Nominations must include:

  1. Name, mailing address, email address and phone number of the nominated award recipient and which award the nomination is for;
  2. Name, email address and phone number of the person submitting the nomination; a brief narrative on the reasons for nominating the specific individual for the specific award. Additional information may be required after the initial nomination is submitted.

Awards & Past Recipients

Bowl Of Hygeia

Recognizes a pharmacist who possesses outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities and encourages pharmacists to take active roles in their communities.

Past Recipients

  • Carolyn Rachel-Price (2021)
  • Jose Diaz-Luna, PharmD (2020)
  • Christopher Keeys, PharmD (2019)
  • Ivan Cephas, PharmD (2018)
  • Daneka Lucas​, PharmD (2017)

Herb Kwash “Pharmacist of the Year”

Recognizes a pharmacist who is a member of the WDCPhA and has demonstrated commitment and dedication to the mission and goals of WDCPhA. This award is named in honor of Mr. Herb Kwash, who for many years served as an exemplary WDCPhA leader.

Past Recipients

  • Carolyn Rachel-Price, BS Pharm (2020)
  • Stephanie Holliday, PharmD (2019}
  • Janis Jackson​, PharmD (2017)

Cardinal GenerationRx Champions

Given to a pharmacist who has demonstrated work with prescription drug abuse. (Brown bagging, etc) This award also gives the association $500 to use as you wish and another $500 to the charity of the recipient’s choice.

Past Recipients

  • Adeoye Owolewa, PharmD (2017)

NASPA Excellence in Innovation

Recognizes and honors a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in his or her respective practice, method, or service directly or indirectly resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Past Recipients

  • Samir Balile (2022)
  • Marie Massing, PharmD (2019)
  • LCDR  Carlisha Gentles, PharmD (2017)

NASPA Leadership Award

Recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrates outstanding leadership.

Past Recipients

  • Juan Gabriel Medrano (2022)
  • Joshua Bailey, PharmD (2019)

James Harris “Professional of the Year”

Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated support of the WDCPhA and has significantly contributed to pharmacy in the District of Columbia. The recipient may or may not be a member of WDCPhA. This award is named in honor of Mr. James “Jimmy” Harris who dedicated years of service to the WDCPhA and to pharmacy in the District of Columbia.

Past Recipients

  • Kapiamba Muteva, RPh. (2019)
  • Charlene Fairfax​​, RPh (2017)

Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

Past Recipients

  • Jasmine Inman (2020)
  • Juan Gabriel Medrano, PharmD (2019)
  • Mia Barnes, PharmD (2017)

Pharmacy Technician of the Year

Recognizes a pharmacy technician in the District of Columbia who has worked as a pharmacy technician for at least 5 years, and has demonstrated outstanding service to pharmacy practice and the communities of the District of Columbia.

Past Recipients

  • Michael Millington, CPhT (2020)
  • Marquite Alston, CPhT (2017)
  • Stacy Green, CPhT (2016)

Student Leadership Award

Recognizes a full-time pharmacy student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership.

Past Recipients

  • Hollye Weekes (2020)
  • Alisha Bailey (2019)
  • Micah Johnson (2017)

Steadfast Supporter Award

Past Recipients

  • CARE Pharmacies (2017)