Council of the National Academies of Practice
The function of the NAP Council is to make decisions affecting the strategic direction, programs and services of the organization. It is made up of all the fourteen Academy Chairs and Vice Chairs as well as the Executive Committee and is staffed by the Executive Director. The Council meets face-to-face twice a year, usually during the Annual Meeting each spring and again in the fall. In July and in January, meetings are held by conference call. Academy Chairs and Vice Chairs serve a two-year term and are elected by their Academy.
The Executive Committee consists of NAP's Officers: the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, and various Vice Presidents, including: VPs for Public Policy, Professional Development, Networking and Partnerships, and Membership as well as the JIEP Co-Editor. The Officers are elected by the Council and serve two year terms.