2015-2020 Convention Governance Committee


The Convention Governance Committee (CGC) is composed of 12 persons:

  • 8 persons who are Delegates or other representatives of Voting Organizational Members,
    or Voting At-Large Members, and
  • 4 members of the Council of Experts.

CGC members are appointed by the President of the Convention in consultation with the Executive Vice President-CEO and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. The President of the Convention also appoints the Chair of the CGC from among the CGC members. The current CGC was organized in August 2015. Its members shall continue in office until adjournment of the next regular Membership Meeting or until their successors are appointed.


The CGC's duties as stipulated in Article X of the 2015-2020 Bylaws are summarized below.

  • Ensuring the integrity, accuracy, and security of the voting process used by the Voting Members,
  • Developing and reviewing proposed amendments to the Bylaws, and facilitating the review and comment by the Board and legal counsel; and
  • Providing for the review and approval of the proposed rules and procedures of the Council of Experts (CoE) and the Council of the Convention (CoC), including any amendments thereto, as follows:
    • The Convention Governance Committee shall review the proposed rules and procedures to ensure consistency with these Bylaws, and shall solicit comments from Voting Members, who shall have at least ninety (90) days to provide comments;
    • The Convention Governance Committee shall provide its comments and those received from Voting Members to the Council for consideration; and
    • The Convention Governance Committee shall forward the rules and procedures, along with all comments and the Council's responses thereto, to the Board of Trustees for approval. 

2015–2020 Governance Committee Members

Voting Organizational Members

  • Michael A. Moné, J.D., R.Ph., FAPhA, Florida Pharmacy Association (Chair)
  • Ann Erickson, M.A., R.D., Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Earl S. Dye, Ph.D., Biotechnology Industry Association
  • Stacey May, M.A., American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • John Punzi, Ph.D., Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • Hanan J. Sboul, M.B.A., CAE, Jordan Association of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Appliances
  • April Shaughnessy, R.Ph., CAE, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 
  • Donald C. Singer, M.S., American Society for Quality 

Members of the Council of Experts

  • James De Muth, Ph.D., R.Ph., General Chapters—Dosage Forms Expert Committee
  • Robin J. Marles, Ph.D., Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee
  • Ernest Parente, Ph.D., Chemical Medicines 2 Expert Committee
  • Wesley (Wes) Workman, Ph.D., General Chapters—Biological Analysis Expert Committee