Sebok Pharmacy Lecture Series
Lisa Tonrey, MHA, BPharm, PhC, FAPhA
Capt., U.S. Public Health Service
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
Time: 1 p.m.
Event location: Freed Center for the Performing Arts
“Pharmacists as providers - challenging the status quo.”
Capt. Lisa Tonrey has been an active-duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) for the past 22 years. During that time, she has held numerous positions both as a pharmacist and health administrator. Her federal service includes time with USPHS Bureau of Medical Services, U.S. Army, Health Resources and Services Administration-Bureau of Primary Healthcare, and the Indian Health Service.
During her career, Tonrey has worked with a variety of pharmacy and health care programs across the United States, including the Indian Health System; community health centers; FQHCs; rural health clinics; health care for the homeless; migrant, school-based and public housing health care programs; state health departments; MCHB Title V; Ryan White Title III programs; and black lung and radiation exposure screening and education programs. She has worked with programs in 27 states and with more than 60 tribes. Most recently, Tonrey served as the area pharmacy consultant for the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service.
Tonrey holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Rutgers University and a Master of Health Administration from Chapman University. She is a fellow of the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. Tonrey is a former president of the American Pharmacists Association, the first woman on active duty to hold this position. Her presidential initiative to allow pharmacists to immunize in all 50 states and U.S. territories is today a reality.
About the Sebok Pharmacy Lecture
The Sebok Pharmacy Lecture was established by alumni and friends to honor Dr. Albert A. Sebok, BSPh ’53, Hon. D. ’88, one of the Raabe College of Pharmacy’s most distinguished alumni. Sebok joined Standard Drug as a store manager after graduation. In 1961, Revco acquired Standard. Under his leadership as senior vice president for store operations, Revco DrugStores Inc. became the largest discount drug chain in America. He was an original member of ONU’s Pharmacy Advisory Board and the founder and instructor of the college’s contemporary pharmacy practice class. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Ohio Northern in 1988.
“Dr. Sebok’s dedication, service and leadership to our college and to the profession of pharmacy inspire us all,” said Dr. Jon E. Sprague, professor of pharmacology and dean. “The Sebok Pharmacy Lecture provides valuable insight to our current and future pharmacy students as they learn the profession and develop their leadership skills.”
Previous Sebok Lecture Speakers
2013—Dr. Julie A. Johnson, V. Ravi Chandran Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Florida Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine ONU Video
2011—Dr. Carmen A Catizone, executive director, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, WLIO coverage-2011 Sebok Lecture
2010—Steven C. Anderson, president and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores