Executive Fellowship

We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis with an anticipated July 2024 start date. 

Funded by The Kentucky Education and Research Foundation (KPERF), the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) Executive Fellowship in Association Management is a postgraduate training program conducted at the KPhA Headquarters under the direction of the KPhA/KPERF Executive Director and staff. An association management fellowship provides an exceptional learning experience for a pharmacist interested in being a leader in the healthcare system. Associations touch the lives of individuals daily. They inspire professionals, unify the profession, and provide innovative opportunities for members.

The purpose of this Executive Fellowship is to:

  • support the development of individuals interested in association management through training and experience in leadership, advocacy, professional affairs, and problem-solving at the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.
  • prepare individuals for leadership positions in a variety of settings in the profession of pharmacy and health care.
  • advance areas of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association's strategic plan with a focus on clinical initiatives and grassroots advocacy.

Fellowship Information

Duration: 12 months (July 1-June 30)
Number of Positions: 1
Starting Date: July 1, 2024
Estimated Stipend: $48,000
Interview Required: Yes

Fellowship Special Features

The Executive Fellow will work to expand KPhA's clinical initiatives, attend state and national pharmacy meetings, gain exposure to all aspects of association work, and provide insight and assistance to the Association. The Fellow will continue to advance the pharmacist's role in the healthcare system by engaging with Kentucky's pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, policymakers, state agencies, other healthcare provider groups and managed care organizations. The Fellow will be allowed flexibility to tailor the experience to their interest to ensure there is passion behind the work that is done. The Fellow will have the flexibility to staff one day per week at a local community pharmacy if desired.

Fringe Benefits

  • 100% Group Insurance coverage
  • 10 days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Simple IRA Contribution Match up to 3%
  • Paid Holidays
  • Travel & Meeting support
  • One-year complimentary membership in the Kentucky Pharmacists Association

Special Requirements for Acceptance

PharmD from ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, anticipated pharmacist licensure in Kentucky, and background check.

Selection of the Applicant

Applicants should submit their application packet via email to Ben Mudd at bmudd@kphanet.org. You will be notified within two business days of receiving your complete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be asked to interview for the position. Selection of the applicant shall be the responsibility of the executive staff of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. An announcement of the final selection will be made as soon as possible.


A complete application includes:
  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Written responses to all three application questions:
    • In less than 400 words, please provide an overview of why you are applying for this Fellowship and how you plan to utilize the experience in your future career.
    • In less than 400 words, what personal strengths and experiences would you bring to the Kentucky Pharmacists Association? Include a description of your professional and/or community achievements and future goals.
    • In less than 400 words, in your opinion, what are the most important issues facing the pharmacy profession in your state and nationally?
  • Three letters of recommendation
Submit your official application to Ben Mudd, Executive Director, at bmudd@kphanet.org with subject: KPhA Fellowship Application – YOUR NAME. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to bmudd@kphanet.org or mailed to the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, 96 C. Michael Davenport Blvd. Frankfort, KY 40601.

Learn More

Want to learn more? Reach out to our current Executive Fellow, Taylor Williams, at fellow@kphanet.org!  

Past Executive Fellows

2022-2023: Emily Gatewood (Wilkerson), PharmD, RPh
First position after fellowship/Current position: Director of Practice Development, Kentucky Pharmacists Association, Frankfort, KY