Board, Volunteers and Committees
The Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association (NSPA) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, supported by an Executive Committee and three Standing Committees. A part-time Executive Director provides staff support to the Board and Committees and to the general operations of the Association. Members are warmly invited to contact the Association at any time. If you would like to connect directly with any of the board members, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist.
If you are interested in volunteering with NSPA, our Volunteer Handbook, approved in November 2011, provides information on volunteer opportunities.
NSPA Board, 2013-2014
President Alison McDonald - email@example.com
Directors & Officers:
Catherine Crocker, Treasurer
Barbara Kelly, Secretary
Kate Grosweiner, Past-President
NSPA Committees, 2013-14
NSPA has three active standing committees that support the work of the board on a project basis. Committees generally meet 4-8 times per year and offer a great way for members to get involved with the work of the Association without a significant time commitment. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the branch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Chairs: Tanya Dutton and Sharon Mailman Mandate: The Awards Committee is responsible for developing, co-ordinating and promoting the Awards Program of the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association (NSPA), and for promoting other awards and activities that recognize exceptional contribution and/or excellence amongst Branch members. The NSPA Awards Program offers a mechanism whereby persons who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and/or a high level of service within the Association/profession may be appropriately recognized by their peers and colleagues.
Professional Development Committee
Chair: Nancy Walker Mandate: The Professional Development Committee is responsible for identifying, developing, co-ordinating and promoting relevant educational opportunities for members of the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association (NSPA). Such opportunities may be directly related to clinical practice, management, or research within the physiotherapy profession, or may provide opportunities for development of broader personal and professional skills (such as time management or communication). The Committee is also responsible for liaising with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Business & Professional Development Department on matters related to professional development, including membership on the National Professional Development Committee.
Public Relations Committee
Co-Chairs: Mark MacKenzie and Catherine Crocker Mandate: The Public Relations Committee is responsible for identifying, developing, co-ordinating and promoting opportunities that will foster public awareness and understanding of the physiotherapy profession. This may include opportunities such as advertising, website development, development of (or sourcing of existing) brochures/print media, media relations, government relations, and interdisciplinary relations with members of other health and/or social service professions. The Committee is also responsible for liaising with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Communications Department on matters related to public relations, including membership on the National Communications Committee.