Awards

Each year, the Virginia Pharmacists Association has the honor of recognizing individual members for their personal and professional achievements. Individuals are recognized by the Association through the presentation of awards to deserving members of the profession.

The awards will be presented at the Annual Awards and Installation Banquet during the VPhA Annual Convention. VPhA is asking for your assistance in identifying individuals whom you believe are deserving of one of these awards. The VPhA Awards Committee reviews nominations on a yearly basis. The deadline for nominations to be considered for the current awards cycle ends on April 30th of each year.

See below to view the awards criteria and previous recipients.

VPhA Outstanding Pharmacist Award

The goal of this Award is to honor an Association member for outstanding and lasting contributions to the profession that will endure for a long period of time.

The following criteria shall be considered in determining the winner:

  1. Involvement in Association activities
  2. Leadership
  3. Courage
  4. Creativity and innovativeness
2017 – Marianne Rollings
2016 – Not presented
2015 – Leonard Edloe
2014 – David R. Creecy, V
2013 – Johnny Moore
2012 – Not presented
2011 – John O. Beckner
2010 – H. Otto Wachsmann, Jr.
2009 – C. Eugene White
2008 – Rebecca P. Snead
2007 – Not Presented
2006 – Not Presented
2005 – Not Presented
2004 – Empsy Munden
2003 – Not Presented
2002 – Preston Hale
2001 – Al Schalow
2000 – Ralph E. Small
1999 – Daniel A. Herbert
1998 – R. Micheal Berryman
1997 – Harvey B. Morgan
1996 – Carl F. Emswiller, Jr.
1995 – John W. Hasty
1994 – Warren E. Weaver
1993 – J. Curtis Nottingham
1992 – Eugene V. White
1991 – Henry W. Addington

Bowl of Hygeia Community Service Award Presented by the APhA Foundation and NASPA

This award is given in recognition of an individual VPhA member who has made considerable contributions in terms of community service which may include involvement in governmental activities separate from, or in addition to, his or her job.

  1. The recipient must be a pharmacist, licensed in Virginia and a member of the Association.
  2. The recipient must be living. Awards are not presented posthumously.
  3. The recipient has not been a previous recipient of the award.
  4. The recipient is not currently serving nor has he/she served within the immediate past two years as an officer of the Association in other than an exofficio capacity.
  5. The recipient has compiled an outstanding record of community service, which, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession.
2017 – Patricia Resto
2016 – Alex Wiatt
2015 – John Beckner
2014 – Cynthia Warriner
2013 – Leo Ross
2012 – Empsy Munden
2011 – Nelson Showalter
2010 – Brenda T. Smith
2009 – Gregory S. Large
2008 – M. Keith Hodges
2007 – Leonard Edloe
2006 – Ben Longest
2005 – Kelly Hasty Kale
2004 – Jackson Ward
2003 – John W. Hasty
2002 – Rubin Kravitz
2001 – Ray Bird
2000 – John F. White
1999 – H. David Kafka
1998 – Charles A. Wornom
1997 – William F. Copeland
1996 – John W. Bass, Jr.
1995 – R. Michael Berryman
1994 – Anthony P. Mehfoud
1993 – George Agris
1992 – H. Joe Smith
1991 – Colleen O’Brien-Thorpe
1990 – Richard D. Martin
1989 – Robert W. Carson
1988 – Ralph E. Small
1987 – Ronald C. Abernathy
1986 – Jay T. Thompson, III
1985 – R. Keith Kittinger
1984 – Brack E. Slate
1983 – Cynthia V. Shilan
1982 – Thomas P. Reinders
1981 – Alvin J. Schalow, Jr.
1980 – Charles A. Baker
1979 – Marianne R. Rollings
1978 – James R. Painter
1977 – Charma A. Konner
1976 – F. Locke Boyer, Jr.
1975 – John R. Metz
1974 – Richard B. Lakes
1973 – Thomas R. Williams
1972 – Jerry M. Wood
1971 – W. Richard Chaney
1970 – James R. King, Jr.
1969 – Thomas L. Jones
1968 – Thomas W. Rorrer, Jr.
1967 – Richard E. Marshall
1966 – Harvey B. Morgan
1965 – James E. Smith
1964 – James V. Morgan
1963 – James R. Lewis
1962 – L. Farrar Marsh
1961 – Wallace S. Klein, Jr.
1960 – Clarke T. Richardson
1959 – J. Curtis Nottingham

VPhA Ilene B. Stiff Local Association President’s Award

The Local Association President’s Award was introduced in 1986, and was re-named in 1990 in memory of Ilene Stiff, a long time VPhA staff member.

