Committee Service

There are a number of different opportunities for CAPA service as a volunteer. You may want to get your feet wet by volunteering to join a particular committee in which you are interested.

Per CAPA Policy 501.00, to serve on a CAPA committee, either as a member or as Chair, one must be either a Fellow, Associate, Military, Student or Interim Student CAPA member in good standing throughout the entire term of service.

The following are some of the committees currently active in CAPA:

Nominating Committee

The goals and focus of the Committee are:

  • Actively solicit and encourage qualified candidates to seek elected Academy office.
  • Work to ensure that candidates represent the diversity of the Academy (considering ethnicity, practice setting, specialty practice, etc.).
  • Oversee all elections, annual and special.
  • Oversee the balloting of members.
  • Ensure the election process is of the highest integrity.
  • Provide an endorsement of those candidates who are most qualified to strengthen the future of CAPA in accordance with the CAPA Mission Statement and Vision.

The terms of service on the Nominating Elections Committee are:
Appointment: The Nominating Committee Chair is the President Elect. Appointment to the Committee is on an annual term, from July 1st through June 30th. Members may be appointed at any time during the year. Interest in being a member of the Committee should be sent to the chair by early June.

Meetings: In-person or teleconference meeting per year in March, generally 2-3 meetings to complete the election process. Communications and tasks set by the Chair will be addressed via telephone, email or fax. Committee members will be reimbursed for approved expenses relating to participation on the Committee

Tasks:

  • All candidates will be screened by CAPA Staff to determine minimum qualifications for the position sought, such as verify member status, prior leadership service, etc.
  • All submitted candidate information for eligible candidates will be reviewed by all committee members.
  • Each committee member will interview a relatively equal number of candidates, using at least one pre-determined question.

Candidate Endorsement

  • Endorsements will be given to those candidates on the basis of what is good for all members and CAPA. Endorsements will not be issued to those candidates as a reward to a member based on prior service, but rather the committee will endorse those candidates that are most qualified to meet the current and future needs of the organization.
  • To avoid confusion, the Nominating Committee will only endorse up to the maximum number of candidates that can be elected. The Nominating Committee reserves the authority to not endorse a candidate for any business reason, including their belief that no candidates are qualified to strengthen the future of CAPA in accordance with the CAPA Mission Statement and Vision, or that a candidate lacks the demeanor and civility necessary to serve in a leadership position.
  • An endorsement by the Nominating Committee will be indicated on the official ballot and election material. Endorsed candidates will be listed before non-endorsed candidates.

What type of person is the Committee seeking?

  • Those who respect and meet deadlines
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and are honest
  • Members of the committee may not be candidates in the election or the current CAPA President
  • Immediate Past-President may serve on the Nominating Committee if not in the election
  • Committee Members should be aware of the role of each officer, director and student representative position in CAPA as well as the role of a Delegate in the AAPA House of Delegates.
  • Committee Members have ideally previously served in top leadership positions in CAPA, such as president, to truly understand the needs of the organization.
  • One who is a CAPA member

Public Education Committee

The goals and focus of the Committee are:

  • To promote the PA profession in California
  • To create and promote projects and events which promote physician/PA team practice
  • To seek out and develop conduits of communication with the physician communities of California
  • To promote membership in CAPA
  • The terms and conditions of service on the Public Education Committee are:
    • You must be a CAPA member.

The terms of service on the CME Committee are:
Appointment to the Committee is on an annual term, from July 1st through June 30th. Members may be appointed at any time during the year to fill a vacancy. Interest in reappointment to the Committee should be sent to the chair by early June.

Meetings, via conference calls or in person, normally occur 2 – 3 times annually. Members will be reimbursed for approved expenses relating to participation on the Committee.

