The Georgia Pharmacy Association

GPhA Board of Directors Nomination Process and Application Form

Thank you for your interest in serving on the GPhA Board of Directors.

Information about the board and a link to the 2017-2018 application are below.

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If you are planning to apply for a position on the board of directors there is certain information you will need to complete the nomination form.

The nomination form — including any letters of recommendation — must be completed and sent by 11:59 PM on March 31, 2017.

You will need to have the following available:

In addition, you may submit letters of recommendation from up to three people who can speak to your work and/or community experience. They should address key leadership areas including personal integrity, professional ability, and your skills in leadership and collaboration in nonprofit settings (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format preferred). Instructions for submitting these letters will be on the nomination form.

Qualifications

To serve on the GPhA board, you must be a voting member in good standing, and must have been a GPhA member for at least two consecutive years.

Who cannot serve on the board:

In addition…

Expectations of GPhA board members

More details about board member requirements may be found in the GPhA Policy Manual, available at GPhA.org/about.

The positions and seats available for the 2017-18 elective year

The 2017-2018 GPhA Board of Directors will consist of 11 elected members, including the three officers. (The GPhA CEO is an ex officio member.)

President/Board Chair (Liza Chapman)
Immediate Past President (Lance Boles)
President-Elect (Tim Short)

Eight other members chosen as follows:

The process

This is an overview of the process of board-member elections. It is necessarily condensed. For full details, please see Article V of the GPhA Bylaws, available at GPhA.org/about. In the event of any discrepancy between the content on this page and the Bylaws, the information in the Bylaws is to be considered accurate.

The nominating committee

Before the end of January the board will establish a nominating committee, chaired by the immediate past president, to assess the needs of the organization and develop a list of the skills and characteristics most needed in new board members.

Call for nominations

No fewer than 120 days before the start of the GPhA Convention, the nominating committee will issue a call for nominations. It will include the process for submitting nominations and the deadline for doing so.

The 2017 GPhA Nominating Committee members are as follows:

Candidates may also be nominated by petition signed by at least five percent of the voting membership for an at-large position, or by at least five percent of the voting membership of an academy for an academy-elected position.

Screening of nominees

The nominating committee will screen each nomination for eligibility, then recommend to the board a slate of candidates to appear on a ballot for election by the membership. That screening MAY include a telephone interview with the committee.

The board will then approve a slate that contains at least two more candidates than there are at-large vacancies, and at least two candidates for each Academy-elected position.

Ballots

At least 21 days before the start of our annual convention (for 2017 that date is May 24, 2017), members will be sent an electronic ballot that includes notice of the voting deadline and process, as well as information about each candidate.

The results will be announced during the second general session of the convention on June 16, 2017, and the newly elected board members installed on June 17, 2017.

The nomination form

To nominate yourself for a position on the GPhA Board of Directors, please click here to go to the nomination form. Note: You will need your GPhA login information to access the form.

If you have any questions, contact Ruth Ann McGehee at (404) 419-8173 or rmcgehee@gpha.org.