Leadership and Governance
Katherine C. Nordal, PhD
Katherine Nordal, PhD, is executive director for Professional Practice.
Boards and Committees
The APA Practice Directorate is committed to strong leadership and governance. In January 2009, we consolidated most of our governance functions within a new Governance Operations Department. This department supports several boards and committees that serve the professional practice community, including: Board of Professional Affairs; Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice; and Committee on Professional Practice and Standards. Also housed in practice are the Committee on Rural Health, the Task Force on SMI/SED and the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance. We encourage you to learn more about these groups and how to get involved.
Have you ever wondered how you might get involved in APA Practice Directorate governance activities? Involvement happens in various ways. For example, APA members are asked to provide their views and comments on issues like licensure and scope of practice as reflected in proposed association policy. In addition, members are encouraged to nominate themselves and/or their colleagues to serve on APA boards, committees, task forces and other groups. Annually in January, APA issues a formal call for nominations for members who wish to participate in association governance groups.
Are you interested in learning more about current opportunities to get involved? If so, please contact our Governance Operations Department.