News Release

March 5, 2018

APhA Foundation Announces 2018-2019 Executive Resident

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has announced Rajan Vaidya as the 2018-2019 Knowlton Center Executive Resident in Association Management and Leadership. The residency, created by the Knowlton Foundation through the Center for Pharmacist-Based Health Solutions, seeks to prepare the next generation of leaders in the pharmacy profession. Vaidya will begin his year-long residency in June 2018 at the APhA Foundation headquarters in Washington, D.C. As the Executive Resident, he will participate in a broad range of association management experiences and initiatives.

Vaidya, a final-year student pharmacist at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy in Claremont, CA, was selected based on his leadership qualities and commitment to the advancement of the pharmacy profession. Vaidya served in many leadership roles with the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and Indian Pharmacists Association (IPA). He currently serves on the CPhA Board of Trustees, CPhA Legislative Committee, and CPhA Policy Committee. He also is highly involved in IPA in his roles as a Political Action Committee Member and Mentor-Mentee Program Co-Coordinator. Vaidya received an IPA Student Scholarship in both 2016 and 2017.

Vaidya also enjoys public speaking. He emceed at the Rx Boot Camp, California’s only student ran leadership development program for student pharmacists, and at the IPA Annual Banquet. He has a diverse array of pharmacy experiences and is excited to apply some of the skills he has learned:

“I am looking forward to applying my experience in pharmacy billing and advocacy to support key APhA objectives and working with the talented group of APhA staff and leadership. The Executive Residency will be an incredible opportunity to formalize my training in association management and specifically pharmacy advocacy. I am excited to play a role in influencing national healthcare policies and ultimately helping the pharmacy profession move forward.”

Dr. Calvin H. Knowlton, BSPharm, MDiv, PhD established the Knowlton Foundation to provide resources, such as the Knowlton Center, to develop future leaders in healthcare. To learn more about the Executive Residency program, please visit our website.

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 Follow the APhA Foundation on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.