Advocacy Commission

Chair: Thomas Roduta tcroduta@gmail.com
CoChair: Chris Charles wchar001@gmail.com
Members: Drew Bailey, Brett Barker, Dominic Curry, Jason Gaines, Lindsey Ghiringhelli, Matt Jordan, Joseph Lavino, Zac Renfro, David Ross, Edlen Wong

The goal of the Advocacy Commission is to help the Fraternity enter in to the realm of state and national professional policy and legislative awareness. It is also meant to review said policies and determine if the Fraternity should take official positions on any of them. (Strategic Goals 1.b, 2.b, 4.b)

  1. Evaluate all existing and future pharmacy and healthcare related state and national policies, legislation to determine if they should be considered by the Fraternity for a support, opposition or position statements.
  2. Provide a report and recommendation for action to the Fraternity for each item evaluated in charge #1.
  3. Create system(s) for dissemination of this information and allowance of input and voting on positions to be taken by the Fraternity.
  4. If a position is taken, determine the best route to disseminate this position to interested parties outside of the Fraternity.
  5. Encourage continued involvement in other organization

Auditing Committee

Chair: Paul Knecht pkpharmd@hotmail.com
CoChair: Donald Floriddia dfloriddia@pacific.edu Members: Brian Reisetter, Nemat Ashraf

The goal of the Auditing Committee is to help verify appropriate fiscal management and review of the Central Office of Kappa Psi and provide recommendations for future improvement and efficiency (Strategic Goal 5.b, 5.c)

  1. Evaluate need, cost and opportunity for hiring an outside auditor for annual review of the Fraternity’s finances by March 1st, 2018.
  2. Ensure compliance with all local, state and national laws in all financial operations of the Central Office.
  3. Provide recommendations to the Executive Committee and Central Office to minimize potential waste and improve financial stewardship.
  4. Provide recommendations to the Executive Committee and Central Office to diversify our revenue stream and financial portfolio to ensure long term financial viability of the Fraternity.

Chapter Enhancement Task Force

Chair: Latha Radhakrishnan imedpastgr@kappapsi.org CoChair: Charles Veltri cveltr@midwestern.edu Members: Corey Columbino, Donald Floriddia, Alisyn Hansen, Vick Shah, James Sterrett, Johnny Wong

The goal of the Chapter Enhancement Task Force is to determine methods for identifying, assisting and monitoring struggling Collegiate Chapters as well as providing direct assistance to said chapters to ensure their long term success. (Strategic Goals 1.c, 4.c)

  1. Evaluate and refine objective criteria that define a “struggling” Collegiate Chapter and rank Chapters requiring assistance by March 2018.
  2. Revise the current “Chapter Visitation” Policy with the assistance of the Policy Committee by July 2018.
  3. Create and review any forms necessary for Chapter self-analysis and standardized site visitation process and reports by July 2018.
  4. Provide recommendations for 6-8 Chapter Visitations for the highest ranking chapters (per Charge #1) during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  5. Develop select metrics to define the “success” of the task force objectives. Analyze and report the data to the executive committee by July 2019.

Collegiate Chapter Awards Committee

Chair: Derrick Egi egirxbass@yahoo.com CoChair: Dylan Krawczyk dkrawczyk802@gmail.com Members: Megan Colvin, Morgan Nicolas, Trisha Obinyan, Jennifer Vasquez Perez, DeAnna Sinnett, Rae Wahl

The goal of the Collegiate Chapter awards committee is to develop tools to maximize chapter operations and reward high performing chapters in a variety of ways including overall operational achievement, scholastic achievement and industry improvement. (Strategic Goals 1.b, 1.c, 3.b)

  1. Evaluate the current collegiate chapter awards program and process and whether it meets the intended goals of the program and modify components as needed prior to each open submission year.
  2. Determine a method for making all aspects of the Chapter Progress Report Form (CPRF) electronic to increase ease of submission, data collection and progress tracking over time, to be implemented in time for the 2017-2018 reporting year.
  3. Evaluate methods for dissemination of CPRF results amongst provinces and supervisors as a method of helping chapters improve in areas that they are struggling with.
  4. Provide statistics to the International EC and Chapter Enhancement Task Force on each area of the CPRF to determine focus items for assisting chapters going forward by July 1st of each year.