This award honors the president of the local chapter of the Virginia Pharmacists Association, who exceeds the requirements in the following categories: programming, meeting attendance, membership retention and growth, participation and cooperation in state association activities and a variety of local activities.

2017 – Jamie Waller
2016 – Not presented
2015 – Kerri T. Musselman
2014 – Leslie Hausser
2013 – Not presented
2012 – Tana N. Kaefer
2011 – Stephen Olesko & Gayle Slifka
2010 – Patricia B. Resto
2009 – Delaina Richardson
2008 – Tonya Price Miyano
2007 – Michelle Herbert Thomas
2006 – Kelly Hasty Kale
2005 – Peter W. Champion
2004 – Tammy B. George
2003 – Philip W. Coggins
2002 – Not presented
2001 – Barry Bleidt
2000 – Daniel T. Kennedy
1999 – Stephen B. Eckstein & Ellen B. Shinaberry
1998 – Timothy W. Lucas
1997 – Matthew C. Lee
1996 – Brenda T. Smith
1995 – Catherine H. Cary
1994 – Richard E. McPhee
1993 – H. Otto Wachsmann, Jr.
1992 – E. Kim Malone
1991 – Sharon Stevens Small
1990 – Jane W. Sullivan
1989 – Cindy J. Pigg
1988 – D. Katherine Bankhead
1987 – Colleen O’Brien Thorpe & Ralph Small
1986 – Robert Hobbs, Jr.

Excellence in Innovation Award Sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

The Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award was introduced in 1993. This award was created by DuPont Pharma and designed by the planning committee of the National Council of State Pharmacy Association Executives (now the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations). The award is to be presented to a practicing pharmacist in each state.

The following criteria should be used in the selection process:

  1. The recipient has demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care.
  2. The recipient must be a practicing pharmacist, licensed in Virginia and a member of the Association.
2017 – Tana Kaefer
2016 – Not presented
2015 – Not presented
2014 – Kerri T. Musselman
2013 – Michelle Thomas
2012 – Not presented
2011 – Mary Ann F. Kirkpatrick
2010 – Delaina Richardson Davis
2009 – Holly R. Hurley
2008 – R. Baylor Rice
2007 – Elisa “Lee” Burton
2006 – Not presented
2005 – Patty Slattum
2004 – Timothy W. Lucas
2003 – Dennis Stanley
2002 – Not presented
2001 – Ron Davis
2000 – Ellen B. Shinaberry
1999 – Kim Swiger
1998 – Bruce T. Roberts
1997 – Timothy W. Lucas
1996 – H. Otto Wachsmann, Jr.
1995 – Thomas M. Chamberlain
1994 – Michael S. Soiland
1993 – Daniel A. Herbert

Pharmacists Mutual Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

  1. The recipient must have received his/her entry degree in Pharmacy less than nine years ago.
  2. The recipient must be licensed to practice in Virginia.
  3. The recipient must be a member of the Association in the year selected.
  4. The recipient must have practiced retail, hospital, or consulting pharmacy in the year selected.
  5. The recipient must have participated in national pharmacy associations, professional programs and/or community service.
2017 – Krystalyn Weaver
2016 – Jamie Klucken
2015 – Kelly Rea Oliver
2014 – Jennifer Helmke
2013 – Antoinette Coe
2012 – Lauren Caldas
2011 – Tana N. Kaefer
2010 – Sharon Gatewood
2009 – Autumn S. Wells
2008 – Sarah A. Parnapy
2007 – Not Presented
2006 – Niki Mullins
2005 – Not Presented
2004 – Amy Whitaker
2003 – Renee Ahrens
2002 – Jennifer Edwards
2001 – Not Presented
2000 – Timothy W. Robertson
1999 – Daniel T. Kennedy
1998 – Lisa M. McClanahan
1997 – Caroll A. Radmore
1996 – William Towler
1995 – Timothy W. Lucas
1994 – Not Presented
1993 – Rebecca P. Snead
1992 – H. Otto Wachsmann, Jr.
1991 – Kelly Hasty
1990 – William C. Thornbury, Jr.
1989 – Cynthia W. Warriner
1988 – Brian B. Bullock
1987 – W. Randall Wampler

Ed D. Spearbeck Virginia Pharmacist Service Award

This award was created to honor Association members who have made outstanding contributions of time and talent to the profession and Association in the recent past. In 2012, the Award has been re-named in honor of Ed Spearbeck, two-time Service Award recipient, for his tireless dedication to the profession and VPhA. Nominations are open to any Association member, other than the present Executive Committee and/or paid Association staff, who meets any of the following criteria:

