Board of Director Candidates

Leonard Edloe


Biography Statement

Leonard Edloe is a retired CEO and pharmacist at Edloe’s Professional Pharmacies in Richmond, Virginia and is the Pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Hartfield, Virginia.

Pharmacist Edloe earned pharmacy degrees at Howard University and the University of Florida and a divinity degree from Virginia Union University. He has served as a preceptor at Howard University where he is Vice-Chair of the Board of Visitors of the College of Pharmacy, Hampton University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of South Carolina.

Pharmacist Edloe became involved in APhA as a student. He served as Chapter President, Regional President and the student representative to the APhA House of Delegates. After graduating from pharmacy school, he served on the Task Force on Women in Pharmacy, the APhA Board of Trustees, and the APhA Foundation Board.

Pharmacist Edloe has chaired numerous boards on a local, state, and regional level. Democratic and Republican governors have appointed him to boards and commissions to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In addition to making numerous presentations on health to community groups, every Thursday, Dr. Edloe hosts a call-in radio show where he shares health information, answers questions on health, and tells the story of how pharmacy can improve health care in the United States.

Dr. Edloe is the recipient of numerous awards including the Bowl of Hygeia, the Terrence Burroughs Leadership Award, the Virginia Retailer of the Year Award, and the APhA Hugo H. Schaefer Award.


Candidate Statement:

Three years ago I was greatly honored to be elected by the membership to serve as a director of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation. At that time I promised that I would bring not along my experience as a pharmacist, but the experience of serving in a leadership role in a large foundation and other health care organizations that pharmacists had not been involved in.

I feel that I have kept that promise and have gone even further. I have served on the Pinnacle Awards Selection Committee, the Development Committee, and I presently serve as Chair of the Governance Committee.  I have also faithfully supported the Foundation financially by being a member of the 1953 Society and a contributor to Pharmacists Care and the Bowl of Hygeia Fund.

I would love to build on the work that I have done over the past three years. As a board we have made great strides. I would love to be a part of moving the board and Foundation even further.