Collegiate Development Committee

Chair: Joe Nardolillo collatlarge@kappapsi.org
CoChair: Justin Fernando jfern2@u.washington.edu
Members: Alexander Branton, Natalie Chan, Rohan Dwivedi, Victor Hudson, Adam Musante, Nickhil Patel, Brittany Riviera, Maria Spilios, Niko Stepanovsky, Monica Tadros

The goal of the collegiate development committee is to help provide the tools necessary for strong and effective collegiate chapters while providing them the experiences they need to succeed as Brothers, professionals and members of society long-term. (Strategic goal 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.c & 4.a) 

  1. Improve communication with Collegiate Chapter Members using alternative electronic pathways and systems, including continuation of GoToWebinar series, for better understanding of deadlines, scholarship opportunities, philanthropy, and chapter operations.
  2. Review and update all relevant collegiate Chapter documents including the Collegiate Chapter Newsletters (quarterly with archive), Collegiate Guide to GCC (by April 2019) and Officer Training Manuals.
  3. Work with the Graduate Development committee to develop a better collegiate to graduate transition process including mentorship programs and APPE transition plans (i.e. connecting students with chapters in the area they are doing clinical rotations). 
  4. Work with the Philanthropy committee to assist in collegiate roll out of the new philanthropic project and sharing of ideas via the electronic platforms noted in Charge #1 to assist chapters in demonstrating their value to their School/College/University and community.
  5. Work with the Pledge Development committee to rebrand Kappa Psi based on goals above and develop new tools for rush recruitment, pledging and long-term retention.

Crisis Management Work Group

Chair: Dave Maszkiewicz kyprov2dem@aol.com
CoChair: Wes Miller kystraightup@gmail.com
Members: Leslie Cacioppo, Erin Chartier, Kevin Mai, Keon Thomas

The goal of the Crisis Management Work group is to develop a processto account for individual Brothers and Chapters after a disaster, develop a disaster preparedness plan and ensure support is provided when needed. In addition, this work group will determine if permanent support systems are needed for any Brother in need, regardless of the cause. (Strategic Goal 5.b)

  1. Develop a process for how to communicate between Brothers, Chapters, Provinces and the Grand Regent/Central office about expected or unexpected disasters 
  2. Provide recommendations on how to ensure the safety and accountability of Brothers in the setting of a disaster
  3. Determine how to support brothers affected by any crisis from a chapter, province or national level
  4. Evaluate the need for a permanent support group/committee to allow Brothers to reach out to in times of need.

Family Inclusion Initiative

Chair: Justin Redding jred37708@gmail.com
CoChair: Eric Geyer erickgeyer@gmail.com
Members: Justin Carney, Ebony Darden, Michelle Hatchett, Dawn LaFleur, Patrick Lee, DJ Onuaguluchi, Lucas Rheinhartz, Nikki Silva, Jean Starvaggi

The goal of the Family Inclusion Committee is to promote strong benefits of lifelong involvement for collegiate and graduate alike by ensuring that their family life is recognized, accounted for and valued as a key component of membership in the Fraternity. (Strategic Goal 2.a)

  1. Assist the GCC Chairperson Assist the GCC Chairperson in developing a program for guests at GCC including social events, professional events, childcare services, guest connections and registration items while adhering to a budget set forth by the GCC Convention Chair. 
  2. Survey all chapters and provinces for current initiatives to include families and significant others in their planning activities as a method of building the framework in Charge #3. Results of said survey should be presented to the IEC by July 1st, 2018.
  3. Develop a framework for inclusion of family members and significant others at the province level (meetings, social events, group vacations/trips, etc) that can be used by individual provinces as they see fit.
  4. Evaluate the impact of this committees recommendations by tracking implementation and outcomes of the framework and looking at guest registration numbers at provinces and GCCs over the two year time period from 2017-2019.

Fraternity Governance Task Force

Chair: Saswat Kabisatpathy saswatk00@gmail.com
CoChair: Trey Reeves otreeves@gmail.com
Members: Jordan Ballou, Luke Berenbrok, Jonathan Bradford, Kevin Gaul, Sarah Kuntz, Jeremy Lozano, Chai Wang

This Task Force has been continued at the request of a resolution passed by the 58th Grand Council of Kappa Psi as follows:

Whereas, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity has grown during the last two decades, and there has been limited review of the governance structure of the Fraternity during this time; 
Be it resolved, that the Governance Taskforce continue its work into the next term. (Strategic Goal 5.a)

The committee’s charges are hereby as follows:

  1. Review all current standing committees of Kappa Psi and their roles as delineated by the constitution and by-laws and provide recommendations on the following:
    1. If the 2015-2017 and 2017-2019 charges align with the Fraternity’s objectives and goals
    2. If the Chairperson(s) should be an International Officer or other willing Brother
    3. What the minimum and maximum number of members should be for each committee
    4. If there should be any collaboration or connection between International and
    5. Province committees
    6. If any legislation is needed to support these recommendations
  2. Review the relationship between the Provinces and the Fraternity with regards to governance and provide recommendations on the following:
    1. If there should be changes in the reporting structure of the Provinces to their respective International Executive Committee Offices
    2. If any legislation is needed to support these recommendations
  3. Review the Kappa Psi Strategic Plan 2016-2021 to ensure that all components of the strategic plan are being met, and, if not, provide recommendations how they can be incorporated into current International officer or committee responsibilities by July 1st, 2018.
  4. Provide reports to the International Executive Committee by November 30th 2018 and a final report to be presented at the 59th Grand Council Convention in 2019.

