Standing Committees

NAPPSA Standing Committees

The following Standing Committees of NAPPSA shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board and shall report to the Board. Every Committee shall have, at least, one non-Board member who must be a NAPPSA member in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years.

  • The Archive Committee shall be responsible for collecting, organizing and maintaining NAPPSA records, including presentations made in the US and overseas, annual convention programs, reports and communiques, and tax documents.
  • The Archive Committee shall be composed of at least five members and chaired by the Secretary.
  • The Audit Committee shall assist the Board of Trustees with oversight of the following areas: integrity of the Association’s financial statements; compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; internal controls; independent auditor’s qualifications and independence, and performance of the independent auditor.
  • The Audit Committee shall consist of five members: a Chair, who is a member of the Board; two members of the Board; and two members at large.
  • The Committee shall conduct an audit of the organization’s finances and report to the Board, at least, once a year.
  • The Committee can work on ad hoc basis, if needed.
  • Members of the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee shall not serve on the Audit Committee.
  • An independent audit shall be conducted by a certified public accountant (CPA) every three years.
  • The Business to Business Committee shall be responsible for the development of business interactions between NAPPSA member businesses and outside commercial and governmental entities.
  • The Committee shall be secondarily responsible for fund raising activities such as soliciting scholarships and rebates to support ongoing NAPPSA activities.
  • The Business to Business Committee shall be composed of, at least, four members.
  • The Chairperson shall provide progress reports to the Executive Committee on an ongoing basis and quarterly reports to the Board of Trustees.
  • The Bylaws Committee may initiate or receive from the general membership proposals for changes in the Bylaws
  • The committee shall review proposals for Bylaws changes then recommend changes in the Bylaws to the Executive Committee who will in turn pass such recommendations to the Board for approval.
  • Once approved by the Board, the proposed amendment(s) to the Bylaws shall be approved by the general membership at the next annual general meeting.
  • The Bylaws Committee shall be composed of, at least, five members.
  • The Immediate Past President shall be the Chair of the Bylaws Committee.
  • The Education Committee shall consist of 5 members. The chairperson shall be a member or ex-member of the Board. The committee shall be responsible for the following:
  • Review of Pharmacy Education programs including identification, recommendation and implementation of additional competencies to maintain or improve its quality and standard.
  • Facilitate exchange programs and collaboration between Nigerian pharmacy schools and institutions in the Diaspora to promote excellence in pharmaceutical research and development, pharmacy practice, and pharmacy education.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance professional growth of the NAPPSA membership through mentoring and promotion of excellence in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical research and development, and pharmacy education.
  • Facilitate identification and matching of students/trainees with esteemed leaders in the fields of pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical science, regulation or education to help develop the next generation of Nigerian pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists
  • The Ethics and Public Policy Committee may initiate or shall consider and make recommendations on proposals that the Association take positions or engage in activities to:
    • (a) Foster integrity in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research and development, and
    • (b) Promote understanding of societal and individual rights and duties regarding pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research and development.
  • All recommendations by the Committee shall require approval of the Board before becoming effective.
  • The Committee shall receive and investigate complaints from NAPPSA membership and make appropriate recommendations to the Executive Committee.
  • The Ethics and Public Policy Committee shall be composed of, at least, five members.
  • The Fellowship committee shall be appointed by the President with approval of the Board
  • The Fellowship committee shall consist of five members all of whom shall be NAPPSA Fellows. The Chair of the committee will be designated by the President.
  • The committee shall request nominations of fellowship candidates from the Board and from NAPPSA membership.
  • The committee shall evaluate nominations for recommendation as Fellow of NAPPSA
  • A committee member shall recuse him or herself from deliberations on a candidate recommended by the member to avoid conflict of interest
  • The committee will forward the recommended list of fellowship candidates to the NAPPSA Board for approval
  • Fellowship awards will be presented at the banquet during the annual meeting.
  • The Finance Committee shall ensure the development of the annual budget of the Association, review the financial status of the Association on an ongoing basis and, at least quarterly, develop a plan for fund-raising and other financial activities for the coming year, and make recommendations regarding the management and disposition of funds.
  • The Finance Committee shall be composed of at least six members nominated by the President and approved by the Board. At least two members shall be appointed from the Board while the others may be from the general membership.
  • The Treasurer shall be the Chair of the committee.