Tasks:

  • Educate the public, organizations, other health professions, etc., about the profession and its role in the health care delivery system.
  • As requested by the Board in conjunction with CAPA staff, provide advice on the development and distribution of materials regarding the profession and the Academy.
  • Carry out specific tasks as requested by the Board in conjunction with CAPA staff. (i.e., reading program and elementary schools, speaking at high schools, health clubs, PA Week activities, etc.)
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
  • Encourage members to use all opportunities to educate various audiences about the PA profession in California

What type of person is the Committee seeking? One who:

  • Respects and meets deadlines
  • Is willing to serve and work within a team
  • Is passionate about promoting the PA profession
  • Is a CAPA member

Continuing Medical Education Committee

The goals and focus of the Committee are:

  • Work with staff to help develop and organize the Annual Conferences (Palm Springs and Napa)
  • Development of other CME meetings as determined by the Board of Directors Ongoing evaluation of the CME needs of Academy members
  • Help to ensure that CAPA’s relationships with pharmaceutical companies promote the highest ethical standard

The terms of service on the CME Committee are:
Appointment: Appointment to the committee is on an annual term from November 1st through October 31st. Members may be appointed at any time during the year to fill a specific need. Interest in reappointment to the Committee should be sent to the chair by early October.

Meetings: Most meetings will be via conference calls and may occur at least 2 – 3 times annually. The Committee may also meet in person during the year as needed. Committee members will be reimbursed for approved expenses relating to participation on the Committee. Other communication will be via email or telephone.

Tasks:

  • Review of Academy members needs and suggestions for CME topics
  • Attend the entire Annual Conference and be prepared to be on duty throughout the entire conference
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
What type of person is the Committee seeking?
  • Those who respect and meet deadlines
  • Those who are able to manage multiple details
  • Those who are interested in providing “customer service” for PAs
  • Those who are interested in being mentored for leadership roles
  • One who is a CAPA member

Committee on Diversity

The goal and focus of the Committee are:

  • To promote a diverse representation and leadership within the California Academy of PAs
  • To increase public awareness of the available health care services especially in under-served communities
  • To increase awareness of cultural diversity issues among practicing PAs and PA students
  • Select the recipient of the Ruth Webb Minority Scholarship

The terms of service on the Committee on Diversity are:
Appointment to the Committee is on an annual term, from July 1st through June 30th. Members may be appointed at any time during the year to fill a vacancy. Interest in reappointment to the Committee should be sent to the chair by early June.

Meetings: Most meetings will be via conference calls and occur 2 – 3 times annually. The Committee may also meet in person a few times annually as needed. Committee members will be reimbursed for approved expenses relating to participation on the Committee. Other communication will be via email or telephone.

Tasks:

  • Development and presentation of materials to educate practicing PAs and PA students regarding diversity and cultural issues
  • Development of mechanisms to increase recruitment and retention of minority applicants to PA Programs
  • Review applications and select the recipient of the Ruth Webb Minority Scholarship
  • Mentor minority PAs for leadership positions within the PA profession and CAPA
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.

What type of person is the Committee seeking?

  • Those who respect and meet deadlines
  • Those with a willingness to participate and an interest in diversity issues
  • Those willing to consider multiple perspectives or points of view
  • Those able to mentor or be a role model for minority students
  • Those able to interact with community advocates and leaders
  • One who is a CAPA member

Professional Practice Committee

The goals and focus of the Committee are:

  • To identify general concerns affecting the professional practice of PAs.
  • Research issues regarding reimbursement, credentialing, scope of practice and the application of laws and regulations regarding PA practice.
  • Provide education to all stake-holders to promote compliance with laws, regulations and policies.
  • Make recommendations to the CAPA Board regarding the need for legislative or regulatory change.

The terms of service on the Professional Practice Committee are:
Appointment: Appointment to the Committee is on an annual term, from July 1st through June 30th. Members may be appointed at any time during the year to fill a specific need. Interest in reappointment to the Committee should be sent to the chair by early June.

Meetings: Most meetings will be via conference calls and occur at least 2 – 3 times annually. The Committee may also meet in person during the year as needed. Committee members will be reimbursed for approved expenses relating to participation on the Committee. Other communication will be via email or telephone.

Tasks:

  • Identify issues and concerns which affect the appropriate function of the PA in the workplace
  • Research assignments may be given regarding specific laws, regulations, reimbursement issues and policies regarding professional practice Research may include one time analysis or ongoing monitoring to report to the Committee
  • Help to provide education to stake-holders via the magazine, website or at an educational event
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.

