Denise M. Frank
Pharmacist Consultant

Denise Frank is a pharmacist and consultant with extensive experience in pharmacy practice, expertise in accreditation and regulatory compliance including sterile and nonsterile compounding. She earned her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Minnesota and holds certificates in pharmaceutical care and immunization and has completed additional training in sterile and nonsterile compounding through programs such as the CriticalPoint Sterile Compounding Boot Camp and FDA Webinars.  

Her background and passion is in community pharmacy. She has more than 30 years of experience as a pharmacist including owning a rural independent pharmacy before working for a health-system establishing clinic pharmacies. Thereafter, Ms Frank worked for a major grocery chain as a pharmacy manager and district manager.

She served as a member of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for eight years and participated in National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) committees through 2013. She served as a surveyor consultant for NABP from 2006 until 2013. In 2013, she moved into the full-time position of Accreditation and Inspection Services manager for NABP.

Ms. Frank was heavily involved in the development and implementation of new programs for accreditations and inspections including CPPA®, VPP® and state projects, in training of state board compliance officers, and in maintaining and updating existing NABP accreditation programs to include emerging issues and changes in regulations and standards. She was the subject-matter expert for the accreditation and inspection programs and bore the primary responsibility for the training, supervision and quality improvement of 41 nation-wide contract surveyors/inspectors with a primary goal of protecting public health and improving patient outcomes.
"I had the opportunity as a Surveyor / Investigator to work with Denise Frank while she was with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). As a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent I found Denise to be extremely well qualified, professional in every aspect of her position and always there to answer any technical questions surrounding any NABP assignment or survey. Denise combined a superb knowledge of the pharmacy industry with an exceptional ability to work with all types of people within and outside the pharmaceutical world. Great people skills, always a joy to work with and a leader in every regard. An exceptional asset for any corporation or project team."

Bud Evans
Department of State Anti-Terrorism Instructor (Post-Blast Investigations; Terrorist Crime Scene Investigations)