Board Members

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Phil Ayers, BS, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP

Board Member

Hospital at Large

Date Appointed: 7/1/2015

Term Expires: 6/30/2020

406 Summerville Drive
Madison, MS 39110
(601) 720-4874 (C)
payers@mbhs.org
parph@aol.com

Phil Ayers, Pharm.D., BCNSP, FASHP received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi. He also received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ayers is currently employed by Baptist Health Systems in Jackson, MS. He is a clinical specialist in nutrition support and serves the Department of Pharmacy as Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services. Dr. Ayers is a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi. Phil was named a Fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2012. Phil holds membership in American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), Mississippi Society of Health System Pharmacists (MSHP), Mississippi Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (MSPEN) and the Mississippi Pharmacists Association (MPhA). Dr. Ayers has served as President of MSHP,MSPEN, and MPhA. ​

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Todd Barrett

Board Member

District 2

Date Appointed: 7/1/2013

Term Expires: 6/30/2018

371A Highland Colony Parkway
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 932-3271(W)
(601) 853-0125(H)

Todd manages Covenant Pharmacy, llc. www.covenantpharmacy.com in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Covenant Pharmacy specializes in serving the needs of residents of long-term care facilities throughout the state. Formed in 2001, Covenant Pharmacy provides long-term care facilities with individualized care plans for residents to ensure high quality pharmacy services while working to reduce overall costs. He is President of Advantage Pharmacy Services www.apscart.com located in Ridgeland, Mississippi. APS was formed to develop technology and processes to reduce waste and labor costs associated with the deli​very of medications to Long-Term and Acute care facilities. He is CEO of TelehealthONE, llc www.telehealthone.org. TelehealthONE provide patient care via remote monitoring technologies. He is also Vice-President of Transcript Pharmacy www.transcriptpharmacy.com in Flowood, MS, a specialty pharmacy started in 2003 providing medications and pharmacist services to patients with chronic conditions such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, and recipients of solid organ transplants.

He currently serves on the Government Affairs Committee of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association www.mspharm.org. He served on the Mississippi Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee from 2002 to 2006, and initiated several cooperatives and organizations including the Transplant Pharmacy Coalition (TPC). In 2006, he was awarded the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from Elan Pharmaceutical and MPhA. He has also served as a member and co-chaired the Medication Reconciliation workgroup of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (www.pqaalliance.org). He is a past president of the Mississippi Pharmacist Association (MPhA), and as a preceptor for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. He is also a board member of African Bible Colleges www.africanbiblecolleges.org headquartered in Clinton, MS.

Todd also has an interest in improving systems within pharmacy. To that end he patented and is developing a system to reduce medication waste in nursing homes. He holds patents 6,175,779, 8,731,958, and 8,983,653 www.uspto.gov. He has other patents pending.

Todd graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983 with a B.S. in chemistry and zoology. After a year of graduate study in chemistry he began pharmacy school and graduated with a B.S in pharmacy in 1988.

Todd lives in Madison, Mississippi with his wife, Melanie. Todd enjoys spending time hunting, shooting, and fishing with his sons and is a certified Hunter’s Education instructor with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. He is also an elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church and has taken a number of short term mission trips including trips to Malawi, Liberia, Zambia, and Peru and is very involved in missions at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

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Larry Calvert, R. Ph.

Board Member

District 5

Date Appointed: 7/1/2012

Term Expires: 6/30/2017

720 Sarazen Drive
Gulfport, MS 39507
(228)547-3244 (C)
lmecalvert@att.net

Larry Calvert, R. Ph. was appointed to the State Board of Pharmacy in 2012. Having served as Vice-President in 2015, he is now the President-Elect. Larry was a member of the Mississippi State Board of Health and served as chairman from 2004-2006. He also served as Chairman of the Mississippi Medicaid Commission Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee from 2004-2008. A graduate of UM Pharmacy School and a registered pharmacist since 1971, Larry is the former owner of Calvert-Gamble Pharmacy in Biloxi, MS. He is currently working as a consultant pharmacist in 15 correctional facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana as well as serving as staff pharmacist for St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy and board member and Past President in 2011-2012. He was President of MS Jaycees 1980-1981 and lives with wife, Mary Ellen, and their rescued Jack Russell, Gus, on the Ms Gulf Coast. Larry is a proud “Poppy” to seven grandchildren. ​

