The Kappa Epsilon Fraternity is proud to announce that Lisa Braccini-Barletta has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the KE/Merck Vanguard Leadership Award. The KE / Merck Vanguard Leadership Award was established in 1989 to recognize members who have made exemplary contributions in their area of practice, demonstrated leadership qualities of service beyond self and professional achievements that have influenced others serving as a role model to young practitioners.

Lisa Braccini-Barletta is a 1986 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and an alumni member of the Omicron Chapter. She has been a dedicated member of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity for more than 30 years serving on various national committees and has held several Grand Council positions including Grand President, Vice President of Collegiate Development and Vice President of Province Development. In addition to her many years of service to the Fraternity, she also served the Kappa Epsilon Foundation Board as a Trustee. Lisa is a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the Pennsylvania Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and the Hospital Oncology Pharmacists Association.

Lisa has served the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in various leadership roles for over 25 years currently serving as the Director of Pharmacy, Outpatient Services. As a senior member of the Pharmacy’s Leadership team, Lisa oversees the clinical and distributive activities of over 60 staff members and a budget of over $50M. Her areas of responsibility include the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Chemotherapy/Infusion Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy, Transitions of Care team, two Anticoagulation Clinics, the Investigational Drug Service, three Retail Pharmacy operations including the Employee Prescription Program, the Prescription Assistance Program and the Outpatient Billing Team. In addition, Lisa has oversight for pharmacy services at 62 Medical Group Clinics and serves on numerous departmental and interdepartmental committees throughout the institution. As one of the first graduates of Penn State Hershey’s Residency Program in 1986, she serves as a proud preceptor for the department’s PGY1 residency program as well as countless 6th year pharmacy students.

Upon completing her residency program, Lisa attended Penn State University and Lebanon Valley College completing her MBA degree in 1992. Lisa has been the recipient of distinguished honors and awards. While at PCPS, she was the recipient of the Madeline Holland-McDowell Award, a Service Award, for two consecutive years. She received the Unicorn Award at Kappa Epsilon’s National Convention held in 1991. The Unicorn Award recognizes alumni members serving as the leaders, workers, contributors and creators who make Kappa Epsilon a better organization. In 2003, she was honored to receive the coveted Linda T. Rodgers Memorial Award, established in 1985 to honor a Kappa Epsilon member who best exemplifies Linda`s characteristics of leadership, dedication, diplomacy, friendship, and inspiration to others to attain higher goals and achievements. In 2008, Lisa was awarded the Community Service Award by the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists. Lisa is the recipient of the 2014 Career Achievement Award, that was bestowed to her in person at KE’s 50th National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Together, we celebrate the many achievements and dedication to the field of pharmacy personified by Lisa Braccini-Barletta.