired to become a pharmacist while working at Tayloe Drug Store in Washington, NC. He has seen tremendous change in the demands and challenges of the pharmacy profession. Observing the evolution of the responsibilities of a pharmacist from a dispenser of medication to one who provides patient counseling, immunization and clinical services. Brent understands the daily challenges front-line pharmacists face having worked the majority of his career in independent, chain and super-market retail pharmacy.
Brent graduated in 1982 from The UNC School of Pharmacy and was a member of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity. Brent is a life member of both UNC Alumni Association and UNC School of Pharmacy Alumni. He is currently employed as a pharmacy manager for CVS in Charlotte, NC. Brent is also member of American Pharmacist Association.
Giving back to his community has been a central theme in Brent's life. He currently volunteers with Second Harvest Food Bank, Crisis Assistance Ministry and Julia's Bookstore/Habitat for Humanity. Brent is seeking to serve his fellow pharmacists by becoming you central district representative.
“I feel that I have both a broad and deep understanding of the issues my fellow pharmacists are facing today. In addition to dispensing medication, today’s pharmacist must be technology savvy, provide patient guidance on insurance issues, and protect the patient by providing counseling on OTC drug products as well as current medications and immunizations. We often work with limited staff, minimal breaks, in the face of increasing prescription volume and a demanding public. Yet each of us wants to provide our patients with the most safe, accurate, and caring experience. In the uncertainty of now health care reform, as times change, we must change with them. I want to be YOUR voice on the Board of Pharmacy. It would be an honor to represent you and make your voice heard."
Please cast your vote for Brent Clevenger.
Stan is a 1968 graduate of the UNC School of Pharmacy who, along with Jim Prevo, started Prevo Drugs, Inc. in 1972. Since that time he has developed a reputation for customer service and compassionate care. Along the way he has mentored many young pharmacists who now have their own pharmacies. Stan was on the NCBOP from 2000-2010, and served as President in 2003 and 2008. He is a member of the NC Association of Pharmacists. He has been a member of NC Mutual Drug Company since 1972, served on their Board of Directors from 2010-2013, and was on the NC Mutual Drug Retail Advisory Committee for 3 years. Stan received the Bowl of Hygeia Award for Community Service to Pharmacy in 2004. He has been a certified APhA immunizing pharmacist since 2005. Stan has been a board member of the Association of Community Pharmacists since 2011, and currently serves as Chairman. One of the accomplishments that Stan finds the most rewarding is having worked closely with Senator Jerry Tillman to get legislation passed that benefits the practice of pharmacy in North Carolina. At the state level, Stan is a member of the Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force. He was awarded the Order of the Longleaf Pine in May, 2010, for service to his community and the state of North Carolina.
Stan and his wife Hope live in Asheboro, NC, and have three sons. Locally Stan has served on the School Board of the Asheboro City Schools (1989-2006), worked with Boy Scouts of America (1989-2007), and been a Randolph County Commissioner since 2006. He is a founder and charter member of Cross Road Baptist Church (since 1978) and currently teaches an adult Sunday School class. One of his greatest joys has been to be part of a medical mission team of healthcare professionals who visit Barahona, Dominican Republic annually to provide care to people in the villages and battes there.
I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. After graduation, I worked for CVS/Pharmacy in Wilmington, NC for a year before taking a staff pharmacist position with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
In 2000, I relocated to Charlotte and took a position with Carolinas HealthCare System as an inpatient pharmacist at Carolinas Medical Center-Main. In that position, I practiced pharmacy in a variety of patient populations including pediatrics, oncology, and critical care. Later in my career at CMC-Main, I formed the Investigational Drug Service to support the system’s growing commitment to research before moving into a supervisory role as the Operations Coordinator. As Operations Coordinator, I worked with my team to completely redesign workflow to support the growth and servicing of Levine Children’s Hospital and our growing ICU in a large academic medical institution.
In 2011, I moved into a new role with Carolinas Healthcare System as the Director of the CMC-Enterprise Pharmacy. This pharmacy manages all of the specialized IV admixture, packaging, and physician purchasing needs of Carolinas HealthCare System.
