Our biggest strength as an organization is our members. One way our members participate and interact with PPA is through Committees. To name just a few things, Committee members provide educational and editorial content, draft position papers, plan educational events, provide member to member services, and audit PPA finances and budgets. 

You must be a member of PPA to join a Committee! You can join a Committee through your myPPA page. Be sure to "update your profile."

Current Standing Committees

PPAG has five (5) Standing Committees, some of which have sub-committees to accomplish their goals:

Advocacy Committee

Advocacy Committee is PPA's voice to the general public, the FDA, and the pharmaceutical industry. The committee is responsible for updating and providing information for KidsMeds, a website for parents and patients. The Advocacy Committee also authors PPAG Position Statements that are published in the JPPT, and posted on the PPA website. Members interested in communicating the special needs of children and serving as a child advocate should consider serving on this committee. 

Chair: Tara Smith, PharmD
Chair-Elect: Mindy Parman, PharmD 
​Immediate Past-Chair: Amy Holmes, PharmD

Sub-committee Leadership:
Chair, Legislative Affairs Sub-Committee: Rachel Meyers, PharmD
Chair, KidsMeds Sub-Committee: Catherine Tom-Revzon, PharmD

Board Liaison: M. Petrea Cober, PharmD
Staff Liaison: Matthew Helms, MA

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for all content development for PPA Conferences, online CE programs, webinars, BCPPS Exam Prep courses, and the BCPPS Recertification Program. This committee identifies topics and speakers for PPA Educational Programs. You do not need to have experience or skills in conference planning. Your clinical practice expertise is all you need to join! 

Chair: Julia Muzzy Williamson, PharmD
Chair-Elect: TBD
​Immediate Past Chair: Norm Fenn, PharmD

Sub-committee Leadership:
​Chair, 2021 Annual Meeting Planning Committee (PICU): Christy Smith, PharmD

​Chair, 2021 Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Infecious Disease): Jordan Anderson, PharmD
​Chair, 2021 Fall Meeting (Ambulatory Care): Kevin Lonabaugh, PharmD
Chair, 2021 Fall Meeting (Medication Safety): Shelly Morvay, PharmD
Chair, 2021 Fall Meeting (Preceptor Development): Jennifer Hamner, PharmD

Chair, Webinar Committee: Charla Nowak, PharmD
​Chair, Web Based Learning Competency: Alexandra Oschman, PharmD
Chair, BCPPS Review Course: Chad Knoderer, PharmD and Kristin Held Wheatley, PharmD 
Co-Chairs, Recertification Advisory Committee: Kay Kyllonen, PharmD, Sarah Lucas, PharmD, Lauren Buenger, PharmD

Board Liaison: Norm Fenn, PharmD
Staff Liaison: Lauren Henretty, BA

Finance Committee

Serving under the elected Treasurer of PPA, the Finance Committee is responsible for developing the Annual Budget and auditing monthly financial reports.

Treasurer and Chair: Cathy Poon, PharmD
Staff Liaison: Matthew Helms, MA

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for providing information to PPA members. The committee accomplishes this goal by ensuring the website information is updated and accurate, publishing a bi-monthly newsletter, and maintaining MyPPA, the members-only community resource. Members with skills in writing and editing are encouraged to participate in this committee. The Committee is responsible for ensuring that membership services are of significant value to maintain individual memberships. Members serving on this committee will evaluate member needs and satisfaction, define recruitment strategies and develop recruitment and membership information.

Chair: Kevin Lonabaugh, PharmD
Chair-Elect: Mary Riedy, PharmD
Immediate Past Chair:
Jordan Burdine, PharmD

Sub-committee Leadership:
​Chair, Member-in-Training Committee: Megan Fortenberry, PharmD
​Chair-elect, Member-in-Training Committee, Amy Nguyen, PharmD
Chair, Social Media: Jenny Barnes, PharmD 
​Chair, Mentorship Program: Jennifer Hamner, PharmD
​Chair, Resident Support Programs: 
Kevin Lonabaugh, PharmD
Chair, SIG Coordination: Lea Eiland, PharmD and Kalen Manasco, PharmD
Chair, Newsletter: Jordan Burdine, PharmD

Board Liaison: Lizbeth Hansen, PharmD and Eloise Woodruff, PharmD (SIGs)
Staff Liaison: Lauren Henretty

Research Committee

The Research Committee is responsible for reviewing submitted abstracts, organizing the poster presentations, and rewarding the Outstanding Original Paper Award, Christensen Young Investigator Award, and the Student Investigator Award at the PPA Annual Meetings. The Research committee works closely with the Education Committee in organizing research related learning labs at the Annual PPA Conference. The Committee oversees the Neonatal Small Grant Program for residents and fellows. 

Chair: Sara Brown, PharmD
Chair-Elect: Caroline Sierra, PharmD
​Immediate Past Chair:
Kristine Parbuoni, PharmD

Board Liaison: Chad Knoderer, PharmD
Staff Liaison: Matthew Helms, MA

Special or Ad-Hoc Committees

Drug Development Committee

The Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) recently established a Pediatric Drug Development Committee with the goal of forming collaboration and partnerships with external organizations that have similar interests in pediatric and neonatal research. Examples of such organizations include AAP, FDA, NIH, USP, IPI, and the CDC to name a few. This Committee also wants to build awareness among their members in regards to pediatric research, regulation, and drug development. 

Chair: Edress Darsey, PharmD

Board Liaison: Jeremy Stultz, PharmD
Staff Liaison: Matthew Helms, MA

FPPA Selection Committee

​The FPPA Selection Committee is charged with maintaining the Fellows program and selecting Fellows each year. 

​Chair: Tracy Hagemann, PharmD

Staff Liaison: Matthew Helms, MA


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