The AAPA is now accepting Board of Trustees (BOT) nominations through April 19. There are three seats available for the upcoming 2020-2022 term, and one spot to be appointed immediately to serve through the end of 2019. The election for the 2020-2022 seats will be held in August and winners will be announced in September.
Below, BOT Vice Chair/Secretary Beth Obertino-Norwood, PA(ASCP)CM, shares why she enjoys serving on the Board of Trustees.
“I have been a member of the AAPA since 2002 and began volunteering in some capacity soon after that. After starting work with the Certification Exam Study Course, I became the Chair of the Education Committee, and then moved on to the BOT in 2018. I love the connections and friendships I have made over the years with colleagues from all over the country both at conferences and as a volunteer.
I have to confess that it gave me some pause to consider running for the BOT. I liked being a committee 'worker bee' and worried that the BOT would feel less hands-on. I most definitely have not found that to be true. What I have found is a group of committed PAs who work hard to find the best path forward for the AAPA.
In addition to meeting at the Fall Conference, the BOT meets for a long working weekend in late fall. During this 'think-tank' weekend, we take a look at past and current initiatives to see what is working, what isn’t working, and what we need to do better. But more importantly, we talk about where we are going next. It is these conversations that make me so happy to be on the BOT. It feels great to sit in a room with eight other board members whose entire goal of that weekend is to make the best association it can for its members. How can we best help our members advocate for themselves? What are our members asking from us? How can we expand and grow our offerings? I am happy to be in a place where we can listen to our members and formulate a plan.
I encourage others to consider running for a seat on the BOT. It truly is a great way to learn the inner workings of your association and help envision its future.”
- Beth Obertino-Norwood, PA(ASCP)CM
Board of Trustees Vice Chair/Secretary
We hope you will consider nominating yourself or email your interest in nominating a fellow member to serve on the AAPA Board of Trustees.
Chevanne Scordinsky, PA(ASCP)CM
Administration Committe Chair