How is NPA Governed?

NPA nominates and elects officers yearly by mail or email ballot. Officers serve from May 1st of the year they are elected to April 30th of the next year. Regional officers are usually elected on the same ballot. Committee and initiative chairs are appointed by the president. Members of committees are volunteers who agree to work with the committee chair to move a project forward.

If you are interested in becoming involved with NPA governance as an officer, committee or initiative chair, or member, please contact NPA President or Executive Director and let them know of your interest. We always appreciate your involvement, small or large.

By-laws are changed by the Board of Directors and/or the membership. We are currently bringing the by-laws up to date. They will be posted when they are finished.

Strategic Planning

Planning for the year is done each Spring. NPA’s long-term strategic plan is based on four Strategic Business Objectives (SBOs) which are being worked towards in 2021-2023. Translators are created each year to support the SBOs. To view the 2020-2021 Strategic Plan,  click here


NPA has two paid staff:

The Executive Director runs the central office. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and attends the monthly board meetings. The ED manages requests for information from the public, oversees the website, is the primary contact between the NPA and the APA, organizes the CE events, and pays the monthly expenses of the organization. Our current Executive Director is Wendi O’Connor.

Our Lobbyist is the liaison between the NPA’s Legislative Committee and the Nevada State Legislature. He tracks legislation as bills are drafted and discussed during hearings. He reports monthly to the Board of Directors and provides feedback to the Legislative Committee and the Board from lawmakers. Our current lobbyist, Bryan Gresh, has been with NPA for many years. He has been invaluable to the organization, guiding us through the legislature and advising us on how best to advocate for psychology.