GCD Development Committee

Chair: Gary Van Riper gvrsdsu@gmail.com
CoChair: Alanna Whittaker awhittaker@roseman.edu
Members: Julie Akers, Stephanie Brian, Jenny Duncan, Jonathan Hamrick, Lori Joas, Sandy Johnson

The goal of the GCD Development Committee is to assist GCDs in their roles within chapters in dealing with common and uncommon occurrences, developing tools to assist GCDs and recognizing and awarding outstanding GCDs for their service to their University, Chapters & the Fraternity. (Strategic Goal 1.c, 2.b, 3.b & 4.c)

  1. Review, update and/or develop methods for continuous electronic communication to and between GCDs to allow for collaboration and improved access.
  2. Continue to review, refine and update the GCD Awards program and utilize winners as opportunities for training and ideas that can be shared via methods noted in Charge #1
  3. Evaluate ongoing needs of current and future GCDs to determine opportunities for reviewing, updating and/or developing any necessary tools, policies or legislation with the goal of improving and assisting GCDs in their roles with the Chapter.
  4. Assist and Encourage GCDs to highlight any positive social/alumni interactions or philanthropic efforts to the School/College/University to assist in boosting the positive image of the Chapters within their school and community. 
  5. Work with the GCD Training Coalition to identify current and future GCDs in need of additional training efforts.

GCD Training Coalition

Chair: Deanna McDanel Deanna-mcdanel@uiowa.edu
CoChair: Sarah Kuntz sarahbkuntz@gmail.com
Members: Patrick Hryshko, Steve Lundeen, Amy Munemoto, Cynthia Nguyen, Chris Wood

The goal of the GCD Training Coalition is specifically on education and training of current and future GCDs in an effort to provide continual growth and development and understanding of Fraternity-wide changes, updates and processes in real time. (Strategic goal 2.b, 4.c)

  1. Review, update and refine the GCD Training workshop presented at the 58th GCC for future use by the Coalition and Fraternity-at-large by December 1st, 2017.
  2. Develop regular training schedules and updates via webinar, site visits and/or province meetings to assist GCDs in continual growth and development by March 1st, 2018.
    1. Develop one training opportunity per quarter with a goal to provide some training to at least 50% of GCDs by the end of the 59th GCC.
  3. Evaluate the attendance of GCDs at Province meetings & GCCs and develop methods to encourage and promote GCD attendance in those settings as well as provide recommendations for developing GCD interactions, training and/or discussion forums at Province & GCC. 
  4. Assist Chapters in developing a breakdown of GCD responsibilities in Chapters with multiple GCDs and delineating roles and abilities of faculty vs non-faculty GCDs. 

Graduate Awards Committee

Chair: Zach Russell zachrussell@gmail.com
CoChair: Fernando Diggs Fernando.diggs@gmail.com
Members: Jacob Arslanian, Kelsie Connolly, Jennifer Czapinski, Belma Muharemovic, Abigail Nahrens, Steve Platou, Samantha Schmidt, Chris Winslow, Chun Wong

The goal of the Graduate Awards committee is to develop tools to maximize chapter operations and reward high performing chapters for operational achievement. The Graduate Awards committee will also be responsible for evaluating benefit/impact of new awards to further promote Graduate involvement/interactions. (Strategic Goals 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, & 3.c)

  1. Evaluate the current Graduate chapter awards program and process and whether it meets the intended goals of the program and modify components as needed prior to each open submission year. 
  2. Determine a method for making all aspects of the Graduate Chapter Progress Report Form (GCPRF) electronic to increase ease of submission, data collection and progress tracking over time, to be implemented in time for the 2017-2018 reporting year. 
  3. Evaluate methods for dissemination of CPRF results amongst provinces and supervisors as a method of helping chapters improve in areas that they are struggling with.
  4. Provide statistics to the International EC and Chapter Enhancement Task Force on each area of the CPRF to determine focus items for assisting chapters going forward by July 1st of each year. 
  5. Evaluate and determine the benefit/impact of new Graduate (individual or Chapter) awards for things such as best philanthropic project, best collegiate/graduate collaborative effort and/or individual graduate contributions to the Fraternity.

Graduate Development Committee

Chair: Chris Miller gmatlarge@kappapsi.org
CoChair: Erin Chartier enchartier@gmail.com
Members: Allie Fay, Emily Hailstone, Kyle Hedquist, Kellie Kocher, Dana Roman, Zach Usztok, Lindsay Walzer, Julianne Willis, Kimberly Wu

The goal of the graduate development committee is to help provide the tools necessary for strong and effective graduate chapters, improve retention, and providing them the experiences and value they need to succeed as Brothers, professionals and members of society long-term. (Strategic goal 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, 3.b, 4.b) 