What type of person is the Committee seeking?

  • Those who respect and meet deadlines
  • Those who are detail-oriented
  • Those with an interest in policy and regulations of PA practice
  • Those who complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Those who are interested in being mentored for leadership roles
  • Those with an interest in public policy
  • One who is a CAPA member

PA Education Committee

The goals and focus of the Committee are:

  • Increase and encourage student activity within CAPA
  • Assist Board of Directors and CAPA Committees with student-related issues
  • Review applicants and determine recipients various student scholarships
  • Enhance CAPA’s relationship with PA Programs
  • Develop areas of common interests between PA Programs and CAPA

The terms of service on the PA Committee are:
Appointment: Appointment to the Committee is on an annual term, from July 1st through June 30th. Members may be appointed at any time during the year to fill a vacancy. Interest in reappointment to the Committee should be sent to the chair by early June.

Meetings: Most meetings will be via conference calls and occur 2 – 3 times annually. The Committee may also meet in person a few times annually as needed. Committee members need to be available for CAPA Conferences as needed. Committee members will be reimbursed for approved expenses relating to participation on the Committee. Other communication will be via email or telephone.

Tasks:

  • Arranging presentations regarding CAPA for incoming students in all California PA Programs at the discretion of the program faculty
  • Developing mechanisms to increase student membership and participation
  • Providing guidance for students at CAPA Conferences
  • Present student concerns to the Board of Directors as needed
  • Mentoring of students for leadership
  • May serve on Student Scholarship Subcommittee which is responsible for selecting winners of the CAPA General Scholarships and forwarding to Committee on Diversity appropriate applications as needed
  • Annual call for applications for student scholarships
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
  • Develop and maintain a method of regular communication between CAPA and PA Program Directors and PA Program faculty.
  • Increase CAPA membership among PA faculty.
  • Hold annual meeting with PA Program faculty at the Fall CAPA conference.
  • Identify PA Program needs that can be met by CAPA.
  • Actively promote membership in CAPA and encourage faculty to promote membership in CAPA to their students.

What type of person is the Committee seeking?

  • Those who can respect and meet deadlines
  • Those willing to serve and work within a team
  • Those with a willingness to develop skills and be mentored
  • Those with an interest in education, student development or student mentoring
  • One who is a CAPA Member
  • Those who have an interest in developing and maintaining enduring, positive and mutually rewarding relationships between PA Programs and CAPA
  • Those who will actively support the goals, objectives and projects developed by CAPA and the PA Education Committee

Members of committees serve for one year and are chosen by the committee chair with the concurrence of the Board of Directors. Committee chairs are appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

Another way to serve is to run for an elected position on the CAPA Board of Directors.

If you are interested in running for office, please contact the Nominating Committee Chair at capa@capanet.org to learn more about CAPA leadership and where your experience and skills are most needed.

You can only declare for one CAPA office per election, however, you can run for both CAPA Board of Directors and AAPA House of Delegates at the same time. Elections are held the first Thursday of May each year.

Director-At-Large

Members of the CAPA Board of Directors, as a team, are responsible for

Setting the direction of the Academy
Ensuring that adequate resources exist to carry out its programs
Evaluating results of Academy efforts
Organizing itself to efficiently and effectively achieve the mission of the organization
Together, board members and staff form a leadership/partnership team, which enables CAPA to accomplish its work.

Responsibilities:
As part of the leadership/partnership team, board members

  • Fiduciary Duty of Care, Obedience and Loyalty.
  • Stay abreast of issues affecting the profession and CAPA.
  • Actively participate in the debate of issues and vote wisely.
  • Think globally. Big picture view. Your wisdom, experience and vision are the tools of a great Director at Large.
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
  • Work as a member of the board to identify direction and necessary actions/steps needed to achieve our goals. Allocate resources (both human and financial), striving always to attract, attain and retain the best individuals to accomplish the work of the Academy.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors.

Reports to: CAPA Membership
Elected by: CAPA Members
Length of Term: One year
Time Commitment:

Attendance of elected officials is required at all board meetings, on all board conference calls, and at all official CAPA board functions. Requests to be excused shall be sent as soon as possible to the President.

