Committees

Most of the work of the Association is done by the CPA Committees. It is through these committees that the Association is able to advance the strategic plan and the goals of the organization. Each Committee has a mission statement that provides the guidance for the committee. 

Committees are open to ALL CPA members in good standing, and provide a great opportunity for you to be an active, engaged part of the CPA leadership.


STANDING COMMITTEES

Legislative Committee
Are you an advocate? You can help promote and communicate the pharmacy profession’s perspective as it relates to proposed legislation.

Responsibilities:
-Sets the legislative agenda for the association
-Reviews and updates Grassroots Lobbying Kit
-Develops annual written Law CE to fulfill member’s Law CE obligation on-line   
-Meets monthly during CT legislative session
-Chairperson is responsible for writing an annual report to be available at the annual business meeting in conjunction with the New England Pharmacists Convention which summarizes new legislation passed.

Chair: Angelo DeFazio contact


Education Committee
Have an interest in education? Get involved in identifying and recommending continuing education activities for CPA. We provide education at two conventions each year and have an additional three live programs offered in the fall. We also offer online and written education for our members. Looking to provide webinars and expand our reach! Can you help?

Responsibilities:
-The committee takes responsibility for meetings sponsored by the organization.
-With the assistance of staff, the committee should plan cost effective, profitable events that further the professional goals of the organization’s membership.
-Develops and reviews CE program topics that further the professional goals of members and recruits funding.
-Reviews, evaluates and determines format and schedule of Mid-Winter and New England Pharmacists Conventions.
-Updates and promotes CPA technician training program and online pharmacist refresher program.  (Special sub-committee)
-Meets at least three times per year.
-Chairperson is responsible for writing an annual report to be available at the annual meeting held in conjunction with the New England Pharmacists Convention.

Chair: Rob Picone  contact


External Relations Committee
Do you think our communities understand what a pharmacist does? Help promote better understanding of the profession and the association through a variety of public outreach efforts, marketing and public relations venues.

Responsibilities:
-Develops public awareness of profession of pharmacy and assists members with public presentations
-Meets at least two times per year
-Chairperson is responsible for writing an annual report to be available at the annual meeting held in conjunctions with the New England Pharmacists Convention

Chair: Lisa Bragaw  contact


Membership Committee
Are you a networker? The mission of the Membership Committee is to actively recruit new members, to encourage member participation in association committees and activities and to determine if membership needs are being met and to recommend measures or services that will better meet the changing needs of members.

Responsibilities:
-Develops methods to recruit and retain members.
-Evaluates member services and programs.
-Enhances student participation in CPA.
-Develop survey for member satisfaction and non-renewal
-Meets at least quarterly.
-Chairperson is responsible for writing an annual report to be available at the annual business meeting held in conjunction with the New England Pharmacists Convention

Chair: Marissa Salvo  contact


Awards, Scholarships and Nominations Committee
Do you know colleagues who are doing something special? How about students who may need some assistance in obtaining tools for school? Help select candidates for the future leaders of the association, pharmacists for the association’s prestigious professional awards, and deserving students for the CPA scholarships.

Responsibilities:
-Reviews scholarship applications and award nominations
-Selects recipients.
-Maintains a list of past recipients
-Judges APhA-ASP patient counseling competition
-Meets at least twice per year
-Chairperson is responsible for writing an annual report to be available at the annual business meeting held in conjunction with the New England Pharmacists Convention

Chair: Emmet Sullivan  contact


Budget Committee
If you have a passion for numbers and a skill for budget projection, then this committee is for you. We need business-minded individuals to help prepare the CPA annual budget and monitor investments.

Responsibilities:
-Prepares/Reviews CPA budget  
-Meets at least twice per year
-Treasurer is responsible for writing an annual report to be available at the annual meeting held in conjunction with the New England Pharmacists Convention

Co-Chairs: Peter Tyczkowski, Jean Keating   contact