2024 NAN Board Nominations

Open Positions:

  • President 2026
  • Member-at-Large

Nominations will be open January 12 – February 23, 2024. 


Members at the Fellow, Professional, and Emeritus levels are eligible to nominate for the Board.

Description of Open Positions:

President 2026 – the elected individual will serve as President-Elect for one year. The following year he/she assumes the position of President. The President presides over all meetings of the NAN Board of Directors and serves as spokesperson for NAN. He/she shall maintain oversight regarding the activities of NAN, including the Annual Conference, NAN publications, and representation of NAN and its policies to the general public.  

Member-at-Large - with a term of three years, the Member-at-Large performs such duties from time to time as assigned to them by the President or Board of Directors. The Member-At-Large participates as a member of the Board of Directors in supervising, conducting and governing the general affairs and business of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Duties & Commitments: 

The Board:

  • Is the principal governing body of NAN.
  • Works with the Executive Director, who is responsible for the execution of programs approved by the Board.
  • Is responsible for setting the direction for the organization and establishing policies to guide this direction.
  • Establishes and monitors the progress of NAN’s plans for the future, including monitoring, updating and evaluating the implementation of strategic plans and annual budgets.
  • Continuously seeks to identify future leaders of NAN and promotes the organization.
  • Values and promotes consensus, cooperation and participation among all members, and as individuals, should not represent any particular segment or constituency group of the membership, representing instead the interests of the entire association.
  • If you agree to be considered as a nominee for a Board member position with NAN, you should be aware of the following service terms.


Terms of Service (include but not limited to):

  • President-Elect: one year as President-Elect, one year as President, three years as Past President for a total term of five years
  • Member-at-Large: three year term
  • Attendance at eight (8) official board meetings that take place each year (6-7 virtual meetings, 1-2 in-person meetings)
  • Board members must also participate in scheduled committee-related meetings, typically on a monthly or quarterly basis.
  • Board members may be assigned to serve as a liaison to one or more NAN Committees.
  • Board members may be assigned to one or more of NAN’s standing committees, task forces or ad hoc committees with the expectation that they will participate in regular meetings and activities.
  • Board members acknowledge that they do not currently serve in a Board-level leadership capacity in a related organization.
  • Board members acknowledge that any and all documents, information, and/or conversations shared in a Board or related session is confidential and not to be shared. This includes, but is not limited to, photos or recordings or generally sharing confidential information in any way.


Qualifications of Officers and Board Members:

  • All nominees must be a Professional or Fellow member in good standing of NAN.
  • Nominees should have significant leadership experience within the field, NAN, and/or related organizations.
  • Self-nominations are allowed.


Nominees should have:

  • A strong belief in the mission of NAN.
  • A focus on decision-making that benefits the organization and positions NAN for future success.
  • A commitment to confidentiality and collaboration.
  • Excellent communication skills and an appreciation for diversity.
  • Ability to participate assertively in deliberation.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about the programs and services provided by NAN.
  • An understanding of, or willingness to learn about, the Bylaws, Strategic Plan, and operational procedures and policies of association boards.

Please note: If you are currently serving in an elected leadership capacity of a related organization of NAN, and your term will not expire by the time the Board term for which you may be selected may begin, we ask that you wait to submit a nomination until such time as your current duties are finished. If you have a question about whether or not you have a conflict of interest, please contact office@nanonline.org.