The Board of Directors shall hold meetings at such time and at such places as shall be designated by the President, but in no event shall there be fewer than three such meetings in any calendar year. (An absolute majority of the membership of the board shall constitute a quorum for the purposes of transacting business.)

Special meetings may be called by the Secretary at the request of the President.

Meetings/Conference Calls/Travel:

MEETING DATE TIME
Board of Directors Retreat Late June 3 days
BOD meetings (3 to 5 each year) Various Months 1 day
CAPA Annual Conference (attendance strongly encouraged) August 4 days
Conference calls as scheduled for the full BOD and BOD committees Various 1-2 hours

Technology Needs:

  • An e-mail account for initiating or responding to e-mail communications
  • Access to a fax machine

Financial Support:

  • Travel expenses for required meetings
  • Telephone, postage, and other necessary/pre-approved expenses

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the PA profession, CAPA and its mission, vision and values
  • Understanding of the CAPA organization and its principles, mission, objectives, services, and the responsibilities and relationships of governance and management of paid and volunteer staff
  • Ability to understand concepts and articulate ideas
  • Rapport building and communication skills
  • General knowledge of CAPA functions and processes

Confidentiality Statement:
Board members are exposed to sensitive and proprietary information of great importance to the PA profession. Therefore, board members are required to keep this information in the strictest of confidence.

Disclosure Statement:
Decisions made by board members on behalf of the CAPA have far-reaching implications. Situations may arise in which an individual representing the Academy may have outside interests, which could be perceived as a conflict of interest. All board members shall sign a statement of disclosure or conflict of interest at the time of election, appointment, or change of position. Notification must be made to CAPA of a change in circumstances leading to a potential conflict during their tenure.

Secretary

The Secretary of the Board of Directors of the California Academy of PAs ensures that actions of the Board of Directors are documented. The Secretary is responsible for maintaining confidential documentation and must treat all information as proprietary to CAPA. As the position represents the needs of an entire member profession, the Secretary must be able to act with integrity and trust and work toward bringing together all members and constituents toward a common vision through communication.

Responsibilities:

  • Fiduciary Duty of Care, Obedience and Loyalty.
  • Oversee the keeping of the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Shall attest to the signatures of the officers of the Academy.
  • Shall affix the corporate seal on documents as required.
  • Stay abreast of issues affecting the profession and CAPA.
  • Actively participate in the debate of issues and vote wisely.
  • Think globally. Big picture view. Your wisdom, experience and vision are the tools of a great Secretary.
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
  • Work as a member of the board to identify direction and necessary actions/steps needed to achieve our goals. Allocate resources (both human and financial), striving always to attract, attain and retain the best individuals to accomplish the work of the Academy.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors.

Reports to: CAPA Membership
Elected by: CAPA Members
Length of Term: One year
Time Commitment:
Serving as CAPA Secretary requires hours of volunteer time: attending meetings, participating on conference calls, reading and writing communications, communicating by telephone and e-mail.

Meetings/Conference Calls/Travel:

MEETING DATE DAYS
Board of Directors Retreat Late June 3 days
BOD meetings (3 to 5 each year) Various Months 1 day
CAPA Annual Conference (attendance strongly encouraged) August. 4 days
Conference calls as scheduled for the full BOD and BOD committees Various 1-2 hours

Technology Needs:

  • Access to a laptop computer for use at board meetings
  • An e-mail account for initiating or responding to e-mail communications
  • Access to a fax machine

Financial Support:

  • Travel expenses for required meetings
  • Telephone, postage, and other necessary/pre-approved expenses

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the PA profession, CAPA, and its mission, vision and values
  • Understanding of CAPA organization and its principles, mission, objectives, services, and the responsibilities and relationships of governance and management of paid and volunteer staff
  • Computer/word processing skills
  • Active listening skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • General knowledge of CAPA functions and processes
  • Excellent understanding of the CAPA Bylaws and the policy and procedure manuals of the Board of Directors

Confidentiality Statement:
Board members are exposed to sensitive and proprietary information of great importance to the PA profession. Therefore, board members are required to keep this information in the strictest of confidence.

