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Volunteer in MAPA

 

We are looking for members to ‘Join the MAPA Team’

 

MAPA wants you to volunteer to be on a committee.  From your input, you can help ‘Your Academy’ improve and grow.  Committees help MAPA continue to be a strong voice for Michigan PAs and sustain a successful academy.

Listed here are the standing MAPA committees and their purpose which are open to member volunteers.  Take some time to read each committee’s purpose and volunteer for one that appeals to you.  By volunteering on a MAPA committee, you get a better understanding of how MAPA is run and how all the committees come together for a common goal of improving and sustaining a PA’s practice environment in Michigan.

 

 

MAPA Committees

 

Communications Committee

·         Coordinate the production of the MAPA Newsletter

·         Keep a timeline of the newsletter publication schedule

·         Collect assigned articles from appropriate Board of Directors members

·         Recruit articles and photos from members and committee chairs

·         Write articles

·         Take photos of MAPA activities for publication in the newsletter

·         Edit newsletter articles

·         Oversee the development and maintenance of the MAPA web site

·         Submit quarterly written reports at least two weeks prior to each Board of Directors meeting

·         Make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors when appropriate

·         Develop telecommunication and electronic communication so as to maximize communication, develop methods to enhance and expedite the productivity of board functions and meetings

·         Develop programs to advance the PA profession within the state

·         Develop programs to educate MAPA stakeholders

·         Act as liaison between the Board of Directors and the media

·         Send out approved public service announcements and/or approved press releases whenever appropriate

·         Coordinate, supervise and publicize PA Week activities happening within the state

 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee

·         Work with the Events Coordinator to coordinate all CME conferences for MAPA

·         Work in conjunction with the Academy Administrator to manage and facilitate all aspects of CME conferences

·         Work with the board and management company to select the location of future conferences

·         Work in conjunction with the Executive Director and Academy Administrator to sign contracts related to the conference, with Board of Directors approval

·         Submit written quarterly reports at least two weeks prior to each Board of Directors meeting

·         Make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors when appropriate

·         Develop/coordinate a speakers list

·         Work with the Events Coordinator to develop and approve the conference brochure /flyer

·         Work in conjunction with the Academy Administrator to manage conference registration or to oversee those contracted to do so

·         Work in conjunction with Academy Administrator to submit CME for AAPA approval prior to the conference

·         Work with the succeeding CME chair to help prepare for the following year’s conference

·         Submit promotional articles/ads for each MAPA newsletter and the website. 

 

 

Executive Committee [not open to volunteers]

The duties of the Executive Committee are to apply the policies established by the Board of Directors in the business of the Academy. These may include, but are not limited to: communication with members, the public, other professional associations, and the government; short term financial decisions; and urgent and emergency matters.

 

Finance Committee [not open to volunteers]

·         Provide the Board of Directors with recommendations regarding the investment of MAPA funds so as to maximize their return

·         Perform due diligence research regarding investments and provide documentation to support their recommendations

·         Accept other fiduciary responsibilities as requested by the President and Board of Directors

 

Legislative Committee

·         Act as a resource for the state and federal legislature, the State Board of Medicine and the constituency

·         Mentor and educate membership concerning legislative issues

·         Address PA legislation in concert with the Board of Directors and lobbyist

·         Monitor governmental meetings that may affect the profession

·         Work with lobbyist and legal counsel

·         Submit written quarterly reports at least two weeks prior to each Board of Directors meeting

·         Write articles for MAPA newsletter to regularly update the PA constituency

·         Communicate with members during times of important legislation to inform the constituency and gain support for PA issues

·         Make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors when appropriate

 

Membership Committee

·         Recruit and retain new members for MAPA

·         Develop and implement plans to increase MAPA membership

·         Ensure maintenance of the MAPA membership database

·         Make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors when appropriate

·         Develop and maintain member benefits, with board approval

·         Submit articles for the MAPA newsletter highlighting membership benefits and activities, as requested.

 

Nominations Committee [not open to volunteers]

The chair of the nominations committee is appointed by the President with approval of the Board of Directors.  The President-Elect will serve as chair in the absence of a nominated chair.  The committee will consist of regional representatives whose term will not expire at the end of the fiscal year or are otherwise not running for any office, the President-Elect and any additional interested fellow members appointed by the chair.  It is the charge of the committee to seek out and nominate qualified candidates for all open offices, region representatives, delegates and alternates.

 

Political Action Committee (PAMPAC)

The committee shall be a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated association operating as a separate, segregated fund of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc. The PAMPAC is a voluntary, nonprofit and unincorporated Committee of individual physician assistants (PAs). It is not affiliated with any political party and it is not affiliated with or a subsidiary of any other political action committee, or of any other national, state, or local academy or association of physician assistants. The Committee operates as a separate, segregated entity of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the Academy or MAPA), which may defray all costs and expenses incurred in the establishment and administration of the PAMPAC.   The organization operates under its own set of By-Laws and Organizational Policy and has been ratified by a majority vote of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors.

 

Reimbursement Committee

·         Maintain awareness of current reimbursement legislation/politics concerning Medicare/Medicaid issues and other third-party payers

·         Contribute articles/letters for MAPA newsletter on reimbursement issues or a summary of committee activities, as requested

·         Serve as a contact for organization members concerning third party payment issues

·         Submit written quarterly reports at least two weeks prior to each Board of Directors meeting

·         Make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors when appropriate

 

 

Click here for a printable ‘MAPA Committee Volunteer’ form and return it to MAPA via:

 

Mail:

MAPA Business Office

1390 Eisenhower Place

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

 

Email:

mapa@michiganpa.org

 

Fax:

1-734-677-2407

 

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