Joel Thornbury

President, Kentucky Board of Pharmacy

Joel Thornbury presently lives in Pikeville, KY. He is a third generation pharmacist graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1992. He and his brother currently own several pharmacies in Kentucky and Virginia. Mr. Thornbury is a very active member of the community and is involved with many non-profit organizations. He is a member of KPhA, APhA, NCPA and NABP. He was recently re-appointed to serve on the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy and is currently in his third term as President. He won Kentucky’s Pharmacy Leadership Award in 2004.

Mr. Thornbury is a very active member of the Pikeville Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Kentucky. He is a past recipient of the “Business Person of the Year” award. Mr. Thornbury and his wife, Sandy, also a pharmacist, recently celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary. They have two children. He enjoys running, playing basketball (getting up at 5 o’clock every morning to play), and golfing (having one hole-in-one to his name).