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Clayton A. Farmer

Board Member

District 4

Date Appointed: 7/1/2015

Term Expires: 6/30/2020

P. O. Box 669
Foxworth, MS 39483
(601)424-3530(W)
(601)441-0899(C)
clayton.farmer@farmersmed.com

Clayton Farmer is the owner of Farmer’s Medshoppe in Foxworth, Mississippi. Clayton and his wife Tonya, along with their two children, reside in Columbia, Mississippi. He earned his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi in 1995. Since then he has gained knowledge by working in various retail pharmacies and most recently opening his own pharmacy in 2010. Continually looking for ways to grow and learn, Clayton has expanded his pharmacy twice in the past four years. Clayton has been a member of the board of pharmacy since 2015. If an opportunity arises, Clayton is eager to see how it can help better his community. He strives to contribute in any way possible to make pharmacy a prestigious and enjoyable adventure.   ​

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Jillian Foster,Pharm. D, MBA

Board Member

District 1

Date Appointed: 7/1/2016

Term Expires: 6/30/2021

4676 Crystal Springs Cove
Olive Branch, MS 38654
(662) 322-5187(C)
jillian.foster@bmhcc.org
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Jillian Foster, Pharm. D, MBA is currently the System Pharmacy Service Line Administrator for Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation (BMHCC). She provides strategic direction to the BMHCC pharmacy teams at 14 hospitals and 19 infusion centers in MS, TN, and AR. Jillian graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy after completing a Health Policy Fellowship with United States Senator Thad Cochran. She also completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) and Specialty Residency (PGY2) with an emphasis in Pharmacy Management and Administration at North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) in Tupelo, MS. She worked in Tupelo as the Pharmacy Benefits Manager at NMMC before moving to Oxford, MS as the Director of Pharmacy for Baptist Memorial Hospital- North Mississippi. Jillian is the on the Phi Lambda Sigma National Executive Committee serving as Parliamentarian and is Past President of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association and Mississippi Society of Health System Pharmacy. ​

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Ryan Harper

Board Member

District 3

Date Appointed: 7/1/2016

Term Expires: 6/30/2021

P.O. Box 532
Pelahatchie, MS 39145
(601) 854-6878(H)
(601) 825-2897 (W)
(601) 613-5859
rcharper102672@gmail.com

I was born and raised in New Orleans, La. I attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1995 and Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2002. Upon graduation from pharmacy school, my wife and I moved to Rankin County to pursue our pharmacy careers and raise our expanding family. I've been employed by Brandon Discount Drugs since September 2002. On July 1, 2015, my pharmacy partner and I purchased Brandon Discount Drugs from Mr. Waymon Tigrett and I became the "PIC".

My wife is a "fourth generation" pharmacist currently working with her brother (also a pharmacist) at their family's drugstore in Pelahatchie. My sister and her husband are also practicing pharmacists in Louisiana - I would venture to say pharmacy is in our DNA.

Currently, I serve as the co-chair on the Mississippi Medicaid P&T Committee, and have served on said committee since my appointment in 2008. I also serve on the PMP Advisory Committee representing the MS. Independent Pharmacists Association. I am a member of both the MS. Independent Pharmacists Association and the MS. Pharmacy Association.

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Guy Phillips

Board Member

Retail at Large

Date Appointed: 7/1/2013

Term Expires: 6/30/2018

17 Herrington Lane
Sunflower, MS 38778
(662) 887-4135(W)
(662) 207-0616(H)
gphillips6@me.com

I’m Guy Phillips and I’ve used my 27 years of Pharmacy experience owning and operating independent retail pharmacies in rural communities to ensure the continued patient care that only comes from one on one relationships.

I have also used this experience to serve my profession as a past MIPA board member and a member of the MS Medicaid P&T committee and currently the MS Board of Pharmacy. I am blessed to be a part of keeping health care alive in rural Mississippi.

With incredible support from our communities we have grown to 6 locations serving the MS delta. This is more than a job, it is absolutely my passion and I look forward to the challenges of keeping the profession of pharmacy alive and well. ​

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