APhA Foundation Announces 2020-2021 Executive Fellow

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today announced John Little as the 2020-2021 Knowlton Center Executive Fellow in Association Management and Leadership. The year-long Fellowship will begin in June at the APhA Foundation headquarters in Washington, D.C. and offer a broad range of association management experiences and initiatives.

Formerly known as the Executive Residency, this program was created by The Calvin and Orsula Knowlton Foundation through the Center for Pharmacist-Based Health Solutions. Although John will be considered the first Executive Fellow, the program’s aim remains unchanged: to prepare the next generation of leaders in the pharmacy profession.  

“We are thrilled to welcome John to our team” said APhA Foundation Executive Director, Elizabeth K. Keyes. “Our program is designed to enhance his future career path and to help achieve his professional development goals.” 

In 2019, the APhA Foundation designated additional support for each fellow to complete the Certificate in Association Management from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  

Little will receive his PharmD from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and graduated with a Leadership Degree. He is driven to advance the profession of pharmacy and looks forward to contributing to efforts in advocacy, innovation, and leadership development. 

Little added, “I am eager to commit this year to learning.  I look forward to working with the dedicated individuals at the APhA Foundation and contributing to their efforts to improve patient care.” 

As a student pharmacist, John served as Class President for four years, Student Council President, and APhA-ASP Chapter President. In his final year, John and his team won the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Student Business Plan Competition by developing a unique strategy around infusion pharmacotherapy.  


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