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ANSPA 2022 Board Nominations are Open

Posted 20 days ago

The Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants (ANSPA) has several openings for positions on the Board of Directors. Qualifications and responsibilities for each position are listed below. Nominations can be made by self-nominations or nominations from other ANSPA members. They must be submitted by the deadline of 5:00 PM PT on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

 The duties of the Board of Directors are executive and judicial. Directors are tasked to carry out policy legislated by the membership, oversee affairs of the association, and perform other duties as needed.

  • Officer positions (President/Chair, President-Elect/Vice President, Past President, Secretary/Treasurer) must maintain credentials in good standing as Fellow Members of both ANSPA and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) throughout their term. As such, they will have full voting rights.
  • Other Director positions (Director-at-Large and Student Director) must maintain their appropriate membership type in ANSPA, in good standing, throughout their term, but not AAPA membership.
  • Non-Fellow Members may have the floor but will not vote.
  • The term of office will be two years, from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024 (with the possible exception of Student Directors).

 Secretary/Treasurer (one opening) 

This is an Officer position. The secretary/treasurer is responsible to oversee elections; oversee the association’s expenditures and financial status; report to members at the annual meeting (or appoint a designee); have other duties as may be prescribed by law, the articles of incorporation, these bylaws, or the Board of Directors

Directors-at-Large (two openings) 

Directors-at-Large represent the membership by recommending and approving policy; assisting with developing and coordinating CME courses; join and actively participate in committees and other business matters necessary for the performance of association.

ANSPA Board Meetings are usually held on Monday - Thursday evenings via Zoom teleconference from 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET, and, at occasional neurosurgical meetings, usually totaling 4-6 times per year. Additional work is fulfilled independently via email and phone calls. Each Board Member is expected to join at least one committee. Committee Meetings are typically held as needed via Zoom teleconferences on Monday – Thursday evenings. Board members should be willing and able to contribute a minimum of six hours per month to fulfill their respective duties.

We encourage you to submit written nominations for yourself and other qualified candidates for any of the above positions by email to anspa@focus-ed.net  no later than 5:00 PM P.T. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Please enclose with your nominations 1-2 paragraphs including credentials, professional/biographical information, and any platform statements to be included on the ballot (we reserve the right to edit). All candidates will be vetted to ensure their credentials and willingness to serve.  Ballots will be emailed to voting members in good standing by late June. Ballots will close by 8:00 PM PT on June 28th, 2022.

 You can renew your membership(s), or join now, at www.anspa.org and aapa.org.  ANSPA member benefits include discounted attendance at educational meetings and a free copy of the Neurosurgical PA Salary & Compensation Survey Report (your most accurate resource for neurosurgical PA compensation negotiations). Annual dues for PAs are only $100,  PA/MD teams are $150, and PA students are $20. 

If you have any questions please see www.anspa.org or contact us at anspa@focus-ed.net. We encourage you to participate in nominating and voting to create an association that represents you and your needs to enhance your professional success!

Sincerely,
JoDee Winter, PA-C
ANSPA Secretary/Treasurer