One of the ways to become active in the NPA is to join a National Committee.
There’s something for everyone and we can use your expertise and enthusiasm.
Contact the committee chairs at the emails below for more information or to join.
Chair: Adair Parr, MD, JD (NPA Vice-President of Communications)
We are helping to get the word out about the NPA, through the media in traditional and non-traditional ways. We need creative thinkers, excellent writers, public relations gurus, and others interested in marketing and relationship-building. Contact us to become a member of our exciting committee.
Chair: Salomeh Keyhani, MD, MPH
There are two major tasks for us: 1) generate funds through individual donor gifts; and 2) write proposals to foundations for funding to help us achieve our mission and grow as an organization. If you are a person who enjoys meeting and talking with people from all walks of life, developing long- and short-term strategies, or writing proposals, please contact us to become a part of our committee.
Chair: Julia Skapik, MD, MPH
(NPA Vice-President of Educational Programming)
Our goal is to develop the theme and educational programming for the NPA Annual Meetings as well as the educational components of NPA board meetings. This work pertains to selection of topics, speakers, and the acquisition of industry-free CME accreditation. It does not involve meeting logistics work such as space rental, catering contracts, etc.
Chair: Alex Blum, MD (NPA Vice-President of Membership)
Our goals are two-fold: to recruit more members and to provide services and benefits for current members. We research promising benefits, negotiate benefit terms, provide incentives for recruiting members, and work with the House Parties subcommittee to educate physicians about the NPA. To be a part of this very important committee, contact us.
Chair: Jim Scott, MD (NPA Vice-President of Policy)
The Policy Committee works on policy papers for the NPA’s priority issues. These papers are living documents for public consumption that lay out problems in our health care system and offer up the NPA’s solutions. These positions will establish our identity and shape our political activities. We are beginning to mobilize smaller groups of members as pertinent issues arise in local government or as we target specific federal legislators. If you would like to help us with our policy papers or help organize at the local level, please contact us.