Protecting public health through regulation of licensees and registrants.

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Board Members

The Board is composed of five members appointed by the Governor consisting of four pharmacists and one public member. Election of officers takes place on an annual basis on the 1st meeting after the month of June.

Effective July 1, 2016:

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  Kristina Jonas, PharmD

      Boise, ID

  Phone: (208) 562-6274
  Practice: Chain / Retail
  Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Kris Jonas, PharmD currently serves as a staff pharmacist for Walmart Stores, Inc. Dr. Jonas has spent nearly 30 years in Idaho, graduating from Idaho State University in 1993 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She is a past-president of the Idaho State Pharmacy Association, and was Walmart's Pharmacy District Manager of the Year in 2002. Dr. Jonas is passionate about patient education and believes counseling is a crucial part of pharmacy practice. Dr. Jonas has been serving on the Board since June of 2013.

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  Vice Chairman

  Nicole Chopski, PharmD

      Pocatello, ID

  Phone: (208) 339-0420
  Practice: Hospital / Nuclear
  Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Raised and educated in Pocatello, Nicki Chopski obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 1997. She is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, completed Purdue University College of Pharmacy’s program in nuclear pharmacy in 2006, and currently serves as a hospital pharmacist at Portneuf Regional Medical Center. Dr. Chopski believes that it is through leadership and involvement of the individual pharmacist that the profession of pharmacy will continue to advance and succeed, which is demonstrated by her involvement in multiple professional organizations at the local and national level.

Outside of pharmacy, her interests include riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling and serving the POW MIA Association locally and nationally. Dr. Chopski has been serving on the Board since July of 2007.

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  Holly Henggeler, PharmD

      Fruitland, ID

  Phone: (208) 452-5530
  Practice: Chain / Retail
  Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Holly Henggeler, PharmD, graduated from Idaho State University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2000. She has worked at various Albertsons/Savon locations throughout Idaho and has been the pharmacy manager in Payette and Emmett. Dr. Henggeler is currently the District Pharmacy Manager for Albertsons/Safeway's Intermountain region. In addition, she received a bachelor of business administration degree from Cal Poly Pomona.

Dr. Henggeler has been serving on the Board since June of 2007. She resides on the family orchard in Fruitland with her husband Kelly and their twin boys, Joe and Josh. Holly enjoys traveling and many outdoor activities.

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  Public Member

  Edmund Sperry

      Boise, ID

  Phone: (208) 949-6738
  Term Expires: June 30, 2018

Ed Sperry has dedicated his life to public service, having served as a public member for the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing’s Chiropractic Board, Physical Therapy Board, Veterinary Board, and Physician Licensing Board.  He retired from the United States Army Special Forces after serving 20 years as an Intel and Operations Sergeant and Green Beret Medic. The skills and discipline he leaned as an A TEAM leader were perfect for creating and building a strong business mindset. Mr. Sperry has a passion for helping people find their perfect home and has been in the real estate industry for almost 40 years. He owns Equity Idaho in Boise and is currently recruiting and mentoring the next generation of real estate professionals. Mr. Sperry has been serving on the Board since April of 2012.

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  Richard de Blaquiere, PharmD

      Sandpoint, ID

  Phone: (208) 610-0752
  Practice: Independent / Retail
  Term Expires: June 30, 2017

Rich de Blaquiere, PharmD, is an independent pharmacy owner of White Cross Pharmacy in North Idaho.  White Cross Pharmacy has locations in Priest River, Sandpoint, and Spirit Lake.  Dr. de Blaquiere received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona in 1997 and was a 2004 graduate of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy.  Dr. de Blaquiere has been serving on the Board since January of 2010.

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  Executive Director (Ex Officio Member)

  Alex J. Adams, PharmD, MPH

      Boise, ID

  Phone: (208) 334-2356

Alex Adams, PharmD, MPH, is Executive Director of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy. In this capacity, his primary role is to promote, preserve and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy in the state of Idaho. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Pharmacy Programs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), a Washington, DC-area trade association that represents 40,000 pharmacies in the United States. Dr. Adams received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Toledo, graduating as class valedictorian. He received his Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Adams was honored with the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award in 2015. Dr. Adams has been Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy since August of 2015.


1199 W Shoreline Lane, Suite 303
Boise, ID 83702-9103
Phone 208-334-2356
Fax 208-334-3536
Map to our office

Our Mission

Promote, preserve and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy.


The Board was organized March 23, 1905, under provisions of the law by the legislature of the same year. From July 1939 until July 1974, the State Board of Pharmacy was an independent agency. As of July 1, 1974, the Executive Reorganization placed the Board under the Department of Self-Governing Agencies.

Regulatory Boards


Boards are the regulatory bodies for specific occupations and professions. The primary and over-riding mandate of every board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. Each Board member has been appointed to serve the interests of Idaho's citizens.  Click Becoming a Board Member for more information.

A board should not see itself, or be viewed, as a "promoter" or "advocate" for the profession. A board:

  • determines the minimum qualifications necessary to obtain a license or registration;
  • regulates the standards of conduct and scope of practice for the profession;
  • adopts and administers examinations;
  • adopts and monitors continuing education requirements;
  • reviews complaints against licensees/registrants and takes appropriate disciplinary action against those who have violated the laws.

Depending upon their statutory authority, regulatory boards may take disciplinary action against a licensed/registered individual. That action may include suspension or revocation of the license/registration. Some boards have authority to order a licensed/registered individual to refund money or perform repairs; serve a probationary period; obtain additional education; reimburse the cost of investigation and prosecution; and pay a fine.

All determinations made by a board must take place in a public setting and be in compliance with the Idaho open meeting laws.

Board Staff

Click here for a list of current Board staff members.