Scott Tomerlin
West Melbourne, Florida
FPA Member Since 2005

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Scott Tomerlin is a Florida licensed Pharmacist. He is the Pharmacy Manager for Walgreens Pharmacy in West Melbourne, FL. and has held that position since 2009. Born and raised in Louisville, KY. Scott is a 2006 graduate of the Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. It is there that he met his future wife, Teresa, during their first semester of pharmacy school. Teresa is a Pharmacist for Target Pharmacy. He and his wife have three children- John, Nathan and Isabella.

While growing up in Kentucky, Scott was a Boy Scout and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1994. He was very involved in his church and youth group at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, and was a member of the Atherton High School Chamber Singers from 1996-1999, traveling with the group and performing in countries such as Montreal and Quebec City, Canada, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo Brazil and Prague, Czech Republic. Upon graduation from high school, Scott attended the University of Louisville under the Eagle Scout scholarship program where he completed his pre-pharmacy requirements in 2002.

Scott was accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Mercer University and relocated to Atlanta, GA. in 2002. While a student at Mercer University, Scott was elected during his first year of pharmacy school as the Class President in 2002. In 2003, he was elected by the entire student body as the Council of Students President-elect and served as President of the student class body from 2004-05. During pharmacy school, Scott was very involved in several pharmacy associations, including the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), American Pharmacists Association student chapter (APhA-ASP) and was inducted into the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity in 2003, where he served as chapter secretary in 2005. On the national level, Scott was selected by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to serve on the Student Regional Council (SRC) in 2005, only one of six pharmacy students selected from a pool of applicants nationwide.

During Scott’s fourth year of pharmacy school in 2005, Scott relocated to Brevard County, Florida to complete his fourth year clinical rotations in his wife’s hometown. Scott has had training in the independent community setting, hospital, ambulatory and nuclear settings. In April 2006, Scott applied for and was selected along with one other Mercer Pharmacy student, to complete a 5 week international rotation in Hiroshima, Japan at the University of Hiroshima.

Upon graduation of pharmacy School in 2006, Scott fell in love with Brevard County and decided that it was where he wished to call home. It was here that he discovered the Brevard County Pharmacy Association and its members whom he cherishes as friends and fellow colleagues. In 2005, Scott served as Newsletter Editor of the association publication. In 2008, Scott was elected as President of the Brevard County Association serving until 2010. He is a past executive committee chairman of the Association 2010-11 and serves as a current active member on the executive committee. While serving as President of the Brevard County Pharmacy Association, he helped lead the Association in earning several FPA awards during his tenure, including Chapter Involvement and Community Services awards.

In 2012, Scott was elected by the members of the Florida Pharmacy Association to serve on the Board of Directors as Region 6 Director until the completion of his term in July 2014. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Young Pharmacists of the Year award in 2007 and was inducted into the #1 Club of the Florida Pharmacy Association in 2014 at the FPA Convention, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Scott is a member on the Professional Affairs Council, serving from 2013 until Present.

In the community, Scott has been involved in the Cocoa Beach chapter of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life booth for the Brevard County Pharmacy Association over the past several years. Scott is a Wolf Scout Den leader for Pack 373 Cub Scouts at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne. Scott has also participated in several community fundraisers in the Brevard County Area, including the Cocoa Beach Relay for Life, American Heart Association Heart Walk in Viera, The Brevard County Multiple Sclerosis association annual walk in Viera and Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon in Brevard County.

Scott was awarded in 2010 as Pharmacy Manager of the Year.

Scott has published three articles in various national journals, including the Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants.

Position Statement:

I enjoy practicing Pharmacy and I love being a Pharmacist. My concerns are what is Pharmacy going to look like in the next 5 years, 15 years, 20 etc. I feel as active members of the Florida Pharmacy Association, we have to stand up for what is right in the pharmacy profession and keep the Pharmacist as a valued member in the healthcare team. The Florida Pharmacy Association is YOUR VOICE, as it works and advocates on behalf of your profession! With so many obstacles and challenges that the healthcare system is facing today, Pharmacists play a critical role in improving patient outcomes as well as saving overall health care costs. We have a responsibility as Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Student Pharmacists to educate society on the role of Pharmacy and why it is a necessary piece of the whole health care system. This includes being involved in political issues affecting pharmacy practice and maintaining a laser focus on our priorities. What I hope to accomplish and advocate for as your next President of the Florida Pharmacy Association.

1. Grow FPA Membership amongst Pharmacist, Technician, Student Pharmacists and all other practices

2. Promote and Achieve National Pharmacist Provider Status/HR 4190 and similar legislation

3. Support expanded Pharmacist-provided immunization services

4. Support Intern administered immunizations

5. Support current FPA policy on tech to pharmacist ratio

6. Support regulation of PBM practices

7. Defend against further reimbursement cuts to pharmacies and pharmacy services

8. Advocate for student pharmacists

9. Work with local, state and national legislators on pharmacy and patient care issues

10. Seek funding for MTM and other pharmacy services

11. Advocate for the advancement of Pharmacy in the health care setting

12. Continuation of a strong association and development of future leaders and fresh ideas

Together, with your help, we can do great things. I ask for your vote as your next President-elect of the Florida Pharmacy Association to make this happen. I am passionate about our profession and feel our best days are ahead of us if we maintain the spirit and reach beyond to promote Pharmacy and the practice we have all worked so hard to preserve. Please feel free to email me stomerlin@cfl.rr.com with any questions or comments. Let’s work together and build an even stronger association! It would be an honor to have your vote to make this happen!

“One Goal, One Passion, The Advancement of Pharmacy”

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