Seeking Candidates 2018

Subject: Seeking Candidates for 2018 APA National Election

Dear Colleague,

We are seeking applications for consideration in the nominating process for key leadership roles in the APA. The Nominating Committee will present a final slate of candidates for affirmation by the Board of Directors and for selection through a national election for the following positions:

  1. President-Elect
  2. Education Committee Chair
  3. Membership, Diversity and Inclusion Chair
  4. Nominating Committee Members (2)

The Education Committee Executive Committee and the Membership, Diversity and Inclusion Executive Committee will review applications for the Education Committee Chair and Membership, Diversity and Inclusion Chair, respectively. The Nominating Committee will review candidates put forth by these Executive Committees and all of the applications submitted for President-Elect and Nominating Committee members to create a final slate of candidates.

Candidates for all positions must submit their CV and a letter of interest in order to be considered. Please note the position for which you are applying on the top of the letter of interest.

Candidates' letters of interests should be no more than 5 pages in length and include:

  • A description of why you are interested in the position;
  • A statement of what you would like to accomplish during your term in the position;
  • A statement of what you would like to accomplish during your term in the position;
  • A description of the your relevant activities, accomplishments and/or leadership roles within your institution and/or other organizations
  • A description of the diversity (i.e. regional representation, type of institutional affiliation [community-based program, size of academic institution], cultural, ethnic, perspective as an early, mid-career or senior member of the APA, etc.) you would bring to the position

Position descriptions can be found on the APA website in the "members only" section under job descriptions. The election will take place this spring (2018) after the PAS meeting and those elected will take office next spring (2019). The term of service for each position is:

  1. President-Elect - 1 year, followed by 1 year as President and 1 year as Past-President
  2. Education Committee Chair and Membership, Diversity and Inclusion Chair—3 years
  3. Nominating Committee member - 2 years

To Apply
Please submit all materials to Jessica Konrath, APA executive director at with the subject line "APA 2018 Election Candidate."

The deadline to apply is 12:00 pm EST, June 8.

If you would like to suggest a potential candidate, please send his or her name to Jessica Konrath. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Dr. Mary Ottolini at or Jessica O'Hara at


Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH, MEd
Chair of the Nominating Committee
Academic Pediatric Association




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