Board of Director Candidates

Eleanor Vogt

Eleanor Vogt

Biography Statement: 

Eleanor Vogt is currently Clinical Professor in the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy (UCSF). Her career spans positions within academia, pharmacy practice in a variety of settings, the pharmaceutical industry, health systems policy and planning, FDA drug review, with an emphasis on patient safety and advocacy. 

Dr. Vogt served as Senior Fellow at The Institute for the Advancement of Community Pharmacy, established by NACDS and NCPA (2000-2003); also Senior Fellow and founding member of the National Patient Safety Foundation at the American Medical Association.(1997-2000); Vice President for Public Policy for the National Pharmaceutical Council (research-based pharmaceutical companies) for 12 years; Director of Policy for The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (1,300 bed health system) and was a tenured professor of Health Policy and Community Affairs at the University of Wisconsin for 13 years.  

Dr. Vogt was awarded the 2004-2005 Presidential Chair at UCSF and NACDS honored Dr. Vogt with their 2004 Schwarz Pharma Leadership Award for Community Pharmacy. She received the APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award for Career Achievement in 2003. She has been recognized nationally for her leadership in safe medication use in older adults by the National University Education Association and by the FDA in 2000 for developing the precedent setting Pharmaceutical Safe Use Initiative. Dr. Vogt was a co-founder of the Women in Government (WIG) Legislative/Business Roundtable and is the recipient of WIG’s first Wings Award for outstanding service. 

Dr. Vogt received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Creighton University; an M.Ed. in Adult Education from Boston University with a Certificate in Human Relations Training; and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin. She currently serves on the APhA Foundation Board of Directors, has completed service on the FDA Technical Advisory Committee on NSAIDS, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific and Medical Programs Oversight Committee, held Board positions for Women in Government, the Pharmacy Foundation of California and the ADA San Francisco Leadership Board, also holds membership in the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Ninety Nines – the International Association of Women Pilots.

Candidate Statement:

Provider Status is within reach! This is a paradigm shifting time for pharmacists and our patients. Building the compelling evidence for the value proposition for pharmacy has been the hallmark of the APhA Foundation’s mission. As the health care system is moving towards patient centered approaches to accessible and efficient care, payers are finally turning to pharmacy for solutions at the systems level. At the individual patient level, I believe that in addition to the pills, capsules and patches that are the “tools of our trade," it is equally important to recognize that WE are the medicine too. Our counseling, coaching and role-modeling is, in fact, very potent medicine. 

A re-envisioned Foundation is also within reach!  Having had the honor to work with the Foundation Board of Directors these past three years I would like to continue to contribute my ideas and “know how” to this mix of very talented and dedicated leaders. These are visionaries who have been shouldering the leading-edge thinking that is generating new models of pharmacy practice and patient care. Having served in various roles within the healthcare system including pharmacy practice, consumer organizations, academia, the pharma industry, the FDA, the AMA, NACDS and NCPA, my style is a win/win partnership approach, building on experience across a wide variety of stakeholders, including state and national policymakers, for creating new models for patient care. As the futurists say, I believe that the future is not inevitable but wholly “invent-able.”