Executive Residents


Rajan Vaidya, PharmD

Rajan Vaidya, PharmD currently serves as Vice President, Practice & Professional Development at the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) in Sacramento, CA. His primary responsibilities are developing strategy and innovation in expanding CPhA’s educational and professional development programming. In addition, Vaidya oversees CPhA membership, local associations, and school relations.

Prior to this role, Vaidya started his management career as Director of Pharmacy Practice & Policy with CPhA in 2019. He completed his post graduate training as the Executive Resident in Association Management & Leadership with the APhA Foundation from 2018-2019. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the inaugural class at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a certificate in Healthcare Management - Health Systems.

His professional interests include pharmacy advocacy, healthcare policy development, strategic fundraising, leadership development, and mentoring student pharmacists. In addition, Vaidya actively serves on the Board for the Indian Pharmacists Association of California and is an active member of Phi Delta Chi.

“The Executive Fellowship trained me to work collaboratively within pharmacy, as well as building consensus with other allied health care organizations, to improve the health of our communities. Through my time at APhA, I was able to develop lasting relationships with national pharmacy leaders that continue to positively influence my development as a pharmacist. The formal training, mentorship, and breadth of experiences at APhA provided me the ability to actively lead in government affairs, professional development, and membership roles and to quickly transition into a senior management position at the California Pharmacists Association.”