Please Send Candidate Names for the NAQC Board of Directors by the end of the day today
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Call for Candidates for
NAQC Board of Directors
Response needed by the day of the day today,
Please note that today is the last
day to recommend candidates for the NAQC Board of Directors.
All NAQC members may submit candidate names and you are welcome to
recommend names of candidates whom you nominated in past years.
This year, we will be electing up to 3
new directors. It is our intention to put forward up to 5 names to the
membership for election. The Board chose this approach to allow for a
meaningful vote without invoking undue competition.
The Board is responsible for setting NAQC’s strategic direction, connecting
with its members and ensuring NAQC’s advancement and sustainability.
During the next few
years quitlines will experience many changes in the populations served,
technology used, and approaches to sustainability. NAQC seeks candidates for
the board who are innovative "difference makers” and who can help guide us
through the changes ahead. Candidates for the board should have
senior level experience, possess leadership skills, be strategic thinkers and
display professional and collegial demeanor. Board members do not represent
their employer or any specific constituency, but instead work together to
create a global vision for NAQC. The board seeks members who are committed to NAQC’s
mission and values, contribute diverse viewpoints and cultural experiences, and
have expertise in some of the areas listed below:
- Finance: The Board is responsible
for financial oversight of the organization, and seeks candidates with
expertise in this area. Currently, there are no CPAs or MBAs on the Board.
- Understanding issues related to
organizational sustainability for NAQC: Ensuring sustainability of the
organization is a key responsibility of the Board. NAQC seeks candidates
who offer strategic leadership in fundraising and working with donor
and/or grant-making organizations.
- Policy governance of a
not-for-profit organization: Experience on a non-profit
board is extremely helpful to candidates. NAQC follows a policy governance
model developed by John Carver which focuses on business issues and
strategic leadership. The Board does not focus on program development;
this issue is delegated to staff.
- Operations of a quitline: NAQC seeks candidates
with experience in the operations of quitlines.
- Addressing priority
Addressing disparities in health is a key objective for NAQC. We seek
candidates with an expertise and background in cultural knowledge and
experience in reaching priority populations.
- Making quitlines sustainable: Ensuring quitline
sustainability is a key objective for NAQC. Recently, government funding
for quitlines and tobacco control programs has been decreasing. NAQC seeks
candidates who offer strategic leadership on new approaches to
sustainability planning for quitlines, including public-private
partnerships and integration of quitlines in health systems.
Board members are elected for three-year terms and can be
reelected once. The annual time commitment for board members includes four one
to one-and-a-half day meetings (plus travel to and preparation for the meeting)
and approximately 30 hours of additional time for committee work.
For each person you
would like to recommend, please provide the following information to Penny
Thomsen, Chair of the Nomination Committee, c/o Board@naquitline.org by the end of the day on
1. Full name, contact information
and brief resume for the person;
2. Your rationale for
recommending this person as a candidate; and
3. Confirmation that you
have spoken to the person and know that s/he is willing to have her/his name
put forward to the Nomination Committee for consideration.
the February 28 deadline, the Nomination Committee will review all suggested
candidates, may follow up with selected individuals for additional information,
and will propose a slate of nominees to the full Board of Directors at the next
Board meeting. After approval of the slate, the nominees then stand for
election by the NAQC membership. A single representative from each
organizational member of NAQC is eligible to vote. The election will be
conducted online from June 1-14. The new directors will be announced in
If you have questions, please contact Penny
Thomsen, Chair of the Nomination Committee, at Board@naquitline.org or Linda Bailey, President and CEO,
at email@example.com. You
can find a list of board members here and detailed information on the election process here.
Thank you for your time and effort to participate in this important activity.
Chair of the Nomination