Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) alumna Cynthia R. Griffin, PharmD, FASHP, to the Florida Board of Pharmacy for a four-year term starting February 13, and ending October 31, 2012.
A member of the Class of 1983, Griffin is the director of Pharmacy Government Programs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.
The Florida Board of Pharmacy is the governing body responsible for pharmacy practice, regulations, licensure and certifications of Interns and Pharmacists. Additionally, the board responds to disciplinary actions, analyze changes in the practice of pharmacy, examine changing trends in pharmacy services, and continuing education monitoring, to name a few of the Board’s responsibilities
Griffin said, “I am elated to have been selected by Governor Crist to serve on the Florida Board of Pharmacy. The education and training I received at Florida A&M University’s College of Pharmacy has been a tremendous asset toward helping me excel in the pharmacy profession. I am excited and look forward to the opportunity this position will provide for me to continue to serve the pharmacy profession.
Griffin, a native of Quincy, Fla., she is married to Pastor Mark L. Griffin. She has two daughters, Whitney D. Griffin, a P1 PharmD candidate, enrolled in the College of Pharmacy Program at FAMU and Crystal R. Griffin, a pre-pharmacy student, also enrolled at FAMU.
“We congratulate Dr. Griffin on this prestigious appointment,” said Henry Lewis III, dean and professor of FAMU’s COPPS. “I am confident that the health of the people of Florida will be better because of her service in this capacity.”