Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee is composed of KPhA Members who have an interest in the political issues that involve the Kansas pharmacy practice and profession. It is their mission to advocate on behalf of Kansas pharmacists and patients. If you would like to join the GAC, please email KPhA Executive Director, Aaron Dunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call KPhA at 785.228.2327.
Governmental Affairs Committee Chairperson, Jody Reel, PharmD, Sabetha, KS
Current KPhA Members on the GAC:
Brian Caswell (KPhA President 2005) | Baxter Springs
Emily Prohaska (KPhA President-Elect) | Kansas City
Adam Henn (Student Representative) | Lawrence
Dale Masten | Southgate
Don Hill | Emporia
Jim Baumann (KPhA President 2015) | Overland Park
Jonalan Smith (KPhA President) | Fairway
Mike Bellesine | El Dorado
Nate Rockers (KPhA Treasurer) | Paola
Nicole Ellermeier | Overland Park
Terica Gatewood | Topeka
Van Coble | Winfield
One way to help the GAC is to reach out to the legislators that represent you. To find who represents you, click here. Building a relationship and trust with a legislator is important so when a pharmacy related bill comes up, they call you, a pharmacist, to educate them on the bill. Below are some ways to engage with a legislator:
As we say, "A little bit goes a long way."
KPhA and the GAC want you to know that we are always here as a resource to help you in any situation or to answer any questions you may have. We are here to help explain legislative issues if you are unsure or unaware of an issue that a legislator may ask you about, along with helping you coordinate a meeting with a legislator. Whatever the case may be, don't hesitate to contact us.
The GAC appreciates any and all support. For questions related to the GAC or if you would like to suggest a legislative proposal/issue, please email email@example.com or call 785.228.2327.