Samaritan Health Services Chief Pharmacy Officer Penny Reher has been elected president of the Oregon Board of Pharmacy. Reher has served on the board since 2011 when she was appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber.
The seven-member board regulates and enforces laws regarding pharmacists, drug outlets and the sale of drugs in Oregon. Reher’s term of presidency will last until June of 2014.
Reher earned her pharmacy degree from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy in 1982. She graduated from OSU’s Professional Management Institute in 1999 and was a member of the Leadership Corvallis class of 2001. Reher also completed the Glaxo Smith Kline Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.
After beginning work for Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center as an in-patient pharmacist in 1992, Reher soon provided leadership within the organization, developing the Home and Ambulatory Infusion departments and guiding pharmacy department integration as hospitals in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport became part of Samaritan Health Services.