CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Call for SPP (Division 54) Board of Director Nominations
Nominations Due January 15.
SPP is now accepting nominations for six positions on the 2022 Board of Directors. Elections are conducted by APA and will be held in the spring of 2021. Winners will be announced in June 2021. The term of office is three years (2022 - 2024) and includes participation in monthly conference calls and attendance at two Board of Directors' meetings per year. All nominees must be a member of Division 54 and an APA Member or Fellow.
Over the past year we have focused on improving feelings of inclusion within our membership as well as improving the diversity of our membership. We realize that many may feel that leadership opportunities often go to those members who are from more traditional pediatric psychology programs. We would love to have more members on the SPP Board of Directors from underrepresented groups. Thus, we want to specifically encourage both self and other nominations from those members from traditionally underrepresented groups. We believe that a highly diverse Board of Directors will increase our effectiveness and impact. Remember, this is YOUR Board of Directors and it should represent YOU! Don’t be shy — step up and lean in!
All SPP members are encouraged to submit nominations including self-nominations. Ten nominations from SPP members must be received for each candidate. To nominate a candidate, send an e-mail to APADiv54@gmail.com with the word "Nomination" in the subject line.
For more information contact SPP President, Jennifer Shroff Pendley or SPP Administrative Officer, Karen Roberts. Nominations will be accepted through January 15, 2021.
The President-Elect shall be a member, fellow or voting associate member of the Society elected for a term of three years during which the person will serve as president-elect (2022), president (2023) and past president (2024). As president, the individual will lead the Society by assuming ultimate responsibility for all ongoing programs, by leading the development of new directions, by maintaining relationships with other organizations, by speaking for the Society in personal and public communication, and by appointing all committees, liaisons and other offices of responsibility. The individual shall preside at all meetings, shall be the chairperson of the Board of Directors and shall perform all other usual duties of a presiding officer. Several duties begin during the president-elect year and extend through the past-presidential year. Other duties include chairing the Committee on Nominations and Elections, the Division Honors Selection Committee, and the Finance Committee
Member-at-Large — Student/Trainee Development (2022-2024)
The Member-at-Large (MAL) for Student/Trainee Development shall be an APA Member or Fellow of the Society elected for a term of three years. During his or her term, the individual shall be a member of the Board of Directors with the right to vote and shall be available to the President to serve as Chairperson of Standing Committees, Task Forces, and special projects. The MAL-Student/Trainee Development oversees the awarding of the SPP student and trainee awards and grants.
Member-at-Large — Diversity (2022-2024)
The Member-at-Large (MAL) for Diversity shall be an APA Member or Fellow of the Society elected for a term of three years. During his or her term, she or he shall be a member of the Board of Directors with the right to vote and shall be available to the President to serve as Chairperson of Standing Committees, Task Forces, and special projects. The primary responsibility of the MAL-Diversity is to serve as the chair of the Diversity Committee and to be responsible for the tasks assigned to the Diversity Committee.
The Secretary shall be an APA Member or Fellow of the Society elected for a term of three years. During his or her term, she or he shall be a member of the Board of Directors with the right to vote. The primary responsibility of the Secretary is to keep the minutes of the meetings of the Society and of the Board of Directors.
APA Council Representative (2022-2024)
The Representative to the APA Council of Representatives shall be an APA Member or Fellow of the Society elected for a term of three years. During his or her term, the individual shall be a member of the Board of Directors with the right to vote. Representatives to APA Council shall perform those duties required of Council Representatives as specified by the Bylaws of the American Psychological Association. The Representative shall be responsible for advising the Board of Directors about significant matters of business scheduled to come before APA Council. They shall also be responsible for informing the Board of Directors of significant actions taken by APA Council. Two Representatives to the APA Council of Representatives will be elected.
Jennifer Shroff Pendley, Ph.D., ABPP
President, Society of Pediatric Psychology