Award Recipients

2024 Award Recipients

Several members were selected for awards during the Alaska Pharmacy Association February Annual Convention in Anchorage:

Karen Miller a pharmacist at Denali Pharmacy (Foundation Health Partners), received the Bowl of Hygeia Award.  This award, sponsored by the APhA Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations with support from Boehringer-Ingelheim, is presented to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service and civic leadership, which, apart from his specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession.

Torrie Borch, a pharmacist with Island Pharmacy in Ketchikan, received the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award.  This award is presented by Pharmacists Mutual to a pharmacist who received an entry degree in pharmacy less than ten years ago in retail, institutional, managed care, or consulting pharmacy, and who has actively participated in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, state association activities, and/or community service.

Rodney Gordon, a pharmacist with Southcentral Foundation RASU Pharmacy, received the Distinguished Alaskan Pharmacist Award.  This award recognizes a pharmacist who has worked in Alaska for over ten years, devoted their career to supporting the profession of pharmacy and the community in which they live, and served as a role model for younger pharmacists.

Michelle Lewandowski, a pharmacist at ANMC, received the AKPhA Fellow Designation. Pharmacists who have been members of AKPhA for over 10 years are encouraged to apply for our Fellowship designation.  This award recognizes the recipient’s achievements and dedication to the practice of pharmacy and the community, and to mentoring future pharmacy leaders.

Jessica Thompson, a pharmacist at ANMC, received the AKPhA Fellow Designation. Pharmacists who have been members of AKPhA for over 10 years are encouraged to apply for our Fellowship designation.  This award recognizes the recipient’s achievements and dedication to the practice of pharmacy and the community, and to mentoring future pharmacy leaders.

Kristy Wise, a pharmacy technician at MSRMC, received the Pharmacy Technician Award. This award was created in 2001 and is sponsored and presented by the Alaska Pharmacy Association to a pharmacy technician currently employed in a pharmacy in Alaska who has demonstrated outstanding service.

Past Recipients

AKPhA Previous Award Recipients and Past Presidents