The Board


The Florida Board of Pharmacy plays an important role in health care regulation as the board members and staff interact regularly with other pharmacy affiliated groups in Florida, as well as the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

The Florida Board of Pharmacy consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Seven members of the board must be licensed pharmacists who are residents of this state and who have been engaged in the practice of the profession of pharmacy in this state for at least 4 years and, to the extent practicable, represent the various pharmacy practice settings. Of the pharmacist members, two must be currently engaged in the practice of pharmacy in a community pharmacy, two must be currently engaged in the practice of pharmacy in a Class II institutional pharmacy or a Modified Class II institutional pharmacy, and three must be pharmacists licensed in this state irrespective of practice setting. The remaining two members must be residents of the state who have never been licensed as pharmacists and who are in no way connected with the practice of the profession of pharmacy. No person may be appointed as a consumer member who is in any way connected with a drug manufacturer or wholesaler. At least one member of the board must be 60 years of age or older. The Governor shall appoint members to the board in accordance with this subsection as members’ terms expire or as a vacancy occurs until the composition of the board complies with the requirements of this subsection.

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

Members of the Board

Richard Montgomery
BPharm, MBA
Chair
Orlando

Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Jonathan Hickman
PharmD
Vice-Chair
Tallahassee, Florida

Term Ends:
10/31/2021
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Jeffrey J. Mesaros
PharmD, J.D.

Orlando, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Jeenu Philip
BPharm

St. Johns, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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David Bisaillon
Consumer
Bradenton, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Gavin Meshad
Consumer
Sarasota, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Mark Mikhael
PharmD

Orlando, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Blanca R. Rivera
MPharm, MBA

Miami, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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David Wright
BPharm

Fort Pierce, FL

Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, serves as the principle administrative unit for the Board. The Board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee. The Board’s activities are supported in full by fees paid by its licensees. All Board members serve four-year terms. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced. To learn more about becoming a member of the Board, visit the Governor’s Appointment Office website or email their office at appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Councils & Committees

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Board Staff

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Legal Counsel

David Flynn
Assistant Attorney General

(850) 414-3300