AACP Committees

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AACP Committees are organized into the following categories. Participating on an AACP committee is an opportunity for members to share their expertise, connect with fellow members, and collaborate with colleagues on programs and initiatives aimed at advancing the mission and strategic priorities of the Association.

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Standing Committees

Standing Committees are established in AACP’s Bylaws and are tasked with creating and carrying out action plans directly related to AACP’s strategic priorities and charges of the current President. 

To access Standing Committee reports please visit the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

Academic Affairs Committee

The Committee shall be concerned with the intellectual, social and personal aspects of pharmacy education. It is expected to identify practices, procedures, and guidelines which will aid faculties in developing students and preparing them for the workforce. 

2019-20 Committee

Andrew Bzowyckyj (Pacific University Oregon) Chair
Brian L. Crabtree (Mercer University) 
Kari L. Franson (University of Colorado) 
Donald G. Klepser (University of Nebraska Medical Center) 
Arinzechukwu Nkemdirim Okere (Florida A&M University) 
Therese I. Poirier (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) 
Adam C. Welch (East Tennessee State University) 
Kelly R. Ragucci (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2019-20 Academic Affairs Committee will focus on the following charges: 

  • Extend the work of the 2018-19 Argus Commission by identifying promising practices in academic-practice partnerships that are accelerating the transformation of a workforce prepared to assume responsibility for society's medication use needs in 2030.The 2019–20 committee will:
  • Identify the mechanisms through which professional pharmacy organizations are supporting workforce development and consider opportunities for individual schools and/or AACP to influence these efforts to collaborate with these entities.
  • Determine the role AACP should play in supporting schools in efforts to grow their influence in workforce development.
  • Define strategies and draft an action plan for AACP's role in supporting school engagement in driving workforce development with respect to the knowledge and skills required to accelerate practice transformation.
Argus Commission

The Argus Commission is comprised of the past five AACP Presidents. 

2019-20 Commission

Patricia Chase (Oregon State University) Chair
David D. Allen (The University of Mississippi)
Cynthia J. Boyle (University of Maryland)
Joseph T. DiPiro (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Steven A. Scott (Purdue University)
Lucinda L. Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2019-20 Argus Commission will focus on the following charge:

  • Conduct a critical analysis of the state of engagement across academic pharmacy institutions with respect to catalyzing practice transformation and preparing graduates to lead these efforts.
Professional Affairs Committee

The Professional Affairs Committee may consist of up to ten members, including associate members who represent pharmacy and other health care associations/organizations. The committee will address issues associated with both professional practice and pharmacy education. The work of the committee should strive to establish and/or improve the collaborative relationships with other organizations concerned with practice and education issues. 

2019-20 Committee

Gina D. Moore (University of Colorado) Chair
Anne L. Burns (American Pharmacists Association) Liaison Member
Hannah Fish (National Community Pharmacists Association) Liaison Member
Clark Kebodeaux (University of Kentucky) 
Lisa M. Meny (Ferris State University) 
Anne Policastri (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Liaison Member
Kevin B. Sneed (University of South Florida) 
Andy Traynor (Concordia University of Wisconsin) 
Lynette R. Bradley-Baker (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2019-20 Professional Affairs Committee will focus on the following charges:

  • Describe the leadership role of schools of pharmacy in advancing interprofessional practice, with an emphasis on physician-pharmacist collaborative relationships.
  • Establish an inventory of resources that can support school efforts to grow collaborative partnerships between pharmacists and physicians.
  • Determine gaps in the resources required to support schools in efforts to facilitate expansion of interprofessional partnerships. Specifically, evaluate the presence of resources that assist with articulating the value proposition for physician-pharmacist collaborations across the dimensions of quality, cost, patient experience and health care provider wellbeing (the Quadruple Aim).
  • Define strategies and draft an action plan for AACP's role in facilitating member schools' efforts to accelerate the development of interprofessional practices within their geography of influence.
Research and Graduate Affairs Committee

The Research and Graduate Affairs Committee may consist of seven members that will be appointed in such a way as to represent the multiple research disciplines in pharmacy education. The duties of the Committee shall include assistance with the development of the Association's research, graduate education and scholarship agenda. 

