PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Committee Members 2021
Curtis Chafe (Chair)
Sarah Abidali
Lina Mahmoud
Fady Faltas
Paul Warren
Nadine Grimm
Jamie Flynn
Joel Cock
Austin Harding
Carl Kooka
Sarah Boutiller
Shanna Trenaman
Jane Parmiter
Sonja Baettig 

Committee Mandate

Policy Statement

The Board of Directors of the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) recognizes the importance of promoting the profession of pharmacy in Nova Scotia to the public.  PANS respects and supports the diversity of our members and the patients they serve, and PANS public relations activities shall reflect this diversity.  Matters relating to public relations shall be assigned by the Board to the Public Relations Committee, whose mandate is set out below:

Overall Accountability

The Public Relations Committee will be composed of at least six members of PANS.  In seeking nominations and in the selection of committee members, the Board shall consider the diversity of the PANS membership and strive to reflect that diversity on the committee.  The Chair of the Committee shall be a member of the Board of Directors of PANS.  A quorum of the Committee is a majority of its members.  The Committee shall meet at least three (3) times per year.  The Public Relations Committee shall:

  1. Promote the profession of pharmacy  and the PANS to the public in Nova Scotia;
  2. Develop a revolving 3 year public relations plan and budget for approval by the Board of Directors;
  3. Ensure that a lens of diversity is applied to all public relations activities.
  4. Provide strategic direction to management in the development and execution of specific annual objectives to achieve the public relations plan approved by the Board of Directors;
  5. Develop public communication plans for new services and programs being introduced by PANS or pharmacy and coordinate with the Membership and Pharmacy Practice Committees to ensure alignment of such plans with roll-out of new services to members and the public;
  6. Develop and maintain a list of pharmacists and pharmacy organizations that can be called upon to assist with various public relations campaigns and media requests;
  7. Complete such other assignments related to public relations as directed by the Board of Directors;
  8. Periodically review the mandate of the Committee and make any recommended changes to the Board.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The Committee shall report on its activities at each regular Board meeting and annually at each annual general meeting.