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One of the major benefits of membership in the California Pharmacists Association is the opportunity to develop leadership skills and share your expertise by volunteering your time. CPhA Committees provide a path to leadership by allowing members to identify areas of interest to get involved with. This is your chance to make a difference in your profession. CPhA committees are listed below.

Name of Committee

Length of Service

Awards Committee
3-year term
Editorial Review Committee
3-year term
Education Advisory Committee
3-year term
Elections Committee
3-year term
Finance & Audit Committee
3-year term
House Nominating Committee
1-year term
Insurance Committee
3-year term
Investment Committee
3-year term
Legislative Committee
3-year term
Policy Committee
1-year term
Reference Committee
1-year term

 Standing Committees:

  • Awards Committee (3-year term)
    The committee will be responsible for Hall of Fame selections which require a super majority vote (2/3 of the committee members). The committee also selects winners for Association standing awards as specified in Board Policy and the Association Chapters of Excellence.
  • Editorial Review Committee (3-year term)
    Each member of the Committee will recruit authors and review articles each quarter for the Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy. The Committee is responsible for setting an editorial calendar 18 months in advance.
      • Each member of the Committee will:
            • Attend a monthly conference call and one annual face-to-face meeting each year.
            • Oversee the development of the clinical knowledge content for at least one issue during their term.
            • Review unsolicited articles for appropriateness of publication.
            • Chair is responsible for proofing clinical content of all issues of the journal.
  • Education Advisory Committee (3-year term)
    The Education Advisory Committee is responsible for planning and oversight of all CPhA educational activities. The committee makes recommendations on education policy and curricula. Members will need to provide input on current pharmacy-related topics/trends, review the proposed programs/speakers and, if necessary, suggest topics/speakers that were not submitted through the formal proposal process. Two-year term, up to two terms. The committee shall be comprised of at least five members, one of whom must be a current Board of Trustee member.
  • Elections Committee (3-year term)
    The Elections Committee shall consider all names received and shall determine the slate of candidates for each of the Officer and Trustee positions to be elected.
  • Finance & Audit Committee (3-year term)
    The purpose of the Finance and Audit Committee is to ensure the Association is operating in a financially sustainable and responsible manner by balancing and meeting short-term and long-term fiscal obligations and goals. The President shall appoint the Finance and Audit Committee, and the size, duration, composition, duties and terms are pursuant to Board approval.
  • Investment Committee (3-year term)
    The committee shall review and report the status of Association investments to the Board of Trustees no less than quarterly. The committee is charged with recommending modifications to the Investment Policy, and monitoring the performance of the brokerage firm or firms managing the investments.  All actions of the committee are advisory and any recommendations are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
  • Insurance Committee (3-year term)
    It shall be the duty of this Committee to review and recommend ASSOCIATlON-sponsored insurance programs. All actions of the Committee shall be approved by the Board of Trustees.
  • Legislative Committee (3-year term)

    The committee shall meet by conference call and in-person as necessary. The committee is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and suggesting positions on introduced and amended legislation in accordance with Association policy. The committee also examines and evaluates the potential for new legislation that would benefit the profession and patients.
  • Policy Committee (1-year term)
    It shall be the duty of these Committees to concern themselves with all professional policy-making matters as they pertain to the practice of Pharmacy, including periodic review of previously adopted policies in accordance with House of Delegates Standing Rules. The Policy Committee shall be composed of twelve (12) Active Members, of which one will be a Student Member. The Policy Committees shall submit recommendations to the House of Delegates for consideration and adoption as ASSOCIATION policy.

 House of Delegates Committees: 

  • House Nominating Committee (1-year term) 
    The Speaker of the House appoints the House Nominating Committee. The committee members are responsible for solicitation of candidates, collecting documents from potential candidates along with conference calls as chair may deem necessary. It shall be the duty of the House Nominating Committee to select the candidates of the Officers of the House of Delegates.
  • Reference Committee (1-year term)
    The Reference Committee shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House for the purpose of receiving and acting upon the reports of the Policy Committee of the Association and such items of new business that may be referred by the Speaker. Recommendations by Reference Committee are then voted on by the House of Delegates; policies that pass become policies of CPhA House of Delegates.


Did You Know?

To be appointed to a committee, all you need to do is ask!  On an annual basis, the President-Elect of CPhA reviews all Desire to Serve forms received by members.  The President-Elect’s review typically takes place in the Spring and once ratified by the Board, appointments take effect after the Annual Business Meeting at the Western Pharmacy Exchange Conference. 
If you would like to be considered for appointment to a committee, please submit a Committee Appointment Desire to Serve form.  Appointed members must maintain an active membership in CPhA throughout their appointment and be available to meet for regularly scheduled committee meetings.  In most cases, committee meetings take place by conference call and in some instances, in person.1