2018 Pinnacle Award Recipient Lisa Tonrey

Lisa Tonrey

Lisa Tonrey, MHA, R.Ph., Ph.C, FAPhA, CAPT, USPHS (retired)

Individual Award for Career Achievement

Throughout her 38-year healthcare leadership career, Lisa Tonrey was dedicated to improving the health of underserved and vulnerable populations as a clinical pharmacist, health administrator, and public health advisor. She served on active duty for over 22 years as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Tonrey achieved diverse national and international experience and expertise through her engagement in roles that spanned healthcare administration, public health and prevention, emergency response, quality improvement, operations management, clinical/pharmaceutical care delivery, and consultation. Her federal service includes: the U.S Army, USPHS Bureau of Medical Services, HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration-Bureau of Primary Healthcare, the Indian Health Service, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) where she currently serves as a pharmacist and technical advisor.

As the President of the American Pharmacists Association in 2003-2004, Lisa adopted a public health presidential initiative that advanced the agenda for pharmacists to immunize in all 50 states. Tonrey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Rutgers University and a Master of Health Administration from Chapman University. She is a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.