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

The application for the APhA Foundation Executive Residency in Association Management & Leadership is currently 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
  • 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

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 residency objectives and training schedule, view the 2019 residency flyer.

If you have any questions related to the APhA Foundation Executive Residency, please contact Meg Freiter, Executive Resident at or 202-558-2709.

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

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.