Executive Residents

Farah Towfic, PharmD, MBA

Dr. Farah Towfic is Director of CEO Operations for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in Rockville, Maryland. In this role, Dr. Towfic helps prioritize the CEO’s engagements and collaborates across the organization to create meaningful engagements that deliver on USP’s strategic priorities. Dr. Towfic led USP’s interface with U.S. Government stakeholders in facilitating the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. The COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit helped to mitigate challenges related to the distribution; access; administration, storage, and handling challenges; and community uptake of perspective COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Towfic is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and completed an Executive Residency in Association Management at the headquarters of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in Washington, D.C. and received her MBA from the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium. Dr. Towfic is an advocate for the pharmacy profession, has served on APhA’s policy review committee, serves on the APhA Foundation Women in Pharmacy Committee,  and has held several leadership roles across state pharmacy associations. Towfic is a preceptor for several schools of pharmacy, the chair of the University of Iowa Genesis Alumni Board, and is a past participant in the Thomas R. Temple Leadership Pharmacy Conference. She is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, the Iowa Pharmacy Association, and the American Pharmacists Association.

“In my current position as Director of CEO Operations at United States Pharmacopeia (USP), I apply many of the skills that I developed and refined during my residency. These include communications, stakeholder engagement, and advocacy. In addition to building a solid foundation for lifelong learning, the residency helped me identify how best to communicate ideas, prepare presentations, and advance strategic objectives for a mission driven non-profit.”