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  (2011 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

2021 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award Recipients

  • Alaska Pharmacists Association - Kristin Allmaras, PharmD
  • California Pharmacists Association - Patrick K. Tabon, PharmD, APh
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association - Lacey Simpson
  • Mississippi Pharmacists Association - Kimberly Allen, PharmD
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society - Sara a. Wettergreen, PharmD, BCACP
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association - John Thomas Sherrer, Jr., R.Ph
  • South Carolina Pharmacy Association - John David Scheper, PharmD
  • Alabama Pharmacy Association - Grant E. McGuffey, Pharm.D.
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association - Martika Martin, PharmD, MBA, BCGP
  • Maryland Pharmacists Association - Marci Strauss, PharmD
  • New Mexico Pharmacists Association - Kelsea Gallegos Aragon, PharmD
  • Pharmacists Society of the State of New York - Joy Snyder, PharmD
  • Tennessee Pharmacists Association - Jonathan C. Hughes, PharmD
  • North Carolina Association of Pharmacists - Tyler A. Vest, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCSCP
  • Wyoming Pharmacy Association - Taylor Schmick, PharmD
  • Florida Pharmacy Association - James Alcorn, PharmD
  • Texas Pharmacy Association - Rannon Ching, PharmD
  • Kansas Pharmacists Association - Erica Wilkinson, PharmD
  • Connecticut Pharmacists Association - Courtney Genovesi, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Oklahoma Pharmacists Association - Selma Alami, PharmD
  • Iowa Pharmacy Association - Rachel Otting, PharmD
  • Louisiana Pharmacists Association - Jonathan M. Landry, PharmD
  • South Dakota Pharmacists Association - Tyler VanMetre, PharmD, Courtney Kjerstad, PharmD
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association - Marco Middleton, PharmD
  • Rhode Island Pharmacists Association - Katherine Duprey, PharmD, BCACP
  • Virginia Pharmacists Association - Roger Iain Pritchard, PharmD, BCACP
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin - Tiaha McGettigan, PharmD
  • Missouri Pharmacy Association - Ashley M. Evans, PharmD, BCACP
  • Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association - Kimmy Nguyen, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM
  • Vermont Pharmacists Association - Caroline Kirkpatrick, PharmD
  • Nebraska Pharmacists Association - Shelby A. Bennett, PharmD
  • West Virginia Pharmacists Association - Katie Kacmarik
  • Indiana Pharmacists Association - Nicole Jasperson, PharmD
  • Oregon State Pharmacy Association - Kayla Hensley, PharmD