Lawrence Mokhiber, MS, RPh
Mr. Mokhiber serves as a consultant on pharmacy and health-care issues. Mr. Mokhiber has a long and prestigious career in pharmacy, most notably serving as the Executive Secretary for the New York State Board of Pharmacy for nearly 30 years. In that role, he led the pharmacy profession in New York State into the 21st century with initiatives in policy and legislation such as mandatory patient counseling, promoting electronic prescribing, and the modernization of pharmacist licensure examinations.
Mr. Mokhiber led the Board of Pharmacy, which oversaw and directed regulatory issues for 21,000 registered pharmacists, 7,200 pharmacies, and nine colleges of pharmacy throughout the state. After leaving that position, Mr. Mokhiber continued to cultivate a love of learning and the pharmacy profession by ushering in the next generation of pharmacists in his role as professor. He teaches courses at both Touro College of Pharmacy and the Albany College of Pharmacy Health Sciences, a role he thoroughly enjoys.
Mr. Mokhiber’s career began in 1971 at Albany Medical Center Hospital where he got his hands-on experience and where his love of the profession and public health grew. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Health-System Planning and Administration. Through the years, he has received two honorary doctorates, which has been humbling.
Pharmacy has played a central role in many of Mr. Mokhiber’s volunteer endeavors as well. He served as President of NABP in 2006-07. And in 2007, he and his family traveled to Guatemala with the Glens Falls Medical Mission Foundation, where he volunteered his pharmacy expertise in a medical mission trip to serve the people of Nueva Santa Rosa, an impoverished community in a rural part of that country.