Disclosure Statement:
Decisions made by board members on behalf of CAPA have far-reaching implications. Situations may arise in which an individual representing the Academy may have outside interests, which could be perceived as a conflict of interest. All board members shall sign a statement of disclosure or conflict of interest at the time of election, appointment, or change of position. Notification must be made to CAPA of a change in circumstances leading to a potential conflict during their tenure.

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall be responsible for adequate and proper accounts of the properties and funds of the Academy. These records will include cash, outstanding advances, investments, accounts receivable and other assets, accounts payable, and fund balances (net assets). As the position represents the needs of an entire member profession, the Treasurer must be able to act with integrity and trust and work toward bringing together all members and constituents toward a common vision.

Responsibilities:
Serving as an agent of the board, the Treasurer shall

  • Fiduciary Duty of Care, Obedience and Loyalty.
  • Serves as Chair of the Budget Committee
  • Serves on the Investment Committee
  • Shall provide timely financial reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Stay abreast of issues affecting the profession and CAPA.
  • Actively participate in the debate of issues and vote wisely.
  • Think globally. Big picture view. Your wisdom, experience and vision are the tools of a great Treasurer.
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
  • Work as a member of the board to identify direction and necessary actions/steps needed to achieve our goals. Allocate resources (both human and financial), striving always to attract, attain and retain the best individuals to accomplish the work of the Academy.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors.

Reports to: CAPA Membership
Elected by: CAPA Members
Length of Term: One year
Time Commitment:
Serving as CAPA Treasurer requires hours of volunteer time: attending meetings, participating on conference calls, reading, communicating by telephone and e-mail.

Meetings/Conference Calls/Travel:

MEETING DATE DAYS
Board of Directors Retreat Late June 3 days
BOD meetings (3 to 5 each year) Various Months 1 day
CAPA Annual Conference (attendance strongly encouraged) August 4 days
Conference calls as scheduled for the full BOD and BOD committees Various 1-2 hours

Board Committees:
In accordance with existing policy, the Treasurer serves on the following board committees:

  • Budget Committee (Chair)
  • Other committees as assigned by the President

Technology Needs:

  • An e-mail account for initiating or responding to e-mail communications
  • Access to a fax machine

Financial Support:

  • Travel expenses for required meetings
  • Telephone, postage, and other necessary/pre-approved expenses

Staff Support:

  • CAPA’s CPA
  • CAPA’s Financial/Investment Planner
  • CAPA Staff

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the PA profession, CAPA, and its values
  • Understanding of CAPA organization and its principles, mission, objectives, services, and the responsibilities and relationships of governance and management of paid and volunteer staff
  • Understanding of needs for CAPA services, as well as the financial and human resources
  • Understanding of record keeping, accounting systems, and financial reports
  • Ability to work with the Chief Operating Officer, accountants, and certified financial planners as necessary

Confidentiality Statement:
Board members are exposed to sensitive and proprietary information of great importance to the PA profession. Therefore, board members are required to keep this information in the strictest of confidence.

Disclosure Statement:
Decisions made by board members on behalf of CAPA have far-reaching implications. Situations may arise in which an individual representing the Academy may have outside interests, which could be perceived as a conflict of interest. All board members shall sign a statement of disclosure or conflict of interest at the time of election, appointment, or change of position. Notification must be made to CAPA of a change in circumstances leading to a potential conflict during their tenure.

Vice President

The Vice President shall preside at the meetings of the Academy in the absence of the President. He or she shall succeed to the office of President should that office become vacant for any reason. As the position represents the needs of an entire member profession, the Vice President must be able to act with integrity and trust and work toward bringing together members and constituents toward a common vision.

