Steve Baxter, RPh, is the Director of Pharmacy for Shepherd Center and the administration preceptor. He graduated from Mercer Southern School of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He has worked mainly in hospital pharmacy, although he has experience in retail, home infusion and long-term care. His first job as a director was to open a new hospital including setting up the pharmacy, procuring drugs and establishing a distribution system for drugs. Steve has been involved with the Georgia Society of Heath System Pharmacists (GSHP), serving as District Director and Board Member. He was tapped to serve on the Pharmacy Committee of Shared Services, a Group Purchasing Organization that later became MedAssets and is now known as Vizient. While serving, he was elected Chairman of the Pharmacy Committee for a two-year term. Steve has been a director of pharmacy for over 40 years and serves as adjunct professor for several pharmacy schools. He is always willing and eager to talk about the changes he has seen in pharmacy. Steve is married with three children and nine grandchildren who take up most of his spare time.