BPS Seeks Applications for Three Board of Directors Positions

BPS Seeks Applications for Three Board of Directors Positions  


Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is seeking applications for individuals to serve on the BPS Board of Directors. Three positions open for terms starting January 1, 2023: one public member and two pharmacist members.


Each appointed term lasts for three years with the possibility to apply for re-appointment to a second term of three years. The term of appointment for BPS Board members is based on the calendar year. The specific term for this call is January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025. 


Important Dates 

BPS must receive the following application materials NO LATER THAN Wednesday, September 21, 2022: 

  • Completed and signed Application Form
  • Candidate Statement of Interest (300 words or less) responding to the prompt: “Why are you interested in serving as a member of the BPS Board of Directors?” 
  • Current resumé or curriculum vitae 


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 Applications Booklet. 


It is anticipated that the appointments will be announced on or around November 30, 2022.


New Board members will be invited to attend a BPS Board meeting as observers on December 14, 2022 at 4 pm ET via conference call and participate in a BPS orientation webinar, in-person or virtual meeting in February 2023 (exact date TBD). 



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

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

  • Three public members, at least one 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 pharmacist members, who may or may not be Board-certified.


The Board-Certified pharmacist members shall be in one of each of the five specialties recognized by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, and in the event that there are greater than five 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 applicants for three positions on BPS Board of Directors. The open Board of Directors seats for 2023 are listed below. 


Public Member (One Opening for 2023) 

This position on the BPS Board shall be filled by a public member.

  • Current Board Member, Marie Michnich, DrPH, is completing her first term and is eligible for re-appointment. 


Pharmacist Members (Two Openings for 2023) 

Nine pharmacist positions on the BPS Board of Directors shall be held by pharmacists who may or may not be certified in the different specialties recognized by BPS. Accreditation standards require that the composition of the certification board must include individuals from the certified population.

  • Current Pharmacist Member, Gary Yee, PharmD, is completing his first term and is eligible for re-appointment. 
  • Current Pharmacist Member, Cyrine-Eliana Haidar, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, is completing her 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 has currently issued more than 54,400 certifications held by pharmacists across 14 specialties.


BPS Media Contact
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(202) 760-3836

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