Any individual who has completed at least one term of service on the PPA Educational Foundation Board of Directors automatically becomes an Ambassador to the Foundation. This means that they continue to be a messenger of Ambassador for the work and advancement of the Foundation and help out in a continued myriad of ways.
Currently the Foundation has four active Committees. Any PPA member is welcome to join any of these committees, unless there is some noted restriction. The committees do change from time-to-time as tasks are completed and new tasks identified. The current active committee and their members are listed below. We welcome your involvement!
Additional information on the Foundation's Ambassadors and Committees may be found at the Community Groups page.
Fundraising and Events Committee
Charged with planning fundraising activities as well as developing a long range plan for increasing Foundation funds through fundraising events.
PR and Awareness Committee
Charged with building awareness of the Foundation, first and foremost internally within PPA and then to select external venues. It is also charged with increasing individual contributions.
Corporate Fundraising Committee
This group is charged with raising funding and building awareness with outside corporations.
The Foundation also has several groups that manage and run some of the Foundation's enduring and successful programs. There are currently three teams.
Charged with annually managing the grant process including reviewing and evaluating the submissions. This committee is restricted. No committee member or Board member may have any connection with an applicant and if they do, they must completely recluse themselves from the review process.
Pain Competition Team
Charged with overseeing and producing the annual student pain and pain counseling competition.
Poster Presentations Team
Charged with the annual implementation of the student poster presentations at the Mid-Year Conference.