The society’s most prestigious award honors a health system pharmacist practicing in Rhode Island who has displayed outstanding qualities of leadership, initiative and incentive in dedication to the ideals of the practice of pharmacy.  Any RISHP member can submit a nomination and candidates need not be RISHP members to be nominated.

The recipient should meet the requirements of as many of the following as possible:

  • Displayed outstanding ability in having parcticed and promoted pharmacy in the State of Rhode Island's Health-System
  • Demonstrated professional motivation
  • Demonstrated professional organizational involvement (RISHP, ASHP, RIPA, APHA etc.)
  • Contributed to the advancement of education in pharmacy within the State of Rhode Island's Health-System
  • Extened pharmacy service in a Health-System to improve patient care
  • Actively participated in promoting community health 

Past Recipients

Kerry LaPlante

Christine Berard Collins

Vincent Cardi

James Beaulieu

Henrique Pedro

Patricia Racioppi

Linda Nelson

Leslie Pires

Jean R. Matoi

Donald McKaig

Dennis Welch

Theodore Pinkus, Jr.

Jacqueline Costantinio

Gary W. Considine

Charles D. Mahoney

Martha J.  Roberts

Michael L. Simeone

Kathleen O. Fisher

Bartholomew  Grimes

Cynthia Wyman

Felix A. Lima

Alicia ZuWallack

Charles Haytaian

Thomas C. Gibson

Michele Danish

Victor Giannini

Robert L. Kaufman

Michael Sipala

John Grossomanides

Joseph N. Gallina

Beth Measley

Richard Charest

Abilio W. Pires

Ted Gorham

Walter Soja

Richard J. Lafond

Catherine Cordy

Peter Bulger

Rostand R. Bouchard

Christine Marchese

Philip N. Johnson

Louis P. Jeffrey

Kathleen Melbourne

Georgette M. Mahoney

Valerie F. Turco

 Michael Muller  

Nomination Info

Any member of RISHP may submit the name of a nominee to the Chair of the Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award Committee.  Names may be submitted until the designated due date.  The Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae and/or any other pertinent information must accompany the letter of nomination.  Candidates need not be members of RISHP in order to be nominated for the award.  Anonymous nominations will not be considered.

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