NJPhA Awards

Who inspires you? A neighborhood pharmacist who donated medication to a family working through hard times?

A pharmacy school instructor who helped you master that topic you initially thought was impossible to comprehend?

An exemplary member of your region? 

NJPhA provides members with an excellent way to thank fellow NJPhA members—who are your colleagues, friends, mentors—who made a difference in your career. Each year at the Annual Meeting and Convention, NJPhA recognizes member-nominated award recipients for their recent contributions (within the last 2-3 years)  and achievements, separate from their job description. Award nominations are due by June 15th each year.  Any submissions received after June 15th will be considered the following year.

Few things are more gratifying than peer-recognition. Who will you nominate today?

The awards

Award Name

Award Description

Recipients

Rosario J. Mannino Award

This award honors President-Emeritus Rosario J. Mannino, and is given for meritorious service to the profession of pharmacy and the New Jersey Pharmacists Association.

2009 - Frank J. Cann, PhD, RPh

2010 - Richard J. Weiss, RPh

2011 - Loretta Brickman, RPh

2013 - Sandra C. Moore, PharmD, CCP

2014 - Ivan Saiff, RPh

2016 - Louis Spinelli, RPh

2017 - Linda Gooen, PharmD, MS, CGP, CCP

Bowl of Hygeia
Sponsored by APhA Foundation and NASPA

Sponsored by National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) to a living, NJ licensed pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service that, apart from the practice of pharmacy, reflects well on the profession.

2009 - Richard A. Palombo, RPh

2010 - Richard J. Weiss, RPh

2011 - Robert F. Kocsardy, RPh

2013 - Eileen Fishman, RPh

2014 - Maria Trocone Liebfried, BS, PharmD, BCNSP, CCP

2015 - Edward McGinley, MBA, RPh

2016 - Stephen Brickman, RPh

2017 - Tom Bender, RPh

Andrew J. Preston Political Action Award

Sponsored by past President and PAC Chairman Andrew J. Preston, this award is presented to an NJPhA member exhibiting  outstanding effort in the political arena to benefit the profession and our patients.

2009 - Joseph P. Tarallo, Jr. RPh

2010 - Eileen B. Fishman, RPh

2011 - Robert S. Milner, RPh

2012 - Stephen Brandt, RPh

2014 - Ritesh Shah, RPh

2016 - Harold Bobrow, RPh

2017 - Loretta Brickman, RPh

Donald J. Wernik Academic Achievement Award

Presented to an academician who has performed outstanding service for our profession  and NJPhA.

2009 - Steven H. Zlotnick, PharmD

2010 - John L. Colaizzi, Sr. PhD, RPh

2011 - Frank S. Breve, PharmD, MBA, CCP

2012 - Rupal Patel Mansukhani, PharmD

2013 - Grace Earl, PharmD

2014 - Timothy Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS

2015 - Maria Trocone Liebfried, BS, PharmD, BCNSP, CCP

2016 - Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP

2017 - John Colaizzi, Jr., PharmD, CCP

Frederick B. Kilmer Award  

 

Dr. Kilmer, a former NJPhA president, established the concept of research at J&J that became a standard for much of the pharmaceutical industry. He was a prodigious writer who valued articulate writing as a means of improving the pharmacy profession and the health of our citizenry.

Though Dr. Kilmer's bequest to recognize excellence in pharmacy writing by a member was depleted many years ago,  the award has been given since 1938.  All members, with the exception of educators and laboratory workers, are eligible.

2009 - Francis J. Rodriguez, MS, CPhT

2010 - Frank F. Pinchak, RPh

2011 - Matthew J. Luckman, RPh

2012 - Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP

2014 - John L. Colaizzi, Sr., PhD, RPh

2015 - Carmela Silvestri, PharmD, CCP, FASCP

2016 - Marcella Brown, BSPharm, MS, MPH, PharmD, CGP, BLSC, BCACP

2017 - Steve Zlotnick, PharmD, CCP

NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award
Sponsored by Upsher-Smith

Sponsored by NASPA, this award is given to a practicing pharmacist within New Jersey who has demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care.

2009 - Rupal Patel, PharmD

2010 - Shara Rudner, BSPharm

2011 - Mary M. Bridgeman, Pharm D, BCPS, CGP

2012 - Lucio Volino, PharmD

2013 - Anne Crochunis, PharmD

2014 - James P. Cammarata, RPh

2015 - Chester Lau, RPh, MS

2016 -Loretta Brickman, RPh

2017 - Domenic DiPrimo, RPh

Jesse Gaynor Award

Presented to a consultant pharmacist who has shown meritorious service and dedication to the practice of pharmacy.

