Do You Want to Become More Involved?

Volunteering on a committee or task force is an excellent way to become engaged in helping the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) achieve its mission to advance the national development, recognition and use of Adult Day Services. NADSA committees are led by members of the Board of Directors. All active NADSA members are eligible to serve on committees and task forces. Review these committee descriptions and contact the leader(s) or email nadsa@nadsa.org today to become informed and involved!

hands raisedPublic Policy Committee

This committee is charged with providing direction, input and partnership for developing a national public policy agenda.  The committee also monitors pending legislation, facilitates dissemination of public policy information to be distributed to the NADSA membership and helps plan the annual spring public policy event held in Washington, DC.  Contact nadsa@nadsa.org to volunteer or request more information.

Nominations Committee

With the direction of the Immediate Past NADSA Chair, the Nominating Committee solicits candidates from general membership for vacant board seats. Contact Linda Alexander-Lieblang at llieblang@scv-seniorcenter.org to volunteer or request more information.

Development Committee

The Development Committee plans for increasing revenue from non-dues sources and spearheads fundraising and business sponsorships for NADSA. This committee works closely with the conference committee to solicit sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers for the annual fall national conference. Contact Melinda Burchett at mburchett@forhorizon.com to volunteer or request more information.

Publications Committee

The Publication Committee reviews NADSA publications and makes recommendations for revisions and re-publications of existing materials, as well as recommendations for the creation of new educational and resource materials relation to or supporting adult day services. Contact nadsa@nadsa.org to volunteer.

Education Committee

The Education Committee develops, organizes and implements education opportunities for NADSA members, including but not limited to the annual national conference in the Fall, the annual spring public policy conference in Washington, D.C., and monthly webinars. Contact Linda Alexander-Lieblang at llieblang@scv-seniorcenter.org to volunteer or request more information.

Research Committee

The NADSA Research Committee is comprised of researchers, providers and other stakeholders who are committed to facilitating the development, utilization and dissemination of research to improve the delivery of adult day services and the quality of life of adult day participants and their caregivers. Contact Dr. Keith Anderson at Anderson.1630@osu.edu to learn more.

Marketing Committee

The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to develop and sustain viable national strategic marketing plans, in collaboration with NADSA members, to enhance the visibility and utilization of adult day services for participants, caregivers, allied professionals and diverse payers. In collaboration with other NADSA committees, this committee is developing marketing materials that promote national brand recognition and can be utilized by members. Materials will be ready for dissemination at the 2013 National Adult Day Services Conference in Louisville, KY. Contact Terry Fishler at tfishler@adsdatasystems.com to volunteer or learn more.

Membership Committee

If you enjoy bragging on being a NADSA member and helping strategize to recruit new members, join the Membership Committee.  Contact Joan Marie Granato at futurefocusconsultants@gmail.com to volunteer or learn more.

Awards Committee

If you enjoy rewarding people for jobs well done, consider joining the Awards Committee, which reviews annual award nominations, makes recommendations for awards to the NADSA board and assists staff in planning, promoting and implementing the NADSA awards ceremony at the annual national conference each fall. Two members from the general membership are needed to serve on the committee in addition to a former award winner and the co-leaders. To volunteer or learn more, contact Dana Territo at services@alzbr.org or Kathy O’Brien at obobrien@me.com.

Managed Care Task Force

NADSA’s recently developed Managed Care Task Force is exploring ways to integrate Adult Day Services into Managed Care through four primary lenses: communication, regulations, legal/research and corporate. To volunteer or learn more, contact Dr. Merle Griff at mgriff@sarahcare.com or Beth Meyer-Arnold at bmeyerarnold@luthermanor.org.

Call for Nominations of Future NADSA Board Members

The Nominations Committee of the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) is charged with identifying the best candidates to lead the association into the future, balancing skills, experience, geography, gender, ethnicity and other factors that would result in a strong and diverse board. The membership will be responsible for approving the slate of directors recommended by the committee, and the results will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting in Louisville, KY, on October 12, 2013.

All directors of the NADSA Board must be NADSA members, and a majority must be providers of adult day services. Elected directors take office at the close of the Annual Meeting at which their election is announced. Board directors serve for a term of three (3) years. Directors may serve on the Board for no more than six (6) consecutive years, provided that a director serving as an officer in any of the Chair-Elect, Chair or Past Chair offices may continue to serve on the Board to complete the full cycle of these successive offices.

NADSA Board members are expected to participate in quarterly teleconferences and attend two in-person meetings each year—one in conjunction with the fall conference (locations vary) and one in conjunction with the spring public policy conference in D.C.

With your help, we can fulfill our charge of assuring that your National Association’s leadership is comprised of those individuals who can help to advance our mission of “advancing the national development, recognition and use of Adult Day Services.”

Your voice is very important in the nomination process. Please consider submitting nominations now. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Alexander-Lieblang at llieblang@scv-seniorcenter.org.

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