Kyra Leonard, PharmD

Executive Fellow

Kyra Leonard, PharmD, is the Executive Fellow at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA). In her role, she collaborates with the Engagement, Education and Convening team to develop novel programming and refine initiatives that advance the healthcare quality landscape. 

Prior to joining PQA, Leonard was a community pharmacy intern for three years and held leadership positions on executive boards for numerous national pharmacy organizations including the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association. Throughout her career, Leonard has remained a passionate advocate for increasing patient access to equitable healthcare and educational resources. After recognizing a need for minority pharmacist representation and outreach in the surrounding indigent community, Leonard founded the University of Georgia (UGA) chapter of the Black Student Pharmacist Organization. Her role allowed her to increase the representation of Black student pharmacists within the community, identify social barriers to quality healthcare resources, and educate her peers about the intricacies of the Black patient experience.

Leonard earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She is a proud native of Columbus, Georgia and enjoys reading, taking aerial fitness classes, and spending time with her 3-year-old miniature poodle, Juicy.