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2017: Phillip Oppenheimer, Brian Komoto, Pierre Del Prato, Wilma Wong 

The California Pharmacy Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who are, or have been, an inspiration to the practice of pharmacy in California, as exemplified by, but not limited to, the following: a long and distinguished history of service, achievement in several arenas, character, innovation, trend setting and altruism. Any individual who has been an inspiration to the practice of pharmacy in California is eligible for nomination. The nominee need not be a CPhA member or a pharmacist. The nominator need not be a CPhA member. Self-nominations are not accepted. 

  • Completed nomination form
  • A letter from the nominator to address the criteria and provide specific examples of how the candidate has made significant, influential and sustained contributions to the pharmacy practice in California.
  • Current full curriculum vitae or detailed resume of the nominee.
  • Up to 4 letters of recommendation
  • All letters of support must be signed by the author. Emailed letters must contain an electronic signature.
Submit a Nomination for Hall of Fame

Award Submission:
Deadline for CPhA to collect nominations is Monday, January 15, 2018. All awards are submitted for review either electronically or via U.S. Postal Service. Please fill out the online nomination form and send all supporting documentation via email to If submitting by mail, please download the nomination form and send along with all supporting documentation to:

CPhA Awards Committee
Attn: Awards Manager
4030 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834

Selection Process:
The CPhA Awards Committee is responsible for selecting all qualified award winners, which is based upon careful review of all qualified applicants. Upon receipt of a nomination package, CPhA staff reviews the package for completeness and then forwards on to the CPhA Awards Committee. If the nomination package is incomplete, a CPhA staff member will follow up with the nominator to obtain the missing information.

Hall of Fame Past Recipients

 2017  Pierre Del Prato  2005  Thomas J. Long
 2017  Brian Komoto  2005  Joseph M. Long
 2017  Phillip Oppenheimer  2005  Herman Cenci
 2017  Wilma Wong  2004  Charles Brown
 2017  Chet Yee  2004  Fred Mayer
 2015  John Berger  2000  Stephen Dibble
 2014  Michael Pastrick  2000  Earl Giacolini
 Royce Friesen  2000
 Robert Gibson
 2013  Ralph Saroyan  2000
 Wally Pond 
 2012  Jeff Jellin  2000
 Ivan (cy) Rowland
 Clark Gustafson  2000
 Max Stollman
 Robert Day  1997
 Edward Brady
 Donald Floriddia  1997
 Robert Johnson
 2008  Sylester Flowers   1997
 Mary Ann Koda-Kimble
 2008  Peter Kellison  1997
 Mary Munson Runge
 Glenn Yokoyama  1997
 James Wagner
 Bernard Bubman  
 Charles Green  
 Earl Mindell  
 Jody Stewart  
 2006  Paul Lofholm  
 Eugene Tunick  
 Carlo Michelotti