NACDD is proud to announce its 2018-2019 Board of Directors call for nominations!
As NACDD Members, we look to you to recommend yourself, your peers, and your colleagues to serve on our board. Eligible nominees may be Chronic Disease Directors or any other chronic disease professional who is serving with distinction and innovation as a leader or manager of a state or territory chronic disease program for at least one year. Self-nominations are welcome.
Nominate yourself or a colleague by COB, July 13, 2018.
What is the value of being an NACDD Board Member?
Board Members participate in a national thought leadership forum focused on strategically improving state and territory chronic disease infrastructure. They encourage emerging organizational and funding models in the public health delivery system, and they help identify ways we can understand and leverage prevention activities in local and community programs.
Learn more about the roles and responsibilities for being a Board Member.
Being a Board Member enhances leadership skills via personal and professional development, as well as provides avenues to share experiences and network with other committed public health professionals and partner organizations.
An ideal NACDD Board Member will possess the following qualities and qualifications:
- Eligibility: Must have served for at least one year in current position within a State or Territorial Health Department’s chronic disease program and/or acted in an Associate Representative Member role. Associate Representative Members must be currently working outside of a State Health Department, but must partner and collaborate effectively with State Health Departments.
- Commitment: Willingness to be an active, productive participant in an NACDD council, committee, or other NACDD program or project. Comes to meetings prepared and having reviewed all meeting documentation.
- Service: Can meet projected time commitment (including Board orientation, conferences, and committee participation). Willingness to serve on at least one standing or ad hoc Board committee.
- Governance Skills and Abilities: Experience in governing and policy development that includes providing strategic direction, monitoring organizational effectiveness, overseeing financial and budgetary issues, and determining critical policies or positions.
- Teamwork Skills: Experience working in partnership with volunteers, consultants, and staff with varying viewpoints and backgrounds. Ability to lead, influence, and work effectively toward common goals as a team member.
- Leadership Experience and Qualities: Demonstrated leadership through accomplishments in a particular field; service on other boards; or recognition through honors, awards, or achievements; or possession of a broad/visionary perspective (outside of your State Health Department); or a deep knowledge of how to address issues relevant to state and national chronic disease programs.
- Association Representative: Ability to act as an NACDD spokesperson to the Membership, public, press, and partners in articulating NACDD’s positions, Mission, goals, and activities.
- Participation: Attendance and participation in regular and called meetings of the Board, provide updates on NACDD projects and partnerships, and participation in NACDD’s annual business meeting. Reviews meeting materials prior to the meetings of the Board.
- Planning: Participating in annual and/or strategic planning to define Association Mission, priorities, and programs.
- Financial: Experience in financial oversight while assuring fiscal responsibility.
- Loyalty: Demonstrating a duty of loyalty by exercising powers in good faith and in the best interests of the Association above one’s own interests or the interests of another.
- Ethics and Integrity: Not using a corporate position for individual or personal advantage. Agreeing to disclose all conflicts of interests.
- Fundraising: Willing to make an annual personal, monetary donation of any amount to the organization and to assist with fundraising to support the organization’s legislation advocacy efforts.
Being a Board Member also provides unique avenues to share experiences and network with other committed public health thought leaders, the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and partner with national organizations.
Participation as a Board Member also provides intrinsic benefits to one’s career, friendships, professional influence, and to the greater public health community.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Reach out to a Member of our Board of Directors today to ask them about their experiences. They are happy to speak with you and share how their service has supported them personally and professionally.
The call is now. The need is great. You can help. Nominate yourself or someone you respect by COB, July 13, 2018.
In Good Health,
John W. Robitscher, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors