Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award


The Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award is presented annually to young pharmacists, across the United States. This award recognizes individual excellence and outstanding contribution to pharmacy associations and communities. Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company proudly sponsors this award, while each state pharmacy association selects the recipient for each year.  The criteria to be selected for this award is as follows:

  • Obtained a Degree in Pharmacy within the last ten years (2012 graduation date or later)
  • Must be a licensed Pharmacist within the state selected and be in good standing to practice
  • Must be a current member of the state association with active participation
  • Must participate in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, and/or community service

2024 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award Recipients

  • Alabama Pharmacy Association - Robert Ross Woods, Pharm.D
  • Alaska Pharmacy Association - Torrie Borch, PharmD
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association - Elisabeth Matthews, Pharm.D.
  • California Pharmacists Association - Laressa Bethishou, Pharm.D, APh, BCPS
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association - Pete Nagel
  • Indiana Pharmacy Association - Katelyn (Hettinger) Riddell, Pharm.D.
  • Iowa Pharmacy Association - Anne E. Zepeski, PharmD
  • Massachusetts Pharmacists Association - Francis Cannata, PharmD
  • Montana Pharmacy Association - William Rotter, Pharm.D.
  • New Mexico Pharmacists Association - Monique R. Dodd, PharmD
  • North Dakota Pharmacists Association - Jamie Nelson, PharmD
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association - T'Bony M. Jewell, PharmD, MBA
  • Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association - Darren Mensch, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
  • Rhode Island Pharmacists Association - Allison Zuern, PharmD
  • South Carolina Pharmacy Association - Anthony T. DeClue, PharmD, MA, BCACP
  • Virginia Pharmacy Association - Amanda Annalee Cavness, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Utah Pharmacy Association - Grace LaFleur, PharmD