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NASPA Innovators Impacting Communities Across the Country

Each year, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) partners with Upsher-Smith to honor innovators in the pharmacy field. Excellence in Innovation winners were awarded in more than 40 states in 2020. Read more about some of the recipients recognized for the great work of pharmacy innovators across the country by clicking on any of the red icons below. Scroll down to view the entire list of winners.

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2020 Excellence in Innovation Award Winners

All of the 2020-2021 Excellence in Innovation Winners

State honorees receive their award from participating state pharmacist associations during separate award ceremonies throughout the year. Not all pharmacist associations presented awards.

2020 Recipients

  • Alabama:  Ross Woods, PharmD
  • Alaska:  ANTHC Pharmacy Compliance Team
  • Arizona:  Darren Clonts, PharmD
  • Arkansas:  Anne Pace, PharmD
  • California:  Nathan A. Painter, PharmD, CDCES, FADCES
  • Colorado:  Rachael W. Duncan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
  • Connecticut:  Nathaniel M. Rickles, PharmD, PhD, BCPP, FAPhA
  • Delaware:  Jaqueline C. Tanzer, RPh
  • Florida:  Timothy Rogers, RPh
  • Georgia:  Nikki Adams Bryant, PharmD
  • Hawaii:  Brian White, PharmD
  • Illinois:  Lisa Florence-Ray, RPh, MBA
  • Indiana:  Matthew Covert, RPh, BCSCP
  • Iowa:  Michael Daly, PharmD, MSCI, BCPS
  • Kansas:  Emily Prohaska, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP 
  • Kentucky:  Sarah Vickey, PharmD, BCACP 
  • Louisiana:  LaKeisha G. Williams, PharmD, MSPH 
  • Maine:  Joe Lorello, RPh  
  • Maryland:  Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP 
  • Massachusetts:  Christine Do, PharmD, BCPPS 
  • Michigan:  David R. Bright 
  • Minnesota:  Alison Kingsbury, PharmD 
  • Mississippi:
    • Jeffrey Clark
    • Jeffery M. King, PharmD 
  • Missouri:  Laura Challen, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP
  • Montana:  Kristi Monson, PharmD
  • New Hampshire:  Namone S. Pike, PharmD
  • New Mexico:  Amy Bachyrycz, PharmD
  • North Carolina:
    • Gregory J. Vassie, PharmD
    • Franklin Roye, PharmD
  • North Dakota:  Ramona Sorenson, PharmD
  • Ohio:  Sue Paul, RPh
  • Oregon:  Pharmacy Artifact Sorting Team (PAST)
  • Pennsylvania:  Kyle McCormick, PharmD
  • Rhode Island:  Joseph Bizier, PharmD, BCACP
  • South Carolina:  Amelia Milejczak, PharmD
  • Tennessee:  Amanda R. Gillion, PharmD, BCPS
  • Texas:  Benjamin McNabb, PharmD
  • Utah:  Roxanne Thacker, PharmD
  • Washington:  Chuck Paulsen, RPh
  • Wisconsin:  Theresa Frey, PharmD, BCPP
  • Wyoming:  Nathon Parker, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
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2021 Recipients through June

  • Alabama:  Jessica Hung, PharmD
  • Alaska:  Erin Narus, PharmD
  • Arizona:  Nicole Scovis, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CMWA
  • California:  Danielle C. Colayco, PharmD, MS
  • Colorado:  Michelle L. Izor, PharmD
  • Georgia:  Lindsay J. McCoy, PharmD, BCPP
  • Kentucky:  Hope Maniyar, PharmD
  • Maryland:  Arnold J. Honkofsky, RPh, SCC
  • Michigan:  Meijer Pharmacy Team
  • Mississippi:  Anna Kathryn Ward
  • Montana:  JoEllen Maurer, BSPh, MHA, BCPS
  • New Mexico:  Rebecca DeMoss, PharmD
  • New York:  Mayank Parikh, PharmD
  • North Carolina:  Claire Austin, PharmD
  • North Dakota:  Brody Maack, PharmD
  • Ohio:  Alexa M. Valentino, PharmD, BCACP
  • South Carolina:  Ranarda Jones, PharmD, MBA
  • Tennessee:  Jason Vinson, PharmD
  • Wyoming:  Matt Meyer, PharmD
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