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Nominations and Elections Committee

We want to encourage those members who have not yet served in an elected capacity or on one of OSPA’s many committees, to volunteer to take part in a leadership role and make a difference in the future of school psychology and your State organization. There is no better way to give back and learn more about being a better School Psychologist.

We are currently accepting nominations for President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect, & Secretary!

The President-Elect commits to three years on OSPA leadership - one year as president-elect in which he or she shadows the current president, one year as president and one year as past-president, during which he or she advises the current president.

      • While president, this person presides at all meetings of the Executive Board (held quarterly), setting the date and agenda for the meetings. He or she also serves as the major spokesperson for OSPA or delegates this role to other members or officials. The president is a member of the Fiscal Advisory Committee, authorizes official communication necessary with other organizations, agencies or persons, and works with the President-Elect to establish a functional communication network among all regional affiliates of OSPA to ensure that each of these affiliates is meeting their respective responsibilities. The job is well supported by the business manager and executive director.

The Treasurer-Elect commits to four years - one year as treasurer-elect, during which he or she shadows the current treasurer, and 3 years as treasurer, the last of which is spent training the incoming treasurer-elect. 

      • As treasurer, he or she maintains the financial accounts of the Association by monitoring accounting done by the business manager. The treasurer signs checks written by the business manager, submits a financial report to the Executive Board quarterly, serves as chairperson of the Fiscal Advisory Committee and shall be responsible for convening FAC meetings to develop and recommend budget items to the Executive Board, and submits the recommended budget from the FAC for discussion/approval by the Executive Board.

 The Secretary serves a two-year term. 

      •  He or she is a member of the Fiscal Advisory Committee and is responsible for recording accurately the events and information at official OSPA meetings, maintaining official record, and formatting the minutes, including a summary list of motions and actions taken.

If you are interested in running for a position, please contact the co-chairs at or complete this form:

You can also find out more about what it means to be President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer-Elect by clicking HERE.

Nominations and Elections Committee Purpose: To ensure the continuation of the Association by replacing Officers and Executive Board members whose terms have expired through a nomination and election process.

  1. To be responsible for elections and all voting conducted by mail or electronic ballot
  2. To present to the Executive Board, for inclusion in the minutes, the results of elections and other mail or electronic ballots
  3. To submit recommendations for appointed positions, such as vacancies on the Ohio State Board of Psychology Licensing Board
  4. To solicit at least two nominees for President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect and Secretary
  5. To solicit at least two nominees from the regional affiliates for each Regional Representative position. The Executive Board may accept the single nomination or may conduct an additional search for candidates, when the committee is unable to secure two nominees for each position
  6. To accept write-in nominees upon receipt of written petition of 10% of Association members who are entitled to vote for an office. These write in nominees must be received by the committee by March 1.

 Contact: Alanna Marras Co-Chair, Kelly Kreitz Co-Chair

Nominations & Elections Committee


Check out this testimonial from Past President and Fall Conference Committee Co-Chair Dr. Mike Forcade about why he's a member of the OSPA Executive Board.


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