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Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph., FAPhA, FFIP

Prior to assuming her current role in July 2002, Lucinda served as senior vice president for policy, planning and communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. She has also received honorary degrees from Western University and Ohio Northern University. In her academic career, Lucinda served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota, where she practiced in the field of geriatrics, and was an associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy.

She has been active in leadership roles in and out of the profession. Prior to joining the APhA staff, Lucinda served as speaker of the APhA House of Delegates and as an APhA trustee. She currently serves as a board member and vice chair of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. She also serves as a founding board member and current president of the Alliance for Integrated Medication Management. She is a Fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). In 2024, Lucinda was elected to the board of the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy.

Lucinda has received numerous awards, including the 2019 Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association and the pharmacy profession’s highest recognition. She is only the fifth female recipient since it was established in 1918. In 2022, Lucinda received a Special Recognition Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges for her work to advance interprofessional education and team-based care. Under her leadership in 2009, AACP became one of the founding members of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) with five other national associations of health professions education. There are now 22 member associations. The goal was and remains to help prepare future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes. She served as IPEC Chair until August 31, 2022.

Since retiring from AACP in June 2022, Lucinda continues speaking, writing, and consulting with a variety of entities.

Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph., FAPhA, FFIP

CEO Emerita,
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

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