The Spirit of PPA Award

The Spirit of PPA Award recognizes outstanding member contributions to the Association. The recipients of this Award embody and exemplify the values of PPA and inspire action in others. The Award recognizes those "behind the scene" contributors that usually go unnoticed but are not less important. Recipients are nominated by Committee Chairs and the Executive Committee makes final recommendations to the PPA President. Recipients are officially recognized at the "Town Hall Business Meeting" during the PPA Annual Meeting each year.

Past Recipients

2008
Bernard Lee, PharmD, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, for his contributions to the Membership Committee. 
Peter Johnson, PharmD, FPPA, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK, for his contributions to the Advocacy Committee.
Dr. Cindy Dusik, 2008 Chair of the Board, presented the Awards.

2009
Jill Thompson, PharmD, Clinical Specialist at MUSC, for her contributions as Manuscript Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Sandra Benavides, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University, for her contributions to the Research Committee in establishing the neonatal grant application process.
These awards were presented by Dr. Jeff Low, 2009 Chair of the Board. 

2010-11
Jeff Cies, PharmD, FPPA, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, for his contributions to the Education Committee. 
Catherine Tom-Revzon, PharmD, for her contributions to the Advocacy Committee and PPAG's KidsMeds (www.kidsmeds.info) website.
These awards were presented by Dr. Michael Christensen, 2010-12 Chair of the Board.

2012
Hanna Phan, PharmD, FPPA for her contributions to the Membership Committee and the development of Recognized PPA Student Groups.
This award was presented by Dr. Michael Christensen, 2010-12 President

2013
Ashley Crumby, PharmD, for her contributions to the Education Committee coordinating hospital tours of Riley Children's Hospital. 
Kristen Nichols, PharmD, for her contributions to the Education Committee coordinating hospital tours of Riley Children's Hospital. 
Maria Whitmore, PharmD, for her contributions to the Education Committee coordinating hospital tours of Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. 
These awards were presented by Dr. Amy Potts, 2012-13 President

2014
Kalen Manasco, PharmD, FPPA, for her contributions to the Education and Research Committees developing and delivering a research workshop at the 2013 Pediatric Pharmacy Conference. 
Kathy Pham, PharmD, FPPA, for her contributions to the Advocacy Committee representing PPA and the pediatric pharmacy profession during FDA workshops about Drug Shortages.
These awards were presented by Dr. William Maish, PharmD, FPPA, 2013-14 President

2015
Edress Darsey, PharmD, FPPA, for her efforts to create and Chair the new Pediatric Drug Development Committee.
This award was presented by Dr. Kay Kyllonen, PharmD FPPA, 2014-15 President

2016
Mary Riedy, PharmD, for her contributions to developing the PPAG Student Council.
This award was presented by Dr. Jared Cash, PharmD, FPPA, 2015-16 President

2017
Charla Miller, PharmD, for her contributions as the official photographer of PPA.
This award was presented by Lisa Lubsch, PharmD, FPPA, 2016-17 President

2018
Amy Holmes, PharmD, for her contributions to the advocacy efforts of PPA.
This award was presented by Dr. David Hoff, PharmD, FPPA, 2017-2018 President

2019
Gilbert Burckart, PharmD, FPPA, for his contributions to the Drug Development Committee and Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Alison Hanson, PharmD, for her contributions revising the Residency Program Database.
These awards were presented by Miranda Nelson, PharmD, 2018-2019 President