The Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a member in appreciation for their continual dedication to the advancement of the pharmacy profession through commitment and support of the ACA Research & Education Foundation.
John graduated from Washington State University in 1965. In 1973, after gaining experience in chain and hospital pharmacy and managing small apothecaries, John became a partner in Kelley-Ross Pharmacy in downtown Seattle.
John’s progressive practices grew to specialize in compounding, hospice, long term care, AIDS/HIV, home infusion, contract mail service, all aspects of “pharmaceutical care”, and shortly before he retired in January 2008, he introduced medication therapy management, travel immunizations and was using robotic dispensing units.
John is a past president of the Washington State Pharmacy Association and the American College of Apothecaries, and has been president of the Washington State Pharmacy Foundation for the last 25 years. He was an affiliate faculty/preceptor for both WSU and UW pharmacy schools from 1972 until he retired. Over his career John has been awarded the Don B. Katterman Pharmacy Service Award, WSU Outstanding Alumni Award for Volunteer Service and the Bowl of Hygeia.
Congratulations John, you are most deserving of this award!