Reginald Dilliard Named Board of Pharmacy Executive Director
NASHVILLE – Reginald Dilliard, DPH, has been appointed executive director of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. In this position, Dilliard oversees enforcement of the laws of the state of Tennessee pertaining to the practice of pharmacy; the manufacture, distribution or sale of drugs; and the process of medication use, including but not limited to compounding, selection, preparation, dispensing, education and monitoring of drugs.
"Reginald is both an experienced community pharmacist and a recognized leader with extensive knowledge of management, regulation and legislative affairs as well as health care,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “We are pleased he will be sharing his skills and expertise in this important leadership role with the Board of Pharmacy.”
As director of the Board of Pharmacy, Dilliard will support the operations and administration of the board by advising and informing members and conducting studies and research. He will act as a consultant to the Division of Health Licensure and Regulation in its enforcement duties on behalf of the board. He will also be responsible for maintenance and operation of the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database.
“I look forward to working with the state as executive director of the Board of Pharmacy,” Dilliard said. “My goal is to work with all stakeholders to help our pharmacists across the state practice safely and effectively, and by doing so protect and promote the safety and health of all people in Tennessee.”
Dilliard comes to state government after working as a pharmacy manager for Walgreens, where he managed multiple pharmacies in the Memphis and Nashville areas with responsibilities for budgeting, personnel and operations as well as patient care programs and prescription processing. Prior to joining Walgreens, Dilliard managed a Super D Drugs pharmacy location in Bartlett and served with Pharmaceutical Consultants, Inc. as owner and manager of an independent pharmacy.
Dilliard received his degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis, and is licensed as a pharmacist in Tennessee. He is a member of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, and is both a past president of the organization and former member of the TPA Board of Directors. Dilliard has also been a member of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy, serving as president in 2006 and vice president in 2005. He was elected as a representative of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy from 2005 through 2008. He has also served as an elected member of the City of Bartlett Board of Aldermen.
Dilliard has been honored with the National Community Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Leadership Award; the Merck Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Profession of Pharmacy; an Award of Merit from the Tennessee Pharmacists Association and an Outstanding Leadership Award from UT.
The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. For more information about TDH services and programs, visit http://health.state.tn.us/.