About the judges

Nominees in 10 different award categories are evaluated by an independent panel of judges chaired by Pharmacy Times’ Editor-in-Chief Troy Trygstad. The panel is made up of experts in the industry and previous winners invited to participate.

The following make up our esteemed panel of judges for the 2017 awards.

  • Mark Aurit, RPh, Gateway Pharmacy
  • Lawrence “LB” Brown, PharmD, PhD, FAPhA, Chapman University School of Pharmacy
  • Verender Gail Brown, BS, RPhT, CPhT, School District of Osceola County
  • Thomas D. Chiampas, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
  • Michel Disco, BSPharm, RPh, MBA, University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy
  • DJ Dougherty, CEO, Parata
  • Susan Drelicharz, PharmD, Walgreen Co.
  • Michelle Earich, CPhT, retired, The Wellington Group
  • Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, ScD (Hon)
  • Michael Evans, RPh, Geisinger Health System
  • Sharon Faust, PharmD, Lumicera Health Services
  • LTC Leslie Gibbs Walthall, PharmD, USAR, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
  • Art Jacknowitz, PharmD, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University
  • Gary Keil, PhD, RPh, Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute
  • Georg Kress, RPh, Walgreens Co.
  • Bob Lomenick, RPh, Tyson Drug
  • Vanessa MacGregor, PharmD, Specialty Pharmacy Director
  • Michael Manolakis, PharmD, PhD, Wingate University, School of Pharmacy
  • Diane Martin, RPh, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Miriam Mobley Smith, PharmD, FASHP, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Joe Moose, PharmD, Moose Pharmacy
  • LTC Jeffrey Neigh, MBA, MHA, BCPS, USAR, American Pharmacists Association
  • Rebecca Snead, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
  • Melissa Somma McGivney, FCCP, FAPha, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy
  • Dan Steiber, RPh, Editor-in-Chief, Specialty Pharmacy Times ®
  • Samuel Stolpe, PharmD, Scientific Technologies Corporation
  • Jennifer Thackray, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Lisa Tonrey, MHA, RPh, PhC, FAPhA, Capt. USPHS (ret)