  1. Review, update (including digitizing), and promote the tools Graduate Chapters needs to success including the Graduate Referral Form, Graduate Chapter Manual, and Graduate Brothers Awards (Golden & Silver Mortar, etc).
  2. Serve as a resources for all new and existing Graduate Chapters to ensure long-term success of these Chapters including incorporation of events suggested by the Family Inclusion Initiative, providing suggestions for social and professional activities, online forums, and promotion of Graduate-Collegiate interactions.
    1. Work with the Risk Management committee to develop training or resource material for helping graduates understand risk management concerns associated with all noted events.
  3. Looking at active growth, establish the baseline % of Graduate Chapter Brothers paying Graduate voluntary dues.  Increase Graduate voluntary dues over the current baseline in a measureable capacity by the end of the 2017-2019 term.
  4. Work with the Central Office to maximize the use of a Graduate Brother Database including preservation and electronic retrieval of M-Cards.
  5. Work with the MASK Editorial Board to recruit Brothers to assist developing CE materials for inclusion in the digital issues of the MASK and utilize this as an opportunity for improving Graduate Retention and payment of graduate voluntary dues. 
  6. Work with the Collegiate Development committee to develop a better collegiate to graduate transition process including mentorship programs and APPE transition plans (i.e. connecting students with chapters in the area they are doing clinical rotations). 
  7. Work with the Philanthropy committee to assist in graduate roll out of the new philanthropic project and sharing of ideas via the electronic platforms noted in Charge #1 to assist chapters in demonstrating their value to the community and workplaces.
  8. Work with the Graduate Awards Committee to evaluate and determine the benefit/impact of new Graduate (individual or Chapter) awards for things such as best philanthropic

GCC Finance Committee

Chair: Christy Askew grandviceregent@kappapsi.org
CoChair: Nicole Galamin ngalamin22@gmail.com
Members: Ryan Belcher, Christine Cooper, Patrick Hanel, Paul Knecht, Saumil Patel, Jay Vora

The goal of the GCC Finance Committee is to gather sponsorship and donations for GCC, help reduce overall costs to attendees while increasing the overall quantity and/or quality of offerings at GCC, and assist Brothers in finding ways to minimize the financial burden of attending GCC. (Strategic Goal 5.b, 5.c)

  1. Review, update and expand the contact list of different companies/organizations/institutions, their representative(s), and contact information.
  2. Create a 58th GCC fundraising letter by December 1st, 2017 for distribution to contacts in Charge #1 starting in the 1st quarter of 2018.
  3. Work with the Central Office to invoice, track and confirm all sponsorships from all sources.
  4. Review, update and revise, as needed, the GCC Justification Toolkit to assist Collegiates & Graduates obtain funding and/or time to attend GCC by October 2018.

GCC Planning Committee

Chair: Christy Askew grandviceregent@kappapsi.org
CoChair: Vick Shah Vicky.shah@wilkes.edu Members: Alexandria Jarvais, Chelsea Leahy, Kyle Murray, Alan Patterson, Alexandra Perez, William Webb, Greg Zumach

The goal of the GCC Planning committee is to develop a program for the 59th Grand Council Convention to ensure completion of required Fraternity governance as well as provide exception programing for social, professional and fraternal development. (Strategic Goal 1.b, 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, 3.c, & 5.b)

  1. Develop activities and programming for GCC including interactive workshops/seminars that will increase knowledge and understanding of the Fraternity’s policies, publications and the new philanthropic project, allow for personal or professional development, and promote connections between Collegiate and Graduate Brothers.
  2. Continue development and modernization of GCC processes including a GCC Phone App (per resolution 18 passed at the 58th GCC), electronic voting and any other items that may improve the GCC experience for all Brothers. 
  3. Work closely with the Executive Director and Central Office to determine when assistance is needed and define roles and responsibilities at GCC.
  4. Work closely with the GCC Finance committee to assist with their sponsorship letters and requests, ensure all items are on budget and set registration fees with a goal of opening registration no later than February 2019.
  5. Work closely with the Family Inclusion Initiative to incorporate recommendations for guests (including significant others, spouses and children of all ages) into programing for the 59th Grand Council Convention.
  6. Work closely with the Foundation Board to promote fundraising opportunities for the Foundation and the importance of this collaboration for future scholarship opportunities.

History Committee

Chair: Melissa Buchanan grandhistorian@kappapsi.org
CoChair: Theresa Danley theresaandavis@gmail.com
Members: Timothy Borowiak, Teresa Faison, Anna-Kay Forrester, Ariel Hecke, Phillip Jan, Todd Larson, Kyle Lyons Kerri McGrady, Wes Miller, Samantha Sangabi, Helen Tam (ad hoc from MASK Editorial Board)

The goal of the History Committee is to review, record, and preserve the history of Kappa Psi while finding new ways to promote the understanding and respect of the history at all levels of the Fraternity. (Strategic Goal 1.a, 1.c, 2.a, & 4.a)

  1. Write-up the 58th GCC Meeting Summary for publication in the Fall Mask by October 1st and post (with the assistance of The Central Office and/or Webmaster) to the international website by January 1st, 2018.
  2. Review, update and expand tools to celebrate and record our history, including methods to transform many of our documents to fully electronic/online submission with appropriate back-up methods.
  3. Review, update and/or develop tools to assist Chapters and Provinces in educating pledges and Brothers about International Fraternity History.
    1.  Consider utilization of regular posts to social media and/or Historian educational webinars.
  4. Document concise biographies for all Past Grand Regents, Past Executive Directors, and Past Editors of the Mask. Submit to the International Executive Committee for review by 7/1/2018.
    1. Interview and video record 2-3 Leaders and Legends of Kappa Psi.  Post the recordings to the international webpage by 4/1/2019.
  5. Review summaries of all new chapter chartering events in the last 10 years to ensure they are complete for purposes of future history references. 
    1. Summaries should include info on dates, locations, who was present, the installing officer(s), charter class information and any present dignitaries.

