Dr. Orsula Voltis Knowlton is Co-founder, President and Chief Marketing/New Business Development Officer of Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. Since the Company’s founding in 2009 and the welcoming of its first clients in 2011, Dr. Knowlton and the TRHC team now serve 20-25% of the PACE market participants (Program for All-inclusive Care of the Elderly) and provide interventions for high-risk individuals in Part D plans representing approximately 15% of the total number of Medicare lives. The company has received numerous awards including 2016 SmartCEO Culture Award and 2018 Top Workplaces by Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com.
Prior to TRHC, Dr. Knowlton was a key member of the start-up management team of excelleRx, a hospice medication management and pharmacy distribution company. During her tenure as VP, Chief Marketing, Strategy, and Business Development Officer, from 1995 through 2007, the company grew organically to service over 85,000 hospice patients in 49 States. The company was purchased by a Fortune 500 company in 2005.
Dr. Knowlton has been involved in numerous publications focused on medication safety and personalized medication management. She has also co-authored the first published consensus guidelines on the standards for anticoagulation management centers in conjunction with the Anticoagulation Forum. She has authored and co-authored book chapters and articles focused on marketing pharmaceutical care and medication therapy management services.
In the community, Dr. Knowlton serves as a Trustee, Executive Committee Secretary, and Chair of the Governance Committee for Samaritan Hospice, Marlton, NJ. She has served as Trustee for the West Jersey Chamber Music Society, Moorestown, NJ; Chair of the Medical Committee for the nationally known American Heart Association’s “Red Dress Luncheon” in Philadelphia, PA; the Dean’s Advisory Board, School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; Dean’s Advisory Board, Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA; Board Member of the George Washington Institute on Spirituality and Health, Washington, DC; Board Member for Family Services, Westhampton, NJ; and Board Member of the Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.
For her professional and personal accomplishments, Dr. Knowlton was named “Woman of Distinction” 2006 by the Philadelphia Business Journal; “NJ’s Best 50 Women in Business 2008” by NJBIZ; winner of NJ Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award 2013 and SNJ Business People “Exceptional Entrepreneurs Award” 2014. She was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Garden State Council Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, 2016, and “Community Partners of the Year” by the Non-profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey, 2016.
Dr. Knowlton received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA. She is a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business Executive MBA program, Philadelphia, PA.