COMMITTEES


 

GSHP's mission is to help our members become better practitioners.  We work towards fulfilling our mission every year through education of our members via district meetings, statewide meetings, newsletters, and our website; fostering professional standards; educating the public about the role of health system pharmacists; monitoring legislative issues that affect pharmacy; and by promoting health system pharmacy as a career path for future pharmacists.  The majority of our Society's work is done by member volunteers working through our committees.  You can play a vital role by serving on one of our committees.  If you are interested in joining a committee our annual sign up is in November.  If you missed the sign up, send an email to Steve Glass at sglass@gshp.org and he will get you connected with the committee of your choice.


EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS: The Educational Affairs Committee is responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating educational content of the 3 statewide GSHP meetings.  Co-chairs:  Lindsay Schaack and John Patka

INDUSTRY RELATIONS: The Industry Advisory Committee shall act as a liaison between GSHP and members of the pharmaceutical industry to further enhance relationships and foster an environment of mutual understanding through communication and feedback.   Co-chairs: Janis Katz and Ed Miller     

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: The Legislative Committee is responsible for informing the GSHP membership and Board of Directors of important legislation and regulations and how they will impact pharmacy practice in organized health care settings in Georgia.  Co-chairs: Megan Freeman and Rondell Jaggers   

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFAIRS: The Organizational Affairs Committee reviews and analyzes the GSHP organization and make recommendations to increase its effectiveness. It also serves as a liaison between GSHP and other professional organizations.  Co-chairs: Davey Legendre and Deborah Mangum   

PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS: The Professional Affairs Committee provides recommendations to the Board of Directors on policies and actions to be taken by GSHP on issues of professional practice. Co-chairs: Amy Woodhouse and Melissa Frank   

PUBLIC RELATIONS: The Public Relations Committee provides the public with information and awareness of GSHP's mission and values through a variety of forums and media. GSHP's publics include, but are not limited to: patients/consumers and their families, industry, other healthcare professionals, organized healthcare executives, academia, pharmacists, technicians and other pharmacy support staff, and other pharmacy professional organizations.  Co-chairs: Andi McKeever and Patricia Knowles

STUDENT and RESIDENTS COMMITTEE: The Student and Residents Committee provides input to GSHP on how to get students interested in health-system pharmacy practice and how to get them interested and involved in GSHP.  Co-chairs: Anthony Hawkins  and Maria Thurston