Board committees are created and designed to inform the board on policy alternatives and implications in areas of interest, and recommend support, actions, or redirection. Board committees are authorized to only perform work
that is specifically stated in the Committee’s charge. Board Committees can hear from Staff about project progress to better inform Committee’s report(s) to the Board.
List of Board Committees: Executive, Finance, Nominating, Professional Affairs, Scientific Affairs, State and Federal Affairs, Communications, Global Health
Staff Committees are created by the CEO and perform under the direction and authority of the CEO. Staff reports and/or staff committee reports include specific activities, and progress on projects and “Measures” to assist the board in evaluating progress in the AANP Work Plan. Review and understanding of progress on the AANP Work Plan is inherent in the Board’s responsibility of evaluating progress of the organization.
List of Staff Committees: Diversity + Inclusion, Pre-Licensed Team, Post-Licensed Team, Annual Convention Planning
House of Delegates Committees are prescribed by the House of Delegates rules. There are two types of House Committees: Standing (Position Paper Review, Agenda Development, Bylaw Review, and House Rules Review) and Ad Hoc Committees.
List of House of Delegates Committees: Position Paper Review, Agenda Development, Bylaw Review, and House Rules Review
Developing and maintaining a Rapid Response Spokespersons team to act as the voice of the profession for general health news articles and interviews
Issuing Naturopathic Perspectives on Trending Topics statements (distinctly different from position papers which need HOD approval)
Optimizing AANP’s communications and interface with social media, influencers in the profession, proficient writers and communicators, web content & SEO experts to improve both internal profession communications and external community
Informing and improving upon AANP’s intra-professional reach and advocacy efforts
Develop and continuously evaluate Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in coordination with the INM.
The Nominating Committee is a standing committee established in the bylaws and “shall be responsible for selected awareness of candidates most able and willing to serve the Corporation from throughout the membership”.
If desired, request to attend 1-2 committee meetings as a guest to shadow the committee to determine if it’s a good fit for your interests. To do so, reach out to us here and let us know which committee you'd like to shadow.