Ohio Pharmacy Services Names New Chief

Brandon M. Haas has been named chief of Ohio Pharmacy Services. In his new role, Haas will manage pharmacy operations for Central Pharmacy Inpatient, Central Pharmacy Outpatient and the Ohio Pharmacy Service Center.

OPS, which is a part of Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, serves state behavioral health hospitals, state correctional facilities, county health departments, community mental health and addiction agencies, free clinics, county jails and non-profits throughout Ohio by providing centralized procurement and distribution services for pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, medical and laboratory supplies and personal care products. OPS also provides expertise in formulary management and clinical pharmacy services.

Haas joined Ohio Pharmacy Services in 2017, as a pharmacy supervisor for Central Pharmacy Inpatient. Prior to working for OPS, he opened and operated a startup community pharmacy that serves his hometown community of Jackson Center, Ohio. He has worked in a variety of practice settings, including community and institutional pharmacies.

Haas attended Ohio Northern University where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Raabe College of Pharmacy in 2011 and his Juris Doctor from the Pettit College of Law in 2012. He is dually licensed as a registered pharmacist by the Ohio and Indiana boards of pharmacy.

He is a member of the Ohio Pharmacists and National Community Pharmacists associations.