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 2018 awards.

  • Mark Aurit, RPh, owner, Gateway Health Mart Pharmacy
  • Gail Brown, B.S., RPhT, CPhT, pharmacy technology teacher/intern coordinator, School District of Osceola County
  • Lawrence Brown, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAP, FAPhA, former president, American Pharmacists Association, associate dean of student affairs, professor of pharma economics and health policy, Chapman University, School of Pharmacy
  • Thomas D. Chiampas, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP, clinical assistant professor/clinical pharmacist, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, department of pharmacy practice, section of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy
  • Michel Disco, Pharm.D., MBA, associate professor, Emerita, University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy
  • DJ Dougherty, CEO, Parata Systems
  • Susan Drelicharz, Pharm.D., manager, pharmacy and retail operations special projects, Walgreens Co.
  • Sharon Faust, PharmD, director, specialty pharmacy services, Lumicera Health Services
  • Jeff Goad, Pharm.D., MPH, FAPhA, FISTM, FCPhA, FCSHP, professor and chair, department of pharmacy practice, Chapman University School of Pharmacy
  • Curtis E. Haas, Pharm.D., FCCP, director of pharmacy, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Douglas Hillblom, Pharm.D., president, Arena Health, LLC, associate editor in chief, market access solutions, Specialty Pharmacy Times®, Pharmacy Times®
  • Art Jacknowitz, Pharm.D., professor and distinguished chair emeritus, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University
  • Joel P. Karlinsky, B.S., retired, Walgreens Co., Walgreens Health Initiatives, MTM Clinical Care Center Manager
  • Summer Williams Kerley, Pharm.D., RPH, vice president, clinical services and business development, Rite Aid
  • George Kress, RPh, AAHIVP, HIV pharmacist and patient advocate, Walgreens Co.
  • Bob Lomenick, RPh, owner and pharmacist, Tyson Drug
  • Joel Marrs, Pharm.D., BCPS – AQ Cardiology, BCACP, CLS, FAHA, FASHP, FCC, associate professor, department of clinical pharmacy, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado
  • Diane Martin, RPh, associate vice president, pharmacy operations, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Randy McDonough, Pharm.D., M.S., B.S., CGP, BCPS, FAPhA, co-owner and director, clinical services, Towncrest Pharmacies and Towncrest Compounding Pharmacies
  • Miriam Mobley Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP
  • Col. Jeffrey Neigh, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS, deputy director, pharmacy services, Defense Health Headquarters, Army Pharmacy Service Line
  • Retired Col. William W. Pickard, RPh, M.S., chairman, director of clinical research, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Campbell University
  • Rebecca Snead, RPh, FAPha, executive vice president and CEO, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
  • Melissa Somma McGivney, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, associate dean for community partnerships, director, Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice Center, associate professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy
  • Dan Steiber, RPh, editor-in-chief, Specialty Pharmacy Times®
  • Samuel Stolpe, Pharm.D., MPH, consultant
  • Jennifer Thackray, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, pediatric oncology clinical pharmacy specialists, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Geoffrey Wall, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, professor of clinical sciences, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, internal medicine clinical pharmacist, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, consulting partner, Medical Intelligence Group, PLLC, Drake University, College of Pharmacy