Timothy Lehan

, ’76 BSPh


Timothy Lehan is a community practice pharmacist and the owner and president of Lehan Drugs, Inc., based in DeKalb, Illinois. Started by his grandfather in 1946, Tim has worked for the family business for over 40 years, becoming president in 1993. Lehan Drugs currently operates three locations in Northern Illinois featuring two independent retail pharmacies and a compounding pharmacy.

Lehan has served on the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce board of directors and was their president in 1988. He was on the local YMCA board of directors for 4 years and has been active on church and school committees. State involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPHA) for the past 6 years. He has also been active with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) and currently serves on the executive board. His leadership has helped encourage pharmacy students to become involved and allowed them to see how a community pharmacy can impact the lives of their customers.

Lehan Drugs has received several awards, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award for Illinois in 2009 and the IRMA Business of the Year Award in 2012. They have been featured in the NCPA magazine twice and was highlighted as the cover story in 2011.

Both Tim Lehan and his wife, Ann, graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1976. They have six children; their sons Jon and Jim are actively involved in the family business. Tim Lehan and the staff of Lehan Drugs remain focused on providing quality care to all their patients and customers in an ever-changing healthcare environment. The ability to change, adapt, and grow has kept his family pharmacy in business for almost 70 years.