NYSSPA Board Elections

2019-20 Board of Directors and Delegates to the AAPA HOD

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 NYSSPA Election. 

Vice President & Chief Delegate: Brian Glick
Treasurer: Patti Cuartas
Secretary: Cheryl Glick
Student Director: Nicole Corcoran, Albany Medical College
Student Director: Justine Seliger, LeMoyne College
Alternate Student Director: Carly Goldstein, Long Island University
Region Director – Adirondack: Kevin Bolan
Region Director – Capital: Kaitlyn Fiorini
Region Director – Catskills: Mike Sacks
Region Director - Central NY: Tom Brown
Region Director - Finger Lakes: Edward Mathes
HOD: Christopher Anderson
HOD: Jonathan Baker
HOD: Chrissy Boaglio
HOD: Susan Cappelmann
HOD: John Davidson
HOD: Daniel Forsberg
HOD: Heather Isola
HOD: Maureen Regan
HOD: Jonathan Sobel
HOD: Mark Zender
HOD: Jessica Estanislau (tied for 11th)
HOD Donna Anderson (tied for 11th) 
HOD Alternate: Jenny Jackson
HOD Alternate: Brittni Silvestri
HOD Alternate: Marylou Hernandez

2019 Nomination & Election Dates

  • Deadline for membership voting eligibility: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Declaration of candidacy due: April 4, 2019
  • Deadline for receipt of campaign materials: April 14, 2019
  • Platform statements posted to NYSSPA website and e-ballots sent to eligible voting members: April 25, 2019
  • Last day to cast an e-ballot: May 10, 2019
  • Election results finalized and reported: May 14, 2019 (Always the 2nd Tuesday in May)
  • Deadline to challenge elections results: June 13, 2019
  • New Board of Directors term begins: July 1, 2019

E-Ballot Process

On Thursday, April 25, you will be emailed your official NYSSPA Elections Ballot. The email will come from NYSSPA through Survey Monkey. You will have until 5 PM on Friday, May 10, 2019, to cast your e-ballot from the email that you received.

NEW this year – Your e-ballot will be unique to you. Only one ballot may be cast from the email that you will receive. Once a ballot is cast from your link, the link becomes invalid. Your vote, as always, will remain confidential.

What to do if you don’t receive an e-ballot

  1. Check your email spam, junk or promotions folders. The ballot will be sent to the primary email address associated with your NYSSPA account. The email will have NYSSPA’s name on it, but will come through Survey Monkey.
  2. If you still do not have a ballot, please contact Suzanne Fedie at sfedie@nysspa.org. All ballot inquires will be followed up with beginning Monday, April 29, 2019, and through the election deadline.  

2019 Open Positions

  • Vice President & Chief Delegate
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer
  • Adirondack Region Director 
    • Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence counties
  • Central New York Region Director
    • Broome, Chanago, Cortland, Madison, Onandaga, Oneida, Oswego, Tiogo, Tompkins counties.
  • Finger Lakes Region Director
    • Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston ,Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates counties
  • Catskills/Lower Hudson Region Director
    • Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester counties
  • Capital Region Directo
    • Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties
  • Student Director (2 seats, plus 1 alternate)
  • Delegate for the AAPA HOD (12 seats)

Voter Eligibility  

  • Your ballot will contain only the candidates that you are eligible to vote for.
  • Must be a current NYSSPA member prior to March 5, 2019.
  • Fellow Members may vote for:
    • Vice President/Chief Delegate
    • Secretary 
    • Treasurer
    • Region Director - If your Region Director is up for election, your ballot will contain only the candidates for that particular region. 
    • Delegates to the AAPA HOD
  • Affiliate Members may vote for:
    • Secretary 
    • Treasurer
    • Region Director - If your Region Director is up for election, your ballot will contain only the candidates for that particular region.
  • PA Student Members may vote for:
    • Student Directors  

Board Officer Requirements 

  • A candidate for officer must be a Fellow member of NYSSPA and must demonstrate two years of active involvement within the AAPA or NYSSPA by serving on the Board, a committee, task force, AAPA HOD, or other such activity as approved by the Board within the past three years.
  • A person elected to the position of President-Elect is ineligible to run for the position of President-Elect for a period no less than five years.

