Awarded to a licensed pharmacist who has been practicing in a pharmacy setting, or has served the industry in a professional capacity, leadership or advocacy role. The nomination should demonstrate that the nominee has made significant contributions to the pharmacy industry overall that resulted in meaningful improvements in the quality of patient care, improved delivery models, and pharmacy’s role on the health care team.
Capt. Lisa Tonrey is an advocate for both patients and the profession of pharmacy. In her career of service, she has been dedicated and caring, with a mission to serve vulnerable communities. As a public health practitioner, her fervent belief in prevention allowed her to push a national agenda of pharmacists as immunizers.
For Karen Kier, pharmacy blends her interests in health care sciences and patient interactions. Kier’s high school chemistry teacher nominated her for a summer pharmacy program held at Ohio State University, and she loved every minute of the experience and knew that pharmacy was her passion.
As the national director of pharmacy affairs with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Daniel Luce has worked to prove the value of pharmacists to the health care system. During his time on the board of pharmacy in Wisconsin, he helped to advance the practice, shaping rules and regulations to protect the public.