Academies & Councils
Serving on an IPA council, taskforce or Academy Board gives you the opportunity to directly engage in the profession and association. Share your experience, expertise, and passion to help the association better serve members and advance the profession. This involvement is also a great opportunity to create connections with colleagues across the state.
If you are interested in serving, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPA's Academies are "chapters" of the Association based on practice-setting. Members interested in serving on an Academy Board are elected by the members of that particular Academy. Terms are for two years, running May 1 - April 30. Members can serve up to two consecutive terms. The Academy Boards plan activities and services, in alignment with the IPA Strategic Plan, for members of their respective academy.
Click on the Academy links to view current board members and academy-specific materials (as available).
ISHP is the state professional society of health-system pharmacists, technicians and students representing the pharmacy profession as it is practiced in hospitals and other organized health care settings.
IACP is the Academy of pharmacists, technicians and students representing the pharmacy profession as it is practiced in community and retail settings.
IANTP is the Academy of pharmacists, technicians, and students representing the pharmacy profession as it is practiced in non-traditional settings, including LTC, managed care, academia, research, and public health.
IAIP is the Academy of pharmacists, technicians and students representing the pharmacy profession as it is practiced in independent, non-chain pharmacy settings.
IASP is the Academy of students representing the unique interests of pharmacy students at all levels of pharmacy education.
Councils & Taskforces
IPA's councils and taskforces are the working "committees" of IPA. Members can join a council or taskforce without being elected. Terms are for one year, beginning May 1. A yearly call out for volunteers is held each spring.
Co-Chairs: Sara Trovinger (Manchester University) & Laura Sosinski (Walgreens)
The Education Council plans the educational programming for the Association by coordinating ACPE-accredited programming, including the Annual Meeting and Fall Conference.
New Practitioner Council
Co-Chairs: Molly Nichols (Purdue University) and Kiley Kane (George's Family Pharmacy)
The New Practitioner Council focuses on the recruitment and support of newly licensed pharmacists (up to seven years post-graduation).
Legislative and Regulatory Council
Co-Chairs: Ryan Ades (Purdue University) & Molly Corder (Butler University)
The Legislative & Regulatory Council works with the IPA Board of Directors to set the legislative agenda and collaborates with lobbyists and legislators to pass legislation, in addition to advocating for the pharmacy profession before regulatory bodies.
Co-Chairs: Dawn Moore (Community Health Network) and Rachel Kruer (IU Health)
The Membership Council is responsible for coordinating all membership development activities of the association, including recruitment and retention efforts.
Co-Chairs: Kajal Ooka (Community Health Network) and Matt Williams (Optimum Wellness Pharmacy)
The Technician Council was newly formed in 2023 and is responsible for providing activities and support for IPA's technician members.
Health Equity Taskforce
Chair: Lynn Thoma (Visante)
The Healthy Equity Taskforce was formed in 2023 with the aims of identifying strategies to better serve populations that are underserved and marginalized, to align collaborative efforts to mitigate health disparities within Indiana, and to diversify IPA membership.