2019-20 Committee

Grace Kuo (Oregon State University) Chair
Jennifer L. Bacci (University of Washington)
Michelle A. Chui (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Joel Farley (University of Minnesota)
Peter M. Gannett (Nova Southeastern University)
Sheldon G. Holstad (American College of Clinical Pharmacy)
Melanie Livet (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Dorothy F. Farrell (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2019-20 RGAC will focus on the the following charges: 

  • Articulate the case for implementation science as a key strategy for practice and curricular advancement efforts led by academic institutions.
  • Evaluate the state of implementation science research across academic pharmacy and determine the need for research pipeline development and/or faculty development within this discipline.
  • Outline a plan to raise the profile of implementation science among CEO deans, associate deans for research and pharmacy practice and social and administrative science department chairs.
  • Define strategies and draft an action plan for AACP’s role in facilitating school leaders in application of implementation science with their stakeholders.
Strategic Engagement Committee

The Strategic Engagement Committee will be comprised of no fewer than five members who will advise the Board of Directors on the formation of positions on matters of public policy and on strategies to advance those positions to the public and private sectors on behalf of academic pharmacy. 

2019-20 Committee

Leigh Ann Ross (The University of Mississippi) Chair
Renee Crichlow (Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians) 
Donald F. Downing (University of Washington) 
Kelly C. Lee (University of California, San Diego) 
Julie M. Sease (Presbyterian College) 
Rebecca P. Snead (National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations [NASPA]) 
Kyle Turner (The University of Utah) 
Alan J. Zillich (Purdue University) 
Jasey Cárdenas (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2019-20 Strategic Engagement Committee will focus on the following charges:

  • Evaluate the nature of collaborative relationships between schools of pharmacy and state pharmacy associations with respect to supporting advancement of pharmacy practice.  Identify promising practices that should be disseminated across the Academy.
  • Identify ways in which the profession (professional organizations and schools), within individual states, is partnering with medical societies to identify common priorities and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Define strategies and draft an action plan for AACP's role in catalyzing school efforts to partner with pharmacy and medical societies for the purpose of advancing collaborative practice.
Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee may consist of seven members. The Committee shall be concerned with issues regarding admissions, recruitment, enrollment management, and student affairs related policies and practices and will assist with the development of the Association’s relevant research agenda. 

2019-20 Committee

Beth E. Welch (Western New England University) Chair
Sally Arif (Midwestern University - Downers Grove) 
Timothy J. Bloom (Shenandoah University) 
Alex N. Isaacs (Purdue University) 
Kristin K. Janke (University of Minnesota) 
Jessica L. Johnson (William Carey University) 
Lindsey Moseley (Auburn University) 
Libby J. Ross (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2019-20 Student Affairs Committee will examine institutional leadership models (assistant/associate deans, professional staff) and professional development needs to optimize achievement of AACP Strategic Priority #1 on the applicant pipeline.

The Student Affairs Committee will focus on the following charges:

  • Determine the degree to which there is evidence that strong professional identity formation is imbedded in student pharmacists' educational experience.
  • Outline key elements of professional identity formation that educators must be aware of in establishing student learning experiences that prepare them for interprofessional practice. Define the relationships between professional identity formation and the CAPE domains 3 and 4.
  • Explore the relationship between formal curricular learning activities and co- or extra-curricular activities coordinated by student affairs staff in supporting professional identity formation.
  • Define strategies and draft an action plan for AACP's role in advancing efforts of schools to establish strong professional identity formation in pharmacy graduates.
Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for oversight of the annual audit process and selecting the independent auditor.  

2019-20 Committee

Natalie D. Eddington (University of Maryland) Chair
Michaela M. Almgren (University of South Carolina) 
Lakesha M. Butler (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
Wendy M. Gabriel (South College)
Paul Gavaza (Loma Linda University) 
Steven A. Scott (Purdue University)
Sibu Ramamurthy (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

 

Bylaws and Policy Development Committee

The Bylaws and Policy Development Committee ensures that resolutions, position papers and similar proposals to the House of Delegates which seek to establish Association policy or action are made appropriate to and ready for consideration by the House. 

2019-20 Committee

Daniel R. Kennedy (Western New England University) Chair
Bradley C. Cannon (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) 
Lawrence M. Brown (Chapman University) 
Glenn Anderson (The University of Louisiana at Monroe) 
David A. Holdford (Virginia Commonwealth University) 
Walter T. Smith (Manchester University) 
Robert M. Riggs (Samford University) 
Jamie L. Wagner (The University of Mississippi) 
Lucinda L. Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The 2019-20 Bylaws and Policy Development Committee will be focused on the following charge:

  • Complete the review of the policy compendium begun by the 2016–2017 BPDC and recommend whether policies that may require substantive amendments be presented in the Preliminary report of the Committee in April 2020.
Finance Committee

The Finance Committee may consist of six members and shall be comprised of the Treasurer, the presidential officers, and two active members of the Association. It shall be the duty of the Committee to advise the Executive Vice President in creating the annual budget of the Association for approval of the Board of Directors and establishing guidelines for the budgeting process for each Council, Section and SIG. 

2019-20 Committee

David P. Zgarrick (Northeastern University) Chair
Natalie D. Eddington (University of Maryland) 
David D. Allen (The University of Mississippi) 
Eric J. Johnson (The University of Oklahoma) 
Anne Y. Lin (Notre Dame of Maryland University) 
Todd D. Sorensen (University of Minnesota) 
Andrew A. Webster (Belmont University) 
Sibu Ramamurthy (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Investment Committee

The Investment Committee shall be comprised of the President, Treasurer, Immediate past chairs of the three Councils and one member at large from the Finance Committee. It shall be the duty of the Committee to advise the Board of Directors on the management of Association investment funds.

2019-20 Committee

David P. Zgarrick (Northeastern University) Chair
Daniel A. Brazeau (Marshall University)
Jennifer Danielson (University of Washington) 
Lucinda L. Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) 
Evan T. Robinson (Creighton University)
Todd D. Sorensen (University of Minnesota) 
Andrew A. Webster (Belmont University) 
Sibu Ramamurthy (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee for AACP Officers may consist of five members, including the Immediate Past President who shall be the Chair, and to include two from the Council of Deans and two from the Council of Faculties. 

2019-20 Committee

David D. Allen (The University of Mississippi) Chair
Douglas J. Bricker (Duquesne University) 
John M. Conry (St. John's University) 
Krishna Kumar (Howard University) 
Cindy D. Stowe (Sullivan University) 
Jenny A. Van Amburgh (Northeastern University) 
Lucinda L. Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

Special and Advisory Committees

Special and Advisory Committees contribute to the Association by providing technical expertise or advice in specific areas such as admissions, the Journal, etc.

Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee

The AACP Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee will counsel the Association on programming with the goal of providing relevant and high-value content that will enhance the professional development of workshop attendees. The Committee was formed in response to a recommendation in the 2018-2019 AACP Student Affairs Standing Committee report.

2019-20 Committee 

Michael Dietrich (Midwestern University - Glendale) 
Dale English (Sullivan University) 
Donald Godwin (The University of New Mexico) 
Gregory Hetrick (Manchester University) 
Heather Petrelli (University of South Florida) 
Jennifer Schoelles-Williams (The University of Tennessee) 
Kyle Sousa (Loma Linda University) 
Libby J. Ross (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Katie Bruce (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee will assist with the following objectives:

  • Assist AACP in revamping the annual admissions workshop to promote a great alignment with the AACP Strategic Priority #1 relative to enriching the applicant pipeline.
  • Develop a program theme, outline, and educational content structure that will further promote the professional development and leadership skills of personnel in the areas of admissions, recruitment, and student affairs.
  • Identify programming models for other organizations that might be adopted or modified for use in the admissions workshop program.
  • Review the call for session abstracts to be presented with an understanding that institutional and member representation must be balanced.
  • Assist in the development of a post-workshop assessment instrument for attendees.
AJPE Editorial Board

The Journal shall be advised by an Editorial Board consisting of faculty representing a variety of institutions and disciplines from within the Academy. Board members shall be consulted regarding various operations associated with the Journal, including but not limited to manuscript types and guidelines, strategic planning and goals, and mission and scope. Board members are expected to help advance the Journal in collaboration the Editorial Team. The Board shall consist of 24 members serving an initial term of 3 years with an option to renew for a second 3-year term. Board members shall be appointed by the AACP president in consultation with the Journal editor and associate editors.     

2019-20 Editorial Board

Institutional Research and Assessment Committee

The charge of the Institutional Research and Assessment Committee is to provide the Association with discussion and recommendations for changes or additions to existing surveys and/or additional surveys to be added to AACP's Institutional Research and Effectiveness portfolio. The committee will have one on-site meeting at the AACP office during the year with possible conference calls to complete the charges.  

2019-20 Committee

Jeanine K. Mount (MCPHS University - Boston) Chair
Naushad K. Ghilzai (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) Member
Anandi V. Law (Western University of Health Sciences) Member
David F. Maize (University of the Incarnate Word) Member
Michael J. Rudolph (University of Kentucky) Member
Lynda S. Welage (University of Minnesota) Member
Jacqueline M. Zeeman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Member
Mary E. Kiersma (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) Liaison Member
Jeffrey W. Wadelin (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) Liaison Member
Jamie Taylor (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Nancy Nguyen (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
PCAT Advisory Committee

The PCAT Advisory Committee should counsel the Association and The Pearson Corporation in the development, administration and promotion of the Pharmacy College Admissions Test. The Panel will assist in the enhancement of the standardized test so institutions may better use it as an effective to tool to predict the academic success of pharmacy applicants. 