Responsibilities:
The Vice President works in partnership with the board to

  • Fiduciary Duty of Care, Obedience and Loyalty.
  • Serve as a member of the Executive Committee. One function of the Executive Committee is to review and monitor legislation and make recommendations to the Board of Directors
  • Serves on the Investment Committee.
  • In the event of temporary absence or incapacity of the President, shall assume the role of President.
  • Stay abreast of issues affecting the profession and CAPA.
  • Actively participate in the debate of issues and vote wisely.
  • Think globally. Big picture view. Your wisdom, experience and vision are the tools of a great Vice President.
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
  • Work as a member of the board to identify direction and necessary actions/steps needed to achieve our goals. Allocate resources (both human and financial), striving always to attract, attain and retain the best individuals to accomplish the work of the Academy.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors.

Reports to: CAPA Membership
Elected By: CAPA Members
Length of Term: One year

Time Commitment:
Serving as CAPA Vice President requires many hours of volunteer time: attending meetings, participating on conference calls, reading and writing communications, communicating by telephone and e-mail, traveling, making presentations to constituents within the PA community and to organized medicine as requested by the CAPA President.

Meetings/Conference Calls/Travel:

MEETING DATE DAYS
Board of Directors Retreat Late June 3 days
BOD meetings (3 to 5 each year) Various Months 1 day
CAPA Annual Conference (attendance strongly encouraged) August 4 days
Conference calls as scheduled for the full BOD and BOD committees Various 1-2 hours

Board Committees:
In accordance with existing policy, the Vice President serves on the following board committees:

  • Executive Committee

Technology Needs:

  • An e-mail account for initiating or responding to e-mail communications
  • Access to a fax machine

Financial Support:

  • Travel expenses for required meetings
  • Telephone, postage, and other necessary/pre-approved expenses

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to the PA profession, CAPA, and its values
  • An understanding of the CAPA organization and its principles, mission, objectives, services, and the responsibilities and relationships of governance and management of paid and volunteer staff
  • Knowledge of and influence in the professional community
  • Ability to understand concepts and articulate ideas
  • Ability to represent the broad and diverse interests of the profession
  • Rapport building and communications skills
  • General knowledge of CAPA functions and processes
  • Demonstrated planning and organizing skills
  • Public Speaking and presentation skills
  • Effective delegation skills

Confidentiality Statement:
Board members are exposed to sensitive and proprietary information of great importance to the PA profession. Therefore, board members are required to keep this information in the strictest of confidence.

Disclosure Statement:
Decisions made by board members on behalf of CAPA have far-reaching implications. Situations may arise in which an individual representing the Academy may have outside interests, which could be perceived as a conflict of interest. All board members shall sign a statement of disclosure or conflict of interest at the time of election, appointment, or change of position. Notification must be made to CAPA of a change in circumstances leading to a potential conflict during their tenure.

President-Elect

As the position represents the needs of an entire member profession, the President-Elect must be able to act with integrity and trust and work toward bringing together members and constituents toward a common vision.

Responsibilities:
The President-Elect works in partnership with the board to

  • Fiduciary Duty of Care, Obedience and Loyalty.
  • Serve as a member of the Executive Committee. One function of the Executive Committee is to review and monitor legislation and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Serves as the Nominating Committee Chair.
  • Serves on the Investment Committee.
  • Serves on the Budget Committee.
  • In the event of temporary absence or incapacity of the President or Vice President, shall assume the role of President.
  • Stay abreast of issues affecting the profession and CAPA.
  • Actively participate in the debate of issues and vote wisely.
  • Think globally. Big picture view. Your wisdom, experience and vision are the tools of a great President-Elect.
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
  • Work as a member of the board to identify direction and necessary actions/steps needed to achieve our goals. Allocate resources (both human and financial), striving always to attract, attain and retain the best individuals to accomplish the work of the Academy.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors.

Reports to: CAPA Membership
Elected By: CAPA Members
Length of Term: One year, with two subsequent years as President and Immediate Past President

Time Commitment:
Serving as CAPA President-Elect requires many hours of volunteer time: attending meetings, participating on conference calls, reading and writing communications, communicating by telephone and e-mail, traveling, making presentations to constituents within the PA community and to organized medicine as requested by the CAPA President.

