The KPhA Board of Directors relies on committees to develop initiatives to drive the Association forward. Below is the current roster of committees and their respective chairs. Please note, following a vote in the House of Delegates Closing Meeting on June 11, the Membership Engagement Committee and Pharmacy Work Environment Advisory Committee have been removed as stand-alone committees for 2023-2024.
2023-2024 KPhA Committees
The Executive Committee shall act on behalf of the Board of Directors and make decisions only in emergencies, notifying the full Board of Directors of those decisions within two business days. Further, the Executive Committee shall meet only in the event that the full Board cannot meet within 24 hours or whatever is reasonable based on the situation. The Executive Committee may serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Director in Human Resource matters.
Misty Stutz, chair
The Organizational Affairs Committee shall consider matters related to, but not limited to, the internal affairs of the Association. These matters include soliciting and vetting nominations for Officers and the Board of Directors; and soliciting and vetting nominations for all awards except the Meritorious Service Award.
Sam Willett, Chair
The Public Affairs Committee shall include matters related, but not limited, to the practice of
pharmacy and its relationship to the general public.
Emma Sapp, Chair
Alan Webb, Vice-Chair
Past Presidents Advisory:
The Past Presidents Advisory Committee shall consist of fifteen past Presidents/Chairs of the Board and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the current President of the Association. The President shall annually appoint a member of the Committee to serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors. This individual shall serve as Chair of the Committee during the organization year.
Trish Freeman, Chair
Brooke Hudspeth, Ex-Officio
The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Chair of the Board, Treasurer, Secretary, and one or more at-large member(s) of the Association. The Committee shall provide guidance to the KPhA Board of Directors by assuring the adoption of an annual operating budget; ensuring that an annual audit or related financial engagement of the accounts and financial records of the Association is conducted by an independent CPA and that the IRS 990 is filed; review and report of the Association's finances on at least a quarterly basis; and, perform other duties as required and/or as assigned by the Board in fulfillment of the Association's fiduciary responsibilities.
Lakin Marr, Chair
The Government Affairs Committee shall consist of a minimum of eight active members, one student member, and one technician member and serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors. The Government Affairs Committee shall assist the Association with developing and maintaining a grassroots program to support the Association's government affairs initiatives and in raising awareness of and contributions to the Government Affairs Fund.
Craig Martin, Chair
Cathy Hanna, Vice-Chair
Faith D. Percival
The Professional Affairs Committee shall include matters related, but not limited, to, the practice of pharmacy and its relationship to the general public. This Committee is also responsible for vetting applications for the Board of Pharmacy nominees. Additionally, the Committee shall, in accordance with the Association's Bylaws, submit a written report of the Committee's activities and recommendations by May 1, no later than 30 days before the Annual Meeting.
Sarah Vickey, Chair
Clark Kebodeaux, Vice-Chair
The Public Health Committee shall assist the Association with respect to its partnership with the Kentucky Department of Public Health and related emergency preparedness activities. As well as, assist KPhA in its mission to advance the profession of pharmacy by monitoring the development of (Health Information Exchange) HIE via a formal committee interface with the state (GOHIE); drafting position papers and/or policy recommendations on HIE to the KPhA Board of Directors and/or House of Delegates; building awareness and education among pharmacists about HIE; and informing other provider networks what pharmacists can do.
Lindsey Dunwoody, Chair
Melissa Burgess, Vice-Chair