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CPA Board of Director applications are NOW being accepted! Your voices and talents are extremely important as we continue to build upon and strengthen local grassroots prevention efforts.

CPA is committed to establishing a Board of Directors that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve throughout the state of Pennsylvania. As an equal opportunity organization with a commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), we will proudly consider all qualified applicants.

CPA continues to diligently support prevention professionals in eliminating and reducing substance misuse and risk-related behaviors. We have kept the needs and concerns of the prevention field as our key focus and continue to advocate, educate, and promote the importance of funding local prevention efforts.


Why Apply to Become a Director?

One of the best ways to give back and have a voice in your community is by serving on a nonprofit board.

Board participation empowers you to ensure the health, equity, and stability of the community you serve. Board members who bring diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences add tremendous value to elevating the mission and work of CPA.   

There are many reasons to serve on a nonprofit board and here are just a few:

  1. Make an impact in the state and your community
  2. Professional development
  3. Expand your Network


What Makes a Productive Board Member?

Board members serve as ambassadors for their organization and understand the responsibility that comes with that role.

  • As ambassadors, board members represent the board outside the "boardroom". This can include talking with colleagues and friends about the good work of the organization and participating in their events.
  • Board members serve as a link between the organization and its members, stakeholders, constituents, and clients and are responsible for educating influencers and the community about the importance of the organization’s work.

Check out the 6 characteristics of a good board member from BoardSource.


How to Apply?

Here is some information to help with your application.  Applications will be accepted electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

  • The application deadline is Friday, November  4, 2022
    (CPA reserves the right to extend this deadline)
  • A full board term is two years: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2024
  • One-year terms may be available: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Board of Director responsibilities and information on the mentoring program for new directors can be found HERE
  • Before starting an application, review the questions HERE
  • Here is the 2023 Board meeting schedule
  • To help you complete the application, here are CPA's mission, vision, and core values


Virtual Discussion with Potential Applicants

Are you thinking about applying but have questions or just want to hear more about CPA and the director positions?  If so, please join the CPA Executive Team for a discussion about this opportunity:

  • Thursday, October 13, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

To receive a calendar invite with the Zoom link for this call, just place your contact information HERE.


Application Timeline:

9/19/2022: Board Application Opens
10/13/2022: CPA Executive Team Discussion with potential applicants
11/4/2022: Application Closes
11/18/2022: Current Board of Directors vote on the new slate of directors
11/30/2022: All applicants contacted
12/2022: CPA membership votes on the new slate of directors
12/2022: Welcome call with all new directors


More Information on CPA?

For more information about CPA, please check out the following documents: