About the Board

Our Mission

To protect Maryland consumers and to promote quality healthcare in the field of pharmacy through licensing pharmacists and registering pharmacy technicians, issuing permits to pharmacies and distributors, setting pharmacy practice standards and through developing and enforcing regulations and legislation, resolving complaints, and educating the public.​

Our Vision, Values and Guiding Principles

Setting a standard for pharmaceutical services, which ensure safety and quality health care for the citizens of Maryland.

Values and Guiding Principles

INTEGRITY – The Board selected integrity as its over-arching value. It is defined through the following guiding principles:

  • Trust- Treating all parties served in ways that will demonstrate that the Board of Pharmacy is honest, impartial, professionally competent, consistent and ethical; that all of the Board’s actions and judgments are legal and appropriately serves customers and stakeholders. The Board respects and appropriately maintains the confidentiality of the individuals and groups that it represents and regulates.

  • Quality Service- The Board offers accurate, timely and appropriate services to customers and stakeholders by being responsive, accessible, respectful, attentive, consistent and tactful in accordance with its unified vision.

  • ResponsibilityThe Board carries out disciplinary and licensing activities in an impartial, comprehensive and appropriate manner. The Board addresses issues in accordance with established written guidelines, polices, and procedures. Decisions are made after gathering and analyzing all pertinent information available from all parties involved.

​Executive Director
Deena Speights-Napata
Director of IT, Budget & Procurement 
Hugh Taylor
Licensing Manager
Doris James
​Director of Compliance
Trina Leak
Director of Inspections 
Nancy Richard​​