Board Election Results – Board Communique (Summer 2013)
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Highlights from the
Board's July Meeting!
At its July 25thmeeting, the Board discussed and
took action on a host of important topics, including financial and fundraising
reports, the budget for fiscal year 2014, an update on the Future of Quitlines,
and progress toward NAQC's strategic goals. We also had the great
pleasure of reviewing the Board election results.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to congratulate the newly elected NAQC
Board members and to thank NAQC members who participated in this year's
election by putting forward names of stellar candidates and by casting your
votes and those of you who provided feedback on ways to improve the voting
process in the future!
In early August the Board also held a special meeting to elect the Officers for
the Board. We congratulate the new officers and look forward to working
together in the coming year!
New Board Members!
We welcome our newly elected Board members,
Noltenius (reelection to second term), and
(reelection to second term).
Chris Anderson is
Program Director at the California Smokers? Helpline. He has worked on the
California Smokers? Helpline since 1992, when it became the first statewide
quitline in the US. The Helpline has become an essential component of the
California Tobacco Control Program, serving 40,000 clients annually, and
through their research, publishing and advocacy, the Helpline has helped break
ground for quitlines elsewhere. Chris has consulted with state and
provincial health departments, tobacco control foundations, World Bank, NCI,
CDC (serving as lead writer for the guidebook,
Telephone Quitlines: A Resource for Development,
Implementation, and Evaluation) and NAQC itself.
Jeannette Noltenius, MA,
PhD is Project Director at National Latino Health Equity Action
Network. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and provided
mental health and substance abuse services at the NH State Hospital and at a
Community Mental Health Center. In addition to practical experience in
addictions, Jeannette has a Masters in Economics and a Doctorate in Social
Sciences which gave her the knowledge to understand marketing of tobacco
products, counter-marketing and policy development and implementation. She has
more than 25 years experience working on health policies at the national and
international levels, working for PAHO/WHO in Latin America and the
Caribbean. Jeannette was the Executive Director of the Latino Council on
Alcohol and Tobacco (LCAT) for 6 years and has been the Director of the
National Latino Tobacco Control Network (now the National Latino Health Equity
Action Network) since 2008.
Tracey Strader, MSW is
Executive Director at the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
. She has been
involved in tobacco control since 1998 and is a founding member of NAQC. As
part of a comprehensive program, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline serves nearly
40,000 Oklahomans each year, and statewide grant programs have been established
to address tobacco dependence treatment within health systems and hospitals,
mental health and substance abuse services, and services for the Medicaid
population. Prior to her employment with TSET, Tracey worked seven years
for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Tracey received her bachelor's
degree in social work from St. Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas, her
master's degree in social work administration from the University of Oklahoma.
Over the past twenty-five years, she has been extensively involved in the
design, implementation, and evaluation of programs related to public health, tobacco
control, maternal and child health, services for senior adults, and mental
health and substance abuse services.
For a complete list of all NAQC Board members and to learn more about the
election process, please visit theBoard of Directorspage on the NAQC Web site.
New Board Officers!
On August 5, 2013, the NAQC Board of Directors convened a special meeting to
elect officers for FY 2014. We congratulate our newly appointed Officers and
look forward to working with them in the coming year.
Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Board Member Leaving the NAQC Board!
NAQC would like to express heartfelt appreciation to outgoing
Thomsen for her outstanding six-years of service and
commitment to NAQC and the quitline community as a NAQC Board members and Chair
I also would like to thank the members of the Nominating committee (committee
chair and board member
Thomsen; Board members
Chad Morris; NAQC
Marie Rakovic, JSI,
Wolf, Maryland Department of Health and Mental; and NAQC
President and CEO
Bailey) for their work.
If you have questions about the responsibilities of the Board or suggested
nominees for next year's election, please contact Board Chair,
Wayne Tormala at Board@naquitline.org or NAQC
President and CEO,
Bailey at email@example.com.
Submitted on behalf of the Board,