  • The Chair of the committee shall give a financial report at each Board meeting.
  • The Membership Committee shall consist of at least five members.
  • The Chair of the committee shall be a member or ex-member of the Board
  • At least two members of the committee shall be appointed from outside the Board of Trustees
  • The Committee shall be responsible for developing and presenting strategies for recruiting new members, membership retention activities, and appropriate membership services to the Board.
  • The National Conference Organizing Committee (NCOC) shall consist of as many members as the President considers necessary to assure a successful annual meeting.
  • The President-Elect shall be the Chair of the Committee.
  • Members shall include, at least, two Board members and other members appointed by the President
  • The Committee shall make all arrangements for the Annual Meeting
  • The NCOC shall be responsible for all logistics involved in organizing a successful scientific conference, including recommending the theme and keynote speaker(s) to the Board for final approval.
  • The Local Organizing Committee comprising members from the hosting location, shall be constituted once the venue of the conference is announced and shall work with the NCOC in laying the groundwork for the conference including suggesting local hotels.
  • Final decision on the facility for the conference shall be made solely by the Board.
  • The Nominations and Elections Committee shall assure the nomination process is conducted in accordance with these Bylaws, oversee the nomination process for Executive Officers and Board Members and ensure appropriate procedures are in place for the selection and presentation of qualified candidates to the membership.
  • The Committee shall promote Board representation that reflects the composition of the membership; obtain consent, biographical material, and other information as appropriate from each proposed candidate before his/her name is presented to the membership; and review the procedures for constructing ballots, hard copy and electronic, for the counting of ballots, and for the certification of the results.
  • The Nominations and Elections Committee shall consist of five members. The Immediate Past President shall be the Chair. Two members shall be selected from the Board. The other two members shall be members in good standing with at least two years of active membership.
  • The program committee shall consist of at least 8 members including at minimum, 4 members of the Board of Trustees.
  • The Chair of the committee must be a Board member.
  • The program committee shall be responsible for:
    • Developing the NAPPSA Annual Conference programs
    • Working with speakers, creating program themes, session themes, and presentation topics for the conference
    • Ensuring that session themes and presentation topics are aligned with the Conference
    • Facilitating the creation of the Conference Brochure and other conference literature and documents (Including but not limited to CE Learning Assessment, conference marketing flyers, etc.)
    • Assisting in the proof reading and finalization of the conference brochure
    • Identifying and inviting Speakers and Moderators for the conference
    • Obtaining all speaker materials (including but not limited to Disclosure documents, Speaker CV, presentation abstract, and presentation slides).
    • Managing the program flow during the conference and ensure that the conference proceeds according to the program agenda
    • Ensuring that all the requirements that will enable participating NAPPSA members to obtain Continuing Education credits are met
    • Facilitating the development and execution of special NAPPSA program Events
  • The Strategic Visions Committee shall be responsible for developing NAPPSA’s long-term vision in terms of Objectives, Goals, Strategies, and Measures for goal achievement (OGSM).
  • The Committee shall comprise the Executive Committee plus two Board members and shall be chaired by the President.
  • The OGSM shall be presented to the Board annually for review and approval.
  • The Strategic Vision Committee shall be composed of, at least, 7 members.
  • The Website and Publications Committee shall be responsible for maintenance of the official website (nappsa.org), and for editing of all paper and online publications of the Association subject to approval of the Board.
  • The Chair of the committee shall be a member of the Board and shall be responsible for ensuring the quality of NAPPSA publications.
  • The committee shall recommend the Editor for approval by the Board.
  • The Editor shall serve a term of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment.
  • The Committee shall recommend a NAPPSA Editorial Board, subject to the approval of the Board
  • The NAPPSA Editorial Board shall consist of at least six members and may include members of the Website and Publication Committee.
  • The Editor shall be the Chair of the Editorial Board
  • The Young Professionals (YP) Committee shall nurture and foster a viable and active young professionals’ group within the association.
  • Young Professionals include all student members and NAPPSA members who are within 10 years of graduation into their chosen profession
  • The YP committee will provide leadership for young professional and liaise with the Executive Board on a regular basis.
  • The YP committee will help define the roles, benefits and expectations of YPs in the association and facilitate appropriate organizational support, dedicated educational programs for YPs, including mentoring activities.
  • The YP committee will collaborate with the Nominations and Elections committee to facilitate YP representation on the NAPPSA board
  • The YP Committee will partner with the Education Committee and Program Committee to implement YP related programs in the annual conference and other NAPPSA programs
  • The YP Committee will partner with the Membership Committee to help attract YPs to become NAPPSA members.