MPhA relies on the participation of volunteers in our committees to help drive success in our mission. A listing of our committees and a description of their purpose are listed below. Committee members must be members of the Association in good standing.
Social Media & Communications Committee
Chair: Maureen Judkins
The Communications Committee reviews all channels of communications to members (e.g. social media, website, printed material, e-newsletters) and assists staff in developing the content of member communications.
Program & Events Committee
Chair: Katelyn O'Brien
The Program & Events Committee will assist in coordination of continuing education activities. Program Committee members will be asked to identify trending topics in the industry and needed areas for professional development in the pharmacy community, solicit speakers, and assist in marketing the program to colleagues and friends.
Ethics and Grievance Committee
The Ethics and Grievance Committee interprets and reviews the Code of Ethics of the Association and makes recommendations to the Board. When presented with allegations that a member has violated the obligations of the Bylaws or Code of Ethics of the Association, the Committee provides written notice of the charges against the member involved and provides the member with an opportunity for a fair hearing. The Committee promptly submits to the Board of Directors a written report of its finding of fact, recommendations and sanctions to be imposed (if any).
Government and Legislative Affairs Committee
Chair: Kathy Keough
The Committee is to review all matters relating to the delivery of pharmacy services as they pertain to governmental programs; review legislation and regulations for its effect on the profession of pharmacy and provide input and guidance to the Association and its leadership; assist in providing legislative advocacy on behalf of MPhA to assure that positions of the Association are known to policy makers; draft legislation that promotes the profession of pharmacy and improves patient care; and advise the EVP and Board on where our lobbying efforts should be directed.
Chair: Doug Lee
The Committee members will lead efforts to recover lapsed members; to identify new and review current membership benefits and services; and to identify and recruit new members.
Professional Affairs Committee
The Committee shall review all matters of inter-professional and intra-professional relations including programs that will advance the professional practice of Pharmacy; recommend to the Board programs that create opportunities for pharmacists to provide one on one direct patient care; and research and assist the Association Office in submitting grants.