Meetings/Conference Calls/Travel:

MEETING DATE DAYS
Board of Directors Retreat Late June 3 days
BOD meetings (3 to 5 each year) Various Months 1 day
CAPA Annual Conference (attendance strongly encouraged) August 4 days
Conference calls as scheduled for the full BOD and BOD committees Various 1-2 hours

Board Committees:
In accordance with existing policy, the President-Elect serves on the following board committees:

  • Nominating Committee (Chair)
  • Executive Committee
  • Budget Committee

Technology Needs:

  • An e-mail account for initiating or responding to e-mail communications
  • Access to a fax machine

Financial Support:

  • Travel expenses for required meetings
  • Telephone, postage, and other necessary/pre-approved expenses

A process has been developed entitled Guidelines for Disbursement of Funds on Behalf of the CAPA President Elect. Upon election, the President Elect works with the CAPA office and Budget Committee to review reimbursement options, taxation implications, and the preferences and needs of the individual.

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to the PA profession, CAPA, and its mission, vision and values
  • An understanding of the CAPA organization and its principles, mission, objectives, services, and the responsibilities and relationships of governance and management of paid and volunteer staff
  • Knowledge of and influence in the professional community
  • Ability to understand concepts and articulate ideas
  • Ability to represent the broad and diverse interests of the profession
  • Rapport building and communications skills
  • General knowledge of CAPA functions and processes
  • Demonstrated planning and organizing skills
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Effective delegation skills

Confidentiality Statement:
Board members are exposed to sensitive and proprietary information of great importance to the PA profession. Therefore, board members are required to keep this information in the strictest of confidence.

Disclosure Statement:
Decisions made by board members on behalf of CAPA have far-reaching implications. Situations may arise in which an individual representing the Academy may have outside interests, which could be perceived as a conflict of interest. All board members shall sign a statement of disclosure or conflict of interest at the time of election, appointment, or change of position. Notification must be made to CAPA of a change in circumstances leading to a potential conflict during their tenure.

Student Representative

The Student Representative has full voting privileges on the CAPA Board of Directors. The Student Representative shall serve as representative of students attending each of the PA programs in the state.

Responsibilities:

  • Fiduciary Duty of Care, Obedience and Loyalty.
  • Represent students from each of the PA programs in California.
  • Shall be a liaison with the Student Academy of the AAPA.
  • Stay abreast of issues affecting the profession and CAPA.
  • Actively participate in the debate of issues and vote wisely.
  • Think globally. Big picture view. Your wisdom, experience and vision are the tools of a great Student Representative.
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.
  • Work as a member of the board to identify direction and necessary actions/steps needed to achieve our goals. Allocate resources (both human and financial), striving always to attract, attain and retain the best individuals to accomplish the work of the Academy.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the President or Board of Directors.

Reports to: CAPA Membership
Elected by: Student Members
Length of Term: One year

Time Commitment:
Serving as CAPA Student Representative requires hours of volunteer time: attending meetings, participating on conference calls, reading and writing communications, communicating by telephone and e-mail.

Meetings/Conference Calls/Travel:

MEETING DATE DAYS
Board of Directors Retreat Late June 3 days
BOD meetings (3 to 5 each year) Various Months 1 day
CAPA Summer Conference (attendance strongly encouraged) August 4 days
Conference calls as scheduled for the full BOD and BOD committees Various 1-2 hours

Technology Needs:

  • An e-mail account for initiating or responding to e-mail communications
  • Access to a fax machine

Financial Support:

  • Travel expenses for required meetings
  • Telephone, postage, and other necessary/pre-approved expenses

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the PA profession, CAPA and its values
  • Understanding of the CAPA organization and its principles, mission, objectives, services, and the responsibilities and relationships of governance and management of paid and volunteer staff
  • Ability to understand concepts and articulate ideas
  • Rapport building and communication skills
  • General knowledge of CAPA functions and processes

Confidentiality Statement:
Board members are exposed to sensitive and proprietary information of great importance to the PA profession. Therefore, board members are required to keep this information in the strictest of confidence.

Disclosure Statement:
Decisions made by board members on behalf of the CAPA have far-reaching implications. Situations may arise in which an individual representing the Academy may have outside interests, which could be perceived as a conflict of interest. All board members shall sign a statement of disclosure or conflict of interest at the time of election, appointment, or change of position. Notification must be made to CAPA of a change in circumstances leading to a potential conflict during their tenure.

