Roles that Inspire and Influence
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is governed by a board of directors elected by WIAAP members. Board members describe their experience serving for WIAAP as inspiring and influential. WIAAP board members are motivated and outstanding members of the professional pediatric community and help form the chapter’s strategic plan, weigh in on health policy and legislation affecting the well-being of children, provide expertise on a variety of topics and state networking opportunities for colleagues across the state.
WIAAP board of directors are expected to:
– Support WIAAP’s mission
– Attend and actively participate in all of the board’s meetings, currently:
- January conference call
- Spring and fall in-person meetings
- July board of directors retreat
– Oversee chapter financials
– Discuss and adopt of potential chapter policy and legislative positions
WIAAP Officers and Staff
WIAAP Board of Directors
Lynn K. Sheets,
Second term ends 2019
WIAAP Resident Liaisons
Medical College of Wisconsin
Are you a WIAAP member interested in a position on our board of directors?
Candidates must be voting members in good standing. Open board positions are announced at the beginning of each year. The current board of directors reviews nominations and approves the slate of candidates to be selected through election by member voter in the spring. Terms are for three (3) years, renewable once, and beginning on July 1st of the year during which the director is elected. Board members having served two terms may run again after one year’s absence.
Nominations are now open for two positions on the spring 2019 ballot.
One (1) Board of Directors Member
Please send a statement of <250 words describing your interest in seeking the position, your CV, a headshot photo (300 dpi resolution) to Kia LaBracke, KLaBracke@wiaap.org.
This is considered the “entry level” officer position; once elected, the secretary/treasurer assumes the roles of vice-president, president and immediate past president in succession. Currently the terms for each position are for three (3) years; a special ballot is in process that, if adopted, would change the terms to two (2) years for each position.
The secretary/treasurer will oversee the records of the board, including meeting minutes, the charter and any historical documents. When required, the secretary will also sign notes, contracts and other official agreements on behalf of WIAAP and at the direction of the board. The secretary/treasurer will also oversee, but not manage, the financial records of WIAAP, and ensure that the board regularly receives updated and current reports of the financial condition of WIAAP.
The secretary/treasurer will also:
- ensure that all official documents are safely passed to the next secretary;
- research WIAAP records when necessary for information for the board;
- work with the executive director in formulating the budget for the fiscal year;
- assist the board to understand the annual budget before approval;
- be willing to serve as president-elect in the following term;
- arrange in-service programs for the board if necessary so board members will be better able to understand the financial reporting process; and
- ensure that the board arranges for financial review and/or audit of the WIAAP books when appropriate.
WIAAP Board of Directors
Serving as a board member of WIAAP involves a very special commitment. To meet that commitment, each board member is expected to:
- support WIAAP’s mission;
- attend and actively participate in all of the board’s meetings, and notify the executive director or president of anticipated absence; when absent from a meeting, review minutes and results of the missed meeting;
- be prepared to participate fully in board and committee meetings;
- serve actively on at least one committee;
- support and act in concert with all official actions taken and policies and resolutions adopted by the board; and
- clearly indicate when a personal opinion or position differs from the official position taken on an issue by the WIAAP board of directors.