UWSOP alumna Bev Schaefer, co-owner of Katterman’s Sand Point Pharmacy in Seattle, has received the Sharlea Leatherwood Memorial Trailblazer Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation.
The Trailblazer Award – named in honor of Sharlea Leatherwood, former NCPA and NCPA Foundation president – recognizes an outstanding pharmacy owner whose practice has set the standard for the current and future generation of independent pharmacy owners.
“It is an incredible honor to be chosen as the inaugural recipient of this new award,” said Schaefer. “Community pharmacy is my passion and keeping our entire neighborhood healthy is my goal. I am always looking for ways pharmacy can be a resource for helping people lead healthy lives and I continue to make changes in my practice to meet that goal.”
Named Distinguished Alumnus by the School in 2000, Bev was presented with the UWSOP Alumni Legend Award earlier this year. In 2007, she was named NCPA Willard B. Simmons Community Pharmacist of the year.
Katterman’s Sand Point Pharmacy is an urban neighborhood pharmacy offering many patient care services, including immunizations of all kinds to all ages. Schaefer is a clinical community pharmacist with prescriptive authority for 30 legend drugs, including most drugs prescribed for use while traveling. In 2015, Cardinal Health chose Katterman’s as their Retail Advantage award winner for the wide array of innovative travel services and goods offered in the pharmacy.
Schaefer is a 40-year member of NCPA. She has served on many NCPA Steering Committees, provided numerous hours of continuing education to NCPA Annual Convention attendees, and mentored pharmacy students participating in the annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.
With Schaefer’s leadership, Katterman’s Sand Point Pharmacy continues to blaze trails, providing appointment-based patient care services, educating customers about smart choices for long-term health, and helping people embrace a healthier lifestyle. Schaefer and her team are a valued source of education, advice and products, and serve as an essential health safety net in their community.