PLEASE RESPOND BY FEBRUARY 4, 2022
Dear Division 42 Colleagues,
A reminder our call to submit nominations for 2023 vacancies on the Division 42 Board of Directors is concluding soon. Our Division will be electing a President–Elect, two Members-at-Large, and three APA Council Representatives. Please use the following ballot to nominate colleagues for these positions. Self-nominations are welcomed. Do not forget to validate the ballot by signing it on the bottom.
Important to note is that Division 42 is committed to a policy of diversity, equity, and inclusion and we strive to identify members from diverse ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and other personal backgrounds to serve in the Division’s leadership, task forces, committees, and other governance groups.
NOTE: Members-at-Large and APA Council Representatives, if elected, may be asked to serve in one of the following areas: Convention Program, Membership, Publications & Communications, Advocacy, and any governance positions that the Board deems appropriate. Committee details can be found here listed below each committee.
Elaine Ducharme, PhD, ABPP
2022 Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee
Descriptions of Open Board Positions
President-Elect: The President-Elect is a member of the Board of Directors with vote and performs the duties which are usual and customary for a Vice-President. In the event that the President fails to serve their term for any reason, the President-Elect shall succeed to the unexpired remainder of the term and continue to serve through their scheduled term. The President-Elect is also a member of the Executive Committee with vote, which is comprised of the Officers of the Division.
Representatives to APA Council: The APA describes the Council of Representatives as “the legislative body of APA and has full power and authority over the affairs and funds of the Association within the limitations set by the certificate of incorporation and the Bylaws, including the power to review, upon its own initiative, the actions of any board, committee, division or affiliated organization. APA Council is composed of representatives of divisions; representatives of state, provincial, and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs); and the members of the APA Board of Directors.” The Division has established a designated diversity seat for the Council of Representatives. So long as it remains entitled to at least two seats on the APA Council of Representatives, at least one of the Division’s seats will be filled by a person with diverse backgrounds.
Member-at-Large: The Member-at-Large shall represent the interests of the larger Division membership on the Board of Directors. They shall function in any capacity assigned by the President that does not conflict with their responsibility to the membership at large. The duties of this position will likely be initially designated by the President-Elect. The President and/or President-Elect may consider assigning the Member-at-Large to serve as Chair or Chair-elect of one of the Division’s committees as a measure for increasing continuity (i.e., board succession plan), board efficiency, and streamlining board functions.