Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

Sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Companies


  • Been licensed for 10 years or less
  • Currently licensed in West Virginia
  • Current member of WVPA
  • Currently practices in retail, institutional, or consulting pharmacy
  • Actively participates in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, state association activities, and/or community service

Past recipients include:

1987J. Douglas Hammond, Elkins
1988Jeanette S. Smith, Beckley
1989Karen L. Reed, Beckley
1990Carol Ann Hudachek, Weirton
1991M. Todd Way, Martinsburg
1992Robert Kelly Massie, Jr., Princeton
1993Lance Everett Rhodes, Nitro
1994Maribeth Bee Nobles, Dunbar
1995Jann Burks Hinkle, Falls Church, VA
1996Shannon Stanley, Charleston
1997Amy Wayne Brabbin, Charleston
1998no award given
1999Lora Lewellyn, St. Albans
2000Kenneth Reed, Berkeley Springs
2001no award given
2002Eric Lambert, Ona
2003Erin Rudge, St. Albans
2004Emily Judy, Petersburg
2005C.K. Charles Babcock, Tornado
2006Betsy Meredith Elswick, Morgantown
2007no award given
2008Jason M. Turner, Moundsville
2009no award given
2010no award given
2011Gretchen Kreckel Garofoli, PharmD, Morgantown
2012Krista Capehart, PharmD, Winfield
2013Cassandra B. Ford, RPh, Petersburg
2014Jeremy Prunty, Milton
2015no award given
2016no award given
2018Chelsea Gresham
2019Matthew Rafa, Wheeling
2020Tyler Clay, Huntington
2021Katie Kacmarik, Moundsville
2022Aubrey LeMasters, Moundsville
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