|Virginia Herold, Executive Officer
Virginia Herold became executive officer of the Board of Pharmacy in January 2007. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Herold served as assistant executive officer of the Board for 16.5 years and interim executive officer for seven months.
A graduate of the University of California, Ms. Herold holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees. Her education involved a blend of consumer protection, economics and textile chemistry. She has focused her career on consumer protection. Before coming to the Board, she served as publications editor for the Department of Consumer Affairs and manager of the Department of Consumer Affairs Legislation Office.
As executive officer, Ms. Herold works closely with and advises the 13 Board of Pharmacy members in the development of policy and in the administration of the board’s enforcement, licensing and regulatory programs to further the board’s consumer protection mandate. The Board regulates about 140,000 licensees in more than 30 separate licensure classifications, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacies and drug wholesalers.