2009 - Frank S. Breve, MBA, CCP

2010 - J. Wesley Dawson, RPh, CCP

2011 - Edward Rucki, RPh, CCP, CGP

2012 - Robert Fusco, RPh, CCP, FASCP

2016 - Penny Applegate, RPh, CCP

Mortar & Pestle Award

Authorized by the Board of Trustees, the Mortar & Pestle Award is given to an individual who is not a pharmacist, but who by virtue of his or her activity, has contributed to the profession of pharmacy and the public-at-large.

2009 - Laurie A. Clark

2010 - Pamela Mandel, Esq.

2011 - Honorable Linda Stender, Assemblywoman District 22

2012 - Commissioner Jennifer Velez, Esq.

2013 - Senator James Whelan

2014 - Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.

2015 - Michael Avaltroni, PhD

2016 - Senator Linda Greenstein

2017 - Assemblyman Raj Mukherji

William H. McNeill Award

This award recognizes outstanding community service work by an NJPhA member in the preceding year or years.

2009 - Peter J. Halecky, RPh

2010 - Paul Schneider, RPh

2011 - Joseph P. Tarallo, RPh

2012 - John Surmay, RPh, HO

2015 - Edward Rucki, RPh, CCP

2016 - John L. Colaizzi, Jr., PharmD, CCP

2017 - Richard Coniglio, RPh

Pharmacist Mutual Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

Presented to an outstanding pharmacist who has worked for the profession of pharmacy and who graduated in the past ten years. 

This award is presented to a pharmacist who best meets the following guidelines:

  • Licensed & in good standing to practice in New Jersey
  • Current membership & participation in NJPhA
  • Degree in Pharmacy received within the last ten years (2006 graduate or later)
  • Participation in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, state association activities, and/or community service

2009 - John E. Berkenkopf, RPh, PharmD

2010 - Ryan T. Barna, PharmD

2011 - Chan Sohn, PharmD

2012 - Lisa Lee, PharmD

2013 - Moriah Weisman, PharmD, CCP

2014 - Brian J. Catton, Pharm D

2015 - Satish Poondi, RPh, Esq.

2016 - Kristine Cigna, PharmD, CCP

2017 - Michael Tinglin, PharmD

Pharmaceutical Industry Award

Presented to a representative of the pharmaceutical industry who has advanced the profession through educational efforts or support to the profession

2009 - Dean Gregory Gianarkis, MS, PharmD

2010 - Larry F. Doud, III

2011 - Steven H. Zlotnick, PharmD, CCP

2012 - Carrie Corboy, RPh, PharmD, CCP

2014 - Moriah J. Weissman, PharmD, CCP

2016 - Josseph Barone, PharmD, FCCP

Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award

This award is presented to a practicing pharmacist who has demonstrated exemplary service to his/her patients and the community.

2010 - Ritesh Shah, RPh

2011 - James Cammarata, RPh

2012 - Vincent Marone, RPh

2014 - Mark K. Taylor, FACVP

2015 - Sandy Fishman, RPh

2016 - David Miller, RPh

2017 - John Bellitti, RPh

Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award

Presented to a pharmacist in recognition of efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse, and for outstanding service to the pharmacy community to raise awareness of this serious public health problem.

2012 - L. Clark Boyd, RPh

2014 - Ruth A. Marietta, RPh, CCP

2016 - Eileen Fishman, RPh

2017 - Joseph Tarallo, RPh

Sidney B. Gilman Pharmacy Technician Award

Presented to an NJPhA Pharmacy Technician member in recognition of Individual excellence and outstanding service to the pharmacy profession.

2016 - Francis Rodriguez, MS, CPhT

2017 - David Giraud

NCPA Award

Valuing the leadership qualities of pharmacists in our state associations, this NCPA-sponsored award is traditionally given to incoming state association Presidents.

 

2009 - John L. Colaizzi

2010 - Linda G. Gooen, PharmD, MS, CCP, CGP

2011 - Sandra Moore, PharmD, CCP

2012 - Joseph Tarallo, RPh

2013 - Carrie Corboy, RPh, PharmD, CCP

2014 - Moriah Weissman, PharmD, CCP

2015 - Ruth Marietta, RPh, CCP

2016 - Ronald J. Mannino, RPh

Lifetime Achievement Award For lifetime achievement to the profession of pharmacy and to NJPhA.

2009 - Alvin Geser, RPh, JD

2011 - James M. Beatty, RPh

2013 - Steve Zlotnick, PharmD

2015 - Linda Gooen, PharmD, MS, CCP, CGP

2016 - John Colaizzi, Sr., BSPharm, MS, PhD

2017 - Donald J. Wernik, RPh

 

How to nominate

Select the appropriate award from the list above, complete the online form below, and click SUBMIT. Several worthy candidates are nominated annually for each award, so please include relevent, recent information/activities, and as much supporting information as is appropriate.

Instructions

  • All fields must be completed legibly; incomplete nominations will not be considered.   Upload supporting material to substantiate your nomination. 
  • Only nominations submitted on this form will be considered
  • Only one nomination per form (to nominate the same person for multiple awards, you must complete multiple forms)

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