The Policy Council is the Association's leadership team. It currently consists of four elected cohorts serving staggered, four-year terms of office; the APPAM officers (ex officio voting); the APPAM executive director and the editor of JPAM (ex-officio non-voting).
Since 2013, APPAM's individual members elect three new people to the Council each year while APPAM's institutional members elect one person to serve on the Council. The three-person cohort consists of: 1) a member working in an academic setting; 2) an early career member working in an academic setting (early career is difined as being withing 10 years of receipt of the terminal degree); and 3) a member working in a non-academic setting. To read about the roles and disciplines of these individuals, please visit the Bylaws page of this site.
The term is 4 years with elections held each December. Serving on the Council is a great opportunity to become more engaged in APPAM activities and make decisions that impact the strategic direction of the organization. The Policy Council meets twice a year and all Council Members serve on at least one committee throughout the year. The Policy Council is responsible for setting policy and strategy for the association. Between meetings of the Policy Council, the Executive Committee (the officers, the executive director, and the editor of JPAM) is authorized to make tactical and implementation decisions for APPAM.
APPAM is committed to building a culture of diversity in its leadership. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to consider running for the Policy Council. Nominations are open each summer.
Click here for a listing of APPAM Officers.
In addition to the Executive Committee, the members of the Policy Council are as follows:
Serving though 2018:
Jason Fletcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sherry Glied, New York University
John Martinez, MDRC (institutional representative)
H. Elizabeth Peters, The Urban Institute (researcher in a non-academic setting)
Serving though 2019:
Jenni Owen, Roy Cooper, Office of Roy Copper, Governor of North Carolina
Kosali Simon, Indiana University
Samuel Myers, University of Minnesota (institutional representative)
Stephen Bell, Westat (researcher in a non-academic setting)
Serving though 2020:
Keshia Pollack, Johns Hopkins University
Dylan Conger, George Washington University
Heather Campbell, Claremont Graduate College (institutional representative)
Molly Irwin, US Department of Labor (researcher in a non-academic setting)
Joaquin Rubalcaba, University of New Mexico (student representative, serving through 2018)
Serving though 2021:
Click here for bios of all the recently elected Policy Council members.
Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, University of Pittsburgh
Cynthia Osborne, University of Texas – Austin
Nelson Lim, RAND Corporation (institutional representative)
Sheena Trull, National Council of La Raza (researcher in a non-academic setting)
Ashley Causey-Golden, Columbia University (student representative, serving through 2019)
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