Committees play an important role in DCAT’s volunteer-driven organization. They are vital to the association’s operation and provide continuity of thinking as well as bringing together a cross section of member knowledge and experience. DCAT’s standing committees are charged with identifying the needs of the members, managing initiatives consistent with the organization’s goals and objectives. Standing committees often have related task forces that are assigned shorter-term projects and assignments.
Applications for a Committee or Task Force can be completed year-round.
Standing Committees are:
Task Forces are:
Education Committee is responsible for identifying the educational needs of the membership and creating quality, value-added programs to enhance the membership’s knowledge, professionalism and business development goals. This committee also assigns work to task forces for DCAT Week education programs. Staff liaisons: Patricia Van Arnum, Editorial Director and Akia Thorpe, Editorial Coordinator.
Marketing Committee is responsible for ensuring that the marketing efforts of the organization are highly effective, that collateral and promotional tools help fulfill the vision of DCAT while enforcing the DCAT brand promise, and that external messaging is tailored to the different DCAT audiences. Staff liaison: Carrie Dyer, Director of Communications and Marketing.
Member Advantage Committee is responsible for providing insights and ideas to the Board and staff regarding possible value-added benefits of being a member. Additionally, provide ideas on branding opportunities that could be offered to members for DCAT Week or other events. Staff liaison: Lauryn Kuna, Director of Member Services.
Science & Scholarship Committee is responsible for identifying the needs of today’s students and educators and provides them with assistance through a variety of projects, grants and member supported initiatives. This committee also assigns work to task forces such as the Golf Outing Task Force which is responsible for raising funds for scholarship programs at its annual event. Staff liaison: Erin Sanders, Communications Manager.
Supply Management Committee is responsible for identifying the educational needs of individuals working in supply management and to create quality, value-added programs regarding issues and trends that influence the supply chain, enhance the membership’s knowledge, professionalism, and business development goals. Please note that this committee is only open to those whose current function is Sourcing/Procurement and/or Supply Management. This committee also assigns work to task forces. Staff liaisons: Patricia Van Arnum, Editorial Director and Margaret Timony, Executive Director.
Value Chain Insights Editorial Committee is responsible for advising DCAT staff on topics and subjects of interest to DCAT members for DCAT's Value Chain Insights (VCI), a weekly information resource of DCAT, and for offering feedback on the editorial content of VCI. The breadth and depth of the collective expertise of members of the Value Chain Insights (VCI) Editorial Committee ensures that VCI serves the varying information needs of DCAT member companies and that VCI delivers topical, salient, and relevant content for DCAT members. Staff liaisons: Patricia Van Arnum, Editorial Director and Akia Thorpe, Editorial Coordinator.
Women's Committee is responsible for programs and special events focused on the advancement of women in the pharmaceutical industry. The committee provides a community for mentoring and leadership development and as part of their responsibilities will manage and plan the Women’s Networking Breakfast during DCAT Week. Staff liaisons: Margaret Timony, Executive Director and Miriam O’Donnell, Director of Strategic Projects.
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is a not-for-profit, global business development association whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies. We are committed to provide programs, events and services that help our members meet their business objectives, expand their network of customers and suppliers, and gain insight into industry trends, markets, and those issues impacting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.