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 Fellowship 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 Fellow a certificate upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship.
APhA Foundation Executive Fellowship in Association Management & Leadership
Formerly known as the Executive Residency
This post-graduate program transitioned to the term "Fellowship" in 2019 to reflect the highly individualized nature of the program and more closely align with terminology used by similar post-graduate programs in association management and leadership. The Fellowship will now formally include the completion of a Certificate in Association Management from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
How to Apply
The application for the APhA Foundation Executive Fellowship in Association Management & Leadership is now closed.
Within the form, applicants will be asked to electronically submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV). At minimum, the following should be included in the applicant's CV and/or cover letter:
- Contact information: Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
- Education and training: Institutions, locations, years attended, 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
- Honors or awards received
- Personal objectives: A brief description of future goals and aspirations and why the applicant believes that the APhA Foundation Executive Fellowship will be of value
The application also requires two letters of recommendation from any of the following: a present or former employer, preceptor, college faculty, or dean. Recommenders should submit their letters directly within the OpenWater application portal.
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.
For additional information regarding the fellowship objectives and training schedule, view the 2020 fellowship flyer.
If you have any questions related to the APhA Foundation Executive Fellowship, please contact Meg Freiter, Executive Resident at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-558-2709.
The fellow 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 Fellow receives a stipend and benefits, including:
- Social Security withholdings through payroll deductions.
- Health and dental insurance for the Fellow. Family coverage may be obtained.
- Group term life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
- Ten days personal leave during the one-year period.
- 2020-2021 - JOHN LITTLE
- 2019-2020 - MEG FREITER, PHARMD
- 2018-2019 - Rajan Vaidya, PharmD
- 2017-2018 - Jing Wu, PharmD, MPH
- 2016-2017 - Drew Register, PharmD
- 2015-2016 - Brian Donahue, PharmD
- 2014-2015 - Brian Wall, PharmD
- 2013-2014 - Ryan Burke, PharmD
- 2012-2013 - Krystalyn Weaver, PharmD
- 2011-2012 - Farah Towfic, PharmD
- 2010-2011 - Lindsay Kunkle, PharmD
- 2009-2010 - Megan Coder, PharmD
Former Executive Residents
APhA/NCSPAE Executive Residents
1987-1988 Gary J. Salamido, BSPharm, MS
1987-1988 April M. Shaughnessy, BSPharm, CAE
1988-1989 Judith A. Shinogle, BSPharm, PhD, MS*
1989-1990 Thomas P. Christensen, BSPharm, JD, PhD
1990-1991 Melissa Murer Corrigan, BSPharm
1991-1992 Rev. Jeffery W. Jones
1992-1993 Jann B. Skelton, BPharm, MBA (née Hinkle)
1993-1994 Susan C. Winckler, BSPharm, JD
1994-1995 Jann B. Rigell, BSPharm, MBA
1995-1996 Kimberly N. Thornton, BSPharm
1996-1997 Michael D. Hogue, PharmD
About Cal Knowlton
About Dr. Calvin H. Knowlton, BSPharm, MDiv, PhD
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.