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The Virginia Pharmacists Association Research & Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was incorporated in 1980. The Foundation’s mission is to:

  1. Promote health and wellness through development of pharmacist-provided patient care services; and
  2. Encourage, provide for, and engage in research, education, and the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

VPhA Foundation Board of Trustees

President Johnny Moore, RPh
Secretary Jamie Fisher, ED VPhA
Treasurer Terri Powers, RPh
Immediate Past President Michelle Thomas, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Board Members Willie Lamar, RPh

Empsy Munden, RPh

Ralph E. Small, PharmD

John Beckner, RPh

Cynthia Coffey, PharmD

Preston Hale, RPh

Charlie Tarasidis, PharmD

Meredy Ayers, PharmD

Dave McClellan, RPh

Honorary Board Members Paul E. Galanti
John Metz, RPh

VPhA Foundation Funds:

Addington Fund: Supports programs and initiatives to advance the entrepreneurial spirit of independent community pharmacy.

AIP Fund: Funds the Academy of Independent Pharmacists’ course, Entrepreneurial Pharmacy & Independent Pharmacy, at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Hampton University School of Pharmacy and VCU/MCV School of Pharmacy

Auxiliary Student Loan Fund: Provides funding for an interest-free loan of a maximum $3,000 to one senior student pharmacist from each Virginia school of pharmacy. Click here for more information on the Auxiliary Student Loan program.

Hutchinson Fund: Provides education and training in areas where pharmacists can bill for services, such as the Pharmacy-Based Immunization Training.

John C. Shilan Fund: Provide a $1,000 award to a selected young pharmacist who has demonstrated an interest in added credentials that will enable them to provide specialized patient care services based on additional knowledge and skill.

Morgan Institute Fund: Provides education and information to citizens, public officials, and pharmacy professionals on topics related to healthcare.

Rooke Lecture Fund: Supports a stimulating annual Rooke Lecture on pharmacy management issues.

Unrestricted Fund: Enables collaboration in public health initiatives such as RxPartnership.

VaPAPP Fund: Virginia Pharmacists Aiding Pharmacists Program is dedicated to the early identification and intervention of substance-impaired pharmacists and student pharmacists. Click here for more information on VaPAPP.


The VPhA Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational foundation, Tax ID# 54-1142544. A financial statement is available upon written request from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, Commonwealth of Virginia, P.O. Box 1163, Virginia 23218.