CORRECTING and REPLACING 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist(TM) Finalists Announced

The corrected release reads:

“Over five years, the Next-Generation Pharmacist program has grown a community of 150 finalists and hundreds of nominees recognized by their peers as the top pharmacists who are touching the lives of patients and caregivers daily,” said Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata. “A conversation among these innovators in patient care promises to inspire all of us.”

Three finalists are selected in each category, and these pharmacists, technicians and student pharmacists will be recognized at the 2014 awards gala. These finalists represent a true cross section of the industry, from large chain retailers, independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, military bases, health clinics and educational institutions.

The 2014 finalists are:

Chris Geronsin, RPh, Beverly Hills Pharmacy and Gateway Apothecary, St. Louis, Mo.

Amy Gutierrez, PharmD, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, Calif.

Danny R. Johnson, RPh, Marble City Pharmacy, Sylacauga, Ala.

Barry S. Bryant, RPh, CDM, CFTs, Barney’s Pharmacy, Augusta, Ga.

Chris Geronsin, RPh, Beverly Hills Pharmacy and Gateway Apothecary, St. Louis, Mo.

Bretton C. Walberg, RPh, Walberg Family Pharmacies, Jamestown, Pa.

Saswat Kabisatpathy, PharmD, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.

Megan E. Saunders, PharmD, University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, Laramie, Wyo.

Laura Vollmer, PharmD Candidate 2015, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa

Michel Disco, BSPharm, RPh, MBA, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque, N.M.

Albert Garcia, BSPharm, RPh, MHL, Navarro Discount Pharmacy and Navarro Health Services, Medley, FL.

Col. Keith A. Wagner, PharmD, RPh, U.S. Army, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Lt. Cmdr. Vince Deguzman, PharmD, MBA, MSC, FACHE, U.S. Navy, Naval Hospital Lemoore Pharmacy, Lemoore, Calif.

Col. Keith Wagner, PharmD, RPh, U.S. Army, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Andrew Dum, RPh, FAPhA, Ahold USA, Inc., Carlisle, Pa.

Jennifer Feig, PharmD, Duane Reade, New York

Julienne Tran, PharmD, Ahold USA, Inc., Quincy, Mass.

Michael N. Crowe, PharmD, MBA, CSP, FMPA, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Flint, Mich.

Samuel Stolpe, PharmD, Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Inc., Springfield, Va.

Michael N. Crowe, PharmD, MBA, CSP, FMPA, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, Flint, Mich.

Greg Fox, RPh, Altius Heathcare/Fox Infusion, Tucson, Ariz.

Jennifer Powers, PharmD, Walgreens, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Colleen Jenkins, CPhT, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, Idaho

Mary Jane Magno, CPhT, Naval Hospital Lemoore Pharmacy, Lemoore, Calif.

Brenton Michales, CPhT, CVS Pharmacy, Cortland, N.Y.

Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FASHP, FAPhA, FCCP, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and UNC Hospitals Department of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Chris Geronsin, RPh, Beverly Hills Pharmacy and Gateway Apothecary, St. Louis, Mo.

Jannette Soto, PharmD, Farmacia Del Pozo, Manati, Puerto Rico

“The tenacity and passion that each of these pharmacists brings to their roles within the larger health care system is inspiring,” said Rhoads. “They represent the epitome of excellence and leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. We are proud to have them represent the Next-Generation Pharmacist program and look forward to honoring each finalist as we recognize the category winners.”