State pharmacy board hires interim executive director
The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy has hired Dorothy Gourley of Ardmore to serve as the agency's interim executive director.
Gourley replaces Chelsea Church, who was fired as executive director on July 25. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether Church offered a bribe — a higher paying job — to a state Health Department lawyer in an attempt to influence the department to adopt a rule that would require marijuana dispensaries to hire pharmacists.
Gourley, the new interim executive director, previously served as a consulting pharmacist to rural hospitals, as well as independent and chain pharmacies.
Gourley previously served as a member of the Pharmacy Board. She was first appointed to the board by Gov. Brad Henry in 2005 and reappointed in 2010.