The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) honored leaders in the protection of public health at the Association’s 113th Annual Meeting, held May 20-23, 2017, in Orlando, FL. Each year, the Association presents awards to individuals who have worked with unwavering dedication to ensure NABP’s continued service to the regulation of pharmacy practice and its efforts to assist the state boards of pharmacy in protecting the public health.
Those honored leaders include 2017 Honorary President Michael A. Moné, BSPharm, JD, FAPhA; 2016-2017 NABP President Hal Wand, MBA, RPh; the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy, recipient of the 2017 Fred T. Mahaffey Award; the 2017 John F. Atkinson Service Award recipient Katie Busroe, RPh; and the 2017 Henry Cade Memorial Award recipient Luc Besançon, MS, PharmD. In addition, the posthumous recipient of the 2017 Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award is John A. Foust, PharmD, DPh.
Biographies for the award winners follow.
2017 Honorary President Michael A. Moné, BSPharm, JD, FAPhA
Michael A. Moné has been named 2017 Honorary President for his commitment to protecting the public health and his involvement with NABP. Mr Moné was the executive director of the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy from 1996 to 2004 and was a member of the NABP Executive Committee from 2002 to 2005. In addition to serving on the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®) Review Committee since 1998, Mr Moné has served as chair of both the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation and was also a member of multiple NABP committees and task forces. In addition, Mr Moné is currently serving his sixth year of a second six-year term on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Board of Directors representing NABP. His other professional affiliations include the American Society for Pharmacy Law, the American Pharmacists Association, and the Florida Pharmacy Association.
Mr Moné is president of the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy and is currently vice president associate general counsel — regulatory for Cardinal Health. Prior to his current position, Mr Moné was the director of regulatory compliance at Medicine Shoppe International, served as assistant attorney general at the Florida Office of the Attorney General, and was a staff attorney with United States Pharmacopeial Convention. Mr Moné received his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 1981 and his juris doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1985.
NABP President’s Award: Hal Wand, MBA, RPh
During his presidency, Mr Wand led an effort to examine how the Association can improve services and programs provided to support the member boards, and to explore how to provide international members additional opportunities to participate in Association business. Specifically, Mr Wand called for a comprehensive survey of members to learn about their experience and use of NABP programs, and he convened a task force on international membership. Under Mr Wand’s leadership, the Association also continued efforts to fight prescription drug abuse and to educate patients on safely purchasing medications online. Mr Wand served one-year terms as the Association’s president, president-elect, and treasurer, and six years as an Executive Committee member representing District 8. Mr Wand earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Arizona and his master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Fred T. Mahaffey Award: Oregon State Board of Pharmacy
For their contributions to the regulation of the practice of pharmacy and their efforts to develop standard procedures for licensed Oregon pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives, the members of the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy received the 2017 Fred T. Mahaffey Award.
In 2015, House Bill 2879 was signed into law and the Oregon Board collaborated with several organizations, such as physician and nursing groups, to develop Oregon Administrative Rule 855-019-0400 through 855-019-0435, a training program, and educational materials for pharmacists to safely prescribe contraceptives. To date, over 1,000 Oregon pharmacists are certified to prescribe contraceptives, more than 3,000 prescriptions for contraceptives have been written by pharmacists, and numerous women have been referred to a primary care provider for a more complex contraceptive evaluation.
John F. Atkinson Service Award: Katie Busroe, RPh
Katie Busroe received the 2017 John F. Atkinson Service Award for her dedication to protecting the public health through her work in pharmacy inspections and investigations, as well as sterile and nonsterile compounding training. Ms Busroe serves as an NABP surveyor and inspects pharmacies for compliance with United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <795> and <797> standards. Since 2016, Ms Busroe has served on the MPJE Review Committee. She also served as an MPJE item writer representing District 3.
Ms Busroe is currently the pharmacy inspections and investigations supervisor for the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy. She has been instrumental in training Kentucky Board staff and licensees on safe sterile and nonsterile compounding practices. Ms Busroe is commended for her role in leading inspectors to adopt more efficient methods to conduct routine inspections and complex investigations. In addition, she contributes her expertise in monitoring prescription drug use to Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration, local law enforcement, and the Attorney General’s office. She is active in the Bluegrass Pharmacists Association and speaks to other associations across Kentucky. Ms Busroe received the 2014 NADDI Investigator of the Year award from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). Ms Busroe received her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.
Henry Cade Memorial Award: Luc Besançon, MS, PharmD
Receiving the 2017 Henry Cade Memorial Award is Luc Besançon for his dedication to supporting NABP’s mission to protect the public health by certifying online pharmacy. Most notably, Dr Besançon serves on NABP’s .Pharmacy Executive Board and .Pharmacy Regulator Advisory Committee, where he provides insight on international perspectives and input for the .Pharmacy Verified Websites Program and promotes the interests of the global public health.
Dr Besançon is chief executive officer of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the global federation that represents three million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists worldwide. Prior to this role, Dr Besançon was the acting general secretary for professional, scientific, and external affairs of FIP. Dr Besançon earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the Université de Bourgogne and his master’s degree in Public Affairs from Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV).
Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award: John A. Foust, PharmD, DPh
Receiving the 2017 Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award posthumously is John A. Foust for his strong commitment to protecting the public health and his involvement with NABP. Dr Foust was serving the second year of a three-year member term, representing District 6, on the Executive Committee before resigning in the summer of 2016 due to health reasons. He passed away on February 16, 2017. Dr Foust demonstrated ongoing dedication to NABP by serving as the chair of the NABP Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse in 2014, and under his leadership, in 2012 the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy received NABP’s Fred T. Mahaffey Award for contributions to the protection of the public health and welfare.
Prior to becoming executive director of the Oklahoma Board in 2008, Dr Foust practiced pharmacy for over 30 years and was the director of pharmacy at multiple hospitals and medical facilities. Dr Foust received the Bowl of Hygeia Award for the state of Oklahoma in 2012 and was also selected Pharmacist of the Year by the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2014. Dr Foust earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma and his bachelor of science degrees in chemistry and pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. His daughter, Caroline Foust-Wright, attended the NABP 113th Annual Meeting awards ceremony to accept this award.
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