Dean Stone, owner, president and pharmacist of IHS Pharmacy & Gifts in Metter, was appointed recently by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia Board of Pharmacy. The Georgia Board of Pharmacy is an eight-member board appointed to protect, promote and preserve the health, safety and welfare of Georgians.
Stone’s appointment to the Board will allow him to work alongside six other practicing pharmacists and one consumer member. They are responsible for the regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies in Georgia. The Board reviews applications, administers examinations, licenses qualified applicants and regulates the practice of licensees throughout the state.
During the swearing in ceremony, Stone expressed his gratitude.
“Gov. Brian Kemp, what an honor it is for you to have confidence in me to serve the citizens of our great state and the profession of pharmacy,” he said. “I would also like to thank Senator Jack Hill and Representative Butch Parrish for taking time out of their busy schedule to be with me and my family on this special occasion.”
Stone received his bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 1993.
He and his wife Krista live in Metter and have five children.