NCPA Executive Residency


The NCPA Executive Residency is a springboard into a career of association work or independent practice that will provide you with distinction as a future leader in the health care field. This residency program, conducted at NCPA Headquarters in Alexandria, VA, helps distinguish you from your fellow graduates by opening up new and rewarding opportunities for you in numerous areas.

NCPA's headquarters is located in Old Town Alexandria, and is just steps away from the King Street Metro station. Alexandria, hometown of George Washington, is rich in tradition, with a history that dates back more than 350 years. Alexandria is also only five miles from the heart of downtown Washington D.C. The District of Columbia is home to the National Mall, historic monuments, the Smithsonian, and many other attractions. It also boasts a variety of unique neighborhoods, each with its own style, one-of-a-kind restaurants, shops, and plenty of nightlife.


Improve your executive leadership skills by contributing to the following departments: NCPA Innovation Center, Strategic Initiatives, Convention and Meetings, Membership, Professional Affairs, Student Affairs, and Government Affairs. Opportunities include travel to various meetings, conventions, and conferences held by other national and state pharmacy organizations and participation in joint pharmacy committee meetings, where you with have the opportunity to network with community pharmacy leaders and other health care professionals. NCPA’s Executive Resident receives an annual stipend as well as relocation assistance. As an NCPA employee, you receive a full benefits package that includes: 12 vacation days, government holidays, health/dental/vision insurance and eligibility for a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

The NCPA Executive Residency offered me the chance to establish a network including community pharmacists from coast-to-coast and see the 'future of pharmacy' in practice today in incredibly innovative pharmacies making programs work that are good for their patients and their communities."
- Kevin Day, PharmD
2014-2016 NCPA Executive Resident


Interested candidates for the NCPA Executive Residency should submit the following materials electronically to no later than December 31, 2016:

  • NCPA Executive Residency Application Form

  • One page letter of intent expressing your career goals and reason for interest in the executive residency

  • One page letter of recommendation from a pharmacy school official, endorsing your interest and ability to effectively participate and contribute in this dynamic environment

  • One page letter of recommendation from an independent community pharmacist (preferably a pharmacy owner)

  • Official transcript from your school/college of pharmacy (must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale)

  • A copy of your most recent resume or CV describing your work and professional experience

  • Photo head shot

"During pharmacy school, both community pharmacy and association management fascinated me. The NCPA Executive Residency program was the perfect intersection of my interests. As the Resident I developed programs and resources to support community pharmacists with marketplace changes, a skillset that has served me well in staff roles. Community pharmacies have a profound impact on their neighborhoods, and I feel beyond honored to work to support them through enhanced service implementation every day."
- Bri Morris, PharmD
2013-2014 NCPA Executive Resident

NCPA Executive Residents:

2016-2017: Alexander Tu, PharmD
2014-2016: Kevin Day, PharmD
2013-2014: Bri Morris, PharmD
2012-2013: Whitney Cowart, PharmD
2011-2012: Jane Hong, PharmD
2009-2010: Caity Frail, PharmD
2008-2009: Carolyn Ha, PharmD
2007-2008: Judith Okafor, PharmD
2006-2007: Bryan Ziegler, PharmD
2005-2006: Jackie Lopez, PharmD
2004-2005: Linda Mick, PharmD
2003-2004: Stacy Swartz, PharmD
2002-2003: Scott Pace, PharmD
2001-2002: Tom Murry, PharmD