Board Members

Board Member Term Expiration

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James L. Gray , Pharm.D., MBA
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Original Appointment: December 14, 2018
Current Term Expires: June 1, 2022

James L. Gray III, PharmD, MBA is currently Executive Director of Pharmacy at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a position he has held since 1983. From 1988 to 1995 Dr. Gray also served as the administrative director for transplant programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. From 1979 to 1983 Dr. Gray held clinical and administrative positions at LifeMark Pharmacy Management in Houston, TX and from 1977 to 1979 was an assistant professor at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Gray received a BS in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975. He earned a PharmD at Duquesne University and completed an ASHP accredited residency in pharmacy practice at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, in 1977. He completed his MBA at Washington University in 2001. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists, Missouri Pharmacy Association and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. He is a past recipient of the Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation’s Thomas J. Garrison Achievement Award and previously served on the Board from 1997 to 2002.

Christian S. Tadrus, Pharm.D., Member
Moberly, MO
Telephone: (660) 263-3309

Original Appointment: June 11, 2015
Current Term Expires: June 10, 2020

Christian Tadrus is an owner of independent, community-based pharmacies in Missouri providing prescriptions, compounding, long-term care services and durable medical equipment. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management from Boston University and both a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Tadrus is certified to provide immunizations as well as medication therapy management and credentialed to enter into advanced practice protocols. Dr. Tadrus previously served as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for both the University of Missouri School of Pharmacy and the St. Louis College School of Pharmacy. He is currently a member of the Boards of Trustees of the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA) and CPESN USA - a pharmacist-led, accountable pharmacy organization. He is a past-President of the Missouri Pharmacy Association and a member of other state and national pharmacy or industry organizations including the Partnership for DCSCA Governance.

Douglas R. Lang, R.Ph., Member
St. Louis, MO
Telephone: (314) 989-5901

Original Appointment: July 21, 2015
Current Term Expires: July 20, 2020

Douglas Lang received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1981 from the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy. He holds licensure as a pharmacist in Arkansas, Delaware Louisiana, and Nebraska. Mr. Lang started his pharmacy career at Saint Louis University Medical Center serving as a Staff Pharmacist and Assistant Director of Pharmacy. He then practiced in the area of Home Infusion Pharmacy for over fifteen years and was the Pharmacy Manager of the BJC Home Infusion Program. Currently, Mr. Lang is the Vice President of Pharmacy Compliance for Express Scripts Inc., based in St. Louis, Missouri. He provides compliance oversight to the company's mail-order, specialty, fertility pharmacies and its specialty drug distribution operations. He is a member of the Saint Louis Society of Health System Pharmacists and Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists. He is a member American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. He is a past recipient of the Saint Louis Society and Missouri Society Pharmacist of the Year Award and a past recipient of the Missouri Research and Education Foundations Thomas Garrison Award. He is a past member of the Missouri Board of Pharmacy serving from 2002 to 2007.

Anita K. Parran, Public Member
Kansas City, MO
Telephone: (816) 360-2202

Original Appointment: April 29, 2005
Current Term Expires: April 27, 2010

Ms. Parran holds an in Business Management from Webster University and received a in Journalism from Stephens College. Ms. Parran is Principal for KKCharles Communications, LLC, a public and media relations company. She previously held positions as AssociateState Director for Public Affairs for AARP Missouri, Communications Director for the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Artspace Editor for the Ohio ArtsCouncil, and Administrator for Rockwell International. She is Chair of the National Board of Directors for Women in Communications (AWC) and President of the AWC Advancement Fund. She serves as Vice President, Urban League of GreaterKansas City; Secretary, Kansas City Association of Black Journalists (KCABJ); and Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for Stephens College. She has memberships in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), National Association of Black Journalists(NABJ), Women of Color in Communications, American Association of UniversityWomen (AAUW), International Association of Women (IAW), Central Exchange, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Christina M. Lindsay, Pharm.D., Member
Kansas City, MO
Telephone: (913) 383-3650 x8038

Original Appointment: February 9, 2015
Current Term Expires: December 3, 2019

Ms. Lindsay is a 2007 doctorate of pharmacy graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She is a licensed pharmacist in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Ms. Lindsay started her pharmacy career with CVS/pharmacy as a pharmacy student in 2003 and then went on to serve as a Pharmacy Manager, and currently as a District Pharmacy Supervisor. During her role as a District Pharmacy Supervisor, she also served as pharmacy management preceptor for the surrounding pharmacy schools.

Colby Grove, Pharm.D., Member
Springfield, Missouri, MO
Telephone: (417) 840-6912

Original Appointment: December 14, 2018
Current Term Expires: December 2, 2020

Colby Grove holds Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Biology, and minors in Business and Global Studies from Drury University. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy. Dr. Grove is owner of The Pharmacy @ Pleasant Hope as well as Ash Grove Pharmacy, Inc. The pharmacies offer prescriptions services, compounding, immunizations, and long term care services. During his career he served as an intern for the Professional Compounding Centers of America, Mercy and Cox Hospitals before working at Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy. Dr. Grove is currently active in both the Missouri Pharmacists Association (MPA) and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). Colby is a third generation pharmacist as well as a third generation pharmacy owner from a family of ten pharmacists dating back to the early 1900’s. His great uncle, grandfather, father, mother, and uncle have all owned independent pharmacies across the Midwest. It is because of his family history that Colby has formed a lifelong passion for community pharmacy.

Pamela L. Marshall, R.Ph., Member
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Telephone: (314) 224-1711

Original Appointment: February 3, 2011
Current Term Expires: September 24, 2015

Ms. Marshall is a 1990 graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Ms. Marshall has extensive experience in retail pharmacy with most recently serving as a pharmacy supervisor with Walgreens. She is a member of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, and is also licensed as a pharmacist in Illinois. Ms. Marshall is certified in Just Culture and is a passionate patient safety advocate.