Leadership and Staff

Board of Trustees

Gerald Shapiro, PharmD
Los Angeles, CA

John L. Schutte
Louisville, KY

C. Robert Blake, PD
West Union, OH

Donnie Calhoun, RPh
Anniston, AL

Bill Osborn, PharmD
Miami, OK

Scott Pace, PharmD, JD
Little Rock, AR

Mark Riley, PD
Little Rock, AR

Sharon Sherrer, PharmD
Marietta, GA

James R. Rankin, PD
Indialantic, FL
Board Member Emeritus

Charles M. West, PD
Little Rock, AR
Board Member Emeritus

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Executive Director

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Sonja Pagniano, is the executive director of the NCPA Foundation. Sonja leads the foundation’s strategic growth including the fundraising campaigns, marketing initiatives, as well as various other projects. Throughout her career Sonja has sought to strategically support the mission of philanthropic groups such as the NCPA Foundation. 

She most recently served as the development manager for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which helps donors maximize their impact on long-term recovery from disasters through expert resources, community-driven grantmaking and philanthropic consulting services.  Prior to this position, she worked at the College of Wooster’s Advancement Division as the assistant director of annual giving, and as an associate planner at the Medina County Department of Planning Services and Fair Housing in Ohio.  

Sonja received her Masters of Public Administration from Kent State University. She also holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, so she is certified in the highest standards of ethics, competence, and service to the philanthropic sector. 


Stephanie Vichness
Program and Operations Coordinator
Providing administrative support to the Board of Trustees, managing grantmaking processes, ensuring smooth daily operations, and assisting with fundraising and communication initiatives for the foundation.
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