On June 17, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians President Suellywn Stewart, MD, and Executive Vice President Ann Spicer met with Steven W. Schierholt, executive director of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy (OSBP). Director Schierholt was appointed to head the OSBP effective November 17, 2014.
A native of Lima, OH, Director Schierholt comes to the OSBP from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, where he most recently served as assistant superintendent. During his more than 20 year tenure at the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Schierholt held the positions of executive director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, assistant attorney general, and special agent.
Director Schierholt, a U.S. Army Veteran, has also served as an adjunct professor of criminal justice, deputy sheriff with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, and assistant Franklin County prosecutor. He is a graduate of Elida High School and received his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate from Capital University. Mr. Schierholt and his family currently reside in Westerville.
The discussion ranged from agency operations including the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System to safeguarding Ohio’s citizens against prescription drug abuse.
The OSBP was established by the Legislature in May of 1884 and has been in continuous service to the citizens of Ohio. The mission of the OSBP is to effectively and efficiently administer and enforce the laws governing the legal distribution of drugs and the practice of pharmacy.