2019-20 Committee

Paul W. Jungnickel (Auburn University) Chair
Renee M. DeHart (Samford University) 
Amy Diepenbrock (University of the Incarnate Word) 
Mary L. Euler (West Virginia University) 
Hetty H. Ha (NAAHP) 
Jamie L. Hall (University of Missouri-Kansas City) 
Jason S. Haney (Medical University of South Carolina) 
Lisa Lebovitz (University of Maryland) 
Ann M. Philbrick (University of Minnesota) 
Caroline Sierra (Loma Linda University) 
Libby J. Ross (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
PCAT Prep Advisory Committee

The PCAT Prep Advisory Committee should counsel the Association and Kaplan Test Prep in the development, administration, and promotion of the Kaplan PCAT Prep Program. The Committee will assist in the enhancement of the curriculum of the program in order to better prepare prospective pharmacy school applicants for the PCAT and the rigors of the pharmacy curriculum. 

2019-20 Committee

Mary L. Euler (West Virginia University) Chair
Kelly Bach (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) 
Daniel A. Brazeau (Marshall University) 
Amy D. Grant (University of South Carolina) 
Louisa Sullivan (West Virginia University) 
Libby J. Ross (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Pharm4Me Champions Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Pharm4Me Champions Advisory Committee is to promote the pharmacy profession. The vision of the committee is that prospective students, educators, advisors, and communities understand and appreciate contemporary pharmacy education and career opportunities. The expected outcome is an increase to the number of qualified applicants who apply to pharmacy school.

2019-20 Committee

Chenita W. Carter (Florida A&M University) 
Heidi Fuchs (Touro College) 
Hetty Y. Ha (University of California, Irvine) 
Catherine L. Jarvis (University of Colorado) 
Shaun Keating (Medical College of Wisconsin) 
Erik D. Maki (Drake University) 
Darnae' G. Parks (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) 
Miriam C. Purnell (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) 
Rosie Walker (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
PharmCAS Advisory Committee

The PharmCAS™ Advisory Committee should counsel the Association and Liaison International on the development and promotion of the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). 

2019-20 Committee

Joel W. Gonzales (University of California, San Francisco) Chair
Jeffrey A. Bates (Cedarville University) 
Jordana S. Berry (Mercer University) 
Olivia Buncher (University of Minnesota) 
Jennifer L. Clutter (West Virginia University) 
Hetty Y. Ha (University of California, Irvine) NAAHP Liaison
Bill Nichols (Belmont University) 
Helen C. Park (Roseman University of Health Sciences) 
Everlidis Pena (Larkin University) 
Jennifer M. Rosenberg (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) 
Laurel A. Sampognaro (The University of Louisiana Monroe) 
Mackenzie Stick (Creighton University) 
Thomas TenHoeve (University of Illinois at Chicago) 
Nicole Iarossi (Liaison International) PharmCAS Liaison
Katie Bruce (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The PharmCAS™ Committee will assist with the following objectives:

  • Ensuring the centralized application service is designed to meet the needs of academic pharmacy and prospective student pharmacists;
  • Ensuring the centralized application service is operationally and fiscally sound;
  • Promotion of PharmCAS™ to AACP member institutions, prospective applicants, health professions advisors, and other related organizations; and
  • Evaluation of system performance and recommendations for enhancements.
PharmGrad Advisory Committee

The PharmGrad Advisory Committee should counsel the Association and Liaison International on the development and promotion of the Pharmacy College Application Service for Graduate Programs. 

2019-20 Committee

Kimberly J. Dunn (Campbell University) Chair
Lori M. Altenbaugh (University of Pittsburgh) 
Daniel J. Canney (Temple University) 
Julie A. Cogley-Pifko (Manchester University) 
Justin Hadley (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) 
Jason Hartfield (Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy) 
Cynthia B. Jones (Marshall University) 
Rose Llanos-Almeida (Nova Southeastern University) 
Innokentiy Maslennikov (Chapman University) 
Kaci Thiessen (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) 
Nicole Iarossi (Liaison International, Inc.) PharmGrad Liaison 
Katie Bruce (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

The PharmGrad Committee will assist with the following objectives:

  • Ensuring the centralized application service is designed to meet the needs of academic pharmacy and prospective graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences;
  • Ensuring the centralized application service is operationally and fiscally sound;
  • Promotion of PharmGrad to AACP member institutions, prospective applicants, health professions advisors, and other related organizations; 
  • Evaluation of system performance and recommendations for enhancements; and
  • Counsel AACP on the challenges and opportunities in the recruitment of students in pharmacy graduate programs.

Awards Committees 

Awards Committees aid in selecting and recommending candidates for the Association’s awards

Ad hoc Committees and Task Forces

Ad hoc committees and task forces appointed for very specific tasks and timeframes