2022 Jacob W. Miller Award Recipient

leonard l. edloe


Leonard L. Edloe served as 42 years as pharmacist and CEO of his family pharmacies, Edloe’s Professional Pharmacies in Richmond, Virginia. He presently serves as a consultant to Westwood Pharmacy and pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Hartfield, Virginia.

Dr. Edloe became active in association work as a student at Howard University. He served as President of Region II and was the first African American to serve as a national officer in the Student Section of APhA. In 1982, he was one of the youngest pharmacists elected to the Board of Trustees of APhA. In 2012 he was elected to the board of the APhA Foundation and served as Chairman of the Governance Committee, Vice- President and President. He is presently President-Elect of the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Edloe brought to the APhA Foundation Board years of experience in the non-profit world. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Vice-Chairman of the Grants Committee of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. He served as a member of the board of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority and served as Chairman of the Quality, Safety, Risk, and Credentials Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the American Heart Association and Vice-Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias.

Dr. Edloe has served of the clinical faculties of the Schools of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of South Carolina, and Howard University where he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Visitors.

Dr. Edloe earned a BS in Pharmacy at Howard University and a Pharm.D. from the University of Florida. He also earned degrees in divinity and theology from Virginia Union University and Union Presbyterian Seminary.

He is a fellow of both APhA and the National Pharmaceutical Association.

Dr. Edloe resides in Mechanicsville, Virginia with his wife Serita.