Farah Towfic, '11 PharmD, MBA, is director of CEO Operations for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in Rockville, Maryland.
Following her graduation from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2011, Towfic pursued an Executive Residency in Association Management and Leadership at the headquarters of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in Washington, DC. During residency, Towfic advocated for the pharmacy profession, developed and shared tools to help pharmacists succeed in optimizing their role in improving patient health. Towfic then accepted a position as Manager of Pharmacy Services for Boscobel Pharmacy in Wisconsin where she adapted her passion for technology in creating operational efficiencies to enhance pharmacy services, particularly adherence-based services, through the Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality collaborative (WPQC).
Towfic then became a pharmacist at Osterhaus Pharmacy in Maquoketa, Iowa. At Osterhaus Pharmacy, she transformed the dispensing workflow by developing the appointment based model for over 650 patients while streamlining patient interventions, documentation, and dispensing practices. Through her expertise in pharmacy management software interfaces, she maximized inventory and billing accountability and accuracy while facilitating the transition to electronic documentation across the practice.
In her current role at USP, Towfic helps facilitate the CEO’s engagements with longtime stakeholders as well as internal staff and volunteer experts, and advances the enterprise priorities for the 200-year-old scientific nonprofit whose mission is to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods.
Towfic is a preceptor for UI students and residents, a board member of the University of Iowa Genesis Alumni Board, and is a past participant in the Thomas R. Temple Leadership Pharmacy Conference. Towfic represented community pharmacist interests to the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs and served as president of the Dubuque Area Pharmacy Association. She is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, the Iowa Pharmacy Association, the National Community Pharmacists Association, and the American Pharmacists Association.