Interested in serving on one of the NCAPA committees?
NCAPA collects applications from PA members interested in serving on a committee in July and August of each year, with a goal of having committee members approved and in place prior to the beginning of the next calendar year. Committee Chairs are decided upon and appointed by the President-Elect. If you are interested in becoming involved with a committee, please complete one of the applications below and someone will follow up with you.
Read the objectives of each committee below.
The following NCAPA committees have been established by the NCAPA Board of Directors. All corporate powers will be exercised by, or under the authority of, the Board of Directors.
- Continuing Education Committee plans and implements the Academy’s annual conferences, workshops and online CME offerings in coordination with office staff. Members serve on one of three panels:
- Conference Management Panel assesses NCAPA’s two annual conferences to maintain continuity and quality while seeking ways to enhance the conference experience for attendees. Members volunteer at each conference, coordinate and host beach events onsite at summer conference, and welcome attendees at conference check in, providing name badges, agendas, and further information.
- Professional Development Review Panel recommends and selects speakers for NCAPA’s two existing annual conferences. The panel reviews the content of each lecture to ensure high quality educational standards.
- Educational Development Panel ensures that NCAPA offers the most current CME, such as online CME & research, and recommends new types of CME based on NCCPA certification standards. The panel also recommends speakers and approves learning objectives and presentation content for all CME offered outside of NCAPA’s two annual conferences.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee supports NCAPA’s efforts to enhance DE&I within the Academy and increasing the inclusion and representation of all NCAPA members. The committee provides professional development to BOD and committee members regarding DE&I, outreach to HBCUs to develop a more diverse pipeline of PA student applicants, and CME opportunities on healthcare disparities.
- Finance Committee reviews annual budget requests and submits a proposed budget to the Board. The committee also monitors NCAPA’s investment and banking activities, including reviewing the monthly financial statement, and provides other financial recommendations to the Board as needed. The Finance Committee members include the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Conference Planning Committee chairperson, and others appointed by the president to make up a committee of no more than nine members.
- Government Affairs Committee tracks legislation and regulations of interest to PAs and provides oversight and coordination with lobbyists, allied organizations, and the General Assembly on legislative and advocacy issues. The committee coordinates the Annual PA Day at the NC Legislature and promotes other opportunities for involvement in advocacy for the PA profession in North Carolina.
- Health Committee works to ensure the continued health and effectiveness of highly trained, competent PAs for the benefit of the public’s health and safety and collaborates with the NC Physician’s Health Program on issues pertaining to impaired PAs. The committee also supports the overall well being of PAs and NCAPA members by providing awareness and opportunities for learning of self-care strategies and resources.
- Membership works to strengthen membership recruitment and retention strategies. The committee annually evaluates the perceived value of NCAPA membership through member surveys and outreach and provides input on member promotions and events. The committee also coordinates non-CME learning opportunities for members and assists with the Annual Member Meeting.
- Regional Chapters Committee provides two-way communication between NCAPA and the Regional Chapters, providing support to the chapters throughout the state and ensuring that policies and charters are current. Committee membership is decided upon by each regional chapter, who can assign one member to serve on the committee.
- Student Affairs Committee act as a liaison to PA programs and represents the concerns of the PA student community while supporting efforts in achieving academic excellence, proficiency, and social interaction. The committee guides and supports all student events, including the Annual Student Challenge Bowl and Student Leadership Retreat.