Owners/Managers Academy


Chair:   Jody Reel, PharmD     Business Phone: 785-284-3414    Email Address

Sabetha Health Mart
934 Main Street
Sabetha, KS 66534

Academy Charter Information

Owners/Managers Academy Charter


  • Support KPhA in its mission to promote and advance the pharmaceutical care of Kansans. In doing so, the “Owner” academy is charged with increasing the knowledge, empathy, sustainability, and membership of pharmacy owners in the state of Kansas.  In addition, the “Owner” academy extends it’s knowledge and altruism to all other academies in KPhA to provide continuity of communication and ultimately the best pharmaceutical care for Kansans.

  • Represent the interest of pharmacy owners and managers on the KPhA Board of Directors.


To advance public health by promoting the professional interests of the academy membership by:

  • Educating pharmacy owners and managers on current drug trends, wholesaler issues, new therapies, legislative issues, marketing, business and management trends 
  • Attaining political influence that promotes pharmacy ownership and sustainability
  • Fostering communication between owners and managers to share ideas and resources
  • Sustaining and increasing membership in the academy & KPhA 
  • Promoting “Outreach” programs designed to serve and educate pharmacy care patrons as well as  other health care professionals
  • Providing a database of pharmacy owners contact information and a platform for communication (i.e. website presence on current KPhA website)
  • Documenting the pharmaceutical care needs of Kansans 
  • Advising and making recommendations to the KPhA Board of Directors on behalf of academy membership 

Academy Leadership (2-year term)

The members of the academy will elect a chairperson who will represent the academy as a Director on the KPhA board.  The chairperson will be responsible for the following:

1.  Attend full board meetings as scheduled

2.  Generate ideas to promote interest in KPhA

3.  Understand the academy charter and the purpose of the academy

4.  Identify topics of interest to present to members of the academy

5. Offer guidance to and work well with KPhA staff to plan academy events

6. Plan a minimum of one legislative dinner annually

7. Plan a minimum of two educational events or workshops for the academy annually

8. Identify and coordinate sponsorships for academy functions

9. Provide leadership within KPhA to enhance services and grow membership 

10. Participate in or delegate a representative to assist in coordination of relevant continuing education topics at the annual        meeting that will benefit your academy members

11. Visit and/or communicate with members in your Academy to the maximum extent possible. 


KPhA will issue a call for office nominations at least 30 days prior to the deadline electronically through the bi-weekly e-Communique and other membership emails. Elections will be decided by majority vote and ties will be resolved with re-cast of votes. Newly elected officers will be installed at the KPhA Annual Meeting and the term shall begin January 1 of the following year after election.


If the Chairperson can no longer perform the duties of that chair then the Chairperson or KPhA will select someone to finish that term. KPhA bylaws state that if an academy fails to fill its position on the board for two years, the academy shall be deemed to have forfeited Board representation and shall be deemed dissolved upon resolution of the KPhA Board.

Changes to Academy Charter 

Changes to the Academy Charter will be submitted to the KPhA Board of Directors for approval.

Phone: 785.228.2327 
Fax: 785.228.2511
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Topeka KS, 66604    
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