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Josh Bright, PharmD

Chief Operating Officer

Josh Bright, PharmD, joined the NARMC team in 2011 as a pharmacist. He served as Director of Pharmacy until being promoted to the VP of Operations in January 2020. Over the last 3 years, Josh has shown a true commitment to quality that has led to his recent promotion to Chief Operating Officer in January of 2023.


Dr. Bright serves on the Board of Directors for the North Arkansas Partnership for Healthcare Education (NAPHE) and currently is a member of Arkansas Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Arkansas Class XIV. He is an Apexus Certified 340B Expert and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Association of Health System Pharmacists as Chairperson of the Programs and Education Council.


“Bright has been an asset to the NARMC team for the last nine years. In his role of the Director of Pharmacy, he has shown key leadership skills and values that make him a perfect fit for his new role,” Sammie Cribbs, COO and CNO, said.


A native of Jasper, AR, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Chemistry at Arkansas Tech University and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He is an active member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the Arkansas Association of Health-Systems Pharmacists (AAHP), and the Arkansas Pharmacists’ Association (APA).


Dr. Bright was named the 2017 Arkansas Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year and was named a 2019 Health Care Professional of the Year Finalist by Arkansas Business. His professional interests include chronic disease-state management, collaborative healthcare delivery systems, healthcare disparities and leadership. Dr. Bright lives in Harrison with his wife, Haley, and their three children.

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