John H. Balch has been a pillar in the community for many decades, both through his business and through his desire to help others in the area.
Mr. Balch has been a local pharmacist for over 50 years. He is the owner and President of The PharmaCare Network. Throughout his professional career, he has served with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors, Cardinal Health and The Medicine Shoppe.
John is the founding chairman of The Greater Cumberland Committee. In addition, he was the capital campaign chairman of the Cumberland YMCA; served and was President of the Western Maryland Health System Foundation Board; and was Board President of The Children’s League. Currently, Mr. Balch is the President of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Community Foundation Board, Chairman of the Bishop P. Francis Murphy Educational Endowment for Western Maryland, and a member of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Balch has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2011 Jane Fiscus Community Health Leadership Award, the 2011 Maryland Pharmacists Association Seidman Distinguished Achievement Award, and the 2007 Maryland Pharmacists Association Bowl of Hygeia Award.