Vice President & Chief Delegate - One-Year Term

  • The Vice President shall preside at all meetings in the absence of the President.
  • Shall succeed to the office of President should that office become vacant for any reason.
  • Review handbook and important documents.
  • The Chief Delegate shall lead the society's delegation to the AAPA HOD.
  • Call and chair delegate meetings as necessary.
  • Attend regional meetings as required.
  • Submit resolutions to the AAPA in compliance with HOD policies.
  • Present NYS resolutions to the NYSSPA Board for approval.
  • Submit resolutions to the AAPA in the where as and resolved format and must otherwise conform to AAPA HOD policies.
  • Communicate important information pertaining to the AAPA HOD to the general membership and the Board of directors.
  • Submit quarterly and annual reports to the board on AAPA HOD activities.
  • Prepare newsletter articles.
  • The Chief Delegate shall serve one (1) additional year as delegate following his/her final year as Chief Delegate.

Secretary - One-Year Term in 2019

  • The Secretary shall completely and accurately record the proceedings of every board meeting, general membership meeting and executive committee meeting.
  • Shall prepare the minutes according to the format outlined in Sturgis.
  • Copies of motion forms, tapes, notes etc., should be maintained intact until final approval of the minutes by the NYSSPA Board. 
    • All motions require numbers to include the numerical order, month and year.
    • Unapproved minutes are to be prepared within 30 days following that meeting, forwarded to the NYSSPA Executive Director and President for review and are to be distributed 30 days prior to the next meeting.
  • Collect and collate all reports from NYSSPA liaisons and representatives.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of copies of all minutes and other important documents at the society's office and shall review the handbook and Society's documents annually.
  • Provide a synopsis of board actions for the newsletter.
  • Responsible for notification of all board members and the membership of the society of all board of director meetings and general membership meetings. This can be accomplished via the yearly calendar, the newsletter or via executive director routine board member/committee chair/membership mailings.
  • Shall comply with all AAPA re charter procedures and prepare the annual report form to the AAPA within 30 days after election of the Board or change in the Board composition.
  • The secretary shall maintain a current address listing of all board members and committee chairs the list may be published in the Newsletter. 
Treasurer - Two-Year Term
  • The Treasurer shall oversee all financial matters of the society.
  • Supervise incoming and outgoing funds (lists may be maintained at the society headquarters).
  • Review all financial statements monthly.
  • Review list of society's assets annually.
  • Arrange for yearly review of the society's financial records by a CPA.
  • Provide quarterly and annual reports.
  • Oversee the budget process.
  • Chair and develop agenda for finance and management meetings.
  • Provide the NYSSPA Board with quarterly investment reports, financial statements and budget balances.
  • Authorize payment of dues to affiliate organizations that NYSSPA subscribes to.
  • Provide the Board with potential investment opportunities and arrange for investments of the Society's assets.
  • Review handbook and important documents annually.

District Director Requirements 

Two-Year Term

  • A candidate for District Director must be a Fellow member or Affiliate member of NYSSPA.
  • Must live or work within the district they wish to represent.
  • Demonstrate one year of active involvement within AAPA or NYSSPA by serving on a committee, task force, AAPA HOD, in a student society, or other such activity approved by the NYSSPA Board within the past two years.
  • Attend all Board of Director meetings, Board finance and management meetings, the NYSSPA annual membership meeting and other meetings as required.
  • Act as liaison to NYSSPA committees and the geographic districts of the State.
  • Prepare written communication to the membership via the NYSSPA News at least annually.

Student Director Requirements 

One-Year Term (2 positions, plus 1 alternate)

  • A candidate for Student Director must be in a Board-approved NYS PA program and a PA Student member of NYSSPA.
  • Attend all board of Director meetings, Board finance and management meetings, the NYSSPA annual membership meeting and other meetings as required. 
  • Act as liaison to NYSSPA committees and the geographic districts of the State.
  • Prepare written communication to the membership via the NYSSPA News at least annually.

Delegate to the AAPA HOD Requirements 

One-Year Term (12 available)

  • Must be a Fellow member of NYSSPA.
  • The delegates shall be responsible for representing the Society at the AAPA HOD.
  • Attend meetings as called by the Chief Delegate.
  • Participate in reference committees.
  • Be familiar with items for discussion at the AAPA HOD.
  • Be present at all sessions of the AAPA HOD excused only with the permission of the Chief Delegate.



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