Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award

2023 Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award Recipient

Kimberly Broedel-Zaugg, BS Pharm, MBA, PhD

Dr. Broedel-Zaugg grew up in Southeastern Ohio along the banks of the Ohio River. She graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1981 with a BS degree in Pharmacy. For the first eight years of her career, she practiced in hospital pharmacies and studied business at Ashland University where she received an MBA. Wanting to shift her career into teaching, she continued her studies at The Ohio State University where she received her PhD in 1993 in pharmacy social and administrative sciences with emphasis on healthcare administration. She began teaching at Ohio Northern in 1994. At Ohio Northern, Dr. Broedel-Zaugg taught practice lab, sterile products, calculations, healthcare systems, management, and several electives. Some of those electives involved research independent study that resulted in presentations and publications for students. She also served as advisor of the Psi chapter of Kappa Epsilon for 17 years. In addition, she received funding for Elder Care Seminars that provided students the opportunity to give presentations to senior citizens in the rural communities surrounding Ada, Ohio. In 2011, she left Ohio Northern at the rank of full professor with tenure to help found a new pharmacy school in Huntington, WV. In a return to the banks of the Ohio River, Dr. Broedel-Zaugg shifted her career to a management role of founding faculty and department chair of pharmacy practice at Marshall University’s new School of Pharmacy. She found bright, energetic faculty members, developed curricula, networked with pharmacies in the area, and taught in multiple courses. The school helped develop ambulatory care and hospital residencies, added professional organizations, provided community service, and grew. COVID-19 added challenges. Overnight the school switched from in person classes to a remote platform. As vaccines became available, students with faculty administered thousands of COVID-19 vaccines and tests. Dr. Broedel-Zaugg retired in 2022.


This award recognizes an individual who has promoted and encouraged pharmacists to attain leadership positions within pharmacy through example as role model and mentor. The pharmacist for whom the award is named – Gloria Niemeyer Francke, PharmD – personally exemplified the award’s criteria. Gloria Niemeyer Francke, 1986 APhA Honorary President and 1987 Remington Honor Medalist, inspired and mentored future leaders throughout her illustrious pharmacy career.

Evaluation Criteria

Any APhA member whose efforts or activities have significantly contributed to promoting leadership in others is eligible for this award. The recipient of the APhA Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award will be an individual who has promoted and encouraged pharmacists to attain leadership positions within pharmacy through example as a role model and as a mentor. Nominations must be made by an APhA Member. Remington Honor Medalists are not eligible.

Nomination process

The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination.

The nomination is to include the following items:

A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award

Letters of recommendation are optional; two letters are preferred with a maximum of six accepted letters

A current curriculum vitae or detailed résumé

Selection process

The selection is made by the past recipients of the award.

Nature of award

The award consists of a crystal memento bearing the likeness of the APhA building and the name of the recipient, a complimentary APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition registration, and reimbursement for meeting-related travel expenses, according to current travel policies and up to the maximum amount budgeted by APhA.

Past recipients

2022 Nanci Murphy

2021 Albert Wertheimer

2020 Nancy Alvarez

2019 Milap Nahata

2018 Lucinda Maine

2017 Thomas P. Reinders

2016 Michael A. Moné

2015 Todd D. Sorensen

2014 Ralph L. Saroyan

2013 Douglas A. Miller

2012 Cynthia J. Boyle

2011 Julie K. Johnson

2010 Barbara G. Wells

2009 Marialice S. Bennett

2008 Rebecca P. Snead

2007 Nicholas G. Popovich

2006 Colonel John D. Grabenstein

2005 Metta Lou Henderson

2004 Sister Margaret Wright

2003 Mary L. Euler

2002 Marianne R. Rollings

2001 William A. Hopkins, Jr.

2000 Dennis J. McCallian

1999 Melinda C. Joyce

1998 William Arlyn Kloesel

1997 JoLaine R. Draugalis

1996 Rebecca Wheeler Chater

1995 Thomas R. Temple

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