The mission of KPhA is to advocate and advance the pharmacy profession to improve the health of Kentuckians.

KPERF Information

Kentucky Pharmacy Education & Research Foundation

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 40 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 2021 - 2022

Clark Kebodeaux, Lexington

Sam Willett, Fancy Farm

Chris Killmeier,


Cathy Hanna
KPhA President

Paul Easley, Louisville

Kevin Lamping, Lexington

Pat Mattingly*, Lebanon

Adrienne Matson, Lexington  

*Filled vacancy

Support KPERF

To support KPERF, send your tax-deductible donation to:

KPERF Donation
96 C Michael Davenport Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601

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