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Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Awards Program Announces 2011 Finalists

DURHAM, N.C., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times have announced the finalists for the second annual Next-Generation Pharmacist awards. The 2011 program, honoring pharmacists who define the future of the industry across a wide range of practice settings, attracted nearly 350 nominations from across the country.

This year's finalists include pharmacist innovators, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians across 11 distinct categories. The program introduced the "Long-Term Care Pharmacist of the Year" and the "Military Pharmacist of the Year" categories in 2011.

A panel of esteemed judges—pharmacy thought leaders in their own right—chaired by Pharmacy Times Editor-in-Chief, Fred M. Eckel, RPh, MS, selected three finalists for each category, with four finalists in the Lifetime Achievement Category as a result of a tie. These finalists represent a true cross-section of the industry—from large chain retailers and independent pharmacies to military health clinics and educational institutions in 23 different states.

One winner from the pharmacist categories will also receive the program's highest honor—"2011 Next-Generation Pharmacist." This award recognizes a licensed pharmacist who embodies the highest standards of patient care, management and operations, while demonstrating an uncompromising vision for the pharmacy industry.The 2011 finalists are:Civic Leader of the Year: Peter Crouch, BSPharm, Eden Drug, Eden, NC  John Forbes, RPh, Medicap Pharmacy, Urbandale, IAJohn Gotowko, RPh, MS, MBA, FASCP, Wende Correctional Facility, Alden, NYEntrepreneur of the Year:Ken Fields, PharmD, ApproRx and Waynesville Pharmacy, Waynesville, OH Doug Kaleugher, BSPharm, Med-Fast Pharmacy, Aliquippa, PAMichael Schwartzwald, RPh, GuidePoint Pharmacy, Brainerd, MN Future Pharmacist of the Year:Kyle Burcher, The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, GA Gina M. Pettineo, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, FLEdward Saito, Creighton University, Omaha, NEIndustry Advocate of the Year:Anthony Brooklere, RPh, Adamsville Pharmacy, Adamsville, ALJerry Kaup, RPh, Kaup Pharmacy, Fort Recovery, OHAutumn Wells, PharmD, Family Drug, Inc., Big Stone Gap, VA Lifetime Achievement:Stephen Giroux, RPh, Middlepoint Family Health Center, Middleport, NYSteven Judy, RPh, Judy's Drug Store, Petersburg, WV Whitaker Moose, Sr., BSPharm, Moose Drug Company, Mt. Pleasant, NCGianna Talone-Sullivan, PharmD, Mission of Mercy, Frederick, MD Long-Term Care Pharmacist of the Year:Mark Adler, RPh, Adler's Pharmacy, Sicklerville, NJ Brian Beach, PharmD, FACA, Kelley-Ross Prescription Pharmacy, Seattle, WATina L. Fiebelkorn, BSPharm, Fiebelkorn Pharmacy Consulting Services, Getzville, NY Military Pharmacist of the Year:Major Jeffrey Neigh, PharmD, BCPS, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA Major Jessica Spitler, PharmD, MBA, Patrick Air Force Base, Patrick Air Force Base, FL Lieutenant Colonel Gwendolyn Thompson, RPh, MPA, PharmD, BCPS, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TXPatient Care Provider of the Year:Traci Brooks, PharmD, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NCSteffany Loper, PharmD, Kroger, Delaware, OH Justin Wilson, PharmD, Valu-Med Pharmacy, Midwest City, OKRising Star of the Year:Abby Caplan, PharmD, Kerr Health LLC of Kerr Drug, Inc., Zebulon, NCLieutenant Vince Deguzman, PharmD, MBA, US Naval Hospital Guam, Agana, GuamNick Patterson, PharmD, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY Technician of the Year:Amy Haines, CPhT, Bradley Drug, Nashville, TNJennifer Jelinek, CPhT, J&D Pharmacy, Warsaw, MOJeanne Li, CPhT, Independent Consultant, Elk Grove, CATechnology Innovator of the Year:Diane Gatchell, RPh, Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA Chris Geronsin, RPh, Beverly Hills Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO Vincent Venitelli, BSPharm, UCONN Correctional Managed Health Care, Farmington, CT "We really saw the program grow this year with the exceptional nominations we received," said Eckel.

Each finalist will be profiled on Pharmacy Times' website and also will be spotlighted in the July 2011 issue of the publication. Finalists are currently listed at, where guests can reserve tickets for the annual awards event, as well as at  

This year's gala will be held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on August 29, concurrent with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy & Technology Conference.

"The JFK Presidential Library is a perfect place to recognize these amazing pharmacists, given all that Kennedy stood for and now symbolizes," said Tom Rhoads, CEO of Parata Systems.

Other event information, including sponsorship opportunities, can be found on Facebook (Next-Generation Pharmacist) and Twitter (@nextgenpharm), as well as on

About Parata SystemsDurham, NC-based Parata Systems, LLC, was founded in 2001, and offers industry-leading technology that improves consumer safety and convenience at key touch points in the circle of pharmacy care: fill, serve and adhere. Parata Max® and Mini® automate prescription dispensing with high-speed and accuracy; Parata APM® expands convenience, safety and privacy of medication delivery; and Parata® PACMED improves safety with unit- and multi-dose packaging that ensures patients get the right medication at the right time, every time. To learn more, call, click or visit Parata Systems,,, 1-888-PARATA1 (727-2821), and on Facebook and Twitter at "Parata Systems."

About Pharmacy TimesPharmacy Times is the industry's leading publication, providing practical, clinical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with physicians. Learn more at, or 609-716-7777 and on Facebook at "Pharmacy Times."

Available for interviews: Tom Rhoads, CEO Parata Systems Bea Riemschneider, Editorial DirectorPharmacy TimesMedia contacts:Nanette KirschParata Allie ArturFor Parata Systems610-768-3700

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