VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME AND TALENT
The strength of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJPA) lies in its members’ expertise and commitment to the delivery of quality, evidence-based psychiatric care. The NJPA believes that to appropriately serve and represent New Jersey psychiatrists, its leadership must reflect the face of the profession. In that regard, the Association is led by psychiatrists from diverse backgrounds with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, career stage, and sub-specialty. Leadership opportunities exist at the local and state level within the regional chapters and the NJPA and range from one-time issue review or time limited workgroups to eventual participation at the highest level as a member of the Executive Committee or Board of Trustees. When you are ready to begin your journey in leadership, email the NJPA Executive Director, Patricia DeCotiis, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your interests and learn about available opportunities. Remember, the NJPA is built upon the strength and commitment of its members. Continue that tradition!
The Executive Committee (EC) is defined by Section 6.1 and 4.1-4.5 of the Bylaws. The EC is comprised of the four officers (President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer), the Immediate Past President, and the Executive Director. The members of the EC meet monthly and are members of the Board.Read More »
Chapter 3 of the NJPA Bylaws defines the Board of Trustees’ composition, members’ terms of office and meeting procedures. Although not a requirement, Trustees are often former or present Chapter leaders and experienced members of the councils. The Board meets six times a year in three physical locations that are connected via video-conference. Meetings are generally […]Read More »
The five councils manage the work of the pillars of our Association's mission: Advocacy, Education, Finance and Resources, Members Services, and Professional Standards. Chapter 6 of the NJPA Bylaws defines the purpose and composition of each of the councils. Each council is headed by a Chair and Co-Chair and comprised of NJPA members with an interest […]Read More »
Committees are created and defined by the NJPA Bylaws. Current committees include the Bylaws, Ethics and Nominating Committees.Read More »
These small groups are formed only when a project is identified requiring a particular expertise, is too large to be handled individually, and will reach a definite end. Members of these groups may be drawn from the Board or the NJPA Councils. However, the opportunity also exists for grassroots members who do not serve in […]Read More »
Five Geographic Chapters – Northern, Tri-County, Central, Monmouth/Ocean and Southern Each Chapter must be governed at a minimum by a President, Vice-President, and Trustee to the NJPA Board, and some may choose to have other officer positions, e.g. Secretary/Treasurer, Program Chair. Chapters plan local evening dinner meetings to promote collegiality, provide networking opportunities and offer […]Read More »
The Executive Committee (EC) is defined by Section 6.1 and 4.1-4.5 of the Bylaws. The...
Chapter 3 of the NJPA Bylaws defines the Board of Trustees’ composition, members’ terms of office...
The five councils manage the work of the pillars of our Association's mission: Advocacy, Education,...
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