Leadership Symposium Committee

The goal of the Leadership Symposium Committee is to develop, refine and expand the biennial leadership symposium, started in 2016, for the continued benefit of our members (Strategic Goal 3.a)

  1. Work with the Executive Director to find an appropriate destination and hotel for hosting the leadership symposium
    1. Location should allow for ease of travel for all chapters, regardless of geographic location of the chapter
    2. Hotel should have facilities sufficient to host and have a reasonable budget (F&B min, room rates, etc.)
    3. Proposed hotel should be presented to the EC for approval, no later than the EC retreat (typically held in October/November 2017)
  2. Develop a budget for the Leadership symposium including an outline of hotel related costs (as above), proposed registration rates, speaker fees (travel, hotel, honoraria, etc).
    1. Anticipate what costs will be borne by the Fraternity vs what will be factored into registration rates
    2. Proposed budget should be presented to the EC for approval, no later than the ASHP EC meeting (December 1, 2017)
  3. Develop a marketing and advertising campaign to be rolled out to the provinces, in conjunction with the supervisors, by the first spring 2018 meeting (January 1, 2018)
  4. Recruit Brothers and Non-Brothers, with appropriate leadership or background experience to speak at the Leadership conference
    1. Finalize schedule and speakers and present to the EC for approval, no later than the APhA EC Meeting (March 1, 2018)
  5. Develop an assessment tool to assess impact of the programing on attendees, gather the data and provide a report to the EC for review no later than the ASHP EC Meeting (December 1, 2018)
    1. Review the conference among committee members to assess for strengths and potential areas of improvement and include in said report

Legislative Committee

Chair: Jason Milton Grandcounselor@kappapsi.org

Members:Dawn Erdman, Todd Harris, Saswat Kabisatpathy, Aaron Zajicek

The purpose of the Legislative committee is to maximize Individual, Chapter and Province understanding of the Constitution, By-Laws & local ordinances, provide tools to assist Chapters and Provinces in their governance processes and assist in ensuring compliance with fraternal governances, state and federal laws (Strategic goal 1.c, 5.b)

  1. Work with Chapters and Provinces to ensure appropriate governance through development of tools (such as the ordinance templates, PowerPoint guides, etc), timely turn-around of ordinance reviews (high-performance target of 60 days) and ensuring all ordinance updates are uploaded to the website within 30 days of approval.
  2. Update the tax information handout found on the website for any new regulations or changes as needed and work with Province Supervisors and Satraps to create a report of all Chapters who have not filed on an annual basis or had their tax status revoked to ensure proper compliance with tax law. 
  3. Review, revise and expand the tools for assisting Individuals, Chapters and Provinces for understanding the Constitution & By-Laws, Parliamentary Procedure, Tax rules and regulations, and contracts through various means (social media posts, online tools, workshops, webinars, etc)
  4. Per resolution 22 passed at the 58th Grand Council Convention – Develop a standardized form for documentation of the appropriate disciplinary and expulsion process for utilization by Chapters by March 1st, 2018.
  5. Work with the Risk Management committee to develop a process for handling Risk Management concerns at the local, province and national levels, including, but not limited to the ability to ask questions or report concerns in a non-punitive manner, by July 1st, 2018.

MASK Editorial Board

Chair: Cameron Van Dyke mask@kappapsi.org
CoChair: Ryan Fillis rmfillis0720@gmail.com
Members: Haylee Broderson, Cynthia Nguyen, Helen Tam

The goals of the MASK Editorial Board are to assist the Editor of The MASK, at their direction, in expanding the utility and purpose of The MASK into the electronic realm by soliciting advertisements, incorporating CE opportunities, and soliciting articles for inclusion of the online version of The MASK and the new annual report. (Strategic Goals 2.a, 2.b, 3.c, 4.a, & 5.c)

  1. Develop a standardized advertising letter and solicit advertising sponsors for inclusion of advertisements in the electronic version of The MASK in an effort to help offset costs associated with new distribution methods of The MASK.
  2. Work with the Graduate Development Committee and the Foundation Board to develop, implement and integrate Continuing Education opportunities into the electronic version of The MASK.
    1. Consider developing a method where CE opportunities can be used to encourage or require Graduate Chapter Dues payments
  3. Work with the Central Office and International Executive to develop information and articles to be included in the new annual report. 

