Morgan Institute

Advocating for Public Service & Public Policy for Patient Care

Harvey B. Morgan

The Honorable Harvey B. Morgan, legislator and pharmacist, retired in 2012 from the Virginia General Assembly after 32 years of service to his District and to the people of Virginia. His tireless legislative efforts and accomplishments have been recognized and honored by countless organizations.

The Virginia Pharmacy Association (VPhA) Research & Education Foundation has established an Institute of Government & Public Service. There is not a more fitting tribute to Harvey Morgan than naming the Institute in his honor: The Harvey B. Morgan Institute of Government & Public Service (Morgan Institute). Likewise, there is no one better to lead the Institute than Harvey Morgan himself, and we are grateful that he has generously agreed to guide the Institute’s good works. Harvey will be assisted by individuals with expertise in healthcare policy, advocacy, practice, and education.


The Morgan Institute will provide education and information to pharmacy professionals on topics related to advocacy and healthcare.


The Morgan Institute will build its programs and legacy of trust on:

  • Truth
  • Fairness
  • Balance
  • Public service
  • Nonpartisanship


The purposes of the Morgan Institute are:

  • To provide education to pharmacists on healthcare topics for the public.
  • To guide and prepare pharmacists for leadership in public service and advocacy.
  • To assist and prepare pharmacists to advise local and state governing bodies, committees, commissions, and organizations.
  • To support student awards that promote civic engagement and professional advocacy.
  • To do any and all things necessary or desirable for the attainment of these purposes.


The accomplishments of the Morgan Institute include:

Supporting mission-related seminars for pharmacy professionals about matters that impact the profession:

  • Sponsorship of the VPhA annual policy events to update pharmacists about State and Federal laws and regulations
  • Sponsorship of seminars related to advocacy and healthcare at the VPhA annual meeting.

Encouraging and guiding pharmacists in civic engagement and professional advocacy:

  • Programs led by public officials to address the opportunities, obstacles, strategies, and pathways for public service
  • An annual scholarship of half the cost of tuiting to a pharmacist accepted to the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, Candidate Training, or Emerging Leader at the University of Virginia

Promoting future pharmacists’ interest in public policy and public service:

Support the Morgan Institute    

The Harvey B. Morgan Institute of Government & Public Service eagerly serves our profession and the people of Virginia, and your gift — large or small — helps us continue these accomplishments and start new initiatives.

As part of the VPhA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Tax ID# 54-1142544),  your support of the Morgan Institute honors Harvey, helps keep pharmacy professionals involved in public policy and civic engagement, and is tax-deductible as a charitable donation for income tax purposes.

There are many ways to support the Morgan Institute, including checks, credit cards, and bank-to-bank transfers, stocks and bonds, memorials, life insurance, and wills.

Ways to give to the Morgan Institute include:

  1. Online giving: Charge your contributions to your credit card via Contribute Online
  2. Your bank: Transfer your Morgan Institute contributions directly from your bank’s online bill pay system to the VPhA Foundation.
  3. Mail: Print and complete this contribution form and mail it with your check payable to the VPhA Foundation-Morgan Institute to 2530 Professional Road, Richmond, VA 23235

If you have any question, please contact 804-301-0131 or

With your help, we can accomplish so much more than we could alone.  And with gratitude for the generosity of friends and colleagues, we thank you for your favorable consideration and support for the Morgan Institute for Public Service & Public Policy for Patient Care!  Thank you!

The Morgan Institute Advisory Committee

  • David Creecy, Chair
  • Mark Vaughn, Vice Chair
  • Jamie Fisher, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Joe Cusimano
  • Jennifer Fidura
  • Kelly Hasty Kale
  • Dave McClellan
  • Phylliss Moret
  • Harvey Morgan
  • Christy Morton
  • Pat Resto
  • Becky Snead
  • Mark Vaughan
  • Otto Wachsmann


The Morgan Institute Advisory Committee has general supervision and control over the affairs of the Institute and establishes and executes all its policies, procedures, and expenditures as approved by the Foundation.

The Advisory Committee shall be at least seven and no more than fifteen volunteers with expertise in healthcare policy, advocacy, practice, and/or education unless specifically authorized by the Foundation.  The majority of the Advisory Committee shall be pharmacists.

Advisors will include:

  • Harvey Morgan
  • Founding members John Hasty*, Phylliss Moret, Pat Resto, and Becky Snead
  • Chair of the Virginia Pharmacists Association’s Government Affairs Committee
  • Executive Director of the Virginia Pharmacists Association
  • Two to three public representatives recommended by Mr. Morgan
  • One to two Advisors recommended by the Virginia Pharmacists Association Foundation Board of Trustees
  • One to two Advisors recommended by the Virginia Pharmacists Association Board of Directors
  • One to two Advisors as needed and as recommended by the Advisory Committee

* Deceased

About Harvey B. Morgan

Harvey B. Morgan

A native of Gloucester, Morgan was graduated from Gloucester public schools; Hampden-Sydney College, BA; and the Medical College of Virginia, BS in Pharmacy. He served in the United States Navy.

Until 1990, he was co-owner with his father and brother of Morgan’s Drug Stores in Gloucester and West Point.

First elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1979, Morgan represented the 98th Legislative District, which includes all of Essex, Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex, and portions of King and Queen and King William Counties.

He served with nine governors, received numerous gubernatorial appointments, and chaired multiple committees and commissions.

Morgan received scores of leadership awards and commendations from state and national organizations in recognition of his legislative efforts and accomplishments.

Virginia Commonwealth University conferred the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to him in 2008.

Morgan is an elder and has served as deacon, choir member, and teacher in the First Presbyterian Church of Gloucester. He is married to the former Mary Helen Osborn and has one daughter, Gayle Morgan Vail.