CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid announced Amanda Bourque, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Coventry, R.I., and JoAnn Lankford, a Rite Aid customer from Providence Forge, Va., were selected at random from more than 13,000 unique entries as the winners of its Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. Established in 2003, the contest was designed to honor Rite Aid pharmacy associates for their commitment to providing outstanding customer care and service.
During American Pharmacist Month in October, Rite Aid customers had the opportunity to submit mail-in and online ballots nominating their favorite pharmacy team member. The names of one customer and one pharmacy team member were each randomly drawn to receive $2,500 in Rite Aid gift cards. Every nominated Rite Aid pharmacy team member was acknowledged with an official pin and a letter of commendation from CEO of Rite Aid Stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale and EVP Pharmacy Jocelyn Konrad.
"As one of the most highly valued and trusted professionals in the industry, I am proud of the year-round commitment and effort our entire pharmacy teams display in order to help our customers lead healthier lives,” said Konrad. “I’d like to congratulate our two winners and each nominated pharmacy team member for continuing to deliver excellent customer care and service to those in the communities we serve.”
Bourque has been a pharmacy technician for more than five years at the store in Coventry. She is known for her friendliness and eagerness to consistently help customers while making them feel welcome.
“Starting her career with Rite Aid as a cashier, Amanda has continued to grow as an associate and pharmacy professional,” said Diane Kuriscak, Rite Aid pharmacy district manager. “Amanda is a valuable member of our pharmacy team, who is dedicated to providing caring moments of service to our customers and I’m so happy her hard work and strong work ethic has not gone unrecognized."