  1. Active involvement in Association activities at the state level.
  2. Personal time donated to causes of the Association
  3. Personal contacts made on behalf of the Association
  4. Involvement in current issues of concern
  5. Innovative strategies to further Association causes
  6. Leadership ability
2017 – Sarah Parnapy Jawaid
2016 – Beverlee Arnold
2015 – Teresa Graham
2014 – Jean-Venable “Kelly” Goode
2013 – Sharon Gatewood
2012 – Phylliss Moret
2011 – Cynthia V. Shilan
2010 – Holly K. Morris
2009 – Patricia B. Resto
2008 – S. Chris Jones
2007 – Jim Lamar, Ben Longest, Robert May, Ed Spearbeck, Warren Weaver
2006 – Robbie Rhodes
2005 – Johnny A. Moore
2004 – Keith Kellum
2003 – Not presented
2002 – Nathaniel Krumbein
2001 – Ed D. Spearbeck
2000 – Nancy R. Fries
1999 – R. Crady Adams
1998 – Sanjay A. Joshi
1997 – Cindy L. W. Warriner
1996 – Jan L. Burrus
1995 – W. Randall Wampler
1994 – Ralph E. Small
1993 – H. David Kafka
1992 – Larry T. McCoy, Jr.

VPhA Award of Merit

The profession of pharmacy in Virginia has, over the years, received much help and assistance from individuals outside the profession. It is appropriate to publicly recognize and thank those individuals who have been especially helpful in assisting pharmacy to meet its obligations and responsibilities to the public health. Therefore, the Virginia Pharmacists Association established the “Award of Merit” to be presented to those non-pharmacists who helped us attain our goals and mission.

2017 – Not presented
2016 – Not presented
2015 – Not presented
2014 – James Pickral, Jr
2013 – Delegate John O’Bannon & Delegate Chris Peace
2012 – Not presented
2011 – Stephen Peters
2010 – Corinne Ramaley
2009 – Not presented
2008 – Not presented
2007 – Not presented
2006 – Congressman Virgil Goode
2005 – Nancy Longest
2004 – Peggy McLaughlin
2003 – Not presented
2002 – Not presented
2001 – Not presented
2000 – Shane Kraus, MD
1999 – Not Presented
1998 – Patrick M. Berryman
1997 – Bill Throckmorton & Gilmer Minor, III
1996 – John S. Kiernan
1995 – John Kalvelage & John Ranson
1994 – Charles W. Black & Paul E. Galanti
1993 – Not Presented
1992 – Not Presented
1991 – Edward J. Flynn & Thomas G. Rosenthal

VPhA Technician Award

Established in 1998 to recognize a pharmacy technician for their contributions to pharmacy in Virginia. The award is based on the following criteria:

  1. The recommended technician must be a member of the Association.
  2. The recommended technician must be a leader among his/her peers.
  3. The recommended technician should be an active participant in the Association’s activities.
  4. The recommended technician has worked for the advancement of the practice of pharmacy in Virginia.
  5. The recommended technician must be nominated by a member of the Association.
  6. The nomination should be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from a VPhA pharmacist member.
  7. The nomination should be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from a VPhA technician member.
2017 – Sharon McKinley
2016 – Tracey Williams
2015 – Karen Nemetz
2014 – Sheila Hoffman
2013 – Angela Rich
2012 – Allan May
2011 – Sharon McFarlane
2010 – Jackie Motley & Kathy Schoonmaker
2009 – Not presented
2008 – Mary Ruth Farrell
2007 – Dorothy “Ditty” Mooney
2006 – Lenora Holder
2005 – Not Presented
2004 – Rebecca Ho
2003 – Carmen Michelle Scott
2002 – Not Presented
2001 – Mary Anna Marshall
2000 – Gina Coffield
1999 – Not Presented

Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award

This award program recognizes excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention at state pharmacy associations. This award honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse among the general public and among the pharmacy community.

The award is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth, and other members of the community. In addition to the award, to honor the pharmacist’s work to fight prescription drug abuse, APMS, state pharmacy associations and the Cardinal Health Foundation will donate $500 to a charity of the award recipient’s choice.

2017 – Donna Francioni-Proffitt
2016 – Sarah Melton
2015 – Mary Ann Kirkpatrick
2014 – Frankie Williams
2013 – Not presented
2012 – Johnny A. Moore

Past Award Recipients