Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Four To Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Donna Montemayor and Rick Tish and reappointed Donald “Donnie” Lewis and Bradley Miller to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy for terms set to expire on August 31, 2025. Additionally, the Governor named Julie Spier as chair of the board. The board fosters the provision of quality pharmaceutical care to the citizens of Texas and regulates the practice of pharmacy in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, efficiency, effectiveness and openness.
Donna Montemayor of San Antonio is the senior director of pharmacy professional services, marketing and strategic initiatives for HEB. She is a member of the Texas Pharmacy Association, Bexar County Pharmacy Association, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and American Pharmacy Association. In addition, she serves on the board of the Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio, Providence Catholic School, and The University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Association, and is the pharmacist-in-charge at the La Mision Family Health Center. Montemayor received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin.
Rick Tisch of Spring is a design consultant for Renewal by Andersen. He is a member of the Southwest Business Association and a coach for the Special Olympics. Previously, he served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Texas Council for Development Disabilities. Tisch received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management and marketing from The University of Texas at Austin.
Donald “Donnie” Lewis of Athens is a staff pharmacist for Malakoff Pharmacy and Tyler Hematology Oncology Pharmacy. He has practiced in hospital and community pharmacy for over 40 years, during which he owned two of his own pharmacies. Additionally, he operates a wedding and event venue and is a licensed real estate agent. He is a former Athens City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tem, and currently is a member of The University of Texas Health East Texas Board of Managers in Athens. Previously, he volunteered for the Pendulum Project Culinary Program and has coordinated pharmacy services for medical mission trips to Africa, Peru and Ecuador. Lewis received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
Bradley Miller of Austin is the supervisor of pharmacy technicians for Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Austin Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Texas Pharmacy Association, Capital Area Pharmacy Association, and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Miller attended Austin Community College and Southwest Texas State University.
Julie Spier of Katy is the director of pharmacy operations for the southern division of Albertsons, Randalls, and Tom Thumb, where she oversees 146 locations in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. She is a member of the Texas Federation of Drug Stores, where she has served as president, secretary/treasurer, and vice president. She is a member of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Texas Pharmacy Association, American Leadership Forum Med Class 5, and the University of Houston Dean’s Advisory Council, which she has twice chaired. Additionally, she is an active member of the Boy Scouts of America serving at the troop, district, and council levels in various capacities. Spier received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.