APhA Election

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APhA seeks candidates for the 2016 APhA Election. Applications are accepted through October 1st, 2015. 

APhA is seeking candidates for the offices of President-elect and Trustee (2 positions) for the APhA Board of Trustees. Review the President-elect and Trustee Application for more information, including: application requirements, desired characteristics, responsibilities, time commitment, and more. 

APhA-APPM is seeking members to serve on its expanded APhA-APPM Executive Committee, including Executive Committee Member-at-Large (3 positions) and New Practitioner Officer. Review the APhA-APPM Officer Application to learn more about the desired characteristics and responsibilities for each position.

APhA-APRS is seeking candidates to run for APhA-APRS President-elect, Postgraduate Officer and Chair-elect for each of the Academy’s Sections: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences (ESAS). Review the APhA-APRS Officer Application to learn about the desired characteristics and responsibilities for each position. 

2016 Election timeline:
October 1, 2015 -- Application deadline for the 2016 APhA Election cycle
November/December 2015 -- APhA Committee on Nominations meets; election slate announced
March 4-7, 2016 -- Slated candidates attend APhA2016 in Baltimore, Maryland
March 4, 2016 --> May 2, 2016 -- Voting period for 2016 election
June 2016 -- 2016 APhA Election results announced
March 24-27, 2017 -- Successfully elected candidates installed at APhA2017 in San Francisco

Congratulations to the successful candidates of the 2015 APhA Election! APhA will install the newly elected candidates at APhA2016 in Baltimore.

APhA is pleased to welcome the following individuals into the APhA Board of Trustees:
  • 2016-2017 APhA President-elect: Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, of Lake Forest, CA
  • 2016-2019 APhA Trustees: Daniel Zlott, PharmD, BCOP, of Lovettsville, VA, and Daniel E. Buffington, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, of Tampa, FL
  • 2016–2017 APhA Honorary President: Jean Paul Gagnon, PhD, of Pittstown, NJ
APhA is pleased to welcome the following individuals into APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Academy Office: 
  • 2016-2017 APhA-APPM President-elect: Sarah Ray, PharmD, BCPS, of Mequon, WI
  • 2016-2018 APhA-APPM Executive Committee Members-at-Large: Sandra Bollinger, PharmD, FASCP, CGP, CDE, CPT, CFts, of Sikeston, MO, Nicole M. Gattas, PharmD, BCPS, of Saint Charles, MO, and James A. Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, of Cincinnati, OH
  • 2016-2017 APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Section Chair-elect: Eric J. Jarvi, PhD, of Bangor, ME
  • 2016-2017 APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section Chair-elect: Kimberly Scarsi, PharmD, MS, BCPS-ID, of Omaha, NE
  • 2016-2017 APhA-APRS Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section Chair-elect: Salisa C. Westrick, PhD, of Auburn, AL

About the APhA Election

The APhA Election includes elections for the APhA Board of Trustees -- President-elect and two Trustees -- and for the leadership of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) and the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). The APhA Honorary President is also determined during this election.

The 2016 Election voting period will be open March 4 - May 2, 2016. Each eligible* member will receive an individualized email from Election Services Corporation (ESC) with candidate and ballot information, including a customized ballot access code. Online voting is highly encouraged. If a paper ballot is preferred, contact ESC at aphahelp@electionservicescorp.com, as paper ballots will only be sent upon request.

The results of the election for the Board of Trustees and for the leadership of APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS are certified by the Committee of Canvassers, which is appointed by the APhA President.

Slating and Introduction of Candidates

Candidates for the Board of Trustees are slated by the APhA Committee on Nominations in early December and are introduced to Annual Meeting attendees at the First Session of the APhA House of Delegates. Annual Meeting attendees also have the opportunity to interact with these candidates at two "Meet the Candidates" sessions.

The APhA-APPM Committee on Nominations is composed of the APhA-APPM President, who serves as the Chair of the Committee, and the four Immediate Past Presidents of the Academy. During years when there is a President-elect of the Academy, the President-elect will serve as an Ex-officio member of the Committee. The APhA-APRS Committee on Nominations is composed of the APhA-APRS President, who serves as Chair of the Committee, and the three APhA-APRS Section Chairs. The election slates for these two Academies are finalized in December. Annual Meeting attendees have the opportunity to interact with APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS candidates at two "Meet the Candidates" sessions.

All individuals interested in applying to serve on the APhA Board of Trustees are required to review the APhA Conflict of Interest Statement and submit a corresponding Disclosure and Confidentiality Statement to APhA’s Legal Counsel.

Other APhA Elections

The leadership of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) -- President-elect, Speaker of the House, and Members-at-Large -- are elected at the Final Session of the APhA-ASP House of Delegates, held during the APhA Annual Meeting.

The Speaker-elect of the APhA House of Delegates is elected every even year by the APhA House of Delegates. The Speaker-elect serves until the end of the Annual Meeting following his/her election, at which time he/she is installed as Speaker and serves for two additional years.


*With the exception of those members appointed to serve in the APhA House of Delegates, student pharmacists are not eligible to vote in the APhA Election. Per election guidelines, the list of eligible voters is finalized 30 days prior to the opening of the official voting period. Individuals who join APhA within 30 days of the opening of the official voting period are not eligible to vote in the current election.

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