In the dynamic realm of pharmacy, there are individuals who rise above, making significant contributions in a relatively short span of time. Such is the case with Jessica Crowley, a shining example of a dedicated and forward-thinking pharmacist who has already made a mark in the profession within the nine years since her graduation from MCPHS University. Her commitment to advocacy, health equity, and her dedication to uplifting her fellow pharmacists have earned her the esteemed Lambda Kappa Sigma Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award.
Jessica’s impact on the field of pharmacy extends beyond her role as a staff pharmacist at Pavilions Pharmacy, a position she has held since 2020. She possesses a rich and diverse background, having held various pivotal roles within CVS Pharmacy from 2010 to 2020, including the prestigious position of pharmacist-in-charge. Her breadth of experience provides her with a unique vantage point, enriching her perspective as she strives to enhance the profession.
In 2022, Jessica’s dedication to pharmacy and her exemplary leadership caught the attention of Governor Newsom, who appointed her to the California State Board of Pharmacy, where she now serves as Vice President. This prestigious appointment reflects her commitment to the highest standards of patient care and professional excellence.
Beyond her professional achievements, Jessica’s advocacy work speaks volumes about her dedication to making a positive impact on her community and the pharmacy industry. As an active member of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 770, where she serves as the vice-president and an executive board member, Jessica has been a steadfast advocate for safer working conditions for patients, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in retail settings. Her work in this realm is a testament to her dedication to the well-being of her fellow professionals, while never losing sight of the paramount importance of patient safety.
Health equity, racial and social justice, and cultural competence are at the core of Jessica’s passions. Her commitment to these vital areas is evident in her involvement as a panelist on these topics for the University of Southern California (USC), the University of Maryland, Lambda Kappa Sigma and Phi Lambda Sigma. Her vision for pharmacy aligns with her belief in empowering underprivileged and marginalized communities to achieve professional status through the practice of pharmacy. She fervently advocates for the cultural competence training that is essential to providing equitable and high-quality healthcare, particularly in the diverse and vibrant state of California.
Jessica’s dedication to the development of the next generation of pharmacists is commendable. Her exceptional work as a preceptor was recently recognized by the USC School of Pharmacy for Outstanding Participation in Experiential Education. Additionally, she generously contributes to the Lambda Alumni chapter of the LKS Fraternity as the vice-president and has served as an advisor for the Fraternity’s mentorship program. Her investment in the growth and success of future pharmacists exemplifies the spirit of mentorship and camaraderie that defines the Lambda Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
In honoring Jessica Crowley with the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, we celebrate not only her impressive achievements but also her inspiring commitment to advocacy, equity, and excellence in pharmacy. Her dedication to her fellow professionals, her advocacy work, and her passion for health equity make her a beacon of hope for the future of pharmacy. Congratulations, Jessica, on this well-deserved recognition—an embodiment of the true essence of the LKS Fraternity.