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NAPA Elections

NAPA Members:

We are opening nominations for numerous positions within the NAPA Organization. Those positions are listed below:

  • NAPA Board of Directors
    • President Elect
      • Assumption of Duties: 1 July 2023
    • Treasurer
      • This will be a special election with the elected individual holding the position for one year, instead of the customary two, before reelection
      • Assumption of Duties: Immediately


  • Regional NAPA East and NAPA West Board of Director Positions:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • The regional Board of Director positions will serve for two years, starting 1 November 2023 (This will ensure continuity for planning the Fall Symposium)


  • Board of Directors (Student)
    • This position is elected via a simple majority of the eligible student members of NAPA
    • Position will be for one year starting on November 1


Pertinent dates regarding the election are below:

  • Deadline for nominee submission: 1 June 2023
  • Voting: 1 June – 14 June
  • Announcement of results: 15 June
  • Assumption of duties: Stated above


For those interested in running for a NAPA Board of Directors (Regional or Main Body) position, the description of responsibilities are below:



The President-Elect shall assist the President in the conducting of all meetings and assume any other duties as directed by the President. The President-Elect is expected to become involved with the affairs of the association so as to be ready to assume the post of President. The President-Elect should chair and/or coordinate future operations during their respective year of office.



The Treasurer shall maintain accurate records of the financial status of the association, collect annual dues from all members, deposit into the NAPA account all funds received and disburse funds only upon the direct authorization of the President. The Treasurer shall be responsible to ensure all documents are in place with NAPA’s financial institution (currently Navy Federal Credit Union) to allow access to NAPA funds. The Treasurer will maintain a checking account, VISA account and PayPal account. The Treasurer shall pay all bills thus approved in a prompt and timely manner and maintain written receipts of such payments. The Treasurer shall provide a written report to the Board of Directors and the membership at the annual meeting each year. To continue to qualify for tax- exempt status, the Treasurer will file an annual tax return (currently a 900-N e- postcard with the IRS as required by law.


Regional President

The Regional President shall preside over all business meetings of the regional affiliate organization. The Regional President shall function as the head of the NAPA regional affiliate, conduct all general business on behalf of the affiliate, and request funds from the President of the NAPA Chapter as required for routine operation of the NAPA regional affiliate. The Regional President shall promptly notify each member of the affiliate Board of Directors of all business matters. The Regional President shall submit a full report of the year’s activities at each annual meeting of the NAPA general Board of Directors and the general membership. The Regional President shall appoint all standing and ad hoc committees as required, and shall appoint Fellow members to fill vacant positions subject to the approval of the remaining Board of Directors


Regional Vice President

The Regional Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence and all duties as directed by the President. The Regional Vice President will also serve as the Regional Membership Representative to the NAPA Chapter Membership Committee.


Regional Secretary

The Regional Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the NAPA Regional Affiliate, be responsible for maintaining the Affiliate organization’s permanent files in an orderly manner, and shall conduct any correspondence as directed by the Regional Board of Directors. The Secretary will chair the election committee for the regional affiliate during the prep.


Student Director

Serves as liaison between NAPA President and governing body and all current Navy PA Students. Promotes NAPA membership and initiatives to all Navy Physician Assistant students - to include both students enrolled at IPAP and those enrolled in civilian programs.



Please send nominations for yourself or if you would like to nominate another member, please communicate with them and then send in their nomination soliciting your nomination CV to LT Nicholas B. Evans at: 


Once all candidates are identified, they will be announced by the NAPA Secretary and voting will commence via the NAPA website. If you have any questions regarding the positions (responsibilities/expectations) or the election process, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Very Respectfully,


Nicholas B. Evans, PA-C


Naval Association of Physician Assistants

Board of Directors, Secretary


Carolan Whitney

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