Since July of 2013, I have been serving as the Operations Director for Acute Care Pharmacies for Carolinas HealthCare System and as the interim-Director of Pharmacy at CMC-Mercy.
The tremendous changes in healthcare, along with the growing complexity of pharmacy practice, are putting pressure on the profession to meet the needs of our patients in a safe, efficient manner that improves quality of care and life. The rapid pace of change coupled with the complexity requires a diverse Board composition to ensure that regulations both protect patients and are able to be carried out by pharmacy registrants in all practice settings. I have a history of working with teams to achieve results in challenging situations and would like to work with other Board members to support all pharmacists in the state as we continue to transform healthcare. I appreciate your support.
Max Gardner Reece, Jr.
Hello, my name is Max Gardner Reece, Jr. and I am asking for your vote for election to the NC Board of Pharmacy. I have been a practicing pharmacist in the retail setting for 37 years. I've seen the work load continue to increase and believe this is a public safety issue. I hope to make a difference in rules concerning breaks and staffing if elected. I have served in many leadership roles including NC Social Services Commission, Governor's Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, President Rotary Club, President Chamber of Commerce, VP Jaycees, Treasurer United Way, and Bicentennial Ambassador UNC. I was honored to receive the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Louisburg College. I was inducted in the NC Academy of Pharmacy in 1987, Bowl Of Hygeia in 1989, Revco National Volunteerism Award 1989, and WalMart Regional Pharmacist of Year 1993 and am currently a medical responder with the Badin Lake EMS. Thank you in advance for your vote.
Scott is an Eagle Scout and VFW Ram in the Bush award recipient. Scott graduated from MCP in 1998 and has worked in Chain retail pharmacy for 19 years. He settled into North Carolina as a pharmacist for Walgreens in 2001.
Scott’s passion for the pharmacy profession is evident in his hours spent educating and mentoring pharmacy students and young pharmacists. He served as an outreach coordinator providing the community with speakers to educate students on the pharmacy profession and seniors with information on their medications. Scott has served his colleagues by training new pharmacists and acting as a district diabetes and MTM coordinator, keeping them abreast of changes and providing continuing education. He has coordinated and facilitated a summer internship program providing students classroom education as well as hands on experience.
Scott exhibits an enthusiastic commitment to teaching, a strong dedication to upholding the highest standards of professional pharmacy practice, and a passion to serve the healthcare needs of his patients. His commitment to pharmacy education is echoed in all of his students’ evaluations.
He has been awarded Wingate School of Pharmacy’s Preceptor of Distinction Award three times and the 2007 APE Preceptor of the Year. He also spends personal time volunteering for a WUSOP’s Practice Experience Advisory Committee, and he speaks to IPPE student classes.
Marianne is a North Carolina native and a 1974 graduate of UNC School of Pharmacy. She worked in a small independent pharmacy while attending pharmacy school and worked retail and hospital pharmacy for 10 years after graduating. In 1984 Marianne began working at NC State University Student Health Service Pharmacy as pharmacy director. She saw the health service pharmacy through growth from a former dormitory room to a centerpiece in the new health service facility in 1999, having expanded twice again since then. Marianne retired from NCSU in 2010. While at NCSU Marianne developed and attended to the pharmacy needs in sports medicine and athletics. In retirement, she still works relief for a small independent as well as different health service pharmacies.
A proponent for continuing education, Marianne has served as president of Wake County Pharmaceutical Association over the past 10 years. This organization has been able to provide professional training and education opportunities to the pharmacists in Wake, Durham, Chatham, and Orange counties. She has also served as a preceptor for UNC Pharmacy students for many years and was named Wake AHEC Preceptor of the Year for Outpatient Setting in 2010. Marianne was the recipient of the Award for Excellence for North Carolina State University in 2005. Community involvement has been an important part of her life, working with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, serving as Athletic Director at Cathedral School in Raleigh, NC for 9 years and coaching varsity high school softball at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh NC for 10 years, all the while serving as a mentor to middle and high school students.
As a lifelong public servant, Marianne is keenly interested in doing her best to ensure that the pharmacy aspect of health needs continues to be met in North Carolina.
PLEASE CONTACT KRISTIN MOORE AT THE NC BOARD OF PHARMACY OFFICE
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTION.