Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems Reveal the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist Finalists


Pharmacy Times®, the leading multimedia pharmacy network, in conjunction with Parata Systems announces the 30 finalists for the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards.

Pharmacy Times®, the leading multimedia pharmacy network, in conjunction with Parata Systems announces the 30 finalists for the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards. This program honors remarkable pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians, and industry advocates from 10 categories that include Civic Leader, Entrepreneur, Future Pharmacist, Health-System Pharmacist, and Rising Star.

“During this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards program, we are not only honoring these outstanding individuals selected for their dedication and accomplishments in the pharmacy industry, but we also are celebrating a decade of pharmacy inspiration and leadership,” said John Hydrusko, vice president of Pharmacy Healthcare Communications. “We are so thrilled to be part of this program every year with Parata Systems and look forward to awarding the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist®.”

Selected by a panel of distinguished judges, the 30 finalists represent the various roles across the pharmaceutical industry. Three finalists were selected in each category, signifying a true cross section of pharmacy practice settings, including large chain retailers, independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, military bases, health clinics, and educational institutions.

The 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® finalists are:

Civic Leader

Curtis C. Gielow, PharmB, MHA, DLaw (Hon), Gielow Ventures LLC.

Suzanne Soliman, PharmD, BCMAS, Pharmacist Moms Group.

Rola Kaakeh, PharmD, CFPH, Salus Vitae Group.


Daniel S. Fuchs, RPh, Dicks Pharmacy and Fuchs Family Pharmacies.

Nikki Adams Bryant, PharmD, Adams Family Pharmacy.

Alpesh Patel, RPh, Benzer Pharmacy.

Future Pharmacist

Drake Reiter, Drake University.

Nashel Patel, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Madison Reed, Ohio Northern University.

Health-System Pharmacist

Sarah L. Anderson, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, University of Colorado and Denver Health Medical Center.

Nathan Magare, PharmD, BCPS, US Navy.

Kevin J. Colgan, MA, FASHP, University of Chicago Medicine.

Lifetime Leadership

Bruce R. Canaday, PharmD, FASHP, FAPha, St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Susanne M. Hiland, PharmD, MBA, Walmart Health & Wellness.

Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Patient Care Provider

Mayank Amin, PharmD, RPh, MBA, Skippack Pharmacy.

Rhianna M. Fink, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinica Family Health.

Michael Higbee, PharmD, Buhl Drug.

Rising Star

Maj. Miranda Debelevich, PharmD, BCGP, US Air Force.

Bejoy Paul Maniara, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Northwell Health: Long Island Jewish Valley Stream.

Morgan Drew Greutman, PharmD, BCPS, Choctaw Nation Health Care Center.

Specialty Pharmacist

Kirollos Hanna, PharmD, BCOP, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Benjamin Heiser, PharmD, MBA, CSP, Lumicera Health Services.

Tony E. Willoughby, PharmD, StratiFi Health.


Allison S. Loring, CPhT, Walgreens.

Heather McCracken, Fairchild Air Force Base.

Britney Quinton, CPht, Buhl Drug.

Technology Innovator

Jenny Bingham, PharmD, BCACP, SinfoniaRx.

Lisa Umfleet, RPh, BCGP CDE, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy.

Donna M. Litwak, RPh, Rite Aid.

“These finalists represent a level of patient care that inspires the advancement of the profession," said Rob Kill, Parata CEO. "It’s inspiring to see everyone come together for this chance to meet and congratulate one another. We know the 10th year will be the best yet.”

The 10th annual gala will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. Winners for each category will be announced, and one winner will be named the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist®. All selected finalists will be featured in the September print and online issues of Pharmacy Times® and on

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