May 18, 2023
For Immediate Release
APhA Foundation announces 2023–2024 Board of Directors
Washington, DC — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation is announcing the appointment of one new Director and the newly elected Officers of the Board of Directors. Installed at the Foundation’s Contributors’ Breakfast during the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Phoenix, AZ, each Director serves for three years and offices are held for a term of one year.
Valentino Caruso, PharmD, RPh, incoming director, joins existing Directors Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, and Elizabeth G. Johnson, PharmD, and the following newly elected officers:
President Anjanette Wyatt, BSPharm, PharmD
Vice President Mallory Ward
Treasurer John D. Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, ScD (Hon)
Secretary Ilisa BG Bernstein, PharmD, JD, FAPhA
Valentino Caruso, PharmD, RPh, is a CVS pharmacist in Hamden, CT. Outside of direct patient care, he has a long track record of philanthropy involving patients with disabilities, early childhood education, and supporting diversity, equity, and justice in pharmacy. Caruso is a proud alumnus of the University of Connecticut, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Tufts University. He resides outside New Haven with his wife, Sara, and son, Max.
“We are grateful to have such a talented team of leaders on the Board of Directors,” said Benjamin Bluml, RPh, APhA Foundation executive director and SVP, Research & Innovation. “We look forward to the contributions they each will make in guiding our mission to advance pharmacists’ patient care services. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to Gary Kadlec, who completed his term as Treasurer, for his service and commitment to our mission.”
Anjanette Wyatt, APhA Foundation president added, “The Board of Directors is a dedicated group of pharmacy and community leaders who are excited and committed to the philanthropic work we do. We look forward to a continued collaboration with our dynamic APhA Foundation staff as we create solutions that help people live longer, healthier lives.”
About the APhA Foundation
The APhA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, works to design solutions to optimize medication use and care delivery in America. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with APhA, the oldest national professional society of pharmacists in the United States, which was established in 1852. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research, and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services. For more information, please visit www.APhAFoundation.org.