The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) honored leaders in the protection of public health at the Association’s 108th Annual Meeting, held May 19-22, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. 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 2012 Honorary President Keith W. Macdonald, RPh; 2011-2012 NABP President Malcolm J. Broussard, RPh; the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, recipient of the 2012 Fred T. Mahaffey Award; the 2012 John F. Atkinson Service Award recipient Danna E. Droz, JD, RPh; the 2012 Henry Cade Memorial Award winner Melissa Murer Corrigan, RPh; and the 2012 Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award recipient Patricia F. Donato, RPh.
Biographies for the award winners follow:
2012 Honorary President: Keith W. Macdonald, RPh
Receiving the 2012 honorary president award is Keith W. Macdonald, for his exemplary service in protecting the public health and significant involvement with NABP. Mr Macdonald served the public for 25 years in retail pharmacy, and later sold his stores to become the chief of the Nevada Medicaid Program and later a deputy administrator for the Nevada State Welfare Division. From 1988 to 2005, Macdonald served as executive secretary for the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. As executive secretary, Macdonald participated in the Nevada Prescription Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force and the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities. After retiring as executive secretary, Macdonald served the Board as a member from 2005 to 2011, serving as treasurer from 2010 to 2011. An active member of NABP, Mr Macdonald served as a member of the Task Force on the Development of an Equitable Degree Upgrade Mechanism. He has also served as chair of the Resolutions Committee. In addition, Mr Macdonald shared his expertise as part of the NABP 103rd Annual Meeting Continuing Pharmacy Education session, “Pedigrees are Here to Stay!” He is currently a pharmacist for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, in Carson City, NV. Macdonald earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.
NABP President’s Award: Malcolm J. Broussard, RPh
Under Mr Broussard’s leadership, NABP successfully developed and implemented newly initiated programs, including the NABP PMP InterConnectSM, the CPE Monitor™ service, and the Pharmacist Assessment for Remediation EvaluationSM, known as PARESM. Also, under Mr Broussard’s guidance, the Association worked on improving existing services and programs, including internal developments on test form assembly procedures, to better meet the needs of member boards. Mr Broussard also further developed the Association’s relationship with international pharmacy regulators through his leadership and participation in the Fédération Internationale Pharmaceutique. Mr Broussard served one-year terms as the Association’s president, president-elect, and treasurer, and three years as an Executive Committee member representing District 6. Mr Broussard earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy.
Fred T. Mahaffey Award: Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy
Standing by their mission to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the state, the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy teamed up with the nonprofit Oklahoma Pharmacy Educational Foundation and the local chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators to produce a short video highlighting the epidemic of prescription drug abuse entitled, “The Road to Nowhere.” The video depicts a young man named Tyler and his experience with prescription drug abuse. During the video, a pharmacist provides information about the deadly consequences of abusing prescription drugs. The state approved the project to be presented in public schools for students grades five through 10. These presentations gave students the opportunity to ask questions and pharmacists the opportunity to present additional information about the dangers of using prescription drugs not prescribed by a physician. Since the project began, the video has been shown in hundreds of Oklahoma schools. In addition, the video has been shared with other student and parent groups and with state boards of pharmacy.
John F. Atkinson Service Award: Danna E. Droz, JD, RPh
Danna E. Droz currently serves as the prescription monitoring program (PMP) administrator for the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy with primary responsibility for the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). Her extensive work with OARRS has enabled her to be a great source of knowledge on PMPs, allowing her to consult with states that have or are considering PMPs. Previously, Droz served as the executive director of the Florida Board of Pharmacy, and worked with the Kentucky Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch where she developed the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting, Kentucky’s nationally recognized PMP. In addition, she has served as chair of the Executive Committee and president of the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities. Droz has been an active member of NABP, having participated in many of the Association’s committees and task forces. She is also an active member of the NABP PMP InterConnect Steering Committee. Droz received her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy and her juris doctor degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.
Henry Cade Memorial Award: Melissa Murer Corrigan, RPh
Melissa Murer Corrigan currently serves as the vice president of development for ACT’s Workforce Division. Prior to this position, she served as the founding executive director/CEO of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) from 1994 to 2011, the first national certification program for pharmacy technicians. Under her leadership, PTCB certified over 400,000 pharmacy technicians nationwide. From 1991 to 1993, Murer Corrigan served as project manager for the Scope of Pharmacy Practice Project, a task analysis of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for the American Pharmacists Association. Murer Corrigan served as the 2010-2011 president of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, and has been honored with several awards throughout her career, including the 2010 Drake University College of Pharmacy Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor. Murer Corrigan received her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award: Patricia F. Donato, RPh
Patricia F. Donato is an active member of NABP and has served on many of the Association’s task forces and committees including the 2010-2011 Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation where she served as chair, the 2008 Task Force on Prescription Labeling, the 2006 Task Force on Standardization of Experiential Requirements, and the 2005 Task Force on Long-Term Care. Donato currently serves as a member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy, a position she has held since 1997. Since 1995, Donato has served as president/member of Capital Pharmacy Consultants, LLC, and as senior consultant for ASA Consultants. Prior to these positions, Donato worked for 16 years at Rite Aid Corporation, where she began as a pharmacy manager, earning several promotions including her most recent position there as market manager. Donato received her bachelor of science in pharmacy from Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
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