Kentucky Pharmacy Education & Research Foundation (KPERF)

The Kentucky Pharmacy Education & Research Foundation (KPERF) is the tax-exempt charitable foundation formed by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. It is a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS.

Originally incorporated in Kentucky in 1980, KPERF has promoted pharmacy education programs across the state for more than 25 years. Also, the foundation supports research projects in the fields of pharmacy, career counseling, student assistance, post-graduate education, continuing and professional education, and public health education and assistance.

Most pharmacists in Kentucky know KPERF as the organization that accredits local continuing education (CE) programs or that provides the monthly CE articles in KPHA's membership magazines and newsletters. However, KPERF also organizes CE sessions for KPhA's annual convention, as well as special workshops such as the immunization training programs. Click here to view the KPERF continuing education goals.

Through the years, KPERF has consistently received Accreditation Provider status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This approval allows KPERF to confer accreditation status on CE programs so that both in-state and out-of-state pharmacists can earn CE credits for these programs. More than a dozen different groups in Kentucky rely on KPERF to secure ACPE accreditation for their local events and seminars.

KPERF Board of Directors 2019 - 2020

Board Meeting Materials (login required)

Bob Oakley, Louisville

Chris Killmeier,

Don Kupper, Lexington
KPhA President

Clark Kebodeaux, Lexington

Paul Easley, Louisville

Kevin Lamping, Lexington

Sarah Lawrence, Louisville

Kim Croley*, Corbin

*Filled vacancy

KPERF Advisory Council

If you have ideas or suggestions for new KPERF projects or services -- especially thoughts about raising funds for this tax-exempt charitable foundation! -- please contact any of the following members of the KPERF Advisory Council!

Matt Carrico
Kim Croley
Kim Daugherty
Mary Thacker

Accredited for Pharmacy Education 

The Kentucky Pharmacy Education & Research Foundation is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing Pharmacy education.


CPE Monitor

CE credits for ACPE Accredited programs are uploaded to CPE Monitor. To access your CPE Monitor profile, go to