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Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022

Renowned immunization expert Mitchel C. Rothholz announces his retirement from the American Pharmacists Association

WASHINGTON, DC –  Mitchel C. Rothholz recently announced his retirement from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the APhA Foundation, effective July 1, 2022, after 28 years of service.

Rothholz started at APhA on June 15, 1994. For nearly 3 decades, Rothholz has been responsible for the development and coordination of APhA’s strategic plan and initiatives, governance and policy development activities, and public health initiatives. As a leader in both the immunization and pharmacy professions, Rothholz has been nationally recognized as an expert on pharmacy-based immunization delivery and as an advocate for the profession of pharmacy on numerous issues. His association management skills have been critical to the organizations and APhA teams with whom he has worked.

Rothholz has worked tirelessly over the span of his career to advance pharmacists’ roles through collaboration, coordination, and communication within and outside the pharmacy profession. For almost 40 years Rothholz has dedicated his career to supporting pharmacy team members in improving the health of individuals and communities, a commitment he plans to continue post-retirement. His ability to work across the profession of pharmacy has been demonstrated in his role as secretary for the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners over the past 15 years. Rothholz has assisted pharmacists in implementing immunization and other patient care services and has educated policymakers and the media on the expanding role of pharmacists and their value to the health care system. He also has worked on multidisciplinary collaborations that have led to improved patient outcomes. This work is very dear to Rothholz, and his commitment not only to APhA and the APhA Foundation, but to the entire pharmacy community is unwavering.

While Rothholz’s transition from APhA and the APhA Foundation is bittersweet, APhA is pleased to announce its new Governance & Executive Office leader, Brian C. Wall, PharmD. Wall joined APhA 8 years ago as an executive resident, and he has since advanced in his governance and policy work at APhA. He works with the APhA House of Delegates, the policy development process, and the APhA Board. Wall also coordinates APhA’s awards and elections programs. APhA has full confidence in Wall’s ability to continue to make positive and meaningful impacts to our work and the pharmacy profession. Effective July 1, 2022, Wall will take on the role of Senior Director, APhA Executive Office, Governance and Foundation Programs, in which he will lead our strategic planning and policy development activities.

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