About the Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA)

The Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA) was founded in 1880 and is one of the oldest statewide professional organizations of pharmacists in the country. KPhA has a long, proud history of representing pharmacists of all practice settings in Kansas.

Purpose and Mission Statement
The Association is a state professional organization of pharmacists, united for, and dedicated to the advancement and promotion of quality and rational public health, with particular reference to assuring optimal pharmacotherapy for the citizens of Kansas. The Association is founded upon its commitment to preserve, protect, and advance the interests of, and to serve the economic, educational, ethical, and social needs of the pharmacy profession

NOTE: The Kansas Pharmacists Association was founded in 1880. Its Mission Statement was rewritten and adopted by the membership in September 1994.

Vision Statement
Enable Kansas pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to promote quality public health and patient care through pharmacy services. 

Mission Statement
Preserve, protect and advance Kansas pharmacy practice through education, engagement and advocacy.


Membership Benefits

KPhA offers many benefits and network opportunities for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists. View a list of membership benefits online.

KPhA Board of Directors 

The KPhA Board of Directors is comprised of 18 individuals who represent pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students by either practice setting or geographically in Kansas. There is a President, President-Elect, Past-President, Treasurer, seven Academy Directors, four KPhA District Directors, Kansas New Practitioners Director, Kansas Pharmacy Foundation President and the KPhA Executive Director. 

Current KPhA Board Members

Academy Director Position Description

Summary: A KPhA Academy Director is a Kansas Pharmacist, Technician or Student elected by members of that Academy. In this role, the appointee is the primary leader to provide direction and act as the KPhA liason to members in an academy. The director should also provide direction to the KPhA Staff to ensure appropriate communication and education to those the academy represents.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

1.  Attend full board meetings as scheduled

2.  Generate ideas to promote interest in KPhA

3.  Understand the academy charter and the purpose of the academy

4.  Identify topics of interest to present to members of the academy

5. Offer guidance to and work well with KPhA staff to plan academy events

6. Plan a minimum of one legislative dinner annually

7. Plan a minimum of two educational events or workshops for the academy annually

8. Identify and coordinate sponsorships for academy functions

9. Provide leadership within KPhA to enhance services and grow membership 

10. Participate in or delegate a representative to assist in coordination of relevant continuing education topics at the KPhA Annual Meeting that will benefit your academy members

District Director Position Description

Summary: A KPhA District Director is elected by pharmacist members of that District. In this role, the appointee is the primary leader to provide direction and act as the KPhA liason to members in a district. The director should also provide direction to the KPhA Staff to ensure appropriate communication and education to those the district represents.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

1.  Attend full board meetings as scheduled

2.  Generate ideas to promote interest in KPhA

3.  Identify topics of interest to present to members in your district

4. Offer guidance to and work well with KPhA staff to plan district events

5. Plan a minimum of one legislative dinner annually

6. Plan a minimum of one educational event or workshop in your district annually

7. Identify and coordinate sponsorships for district functions

8. Provide leadership within KPhA to enhance services and grow membership 

9. Visit and/or communicate with members in your District to the maximum extent possible by emailing, calling or visiting them

KPhA District Map

KPhA Committees and Workgroups >>> Ways To Get Involved

KPhA currently has eight committees and/or task forces available for members to participate in. They are listed below:

Standing Committees

  • Government Affairs Committee: Discuss political activities, legislative issues and other matters related to the Legislature

  • KPhA Annual Meeting Planning Committee: Provides ideas, speakers and event suggestions to the KPhA staff for the KPhA Annual Meeting held once a year in September

  • Kansas New Practitioners Network Committee: This Committee is appointed by the current KNPN chair

  • Membership Committee: Develop membership marketing strategies to find ways to recruit members

  • Telepharmacy Workgroup: Help establish KPhA's direction for Telepharmacy in Kansas
Email Auburn or call KPhA at 785.228.2327 if you are interested in joining a Committee or Workgroup
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