Philanthropy Committee

Chair: Eliana Kurzum enkurzum@gmail.com
CoChair: Sanaz Farhadian sanazfarhadian@gmail.com
Members: Morgan Bollech, Charissa Coulter, Hanna Coumans, Jason Cuaresma, Tingting Fu, Brooke Gooderham, Eric Gupta, Chris Hartley, Jenny Ito, Gloria Lee, Trisha Miller, Amolee Patel, Allison Strobel

The goal of the Philanthropy committee is to promote and ensure maximum contributions to the International Philanthropic partnership while also recording and promoting Kappa Psi’s overall philanthropic endeavors in an effort to improve retention, recruitment, and professional growth and increase awareness of Kappa Psi’s involvement in the community. (Strategic goal 1.a, 1.b, 2.a, 2.b, 4.a, 4.b, & 4.c)

  1. Develop a full promotional campaign highlighting the new philanthropic project (in print, presentation and electronic formats) by December 1st, 2017.
    1. Include details of the organization, methods for donating or contributing and potential Fraternity impact
  2. Develop a challenge for Chapters and Province to participate in to bolster the new philanthropic project to ensure initial success
    1. Work with the Collegiate and Graduate Development committees and Supervisors to roll out the new campaign utilizing the promotional campaign (Charge #1) and challenge details
    2. Provide any recommendations to the International EC by February 1st, 2018 on what International support is required for the success of the program
  3. Evaluate participation in and provide the international executive committee with a comprehensive report (barriers in participation, suggestions to overcome such barriers, etc.) in aggregate of the Fraternity’s success in serving the national philanthropic by January 1st, 2019.  
  4. Develop a method for collecting information on each Chapter & Province’s contributions to the national philanthropic project as well as any other philanthropic efforts in order to quantify Kappa Psi’s involvement in the community
    1. Data should include total dollar contributions, non-monetary donations and hours spent (aka “Brother-Hours” = total time spent x number of Brothers participating)
    2. Work with the Public Relations Committee to develop the PR campaign to increase awareness of Kappa Psi’s involvement in the community and strengthen the relationship with Universities/Schools/Colleges. 
  5. Provide recommendations to the International Executive Committee for new awards, including rubric, related to philanthropic efforts including items such as greatest annual contribution to the International Philanthropic and greatest annual overall philanthropic efforts (outside of the main project) by March 1st, 2019.

Pledge Development Committee

Chair: Michael Carulli carulli.m@gmail.com
CoChair: Carley Castelein carley.castelein@drake.edu
Members: Devin Barlowe, Liem Dang, Brenna Foreman, Suidi Hassan, Christine Heng, Alexandra Herman, Kevin Kovachick, Jimmy Nguyen, Amber Oaks, Jacqueline Punches

The goal of the Pledge Development Committee is to review, support and/or revise common pledge practices, develop methods to assist chapters struggling with recruitment, and determine best practices for improving recruitment of strong, life-long Brothers. (Strategic Goal 1.a, 1.c, 2.a)

  1. Utilize data collected by 2015-2017 committee to establish and publish a pledge event guide available to all Brothers by July 1st, 2018.
    1. Promote the common pledge program characteristics of top performing Collegiate Chapters identified from the previous committee to all Chapters.
  2. Review and update the Handbook and Pledge Manual (with the assistance of the Publications Committee) by March 2018.
  3. Develop a rush and pledge development workshop (modeled off of the workshop presented at the 58th Grand Council Convention) that can be utilized by Chapters and provinces by January 1st 2018 and promote its use at province meetings.
    1. Develop information on perception of hazing and risk management processes to be included in the workshop
    2. Include examples of how graduate Brothers can positively impact this process.
  4. Create a forum for pledge educators to share ideas and activities by September 1st, 2018.
  5. Identify and assist Chapters with declining memberships to improve their rush and pledge programs.
    1. Consider working with the Supervisors and Chapter Enhancement Task force to accomplish this charge.  

Policy Committee

Chair: Jason Milton Grandcounselor@kappapsi.org
CoChair: Matt Holderly holderly1@gmail.com
Members: Blake Barlow, Patrick Del Rosario, Ashley Lopez, Becca Mousseau, John Pietkiewicz

The goal of the policy committee is to review, revise and develop policies to assist the Fraternity in its internal operations and ensure that all Brothers, Chapters and Provinces are aware of the current status of Fraternity Policies and applicability to their day to day operations. (Strategic Goal 1.c, 5.b)

  1. Work with supervisors to promote the use and review of the Policy and Procedure Manual at all Province meetings with emphasis on risk management, social medial policy and new policies/updates/etc. Implement a method to deliver this information in an efficient manner to all Chapters.
  2. Work with supervisors to disseminate the “Title IX Education” presentation at all Province meetings at least once annually. 
  3. Review all policies on an annual basis, or as needed, as well as any updates and changes recommended by any committee of the Fraternity before forwarding, with recommendations, to the International Executive Committee for final approval.
  4. Assist Chapters and Provinces with development of any policies that may not be appropriate for their local ordinances and ensure they are congruence with the Constitution & By-Laws as well as overarching Fraternity policy, local, state or national policies or laws. 

