The Organizational Structure of the Association
The Connecticut Pharmacists Association is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policy and directing the organization. Any policy or position cannot be implemented unless approved by the Board of Directors. Much of the association’s work is done through its committees. Committees report to the Board and make recommendations on policy for approval. Once approved, the committee and association staff work together to carry out the policy.
The Board of Directors consists of the five officers of the Association (President, President-Elect, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, and Treasurer), the immediate past president, 2 student members (one vote), the chairman of any academy, and twelve additional active members. All are entitled to vote. The Executive Vice President is the Secretary and has no vote.
The Connecticut Pharmacists Association has two subsidiary corporations.
The Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. (CPF) is a 501(c)3 corporation which was founded in October 2002. The foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It provides pharmacists and other entities the ability to donate funding for causes and be able to have a tax deduction as well. This is the vehicle that CPA uses to fund the scholarships presented to pharmacy students each year. We do this primarily through the Foundation's fundraising efforts. Currently the Foundation sponsors an annual “wine tasting” event to raise funds. Other purposes of the foundation are to provide education and outreach to the public and to assist in emergency preparedness activities. The CPF can also seek grants for research purposes. In 2010 the Foundation received a grant with the Centers for Aging and Technology where pharmacists provided direct patient services to Cambodian patients. The Board of Directors of CPA are the members of CPF. For more information on the foundation visit the foundation page on our website.
The Connecticut Pharmacy Services Corporation, Inc (CPSC) is the “for-profit” subsidiary of the CPA. It was incorporated in February, 2008. CPSC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPA at this time. CPSC has two distinct functions. It serves as a company that can contract out services to review medication safety processes, technology assessment, or workflow consultation. It also has the Pharmacists Network for Excellence or PharmNetEx which is an independent practice association (IPA) of credentialed pharmacists who provide medication management and coordination services. PharmNetEx uses a standardized pharmacist practice model that has been tested and validated in two Connecticut demonstration projects. This is an exciting new venture that has great potential to advance our profession. To learn more about these opportunites visit the CPSC page on our website.