Delegates to the AAPA House of Delegates

Delegates to the AAPA House of Delegates

Policy: The California Academy of PAs supports involvement of its elected delegation to the AAPA House of Delegates.

I. Elections. Candidates for the California Delegation to the AAPA House of Delegates must be Fellow members in good standing of the California Academy of PAs both before the election and during their term of office. Candidates must comply with all CAPA/AAPA election policies and requirements—both before the election and during their term of office—or the California Academy will not certify them. The election of the delegates of the HOD of AAPA will be held the first Thursday of each May. To appear on the ballot, declaration of candidacy must precede the appointed date of election by at least seventy five (75) days or sixty (60) days if the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the Nominating Committee. Write-in candidates are not permitted. Ballots will be distributed to eligible voters, based on their voting status, at least 30 days prior to the date of election.

A. The term of office of all delegates shall be one (1) year in accordance with the current AAPA policy.

B. The number of delegates funded to attend the AAPA House of Delegates is at the discretion of the CAPA Board and may or may not equal the number apportioned by the AAPA.

C. The Chief Delegate is appointed from among the regular delegates by the CAPA President each year. The Chief Delegate is responsible for:

  1. Supervising the California Delegation. This includes taking roll at each session of the HOD,
  2. Keeping the President and the Board of Directors apprised of policy considerations before the House of Delegates, and
  3. Carrying the resolutions of the California Academy of PAs.
  4. Summarize the action of the House of Delegates to the Board of Directors and members of CAPA.

D. Alternates: All elected officers and directors who are Fellow members of CAPA are automatically eligible to serve as a pool of alternate delegates to the House of Delegates of the AAPA. In the event of vacancies for Delegates to the AAPA House of Delegates, the CAPA Board, by majority vote, may approve Fellow members from the CAPA Board of Directors to fill the vacancies in accordance with Article VII, Section 3 of the CAPA Bylaws.

II. Reimbursement. CAPA may provide funds toward travel expenses—as outlined below and contained in the CAPA Reimbursement Policy—for selected members of the California House Delegation who attend each and every session of the House of Delegates. Those delegates who are absent (without prior approval from the Chief Delegate), in so doing will waive any and all reimbursement by CAPA for travel to or attendance at the AAPA HOD. CAPA staff are authorized to review all travel arrangements and alert the President and the Chief Delegate when appropriate.

A. Budget. The Budget Committee, in preparing the draft CAPA budget each year, will take into account the costs associated with the California Delegation’s participation in the House based on the location of the AAPA National Conference, among other factors.

B. Travel Stipend. CAPA, at its discretion may provide funds toward round-trip travel expenses to the AAPA National Conference for designated members of the California House delegation attending each and every session of the AAPA HOD in accordance with the CAPA Reimbursement Policy. The amount of the travel stipend will be determined by the Budget Committee and approved by the Board of Directors at the beginning of the fiscal year as part of the CAPA Annual Budget.

C. Hotel. For designated and eligible Delegates, CAPA may provide funds toward lodging equal to the number of days that the AAPA House of Delegates is in session, plus one night. Reimbursement for expenses related to hotel costs shall be in accordance with the CAPA Reimbursement Policy.

D. Meals. For designated and eligible Delegates, CAPA may provide funds toward expenses related to meals in accordance with the CAPA Reimbursement Policy.

E. Notice. California Delegates will be notified of their individual stipends, if any, as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than 90 days prior to the start of AAPA HOD session.

 

III. The CAPA office will distribute copies of this policy to each member of the California House Delegation no later than July 31 of each year.

IV. The California House Delegation will have at least one telephone conference call prior to the House convening.

Important Deadlines:

The CAPA office must receive the Candidate Data Form for those who wish to be reviewed/endorsed by the Nominating Committee by March 7, 2021.
The CAPA office must receive the Candidate Data Form for those who wish to be reviewed by the Nominating Committee but are not endorsed by February 20, 2021.
The CAPA office must receive the Candidate Data Form for those who do not wish to go through the Nominating Committee by February 20 2021.