Board Members


Todd Barrett

Secretary
District 2
Date Appointed: 7/1/2018
Term Expires: 6/30/2023
Email: tbarrett@mbp.ms.gov


Todd is a principal and serves as CEO of T1, a telehealth company. T1 provides healthcare services to patients and health systems struggling with issues of access and healthcare costs. He currently serves on the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy and the Government Affairs Committee of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association. He was Vice President of Transcript Pharmacy, in Flowood, MS from 2003 to 2018. Transcript is a specialty pharmacy that 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 also managed Covenant Pharmacy from 2001 to 2017. Covenant is a long-term care pharmacy in Ridgeland, MS.

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), Specialty Pharmacies of America (SPofA), and Diabetes Supply, Inc. In 2006 he was awarded the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from Elan Pharmaceutical and MPhA. He also served as a member and co-chaired the Medication Reconciliation workgroup of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. He is a past president of the Mississippi Pharmacist Association (MPhA).  He is also a board member of African Bible Colleges headquartered in Clinton, MS. 

Todd also has an interest in improving systems within pharmacy. To that end, he patented and is developing systems to reduce medication waste in nursing homes. He holds several patents for this idea and has additional 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, MS 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. ​

Larry Calvert, R. Ph.

Vice President
District 5
Date Appointed: 7/1/2017
Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Email: lcalvert@mbp.ms.gov


Larry Calvert, R. Ph. was appointed to the State Board of Pharmacy in 2012. 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.​​

Jillian Foster, Pharm. D, MBA

President
District 1
Date Appointed: 7/1/2016
Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Email: jfoster@mbp.ms.gov

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 the 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.​

Ryan Harper
District 3
Date Appointed: 7/1/2016
Term Expires: 6/30/2021
(601) 613-5859
Email: rharper@mbp.ms.gov

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 the 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.


Guy Phillips
Retail at Large
Date Appointed: 7/1/2018
Term Expires: 6/30/2023
(662) 207-0616
Email: gphillips@mbp.ms.gov


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.​​


Ronnie Bagwell

Hospital at Large
Date Appointed: 7/1/2020
Term Expires: 6/30/2025
(601) 932-2027
Email: rbagwell@mbp.ms.gov​

Ronnie Bagwell is the owner of Marty's Pharmacy and Compounding Center located in Flowood, MS. Ronnie consults with multiple outpatient surgery centers, home hospice, and inpatient hospice facilities. He has been PIC of Hospice Ministries inpatient facility since 1998. He has served as Mississippi Pharmacists Association's President, is a member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, and was appointed to the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy in 2019. 

Ronnie graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1994 with a B.S. degree in pharmacy. He is happily married to Jennifer Bagwell and has two children, Seth Bagwell and Valerie Bagwell. He currently resides in Brandon, MS, and attends Pinelake Church.


Tony Waits


District 4​

Date Appointed: 7/1/2020
Term Expires: 6/30/2025
(601) 792-4467
Email: twaits@mbp.ms.gov​

Tony Waits is a 1989 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. He is the owner of Hudson Drugs in Prentiss, Mississippi, which he purchased with his brother and where he has worked since 1990. At the age of 14, Tony worked for his uncle’s pharmacy in Sumrall. There, he learned the value and importance of the practice of pharmacy as it related to a community. Tony believes a community pharmacist is the most accessible healthcare provider for citizens.

Tony currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Pearl River Community College and the Board of Directors of the Baptist Medical Dental Mission International and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association

Tony and his wife, Tracy, live in Prentiss. Together, they enjoy leading short-term medical and construction teams to Honduras and Guatemala. Tony is looking forward to being of service to the citizens and pharmacists of Mississippi as a Board member.

 





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