APhA Foundation Names New Executive Fellow

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today announced Olivia Welter as the 2021-2022 Knowlton Center Executive Fellow in Association Management and Leadership. The year-long Fellowship begins in June and offers a broad range of association management experiences including opportunities to participate in priority APhA Foundation and APhA initiatives.

Established in 2008, the current incarnation of the Executive Fellowship program was made possible with the support of the Calvin and Orsula Knowlton Foundation through the Center for Pharmacist-Based Health Solutions. The Knowltons are committed to preparing the next generation of pharmacy leaders.

“We welcome Olivia to the team and within the APhA Enterprise-wide efforts to advance the pharmacy profession,” said APhA Foundation Executive Director, Mitchel C. Rothholz, RPh, MBA. “Her training and experiences will enhance her project implementation, management and leadership skills, and knowledge in organizational management and operations, advocacy and constituent engagement.”

Olivia will receive her PharmD from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Throughout her pharmacy education, she has been an active member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association serving on policy committees and as their Executive Intern in Association Management. This involvement piqued her interest in pharmacy advocacy and led her to complete an internship in the Iowa State Capitol House of Representatives.

"I am thrilled to be joining a team of thought leaders and pharmacy innovators at the APhA Foundation, and throughout APhA. I look forward to a year of learning, professional growth, and connecting with our membership." said Welter.

Olivia is also active in her school’s chapter of APhA-ASP previously chairing their Generation Rx patient care project. In this role, Olivia focused on educating health professionals and community members on the role of the pharmacist in combatting the opioid epidemic.


About the American Pharmacists Association Foundation 

The APhA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is a trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research, and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the U.S. For more information, please visit the APhA Foundation website www.aphafoundation.org. Follow the APhA Foundation on Facebook for the latest updates. 


About the Knowlton Center 

Dr. Calvin H. Knowlton, PhD, FAPhA, MDiv, PhD and Orsula V. Knowlton, PharmD, MBA, established The Calvin and Orsula Knowlton Foundation to provide resources, such as the Knowlton Center, to develop future leaders in health care. To learn more about the Executive Fellowship program, please visit the APhA Foundation website