Thornbury named to health group’s advisory council

Joel Thornbury
Joel Thornbury

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Pikeville man has been named to an advisory board for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

Joel Thornbury was one of five new members named to the Foundation’s Community Advisory Council. The board provides the Foundation’s Board of Directors with advice and recommendations regarding overall policy direction and adherence to Foundation’s mission.

Thornbury is a concierge pharmacist from Pikeville. He also is the pharmacist-in-charge at NOVA Pharmacy, and vice president of Levisa Pharmacies, Inc., which operates several pharmacies in Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia. He currently serves as president of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association board; he was president of the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy from 2009 to 2016, and a board member for eight years prior to that. In addition, he served on the board and executive committee of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce from 2012 to 2016.

Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity.