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Term Starts July 1st, Must be a Fellow/Student Member to apply for BOD positions.

Qualifications: AAPA and PAWE Member in good standing

President-elect:

This is a 3-year commitment. The President-Elect will serve as President-Elect the first year, President the second year, and Immediate Past President the third year.

Duties (from Bylaws): 

  • In the temporary absence of the President and Vice-President, or in the event of their inability or refusal to act, the President-Elect shall perform all the duties of the President and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to, all the restrictions on the President;
    • In addition, the President-Elect may have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the articles of incorporation, the PAWE bylaws, or the BOD.

The president shall oversee the following:

  • Shall oversee the affairs of the organization and activities of the board of directors. 
  • They shall perform all duties incident to the office and such other duties as may be required by law, the articles of incorporation, these bylaws, or that may be prescribed by the board of directors. Unless another person is specifically appointed as chairperson of the board of directors, the president shall preside at all general membership and board of directors meetings. 
  • Shall make a full report of the year’s activities at the annual membership meeting of the organization. —He or she shall coordinate agendas for future meetings, preside at meetings, and facilitate discussion. Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, by the articles of incorporation, or by these bylaws, the President shall, in the name of the organization, execute contracts and other instruments of business that may from time to time be authorized by the board of directors.

Vice President:

  • In the absence of the president, or in the event of their inability or refusal to act, the vice president shall perform all the duties of the president and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to, all the restrictions on the president. In addition, the vice president may have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, the articles of incorporation, these bylaws, or the board of directors.
  • VP will sit on a committee and oversee it.

Secretary:

The secretary shall:

  • Retain at the principal office of the organization or at such other place as the board of directors may determine:
  • A record of these bylaws as amended or otherwise altered to date.
  • An archival history containing the minutes of all meetings of the board of directors and, if applicable, meetings of committees and of membership, recording therein the time and place of the meeting, whether it was a regular or special meeting, how it was called, how notice thereof was given, the names of those present or represented at the meeting, and the proceedings thereof.
  • Membership records containing the name and address of each member, and, in the case where any membership has been terminated, record such fact, along with the date on which such membership ceased.
  • Ensure that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law.
  • Exhibit at any reasonable time to any director of the organization, or to his or her agent or attorney, the bylaws, membership records, and minutes of the proceedings of the directors of the organization.
  • In addition, the secretary may have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law, the articles of incorporation, these bylaws, or the board of directors.

PR committee chair:

  • This committee works to develop, implement and maintain national public relations and programs to increase awareness of our organization and our mission both to the general public and other legislative and medical professions and maintain all social media.
    • Develop a social media strategy (Facebook page/ group, Instagram, Linkedin)
      • Each committee member can be divided to manage each page or group.
    • Quarterly newsletter

Community Outreach Chair:

  • The community outreach chair will find opportunities for PAWE to participate in philanthropy and collaborate with other organizations to better the public, other healthcare teams, and our patients. 
  • make recommendations for greater awareness of PAWE’s mission. 
  • In addition, this committee will work with the other committees to identify and bring awareness to issues affecting PAs and recommend pathways for communicating these issues.

Legislative chair:

  • The legislative chair works toward improving and staying up-to-date with PA laws.
    • They form relationships with key medical groups, other constituent organizations, and legislators across the country to assist with furthering the state chapter’s legislation for OTP. 

Membership Chair:

  • The Membership chair’s tasks are to promote and retain memberships and coordinate an annual membership drive in collaboration with the PR committee. 

Continuing Medical Education Chair:

  • Provide education for PAs and PA students that develops and enhances skills to improve PA practice and the knowledge and understanding of the role of PAs. 
    • Acquire and keep track of Speaker submissions.
    • Get CME approval from AAPA for Category 1 accreditation. 

Student director:

In addition to duties as a BOD member, the student director works as a liaison between the BOD,  student members of the organization, and PA Programs.  They support student activities and encourage professional involvement.