Health-System Pharmacist of the Year

  • 2016 Carrie Sincak
  • 2015 Mike Rajski
  • 2014 Mary Lynn Moody
  • 2013 Ann Jankiewicz
  • 2012 Trish Wegner
  • 2011 Mike Weaver
  • 2010 Mary Lee
  • 2009 Michael Fotis
  • 2008 Stan Kent
  • 2007 Avery Spunt
  • 2006 Jan Keresztes
  • 2005 Miriam Mobley-Smith
  • 2004 Mike Novario
  • 2003 Mary Ann Kliethermes
  • 2002 Andy Donnelly
  • 2001 Jackie Kessler
  • 2000 Bob Hoy
  • 1999 Jim Dorociak
  • 1998 Janet Teeters*
  • 1997 Steve Marx
  • 1996 Bruce Dickerhofe
  • 1995 Ed Donnelly
  • 1994 Alan Weinstein
  • 1993 Kevin Colgan
  • 1992 Ken Witte
  • 1991 Scott Meyers
  • 1990 Edna Dooley
  • 1989 Lee S. Simon
  • 1988 Marcia Palmer
  • 1987 Max L. (Mick) Hunt
  • 1986 LeRoy Hayes*
  • 1985 William Wuller
  • 1984 Dave Vogel*
  • 1983 E. Clyde Buchanan
  • 1982 Mary Miranti*
  • 1981 Karen Nordstrom
  • 1980 Sr. Margaret Wright*
    1980 Ernie Steinbaugh**
  • 1979 Merrikay Oleen
  • 1978 Terry Trudeau*
  • 1977 Raphael Jacobsen*
  • 1976 John Lewis
  • 1974 Ronald Turnbull
  • 1973 Roger Klotz
  • 1972 Harland E. Lee
  • 1971 Sr. Mary Louise Degenhart
  • 1970 Herbert Carlin*
  • 1969 Edward Hartshorn
  • 1968 C. Charles Lev*
  • 1967 Louis Gdalman*
  • 1966 R. Regis Kenna*
*Deceased
**Awarded Posthumously

Selection Criteria


The Illinois Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award is given annually, if a recipient is chosen, to an individual of high moral character, good citizenship and high professional ideals, who has made significant contributions affecting the practice of health-system pharmacy throughout the state. These contributions shall have been in the form of sustained exemplary service in health-system pharmacy, or a single outstanding achievement, or a combination of accomplishments benefiting health-system pharmacy, and through it, humanity and the public health. They may include accomplishments, achievements or outstanding performance in:
  1. health-system pharmacy practice,
  2. health-system pharmacy education,
  3. health-system pharmacy administration,
  4. pharmaceutical research or development related to health-system pharmacy,
  5. pharmacy organizational activity with a definite relationship to health-system pharmacy,
  6. scientific or professional pharmaceutical writing, e.g., noteworthy articles on pharmaceutical subjects with applicability to health-system pharmacy,
  7. pharmaceutical journalism related to health-system pharmacy,
  8. public and/or interprofessional relations activities benefiting health-system pharmacy,
  9. pharmaceutical law or legislation, professional regulations, standards of professional conduct or pharmacy law enforcement as related to health-system pharmacy practice.