National Physicians Alliance

Committed to Advancing the Core Values of the Medical Profession:

Service, Integrity, and Advocacy

Join

Donate

Call for Applications for the NPA Board of Directors

Posted by Drew Hudson June 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

In August 2013, the National Physicians Alliance will select new leaders for the Board of Directors.  All interested members of the NPA are encouraged to apply.  4 elected and 2 appointed three-year positions for physician leaders are available on the Board of Directors this year.  Applicants must be contributing members of the NPA (physicians who have donated at least $100 in the past year. Click here to contribute).

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Election/Appointment Timeline
Overview of NPA Leadership Structure
Board of Directors
Elected Board Positions
Appointed Board Positions
Instructions for Applying for Board Positions
Election Code of Conduct
Download a pdf of this email’s contents

ELECTION/APPOINTMENT TIMELINE:

June 1 – July 15, 2013 5pm EST: online applications accepted

July 16 – August 7, 2013, 5pm EST: online ballot open for elected board positions

August 15, 2013: applicants for board positions will be notified of results

October 18-20 2013: NPA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (Board members expected to attend)

OVERVIEW OF NPA LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The NPA leadership is composed of a 25-member Board of Directors and 6 Committees. Members of the board serve staggered three-year terms as do committee members. NPA committees (Membership, Development, Educational Programming, Internal Affairs, Policy, Communications) will accept applications separately beginning August 15, 2013.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body for the Association, oversees the work of the chief executive officer of the Association, fundraises, and exercises general supervision over the affairs of the Association.  The Board of Directors shall have authority to take such actions as are necessary for the conduct of the Association’s affairs in accordance with the Bylaws.  Each Director is assigned to serve on one committee as determined by the organization’s needs and the interests of the Board member. The Board also has fiduciary responsibility for the organization.

ELECTED POSITIONS

The National Physicians Alliance will elect by an advisory vote four at-large physician members to serve on the Board of Directors for three-year terms. The NPA welcomes applications from dedicated, passionate physicians from the membership who are ready and willing to serve the organization at the leadership level.

Description of At-Large Elected Board Positions:   Elected by an advisory vote by the membership, there are twelve at-large members of the Board of Directors.  Each at-large Director serves a three-year term.  Directors are expected to serve on one Committee, attend all annual board meetings beginning in October 2013, attend 1 additional in-person meeting per year, and participate in conference calls quarterly and as needed (scheduled by mutual agreement).  Directors have fiduciary responsibility for the organization, which includes fundraising.  It is anticipated that Directors will be responsible for a portion of their travel costs to meetings.  The NPA will reimburse travel as it is financially able.

If you have questions about these positions, please contact Jim Scott at jim.scott@npalliance.net.

APPOINTED POSITIONS

The National Physicians Alliance will appoint two physician members to serve on the Board of Directors for three-year terms. The NPA welcomes applications of dedicated, passionate physicians from the membership who are ready and willing to serve the organization at the leadership level.

Description of Appointed Board Member Positions – There are nine total appointed members of the Board of Directors with staggered terms.  Each Appointed Board Member serves a three-year term.  The current Board of Directors will appoint new members to the Board of Directors paying attention to the diversity of the board including, but not limited to, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, geographic location, practice type and specialty. Appointed directors are expected to serve on one Committee, attend all annual board meetings beginning in October 2013, attend 1 additional meeting per year, and participate in conference calls quarterly and as needed (scheduled by mutual agreement).  Directors have fiduciary responsibility for the organization, which includes fundraising.  It is anticipated that Directors will be responsible for a portion of their travel costs to meetings.  The NPA will reimburse travel as it is financially able.

If you have questions about these positions, please contact Jim Scott at jim.scott@npalliance.net.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING FOR BOARD POSITIONS:

To apply, please submit:

*a letter of interest, not to exceed 500 words. The letter of interest should include a brief biography, a description of why the candidate is interested and what skills and experiences the candidate brings to the position

*a current Curriculum Vitae, limited to 4 pages

*a completed questionnaire (see link)

NOTE: CV’s for candidates for election positions will be posted on the NPA website; please do not include personal information you wish to keep private.

Applications must be received by July 15, 2013, 5pm EST. Please click on this link to submit your application via email.

ELECTION CODE OF CONDUCT

It is our goal to conduct elections which are fair, honorable, and professional.  We feel that campaigning for or against a candidate is outside of the bounds of such an election.  This code of conduct shall apply to all candidates for elected positions within the National Physicians Alliance, as well as all members.  In the case that this code fails to specify what is or is not permissible, it is expected that all those involved in elections will behave in a manner consistent with the previously stated goal of fair, honorable, and professional elections.

1. There shall be no distribution of written or electronic campaign materials outside of officially sanctioned NPA election website, forums or blogs.

2. No form of print, electronic, or other mass communication (NPA or other) will be utilized by any candidate or his/her representative in efforts to “campaign” for or against a candidate with the general membership beyond those areas designated by the NPA.

3. Receptions and/or hospitality should not be used for promotion of a candidate.

4. If offering opinions about candidates for office, members of the NPA national leadership shall offer only personal opinions and indicate that they do not speak on behalf of the National Physicians Alliance.

Any member who has grave ethical, professional, or other concerns about a candidate should contact the elections committee.

Any allegation of misconduct regarding a candidate or member shall be submitted to the Internal Policy Committee, who will then determine the appropriate course of action.

Comments are closed.

Comment With Facebook