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Edloe to be installed president-elect of Virginia Pharmacists Association

Leonard L. Edloe, PharmD, ThM, will be installed as the Virginia Pharmacists Association’s (VPhA) first Black president-elect during the organization’s 140th Annual Convention next month.

Edloe is pastor of New Hope Fellowship Church in Hartfield and after owning a small chain of pharmacies in Richmond, he is now a consultant to Westwood Pharmacy. He is the former pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Susan. He currently resides in Mechanicsville and Cobbs Creek.

Heading the Virginia Pharmacists Association will be the latest accomplishment in a half-century career, but one that carries particular significance. Decades ago, the same state association denied membership to Edloe’s father based on the color of his skin, according to a release from the American Pharmacists Association.

Since at that time the APhA required its members to belong to a state association, Leonard L. Edloe, Sr. could not be a member of that organization either. Rejected and excluded, Edloe’s father became ...

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