Carol Motycka, Pharm.D., a clinical associate professor in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has been named president-elect of the Florida Pharmacy Association, or FPA. She won election by vote among FPA’s membership and will be installed as president-elect at FPA’s 131st Annual Meeting and Convention in July.
When Motycka becomes president in 2022, she’ll assume leadership of the largest and oldest statewide organization representing the profession of pharmacy in Florida. Her presidential responsibilities will include setting the organization’s annual goals; appointing committee chairs and members; presiding over meetings at the annual convention; and representing FPA at state and national pharmacy events, among many other duties.
“FPA is the voice of the Florida pharmacist, and my desire is to help every pharmacist in Florida have their voice heard through advocacy of our profession,” Motycka said. “We are at a very important time in pharmacy, and it’s critical that we continue our momentum to practice at the top of our license. Recent legislative changes, including the Test and Treat and Collaborative Practice Agreements, have pushed us further along the path, but we must continue the hard work, so that everyone sees the incredible impact pharmacists have on patients’ lives.”
FPA is an organization very near and dear to Motycka. She first joined in 2003 and has held more than a dozen committee and leadership positions, including Speaker of the House and President’s Committee Member from 2016-17, as well as a board member of the Pharmacy Today Journal since 2013. At the local level, she has served as president and a board member of the Duval County Pharmacist Association.
Motycka is a 1998 graduate of the UF College of Pharmacy and a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist. She currently serves as assistant dean and campus director of the college’s Jacksonville campus.