Technician of the Year

Christina LaRochelle and Nolton Causey

By Catherine J. Burke

Hard work and perseverance are two words that only begin to describe Christina LaRochelle. LaRochelle’s dedication to helping people was recognized at the Louisiana Pharmacists Association’s 136th annual convention and trade show.

She received the Pharmacy Technician of the Year award, given to one outstanding CPhT in the state who goes above and beyond. The Louisiana Pharmacists Association, established in 1882, strives to promote the interests of all pharmacists of the state.

Their annual conference was July 12-14 in Lafayette. LaRochelle has worked as a certified pharmacy technician for CRx, Southern Scripts’ in-house pharmacy since the company was founded. She is married with three children. Outside work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and raising and showing goats.

“My primary goal (is) patient health comes first,” LaRochelle said. “It’s my focus.” She also said she feels honored to receive this award. “The work does not stop here,” she continued. “There is always a patient or member out there in need of help, and I look forward to continuing to help out everyone I can.”