Skip Navigation Links.  

Follow IowaPharmacy on Twitter View Iowa Pharmacy Association's Facebook account View Iowa Pharmacy Association's LinkedIn profile


Make a Donation – Click here to make a contribution to future Leadership Pharmacy Conferences.

Academy Background

Leadership Pharmacy, a new practitioner leadership program, is a unique opportunity available to pharmacists in Iowa and Wisconsin who are interested in becoming leaders in the profession of pharmacy. The Academy is designed to provide an unequalled opportunity for pharmacists in their first fifteen years of practice to develop organizational skills which will enable both personal and professional growth. Twenty pharmacists, ten from each state of Iowa and Wisconsin, will be selected to participate in this unique Academy, which begins with a Conference in early August. Participants will be put into groups for lodging purposes at the Conference in order to encourage participant interaction. Pharmacists who want to better develop their leadership potential and who desire to make a difference in their profession and the communities in which they practice are encouraged to apply.

In recognition of the importance of this programming to the development of future leadership for professional associations, the Iowa Pharmacy Association and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, with generous support from Teva, McKesson, and practitioners from both Iowa and Wisconsin to endow this important program, have agreed to underwrite all costs associated with the Academy and Conference for the selected participants.

Academy Goals

The goals of Leadership Pharmacy are four fold:

  • To provide participants with strong leadership training.
  • To increase participants' awareness of issues impacting the profession of pharmacy nationally and in their own state.
  • To encourage the involvement of all new practitioners in professional and community activities.
  • To demonstrate the interest of the state pharmacy organizations in developing new practitioners for leadership positions within the profession.


Any pharmacist residing and/or practicing in Iowa or Wisconsin who is in his/her first fifteen (15) years of practice is eligible to apply for participation in Leadership Pharmacy. Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit an application detailing their interest in the program. All applications received prior to the deadline for submission are reviewed by the applicant’s state pharmacy organization’s Executive Committee for subsequent selection to the Academy & Conference. Applicants are selected based on the following criteria:

  • The applicant's demonstrated leadership potential.
  • The applicant's involvement in professional and community activities as well as college involvement in student projects.
  • The clarity and vision demonstrated in the applicant's responses to the application questions

Submit your application or nominate a colleague here. Deadline is April 1st.

What Past Participants Have to Say About Their Leadership Pharmacy Experience...

"The amount of social interaction time with fellow participants and leaders in the state pharmacy organizations was incredible…I never expected this conference to be so much fun!"

"I look forward to staying in contact with all of my new friends, and using some new skills to further our common mission. Thanks again for the great experience!"

"Overall I think this was an excellent conference and one of the best choices I’ve made in my professional career."

"I met many new people at the conference who share my passion for the profession, and I feel like I came away with new skills which I intend to apply in both my personal and professional life. In short, I cannot express how rewarding the opportunity to experience this conference was to me."

"The format of the conference allowed me the opportunity to find out more about my chosen profession from leaders in pharmacy. I was able to gain valuable leadership ideas and methods that I know will be useful to me and my employer."

"Interacting with the officers of the pharmacy organizations allowed me an opportunity to see that I too can become a leader; all it takes is interest and enthusiasm for the profession."

Graduates of Leadership Pharmacy


Gary Christensen, Iowa Falls
Katie Cinnamon, Eldridge
Kyra Corbett, North Liberty
John Daniel, Fort Dodge
Alisha Eggers, Cedar Falls
Candace Jordan, Urbandale
Danielle Kennedy, Rochester, MN
Emily Muehling, Urbandale
Kate Oltrogge, Coralville
Wes Pilkington, Iowa City


Amber Baybayan, West Des Moines
Amanda Bushman, Urbandale
Ashley Dohrn, Le Claire
Carmen Dunphy, Humboldt
Nicholas Lehman, Urbandale
Mary Mosher, Cedar Rapids
Sara Newton, Argyle
Shannon Peter, Omaha
Morgan Sayler, Indianola
Kathryn Starbuck, Waukee


Allison Berkland, Urbandale
Jen Goings, North Liberty
Jason Hansel, Bettendorf
Jack Kampf, Dubuque
Steph Lingen, Urbandale
Kristen McKibban, Johnston
Daphne Pearson, Knoxville
Rachel Skoff, North Liberty
Megan Snyder, Breda
Christine Zeman, Lone Tree


Shana Brunsvold, Ventura
Jason Egge, North Liberty
Felix Gallagher, Des Moines
Cory Garvin, Wilton
Bill Halls, North Liberty
Andy Miesner, Des Moines
Anh Thu Nguyen, Davenport
Mark Notz, Ankeny
Tim Sullivan, Des Moines


Rachel Digmann, Clive
Darla Klug Eastman, Urbandale
Matthew Farndale, Pocahontas
Jessica Frank, Winterset
Megan Friedrich, West Des Moines
Danette Gibbs, Waterville
Steven Martens, Grundy Center
Heather Ourth, Ackworth
Kimberly Spading, Coralville
Jennifer Wick, Solon


Brett Barker, Nevada
Katie Horner, Iowa City
Natasha Musgrove, Cedar Rapids
Chris Parker, Central City
Sara Rietsch, South Sioux City, NE
Ginelle Schmidt, Iowa City
Angie Spannagel, Dubuque
Nora Stelter, Urbandale
Stevie Veach, Tiffin
Jerod Work, Sioux Center


Adam Boon, Des Moines
Michelle Bottenberg, Waukee
Chris Clayton, Buckingham
Lauren Cumings, Marion
Kelly Herbert, North Liberty
Kristin Horning, West Des Moines
Laura Knockel, North Liberty
Adrianne Peters, Fort Dodge
Heather Rickertsen, Dubuque
Susan Staggs, Iowa City


Matthew Cantrell, Iowa City
Heather Christ, Dubuque
April Hanson, Manchester
Karly Hegge, West Des Moines
Lisa Lambi, Cedar Rapids
Kyle Peters, Sioux City
Scott Sitzman, Ames
April Welch, Grimes


Sarah Boyce, Cedar Rapids
Ryan Frerichs, Waverly
Lori Jensen, Cedar Rapids
Eric Maki, Johnston
Chasity Mease, West Des Moines
Kristin Meyer, Marshalltown
Brand Newland, Des Moines
Justin Rash, Ankeny
Lori Schirmer, West Des Moines
CoraLynn Trewet


Ann Augustine, Muscatine
Paula Carlson, Shenandoah
Kara Carruthers, Rock Island
Shelly Gentry, Ankeny
Sally Haack, Urbandale
Rachel Kerns, Mallard
Diane Marsh, DeWitt
Todd Shields, Maquoketa
Jenna Steffensmeier, Iowa City
Nancee Waterbury, Iowa City


Jeff Bishop, Iowa City
Anisa Fornoff, Ankeny
Candice Garwood, North Liberty
Melissa Nelson, Adel
Kelly Kent, Williamsburg
Deanna McDanel, Iowa City
Lena Mullins, Grimes
Garret Newkirk, Iowa City
Denise Prybil, Iowa City
Melissa Schroeder, Des Moines


Ryan Buse, Des Moines
Betsie Frey, Gilbert
Ryan Jacobsen, Iowa City
Lesley Leuwerke, Indianola
Erin Newkirk, Iowa City
Lauren Pedersen, Ankeny
Karen Peterson, Algona
Laurie Schenkelberg, Clive
Katie Thaut, Ankeny
Darcy Tussing, Spencer


Christine Donner-Tiernan, Webster City
Chandra Farrey, Ottumwa
Virginia Fedorchak, Rock Island, IL
Patrick Jensen, Urbandale
Katherine Koehn, West Union
Jessica Lewis, Iowa City
Megan McHone, Iowa City
Dawn Moore, Iowa City
Jennifer Musick, Cedar Rapids
Patti Trenkamp, Charlotte


Lori Barton, Davenport
Darci Boehlert, Ankeny
Angie Boord, Urbandale
Karen Heggen-Cheng, Coralville
Matt Hubble, West Des Moines
Kim Joyce, Emmetsburg
Rick Knudson, Clear Lake
DeeAnn Wedemeyer-Oleson, Guthrie Center
Jana Wells, Bloomfield
Tanya Wilhite, Wauke


Dena Behm-Dillon, Iowa City
Tammy Bullock, Eldridge                                                                            
Melissa Ernzen, Farley                                                                 
Josh Feldmann, Cascade                                                                               
Sharon Foust, West Des Moines
Amy Jackson, Stanwood                                                                               
John L’Estrange, Urbandale
Marni Luecht, Phoenix, AZ
Mary Tasler, LaPorte City
Angela Tice, Urbandale


Gretchen Brown, Iowa City
Mike Cuesta, Des Moines
Jill Dimon, Urbandale
Tan Ho, Sioux City
Joleen Newman, Eldridge
Janalyn Phillips, West Des Moines
Suzy Rolling, Mason City
Carrie Sarvis, Johnston
Sarah Swegle, Mason City
Lindsey Stephens, Des Moines


Brian Benson, West Des Moines
Mike Calhoun, Urbandale
Vicki Ellingrod, Iowa City
Mike Ernst, Iowa City
Spencer Klaassen, Ottumwa
Wendy Mills, Iowa City
Lori Miyashiro, Littleton, CO
Michelle Prull, Maquoketa                                                                           
Becky Reinhart, Cedar Rapids
John Swegle, Mason City


