Board Election Results – Board Communique (Summer 2012)
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Highlights from the
Board’s July Meeting!
At its July 16th meeting, the Board discussed and took
action on a host of important topics, including financial and fundraising
reports, the budget for fiscal year 2013, a report from the audit committee,
review of the CEO, an update on the progress of quitlines in North America, and
planning for our upcoming discussion on the future of quitlines at NAQC
Conference 2012 (stay tuned for more on this topic next week!). 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 the many NAQC members who participated in this
year’s election by putting forward names of stellar candidates and by casting
your votes. The voting rate this year was 66% -- the highest rate NAQC has
experienced since it began holding Board elections.
New Board Members!
We welcome our newly elected Board members, Sharon Campbell (reelected), Diane
Canova and Amy Lukowski:
Sharon Campbell, PhD,
MN, BN, is a senior scientist at Propel Centre for Population
Health Impact and research associate professor at University of Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada. Sharon has 20 years of experience in cancer prevention
research and evaluation with a focus on tobacco control. Her PhD in Public
Health is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sharon has been
the lead quitline evaluator in Canada since 2002 and the evaluation framework
she developed was the basis for NAQC’s Minimal Data Set. This year she was
asked to chair CDC’s National Quitline Database Evaluation Working Group which
will identify priorities for evaluation at a national level.
Diane Canova, JD, is
vice president for government affairs at the American LegacyFoundation in Washington, DC. Diane
has over 25 years of progressivelyresponsible leadership in the public
health sector, highlighted by successful legislativeand public policy
initiatives, strong external partnerships and effective coalitions.
Manyof those years focused on tobacco prevention, control and cessation
policy and programs.Diane leads Legacy’s efforts to influence federal
policy and regulatory decision-making on tobacco control and cessation
issues. Legacy is working to ensure that the U.S. FDA Center for Tobacco
Products exercises its authority over tobacco products in a proactive,
comprehensive manner. Diane previously served as vice president of policy and
programs with Partnership for Prevention where she led efforts to include
preventive services in the Affordable Care Act, expansion of Medicare and Medicaid
tobacco cessation, and development of "Action to Quit” online tobacco cessation
Amy V. Lukowski, PsyD,
is clinical director of health initiatives programs at National Jewish Health
in Denver, Colorado. She is a licensed psychologist, Tobacco Treatment
Specialist (TTS) and a MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers)
trainer. Amy has expertise in working clinically with both individual
patients and populations in overcoming dependence and creating health behavior
change in the areas of tobacco cessation and weight management. Amy has served
as an Assistant Professor of Psychosocial Medicine at National Jewish Health
working with patients to overcome tobacco dependence and behavioral health
concerns associated with chronic illness. Currently, she is responsible
for the clinical leadership, staff training, aiding and monitoring the
development and assessment of the program’s clinical quality assurance and
quality improvement programs. She also serves as key member of senior
management team and is involved with all aspects of the planning, budgeting
processes, operational oversight and client relations.
For a complete list of all NAQC Board members and to learn more about the
election process, please visit the Board of Directors page on the NAQC Web site.
Board Members Leaving the NAQC Board!
NAQC would like to express heartfelt
appreciation to outgoing Board member Larry
Green, DrPH, ScD (Hon) for his outstanding service and
commitment to NAQC and the quitline community. We wish him all the best in his
continued efforts to help reduce tobacco's burden on society!
I also would like to thank the members of the Nominating committee (committee
chair and board memberWayne
Tormala; board membersLarry GreenandJeannette Noltenius;
Riordan, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids; David Willoughby,
ClearWayMN; and NAQC President and CEO Linda
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, Penny Thomsen at Board@naquitline.org or NAQC President
and CEO, Linda Bailey
I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming NAQC Conference 2012!
Submitted on behalf of the Board,