The winners were announced and celebrated at the Next-Generation Pharmacist® of the Year Gala on October 8 at Founders Hall in Charlotte, NC
Pharmacy times®, the leading media source for pharmacists, and Parata Systems, the leading provider of pharmacy automation, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards program. In addition to the highest honour, ten category winners were selected, the 2021 Next-Generation Pharmacist® of the Yearwhich was awarded to Angela D. Adams, Pharm.D., MPHof the Central Florida Pharmacy Council.
Adams is a tremendous asset to her community, working part-time at a community pharmacy and volunteering, and is the Executive Director of the Central Florida Pharmacy Council. A well-rounded professional, Adams has provided ambulatory and community pharmacy services to patients while serving as an adjunct assistant pharmacy professor and pharmacy preceptor, as well as an advisory board member for pharmacy technician curriculum development.
Although she has many roles and responsibilities, Adams remains committed to her goal of keeping the people in her community healthy. To continue doing this, she recently received a research grant from the American Cancer Society. Adams has been invaluable to the central Florida region and to the entire pharmacist profession.
The category winners are as follows:
Civil leader: Angela D. Adams, Pharm.D., MPH, Central Florida Pharmacy Council
Entrepreneur: Casey Villhauer, Pharm.D., BCGP, Vaxi Taxi
Future Pharmacist: Raneem Pallotta, BHS, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Pharmacist health systemKara Piechowski, Pharm.D., BCPS, BC-ADM, CTTS, WVU Medicine, Tobacco-Free Me
Lifelong leadership: John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, FFIP, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy at St. Louis
patient care provider: Alicia B. Forinash, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy
Rising star: Captain Stephen J. Sullivan Jr., Pharm.D., United States Air Force, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Element Chief, Inpatient Pharmacy
Specialist Pharmacist: Chelsea Hustad, Pharm.D., CSP, Lumicera Health Services
Technician: Amber Suthers, CPhT, MSAH, Surgoinsville Pharmacy
Technology innovator: Hugh Heldenbrand, Pharm.D., MS, CPESN
“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist® and our 2021 Next-Generation Pharmacist®, Dr. Adams,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences, the parent company of Pharmacy times®. “This program is designed to recognize and honor exceptional individuals within the pharmaceutical industry and winners should be very proud of this well-deserved achievement.”
“We are proud to be part of an incredible recognition program that has once again done an exceptional job in identifying the industry’s current and future pharmacy leaders,” said Mark Longley, Chief Strategy Officer for Parata Systems. “We extend our sincere congratulations to Dr. Adams and thank her for her tremendous contributions to the field of pharmacy.”
Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems would like to thank the following program sponsors: BD, CeraVe, National Healthcareer Association, Pharmacy Development Services, NCPA and Americorp Financial LLC.
About Pharmacy Times®
Pharmacy times® is the leading multimedia pharmacy network of platforms for community, health systems, oncology and specialty pharmacies, providing practical clinical and professional information that pharmacists can use in their day-to-day practice when counseling patients and interacting with other healthcare providers. Each issue and website features articles and features on industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, disease management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy legislation, and more. Additionally, Pharmacy times Continuing Education™ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a continuing education provider in pharmacy.
About Parata Systems
Parata provides pharmacy technology solutions to reduce costs, improve health outcomes and improve patient experience by offering the most comprehensive pharmacy automation portfolio of drug adherence packaging, rapid robotic delivery technologies and pharmacy workflow solutions. Find out at parata.com how Parata is helping pharmacies help people live healthier lives.