Ruth Clark, Mount Vernon
Connie Connolly, Mason City
Sara Doruska, Ankeny
Kevin Gamble, Marion
Linda Grimm, Council Bluffs
Jim Hoehns, Gilbertville
Teresa Klepser, Michigan
Trish Randel, Guthrie Center
Denise Soltis, Des Moines
Brad Tice, Urbandale


Gus Bassani, Lawrence, KS
Jim Budde, Madison, WI
Julie Coon, Carlisle
Steve Hoyman, Emmetsburg
Bryce Jackman, Tiffin
Scott Karolchyk, Cherry Hill, NJ
Craig Logemann, Ankeny
Bob Soltis, Des Moines
Marla Tonn, Swisher
Jennifer Zimmerman, Des Moines


Bruce Babcock, Des Moines
Laura Fitzpatrick, Dubuque
Lori Huynh
Patty Kumbera, Urbandale
Chuck Phillips, West Des Moines
Jaqueline Pilzer
Shane Scott, Iowa City
Renu Singh
Eric Strathman, Andrew
Sheri Strathman, Andrew


Renae Chesnut, Johnston
Carrie Greenwood, Johnston
Tom Halterman, West Des Moines
Kim Helmbrecht, Maquoketa
Brady Hunter, Riceville                                                                               
Gary Maly, Sioux City
Saleem Noormahamed
Cheri Rockhold-Schmit, Ames
Jennifer Spain, Bettendorf
Michael Stein, Iowa Cit


Todd Burkle, Monona
Cheryl Clarke, West Des Moines
Sharon Ginty, Coralville
Brad Harms, Waterloo
Eric Luecht, Phoenix, AZ
Cindy Marek, Iowa City
John Rovers, Des Moines
Deb Brewer, AZ
Tim Starry, Illinois
Greg Vogel, West Des Moines


Earl Banken, Waukesha
Nancy Bell, West Des Moines
Darwin Carstensen, Cedar Rapids
Marcella Dirks, Sioux City
Michele Evink, Osceola
Karen Fossee
Brad Gilchrist, Iowa City
Patti Griffiths, Arnolds Park
Andrew Glasnapp, TX
Colleen Jacobsen, Newton
Kevin Jones
Linda King, Omaha, NE
Randy McDonough, Iowa City
Sharon Meyer, Urbandale
Jeff Mullen, Iowa City
Brent Plender, Orange City
Donna Roberts, Conrad
Susan Shields, Fort Dodge
Bob Stessman, Manning
Doug Wetrich, Ottumwa


Richard Anderson, Cedar Rapids
Ed Bell, West Des Moines
Michael Benedict
Tony Beraldi, Council Bluffs
Sheryl Brehm, Van Horne
Kevin Cassatt, Davenport
Rhonda Cook, Ankeny
Sandra Dirks, Grimes
Jeffrey Edwards, Iowa City
Lucinda Harms, West Liberty
Mark Hughes, Mason City
Lisa Hulsing, West Des Moines
Laurel Janney, Cedar Rapids
Ann Koeniguer, Kansas City, MO
Erik Miller
Dan Murphy, Davenport
Kathy Hauge-Rinehart, Swisher
Cami Tajik, Davenport
Brenda Thies, Dubuque


Alan Bellairs, Clarinda                                                                 
Janet Blakestad, Humboldt                                                           
David Brothersen, Davenport
Neal Daley, Waukon                                                                    
Sarah Dunleavy, Denver
Frank Filippelli, Cedar Rapids
Daniel Finley
John Forbes, Urbandale
Harry Hagel, Orlando, FL
Matt Hummel, Hawarden                                                                              
Katherine Linder, Manson
Jeff Martin, Waterloo
Marcia McNulty, Clear Lake
Julie Miller
Johnna Neary, Indianapolis, IN
Diane Reist, Cedar Rapids
Jeff Reist, Cedar Rapids
Nancy Ruzicka, Altoona
Jenelle Sobotka, Cincinnati, OH
Mary Teresi, Iowa City


Jay Currie, Mount Vernon
Joan Easton, Cedar Falls
Lisa Doorenbos, Boyden
Eric Carlson, Ottumwa
Carl Chalstrom, Anamosa
John Lichty, Charles City
Mark McMullen, Bettendorf
Larry Mihalevich, Mount Pleasant
Jane Pfannes, Boone                                                                     
Lisa Ploehn, Bettendorf                                                        
Matt Osterhaus, Maquoketa
Mike Pursel, Leawood, KS
Frank Reznicek, Centerville
Dawn Ruehle, Hartley
Lisa Schlueter, Bremerton, WA
Val Schnoebelen, Iowa City
John Vallandingham, Burlington
Allen Wolnerman, Urbandale
James Wallace, Davenport
Douglas Zurawski

© 2007 Iowa Pharmacy Association. All Rights Reserved.