The Knowlton Center for Pharmacist-Based Health Solutions

About the Knowlton Center




The Knowlton Center for Pharmacist-Based Health Solutions was established through a pledge made by the Knowlton Foundation. The APhA Foundation Executive Residency in Association Management & Leadership trains individuals for leadership positions within the profession and in national, regional, state, and local professional pharmacy and/or other health-related organizations. The Foundation awards the Resident a certificate upon satisfactory completion of the residency.

APhA Foundation Executive Residency in Association Management & Leadership


The resident will be selected by the APhA Foundation Executive Director based on the following qualifications:

  • The applicant will be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college or school of pharmacy.
  • The applicant will be recommended by present or former employers, preceptors, college faculty or dean.

The Executive Resident receives a stipend and benefits, including:

  • Social Security withholdings through payroll deductions.
  • Health and dental insurance for the Resident. Family coverage may be obtained.
  • Group term life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
  • Ten days personal leave during the one-year period.

How to Apply

There is no formal application form. Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and two recommendation letters addressed to the Executive Director of the APhA Foundation, Mindy Smith at  The following information must be included:

  • Contact information: Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  • Education and training: Institutions, locations, years attended and dates of graduation, type of training or major subject, degrees and certificates.
  • Professional and related experience: Institution or organization, location, dates, type of work and position title.
  • Organizational memberships: Professional, honorary, service, and social.
  • Publications.
  • Honors or awards received.
  • Personal objectives: A brief description of future goals and aspirations and why the applicant believes that the APhA Foundation Executive Residency will be of value.
  • Two letters of recommendation from any of the following: a present or former employer, preceptor, college faculty or dean.  Submit directly to Mindy Smith at

Final candidates will have a personal interview, at the candidate’s expense, at APhA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Appointments begin in mid-June and terminate by June 30 of the following year.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is January 9, 2015.

Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision no later than February 2015.

About Cal Knowlton

About Dr. Calvin H. Knowlton, BSPharm, MDiv, PhD

CEO, CareKinesis

Dr. Calvin Knowlton has won numerous awards for his leadership in pharmacy, business, and philanthropy in his career of over 30 years, including; Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2003); Walter M. Aikman Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2004).  He has been elected and served as the national president for the American College of Apothecaries and the American Pharmaceutical Association. He was selected as the Most Influential U.S. Pharmacist in 1997.  He currently serves on the Boards of Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Dr. Calvin Knowlton serves as the CEO of CareKinesis, the first national PACE medication management company. Knowlton received his pharmacy degree from Temple University, his Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his PhD in pharmacoeconomics from the University of Maryland. He has authored and co-authored books, book chapters, and articles focused on the role and responsibility of pharmacists in the outcomes of patient-centered medication care.