Public Relations Committee

Chair: Tamika Sanders tlsanders1223@email.campbell.edu
CoChair: Bethany Chmil Bethany.chmil@wilkes.edu
Members: Rebecca Bates, CJ Duru, Ryan Gries, Amy Morrow, Addison Nguyen, Paul Petrillo, Jennifer Ryder, Tierney Mull

The primary goal of the Public Relations committee is to devise methods for better promoting  Kappa Psi Brand Awareness by emphasizing the accomplishments of our Brothers, Chapters and Provinces. They shall also develop a Public Relations campaign to assist Chapters in recruitment and retention and improve awareness of the benefits of life-long membership while increasing awareness of Kappa Psi’s involvement in the community and strengthening the relationship between our Chapters and the academic and community settings in which they exist. (Strategic Goal 1.a, 1.b, 2.a, 2.b, 4.a, 4.b, & 4.c)

  1. Work with the Collegiate Development, Graduate Development and Philanthropy committees to review, update and improve Kappa Psi recruitment and promotional materials (flyers, presentations, workshops, etc) for use at all levels of the Fraternity.
    1. Focus recruitment and promotional materials on the professional and philanthropic achievements of Brothers, Chapters and Provinces
    2. Encourage chapters to share this information with their Schools/Colleges/Universities and communities to promote Brand Awareness and value-added benefits of Kappa Psi
  2. Take and determine methods for expanding the data gathered from the previous term’s committee on surveying all the Deans of Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy where a Kappa Psi Chapter exists to determine the Fraternity’s image on campus.  From this data, create strategies to maintain or improve the Fraternity’s image.
  3. Develop a list of regional and national awards that our members may be eligible for and promote and solicit applications continuously during the term.
    1. Collect, refine and submit applications for the Professional Fraternity Association Awards on an annual basis ensuring we have applicants submitted for each award year.
  4. Devise a method for collecting information on local, regional and national awards won by Kappa Psi Brothers and document and archive these winners in a usable format to promote the achievements of Brothers.
  5. Keep a list of PFA awards winners readily accessible via the international website.
  6. Create a “Guide to Expanding Media Coverage” by January 15th, 2018 to assist Chapters and Provinces in reaching out to local newspapers and media outlets to highlight professional or philanthropic achievements.
    1. Collect and archive any of these publications (print or online) and/or links to video coverage of these events and incorporate into promotional materials noted in Charge #1
    2. Ensure Collegiate Chapters recognize their schools/colleges/universities in said coverage to help strengthen these relationships.
    3. Work with the philanthropy committee to create an overall impact presentation related to Kappa Psi’s newest philanthropic partnership for publication on the International website.
  7. Create an overall impact presentation on the Fraternity’s overall public relations campaign over the course of the term to be presented at the 59th Grand Council Convention.

Publications Committee

Chair: Melissa Buchanan Grandhistorian@kappapsi.org
CoChair: Brooke Kopelakis blkopelakis1222@email.campbell.edu
Members: Richard Blake, Judy Chau, Brittany Forseth, Adam Gates, Kirollos Hanna, Jacqueline Nguyen

The goal of the Publications committee is to ensure any and all publications of the Fraternity are appropriate, accurate and published in the correct format prior to their official publication and promote the use of all publications to the Fraternity-at-Large. (Strategic Goal 1.c, 5.a, 5.b)

  1. Review and update all existing and new publications (print or electronic) prior to submission to the International Executive Committee for review, approval and publication.
    1. Ensure all Brothers are aware of available publications by devising a method for promoting the list of publications at province meetings and beyond.
  2. Publish a biannual international Executive Committee newsletter with the first issue to be released in January 2018.
  3. Work with the web presence committee to ensure accuracy and streamlining of anything published to the Kappa Psi website and social media pages.
  4. Update and maintain the Kappa Psi Publications Spreadsheet.

Risk Management Committee

Chair: Dana Fasanella drfasanella@umes.edu
CoChair: Patrick Hryshko phryshko@gmail.com
Members: William Clinard, Matthew Ferraro, Andrew Jennings, William Johnson, Katie Li, Serena Macaraig, Peter Martsin, Kevin Thomas

The goal of the Risk Management committee is to assist individual, Chapters and Provinces in understanding activities and actions that may put them, their members and those they come in contact with at risk of personal harm and finding appropriate methods to assist them in risk mitigation proactively to avoid future concerns individually or at their Schools/Colleges/Universities and in the local communities. (Strategic Goal 1.c, 4.c, 5.b)

  1. Outline a specific list of duties of the Chapter and Province Risk Management committees that can be incorporated by these groups in their activities by January 15th, 2018.
  2. Work with the supervisor group to create a standardized risk management workshop, including case scenarios and group exercises that can be utilized by them at future province meetings by July 1st, 2018.
  3. Work with the pledge development committee, in their charge to produce a rush/pledge manual to evaluate recommended activities for their adherence to our current Risk Management and Social Media/Picture Policies. 
  4. Work with the Grand Counselor and legislative committees to come up with a well outlined, definitive process for handling Risk Management questions or concerns at the Chapter, Province and International levels to ensure they are addressed quickly and appropriately and in a non-punitive manner. 

