Thomas E. Menighan



The APhA Foundation is grateful for the generosity of Thomas E. Menighan to establish a student scholarship and is honored to have the Menighan Leadership Scholarship bear his name. The Foundation believes this is a fitting way to assist students and recognize the professional accomplishments of pharmacist and APhA CEO Emeritus, Thomas E. Menighan. With the inaugural Menighan Leadership Scholarships being awarded during the 2022 cycle, this fund will support many student pharmacists in being able to attend the APhA Annual Meeting. 

Dr. Menighan is Assistant Dean for Community Engagement for the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. He is a founding partner in Catizone, Luce & Menighan, LLC (, a consulting practice providing guidance in pharmacy practice, operations, supply chain integrity and regulation. He is the CEO Emeritus of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) where he served as CEO for 11 years. He has founded or partnered in multiple self-funded and venture funded companies including community, home infusion, specialty pharmacy and telehealth, Drug Utilization Review, Internet technology, supply chain integrity, and distribution auditing.  Menighan is a board member of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and former elected Vice President on the Bureau of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). Menighan is Chairman of Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) and a founding board member in PursueCare ( and PursueCareRx ( companies that support patients in recovery.

Throughout his career, Menighan has served numerous volunteer leadership roles in pharmacy, including the elected President of APhA (2001-2002). In addition to serving as CEO of APhA from 2009 to 2020, Menighan served staff roles there 1987-92 as head of external affairs, state affairs, public relations, new business development, and practice management issues. Prior to that he spent five years in chain pharmacy and owned and operated the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Huntington, WV for 20 years. He received his pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and a Master’s in Business Administration from Averett College. He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Charleston.


The Menighan Leadership Scholarship is presented annually to two (2) recipients in the amount of $500 each.

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