OSPA 2018 Elections
The Oregon Society of Physician Assistants is a strong organization whose efforts are continually improving Oregon as a state in which PAs provide health care. It is only with active leadership and strong membership this future will continue to look bright.
Below are descriptions for each of the OSPA Board of Director positions which are on the 2018 ballot, followed by candidate statements from the candidates who ran for each of the open seats. Elections will open, and electronic ballets will be sent on September 30th with elections closing at 08:00am the Sunday of the OSPA conference on October 14th. To be eligible to hold an OSPA Board of Directors office, candidates must be a OSPA Fellow member which means they are both active members of OSPA and AAPA. Terms of office begin immediately following the conference on October 15th.
Director at Large (Two-year term) One position is open.
One Director at Large is elected each year, allowing for alternating openings for this position. This is a voting position allowing the member to become acquainted with the administrative process at the state level while attending board meetings, CME, updating bylaws, and participating as a PA advocate within the medical community.
House of Delegates (Two-year term) (Two Positions Open)
The Delegates to the AAPA House of Delegates shall be elected for a two (2) year term and governed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants guidelines and shall perform the usual functions expected of this office. Delegates are expected to attend and participate in the AAPA HOD meeting each year which is usually held the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the AAPA conference opens, but this may vary slightly at times. Partial travel compensation may be available, but this varies depending on budget and location.