Ritual Committee

Chair: Mike Starvaggi grandritualist@kappapsi.org
CoChair: James Wall wall.james@gene.com
Members: Gillian Arquisola, Shannon Blizzard, Jason Breakfield, LaNae Calloway, Mark Court, Irene Janikowski, Keegan Rayford, Jessica Reno, Steve Shoyer, Hannah Turner

The goal of the ritual committee is to preserve, promote and expand the rituals of the Fraternity in a way that is beneficial to members while ensuring appropriate use and application of the ritual at all levels of the Fraternity. (Strategic Goal 1.c, 2.b, 5.b)

  1. Promote the new ritual regalia vendors to all Chapters and Province and develop recommendations for how Chapters can fundraise to help obtain ritual regalia. 
    1. Consider gathering data to measure increase of ritual regalia possession as a result of the new vendor.
  2. Review, update, and develop rituals that are required for the overall success and continuity of the Fraternity including revision, finalization and adoption of the “Installing a Collegiate Chapter,” ritual.
  3. Review, update and develop tools to assist Chapters and Provinces in better understanding and conducting all aspects of the ritual including the Graduation Ritual, Code of Conduct review, Ritual checklists, history of the ritual book, and workshops while maintaining the secrecy of our rituals.
    1. Finalize the “History of Ritual” publication to be printed and distributed to Chapters at the 59th Grand Council Convention.
  4. Film 1-2 aspects of the Ritual for addition to the existing training DVD.
  5. Work with the Graduate and Pledge Development Committees to develop a standardized pledge process for Graduates.

Social Media Task Force

Chair: Gregory Zumach Gregory.zumach@gmail.com
CoChair: Christy Askew grandviceregent@kappapsi.org
Members: Xanthe Andrews, Jessica Caelwaerts, Christopher Cheun, Caitlyn Filzek, Raul Flores, Karen Hoang, Kasen Khan, Jerica Singleton, Jon Terry

The goal of the Social Media Task for is to review past and current trends of Social Media use by the Fraternity, provide recommendations on how to streamline that usage and explore new options for further assisting with connectivity and communication among Fraternity members in alignment with all aspects of the Kappa Psi Strategic Plan. (Strategic Goal 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.b, 2.c, 3.c, 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 5.b, 5.c)

  1. Search the internet and all social media platforms for anything with the Kappa Psi name and create a list of current open and viewable social media sites associated with Kappa Psi by January 15th, 2018.
    1. Provide recommendations on which sites should be closed and instructions on how to close those sites.
  2. Evaluate the usage of Kappa Psi’s current social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and the website to determine how it is being used and provide recommendations for intent and improvements in the current utilization of these platforms by July 1st, 2018.
    1. Consider also utilizing google analytics, in collaboration with the Web Presence Committee, to evaluate usage of the International Website.
  3. Review and revise the Kappa Psi Social Media Policy as needed based on findings and recommendations in Charges 1 & 2 above.
  4. Review social media platforms and applications and provide recommendations on streamlining and incorporating new processes to maximize connectivity with and among all Kappa Psi Members as well as potential for sponsorship/donation opportunities.

Web Presence Committee

Chair: Jonathan Fowler jonathan.fowler04@gmail.com
CoChair: Mark Abadines mark.abadines@my.rfums.edu
Members: Adam Alexander, Geminesse Barraquias, Stephanie Davis, Margaret Lee, Aayush Patel, Stanley Tan, Chance Wachholtz

The purpose of the web presence committee is to work with the Coordinator of Web Services to ensure appropriate functionality and usability, accuracy, and visibility of the International Kappa Psi Website and associated social media pages. (Strategic Goal 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.c, 3.c, 4.a, 4.b, 5.c)

  1. Review and assess the kappapsi.org website to ensure functionality and accuracy of information on a monthly basis.
    1. Work with all International EC members, Committee Chairs, Province
      1. Supervisors and Satraps to ensure all of the following are uploaded to the website on a regular basis: Province meetings & other calendar events, new or updated publications, hosted webinars, promotion of individual, Chapter or Province accomplishments (through a spotlight section), scholarship/awards, and Fraternity news.
  2. Work with the coordinator of web services to ensure an appropriate and user friendly mobile version of the website is available to all users by March 1st, 2018.
  3. Recommend new features and/or design elements to enhance the website continually over the two year term.
    1. Continue to expand the Kappa Psi shop and consider hosting individual Chapter items in the shop.
    2. Communicate appropriate updates or modifications to the website via social media to increase awareness.
    3. Work with the Central Office and Executive Director to consider active solicitation of website sponsorship as a means of diversifying revenue.
    4. Assist committees in developing online forums linked to or through the website as appropriate.
  4. Work with the social media task force to ensure appropriate modifications to all social media websites are made in a timely manner.