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A total of four positions available.


Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. The term of appointment for BPS Board members is based on the calendar year. Each appointment is for three years with the possibility of re-appointment to a second 3-year term. The specific term for this call is January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024.  


Important Dates 

BPS must receive the following nomination materials NO LATER THAN Wednesday, August 18, 2021


For more information on guidelines for appointment, responsibilities/duties, and the conflict of interest policies, and antitrust and disclosure statement forms, please refer to the BPS Board of Directors Call for Nominations Booklet


It is anticipated that the appointments will be on or around October 29, 2021


New Board members will be asked to attend BPS Board calls as observers on November 10, 2021 and December 8, 2021 at 4 pm ET and participate in a BPS orientation webinar, in-person or virtual meeting in February 2022 (exact date TBD). 





The Board of Pharmacy Specialties Constitution and Bylaws states the following: 

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties shall be composed of twelve (12) voting members who shall be appointed by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. The membership shall be composed of: 


– Three (3) public members, at least one (1) of whom shall meet the current criteria established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for public members. Other public members may be non-pharmacist health professionals; 

– Nine (9) pharmacist members, three (3) of whom are pharmacists who are not Board-certified, and six (6) of whom are pharmacists who are Board-certified in different, unique, recognized pharmacy specialties. 


The Board-certified pharmacist members shall be in one of each of the six (6) specialties recognized by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, and in the event that there are greater than six (6) specialties, a rotation will be established to ensure a balance of specialty program input. The Board of Pharmacy Specialties shall seek nominations from the appropriate community of interest for each of the pharmacist slots on the Board. The Board members represent the best interests of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and not an individual organization. 


The Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties shall serve as a nonvoting member of the Board ex officio. 


The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is currently seeking nominees for four positions on BPS Board of Directors. The open Board of Directors seats for 2022 are listed below. 


Non-pharmacist Health Professional Member (One Opening for 2022) 

This position on the BPS Board shall be filled by a non-pharmacist health professional.  

  • Current Board Member, Terry A. McInnis, MD, MPH, CPE, FACOEM, is completing her second term and is not eligible for reappointment. 


Non-Specialist Pharmacist Member (One Opening for 2022) 

This pharmacist position on the BPS Board shall be filled by a pharmacist who is not Board-certified.  

  • Current Non-Specialist Pharmacist Member, Ruth E. Nemire, PharmD, EdD is completing a 2-year unexpired term, and is eligible for reappointment to a full term.


Board-Certified Pharmacist Member (Two Openings for 2022) 

Six pharmacist positions on the BPS Board of Directors shall be held by pharmacists currently certified in the different specialties recognized by BPS. The 2022 openings on the BPS Board of Directors are from the following Board-Certified Pharmacy Specialties: Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), Board-Certified Cardiology Pharmacist (BCCP), Board-Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP), Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP), Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP), Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP) or Board-Certified Nuclear Pharmacist (BCNP).

  • Current Board Member, Karen M. Gunning, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP is completing her second term and is not eligible for reappointment.
  • Current Board Member, Stefan R. Kowalski, B Pharm, M App Sci, BCGP is completing his first term and is eligible for reappointment.


About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of BPS is to improve patient care by positioning BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist Specialists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills for pharmacists in the United States and internationally. Board certification is a recognized credential for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels given the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. BPS currently recognizes more than 50,000 pharmacist certifications across 14 specialties.


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