KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 2, 2022) – Jim Martin, a pharmacist licensed in both Georgia and Texas, received the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2022 Calvin J. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award as part of NCPA’s Annual Convention, which was held Oct. 1-4, in Kansas City, Mo.
The Calvin J. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award honors a pharmacist who has dedicated their career to the advancement of the pharmacy profession. Anthony’s long, distinguished pharmacy career saw him start as an independent community pharmacy owner in Stillwater, Okla., and serve on multiple pharmacy organizational boards, serve as National Association of Retail Druggists (now NCPA) president from 1993-1994, and serve a five-year term as NCPA’s executive vice president.
“Jim has long been devoted to independent community pharmacy and its patients and, given his expertise and range of pharmacies touching on wellness, compounding and specialty, he is frequently sought out as a go-to resource on a variety of pharmacy topics,” said NCPA President Michele Belcher. “Our industry is stronger as a result of Jim’s leadership throughout his career. I am pleased to congratulate him as the recipient of the NCPA 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award!”
Martin has been the co-owner of Martin & Martin Medication Management Consultants, LLC with his wife, Dorinda since October 2004. They currently own and operate Martins Wellness & Compounding Pharmacies, a group of four independent pharmacies in the Austin, Texas, area that includes Dripping Springs Pharmacy, Lamar Plaza Drug Store, Lake Hills Pharmacy, and Martin’s Specialty Pharmacy. Martin previously owned several independent pharmacies in Georgia from 1978-2002. He also is involved as a pharmacy consultant on a wide variety of pharmacy issues. Martin served as executive director and CEO of the Texas Pharmacy Association from 2000-2009 and as the CEO of the Texas Pharmacy Foundation from 2003-2009.
A former Member of the Georgia General Assembly, Martin has also served as president and chairman of the board of the Georgia Pharmacy Association and president and chairman of the board of NCPA. He is past president and past chairman of the board of the American College of Apothecaries, and is currently on the board of directors of Compliant Pharmacy Alliance, one of the leading pharmacy buying co-ops in the country. In addition to being a member of NCPA, Martin is a member of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and the Texas Pharmacy Association. He is also a fellow in the American College of Apothecaries.
Martin has been the recipient of multiple awards for leadership in pharmacy including the prestigious Bowl of Hygeia Award and the Pathfinders Award presented by the Texas Pharmacy Foundation. He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to serve on the board of the Texas Health Services Authority.
He and his wife, Dorinda currently reside outside of Austin in Spicewood, Texas, and attend the First Baptist Church of Spicewood.
Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for the community pharmacist, representing nearly 19,400 pharmacies that employ approximately 215,000 individuals nationwide. Community pharmacies are rooted in the communities where they are located and are among America’s most accessible health care providers. To learn more, visit www.ncpa.org.