NAPA Members and the Navy PA Community: Due to a lack of command funding across the Navy for Navy PAs to attend the 2019 AAPA Annual Conference in Denver from May 18-22, NAPA will NOT to hold it’s annual NAPA meeting there this year, but will still hold a Navy PA and NAPA member social gathering during the AAPA Conference. The annual NAPA meeting will be moved to Portsmouth, VA this year to be held in conjunction with the NAPA East Symposium on October 16-17, 2019. An estimated 30 or more PAs will be in attendance. For those who cannot attend or are on the west coast we plan to broadcast the symposium via NAPA Facebook live video for all to tune in.  The date and time is still to be determined. Please stay tuned for specifics, once finalized we will be emailing our members, as well as posting for all to see on our NAPA website and NAPA Facebook page. Thank you. 

NAPA Elections 2019: The following positions are taking nominations for 2019 NAPA leadership positions: NAPA President-Elect, NAPA Student Director, NAPA-East and NAPA-West President, Vice-President and Secretary. If you know (or are) a Navy PA who wants to make a direct impact, please nominate them by 01 May 2019 to be considered. Please see our Leadership Opportunities page here for more information.

NAPA General Organization Structure

The Naval Association of PAs (NAPA) is a Constituent Chapter of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).

NAPA is made up of active duty, reserve and retired PAs, as well as PA employees of regional Navy Commands.

NAPA will consist of two Affiliates known as NAPA East and NAPA West which will be responsible for regional organizational management within their respective region and will be accountable to the NAPA Chapter Board of Directors for regional activities as outlined in the NAPA Bylaws.

NAPA is a private organization, does not represent the US Navy or the US Government, and receives no federal funds.

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NAPA Organization Structure

The Chapter Board of Directors exercises executive and judicial duties for NAPA, has charge of all property of and conducts all financial affairs of the Association.

The Chapter BOD consists of:

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Active Duty Director-at-Large – two (2) seats for any Fellow members of the NAPA on active duty in the Navy (preference given to one representative from each NAPA Region (East and West)).
  • Reserve Director – one (1) seat for any Fellow member of NAPA in the Reserve Forces of the Navy.
  • Retired Director – one (1) seat for any Fellow member of NAPA in the Fleet Reserves or retired from the Navy.
  • Board of Directors (student) – one (1) seat for any Student member of NAPA on active duty in the Navy and attending a Navy sponsored Physician Assistant training program.
  • Awards Chair
  • Webmaster Chair
  • CME Chair
  • Legislative Affairs Chair
  • and as many other additional Officer, and Board of Director positions as the Bylaws may provide or as deemed necessary by a majority of the above.

The Regional Affiliate Boards of Directors (one each for NAPA East and NAPA West) consist of:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary

These positions are graphically depicted here.

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Details of NAPA’s organizational structure, leadership positions, their duties, election procedures, and their relationships can be found in NAPA’s Constitution and By-Laws here.

NAPA’s current Officers and Chairs can be found here.