Melissa McCall of Kingsport, TN Appointed to Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

Melissa McCall of Kingsport, TN Appointed to  Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

Abingdon, VA Friday, Nov 9, 2018.

Governor Bill Haslam recently appointed Kingsport, TN resident Melissa McCall, PharmD to serve on the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy.  Dr. McCall will serve a six-year term.

“I am honored and humbled to serve the state in this capacity and look forward to helping the Tennessee Department of Health fulfill its mission to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee,” said Dr. McCall.

Dr. McCall holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Gatton College of Pharmacy and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Milligan College.  She is licensed by the Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia Boards of Pharmacy and certified in immunization delivery, CPR and diabetic pharmaceutical care. 

“On behalf of the entire Food City team, we would like to congratulate Melissa on this tremendous honor.  She is certainly an asset to our company and the community as a whole.  I’m confident that she will make an excellent addition to the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy,” said Steven C. Smith, president and chief executive officer for Food City.

Dr. McCall currently serves as Pharmacy Professional Services Manager for Food City.  She joined the Food City team in 2009 as a Pharmacy Intern, while attending East Tennessee State University.  After receiving her Pharmacy license in 2010, she was promoted to a staff Pharmacist.  In 2011, she accepted the position of Pharmacy Manager for Food City’s Clinchfield Street location in Kingsport, TN.  Soon thereafter, McCall assumed the additional responsibilities of Employee Diabetes Educator for the company, certified through the APhA to provide associate diabetic counseling services.  In 2015, she was promoted to her current position of Pharmacy Professional Services Manager, responsible for the supervision, operations and compliance of 38 Food City pharmacies.

“It has been an honor to watch Melissa grow in her career and as a healthcare professional.  Her high level of commitment to her patients and the practice of Pharmacy will certainly be an asset to the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy,” said Mickey Blazer, executive vice president of pharmacy and fuel operations for Food City. 

Dr. McCall is active within her community.  She has served as a Sunday school teacher and Upward Basketball coach at her church.  She enjoys educating pharmacy students on pharmacy operations, assisting with store tours for local groups of elementary-age children, and has volunteered with ADA and Leadership Kingsport.  Dr. McCall was recently inducted into the Business Journal of the Tri-Cities esteemed 40 Under Forty class of 2018.  She resides in Kingsport, TN with her husband, Josh Jessee, who is also a pharmacist.  They are the proud parents of a new baby girl, Addison, who was born in July.


Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 130 retail supermarkets, including 101 pharmacy locations throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia.