The Texas Academy of physician assistants has many opportunities to serve, all of which are equally important. TAPA continues to develop leaders in our profession and serve as a model for other state organizations. You can add to the growth of this dynamic organization by becoming involved in leadership. If you have ever thought about giving back to your profession; now is the time to develop your leadership skills by getting involved!


  1. You must be a current Fellow member with TAPA.
  2. You must be a current Fellow member with AAPA.
  3. Candidates should enjoy working well with others, communicate effectively, be creative, enthusiastic and passionate about positively influencing students and the future of the PA profession.

You may declare your intent to run for office by completing a candidate declaration form and submitting your platform statement by December 3, 2018.


  •  President-elect (three-year term)
  •  Secretary (two-year term)
  •  Director at Large (two-year term)
  •  AAPA HOD Delegates (two-year term)*
  • Make the decision to get involved and run for office.
  • Make sure you meet all of the eligibility requirements.
  • Review the different leadership positions included in this article. It is important to understand your future role and responsibilities within the organization. This will also help you decide which leadership position is best for YOU.
  • Contact current TAPA Board members and appointed leaders for additional information at www.tapa.org. They can give you insight on the position of interest.
  • Complete online or email your Candidate Declaration form to include platform statement not to exceed one-page, 12 point font typed (limit 500 words) to admin@tapa.org prior to the deadline

Please note the TAPA Leadership year starts July 1st. Elected and appointed board members are required to attend three meetings per year in July, September and February.


The president-elect shall assume the duties of the president in his or her absence and succeed to the office of president should that office become vacant. This is a 3-year commitment. The President-Elect will serve as President- Elect the first year, President the second year and Immediate Past President the third year.

Qualifications: Candidates for President Elect must have accumulated at a minimum, two distinct years of experience in the past five years in one of the following major areas of professional involvement; TAPA board experience in any elected position or serving as a TAPA committee chair.

If you have questions about the election process, please contact the TAPA office, at 800/280-7655 or e-mail at admin@tapa.org