2022 AMCP Award Winners
AMCP confers awards to recognize members and non-members who have made significant contributions to the profession of managed care pharmacy and to AMCP. Award recipients were publicly recognized at AMCP 2022 Annual.
We are pleased to present the 2022 AMCP Award recipients.
Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes an AMCP member who has made exceptional and sustained contributions to AMCP over at least a five-year period.
- James T. Kenney, MBA, RPh, JTKENNEY, Ltc
- Debra. J. Minich, RPh, Prescient Holdings Group
Individual Contribution Award — Donation to School
Recognizes an AMCP member for making a significant contribution by any means other than service as an AMCP Committee Member.
Michelle B. Aslami, PharmD, Kaiser Permanente Georgia
Spirit of Volunteerism Award
Recognizes a current AMCP Committee Member who, over the past year, has demonstrated outstanding service and provided volunteer activities that resulted in successful and/or high quality AMCP programs, projects and/or services for our members.
Maher Abdel-Sattar, PharmD, MS, Xcenda Amerisource Bergen
Experiential Education Preceptor Award — Donation to School
Recognizes an AMCP member making a significant contribution to managed care pharmacy by being a preceptor to student pharmacists for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and/or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences focused in managed care pharmacy.
Steven Kheloussi, PharmD, MBA, Wilkes University
Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Director/Preceptor Award
Recognizes an AMCP member who is making a significant contribution to managed care pharmacy by being a managed care residency program director or preceptor.
Thomas C. Pomfret, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, UMass Chan Medical School - Commonwealth Medicine
Advocate of the Year Award
This award recognizes an individual responsible for significant advocacy promoting AMCP's legislative and regulatory priorities. (Formerly the Grassroots Advocacy Award.)
Lisa C. Le Gette, BS Pharmacy, MBA, RPh, CIGNA Health Corporation
New Practitioner Award
The AMCP New Practitioner Award was established in 2015 to recognize an AMCP member making a significant contribution to managed care pharmacy within five years of graduation from first professional degree in pharmacy, medicine or nursing.
Soham Shukla, PharmD, GSK
Diplomat of the Year — Donation to School
Recognizes an individual responsible for significant activity in assisting a school/college of pharmacy with its efforts to increase knowledge about managed care pharmacy and visibility into the managed care pharmacy field.
Sunny Hirpara, PharmD, AstraZeneca
JMCP Award of Excellence (Article from 2021)
Recognizes the author or authors of the best article to appear in JMCP in the prior calendar year.
- Adeniyi T. Togun, MD, MPH, MS, PhD
- Pinar Karaca-Mandic, PhD
- Rebecca Wurtz, MD, MPH
- Molly Moore Jeffery, PhD
- Timothy Beebe, MA, PhD
Fellow (FAMCP) Program
Acknowledges sustained excellence in the pharmacy profession and grants recognition for exceptional contributions, long term commitment, and active participation in AMCP.
- James R. Hopsicker, RPh, MBA, MVP Healthcare
- Amanda Bain, BA, MBA, MPH, PharmD, The Ohio State University Health Plan, Inc.
- Manjula D. Jayabalan, PharmD, MBA, Express Scripts - Cigna
Steven G Avey Award
Presented by the AMCP Foundation, the Avey Award is managed care pharmacy’s highest honor, recognizing an AMCP member for sustained, exemplary and distinguished service to the profession of managed care pharmacy.
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Duke University