Mission & History


We are a unified pharmacy profession empowered to maximize patient and public health as fully integrated members of the healthcare team.


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

Strategic Plan

The 2020-2023 strategic plan was developed and is utilized in all decision making and governance of the organization. You can view the plan here.


The Kentucky Pharmacists Association is governed by bylaws, developed and updated by members of the KPhA House of Delegates. Click here to view the Bylaws.


Proudly Serving Kentucky Pharmacists Since 1879

The Kentucky Pharmacists Association is the largest professional organization representing pharmacists in the Commonwealth and has been serving its members since 1879. KPhA is the voice of pharmacists from all practice settings concerning education, policy, legislative, and regulatory matters to shape and improve the future of healthcare across Kentucky and the United States.
The voices of democracy speak loudly, especially when many voices join together. The Kentucky Pharmacists Association offers its members the opportunity to band together with like minded voices to be heard. By uniting members for a single cause, KPhA can benefit pharmacists in all practice settings. We also alert our members on rapidly changing healthcare issues via multiple technologies, publications and educational seminars.
Throughout its history, the Kentucky Pharmacists Association has maintained a positive and respected position in the Commonwealth's political arena. To Kentucky legislators and Kentucky executive branch officials, KPhA is the voice of pharmacy concerning legislative and regulatory matters. We are affected by the decisions of government officials, insurance companies, the Board of Pharmacy, and elected officials. Maintaining KPhA's presence in the Capitol is a high priority for the association. Political advocacy for the profession of pharmacy is vital to preserve a favorable and progressive environment for the practice of pharmacy in the Commonwealth. We believe protecting and serving pharmacists is the most important function of KPhA.

Past Presidents 

View the distinguished list of Past Presidents of KPhA