Quincy native named to Florida Board of Pharmacy

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By Alice Du Pont

Quincy native Cynthia Roberts Griffin has been appointed to the Florida Board of Pharmacy for a four-year term, which began Feb. 13 and will end Oct. 31, 2012, by Gov. Charlie Crist.

Griffin is a graduate of James A. Shanks High School and, in 1983, Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Griffin is currently the director of pharmacy government programs for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida.

The Florida Board of Pharmacy is the governing body which is responsible for pharmacy practice, regulations, licensure and certifications of interns and pharmacists. The board also responds to disciplinary actions, analyzes changes in the practice of pharmacy, examines changing trends in pharmacy services and monitors continuing education.

"I am elated to have been selected by Gov. Crist to serve on the Florida Board of Pharmacy. The education and training I received at Florida A & M University's College of Pharmacy has been a tremendous asset toward helping me excel in the pharmacy profession. I am excited and look forward to the opportunity this position will provide for me to continue to serve the pharmacy profession," Griffin said.

Griffin is the daughter of Mary K. Roberts of Quincy and the late B.W. Roberts. She is married to Mark L. Griffin. The couple has two daughters, Whitney D. Griffin, a pharmacy student at FAMU, and Crystal R. Griffin, a pre-pharmacy student, also enrolled at FAMU.