The votes are in for this year’s AJP reader poll…. we reveal who made the list
The votes are in for this years AJP reader poll: to identify the 12 most influential people in pharmacy. It was an amazingly close vote, with 21 candidates falling within two votes of the top 12. In fact, five people were tied for places 10–12.
So, we have ended up with the 14 most influential people in pharmacy.
We intended this vote to capture those people our readers think are exerting the most influence on the profession—for better or worse. And we feel we’ve captured a relatively diverse group of final nominees.
Another different approach we’ve taken this year is to list the 14 nominees in first name alphabetical order, rather than list by the number of votes they received—the results were so close that we felt it was doing a disservice to identify them in this way.
In total we received 124 separate votes (this year voters had to be registered users of the AJP website), with a total of 346 nominations and around 90 individual nominees – 31 of whom received a single vote.
We’d like to thank everyone that took the time to participate, and congratulate those who received the most votes and made our final list. The future of pharmacy is in your hands!
The 14 people (in first name alphabetical order) are:
Jack Gance & Mario Verrochi
Also of influence
The following pharmacists missed the final list by one or two votes:
Gerard Stevens – founder and CEO of Webstercare
Geraldine Moses – leading pharmacy educator
Jacinta Johnson – pharmacy academic and hospital pharmacist
Jenny Gowan – leading consultant pharmacist and academic
John Bronger – former Pharmacy Guild National President
Judy Plunkett – pharmacy owner and NSW Guild councillor
Lloyd Sansom – former chair, Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
Please check out the full 14 Most Influential People in Pharmacy article with interviews in the October AJP print magazine.
We will also be featuring extended profiles of many of the final 14 in upcoming editions of the AJP newsletter.
Thanks to all who voted!