Touro Faculty Elected CPHA Speaker of the House
College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Dr. Adrian Wong has recently ended his term as Speaker of the House
Touro University California College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Dr. Adrian Wong has recently ended his term as Speaker of the House for the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA).
The organization represents Pharmacy and represents all facets of the profession via education and advocacy. CPhA is the largest state pharmacy organization in the United States and is the state affiliate of the national body, The American Pharmacists Association (APhA).
The House of Delegates meets to amend and vote on proposed policies of the association to help guide professional positions when confronted with legislative or regulatory issues. Policies are aspirational and are a reflection of where pharmacists think the profession should represent. My role at this meeting is to preside over the delegate body while the House of Delegates deliberates and decides professional policies as guiding principles for Pharmacy. Maintaining House decorum and order during this business meeting for over one hundred delegates from local chapters throughout California was one of my primary responsibilities” Dr. Wong said.
The Speaker of the House has additional duties besides presiding over the meeting. As Speaker, the development and guidance for new association policy during the prior year becomes of the focal point of the House of Delegates meeting. This position is a two-year term starting as Speaker-Elect and both positions are part of the Executive Committee of the CPhA Board of Trustees for association governance.
The Board of Trustees is the elected body responsible for the fiduciary and legal operations of the professional organization. Prior to my election as Speaker, Elect I had completed the maximum two terms as a member of the Board of Trustees. A Trustee is elected at-large, statewide and serves a 3 year term before re-election.