The Knowlton Center

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


Applications are now open!

For information on the Executive Fellowship purpose and objectives, view the 2023 Executive Fellowship flyer.



The application for the APhA Foundation Executive Fellowship in Association Management & Leadership closes December 31, 2023.

Applicants are 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 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 must submit their letters directly within the ADP application portal.



The fellow will be selected by the APhA Foundation Executive Director and APhA Staff 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.
  • Final candidates will have a personal interview, at the candidate’s expense, at APhA Headquarters in Washington, DC.



The Executive Fellow will receive the following:

  • Competitive stipend consistent with that of other pharmacy residencies and fellowships.
  • Certificate in Association Management from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
  • 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.



If you have any questions related to the APhA Foundation Executive Fellowship, please contact Emily Albers, Executive Fellow at or 202-429-7502.


Click here to view an update on where the Fellows are now.

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 Calvin and Orsula Knowlton

About Drs. Calvin and Orsula Knowlton

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. Dr. Calvin Knowlton serves as the CEO, Chairman, and Founder of Tabula Rasa HealthCare. Dr. Orsula Knowlton serves as the Co-Founder, President, and Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer at Tabula Rasa HealthCare.