The National Council is a key leadership body comprised of volunteers and staff that collaborates to advance the organizational priorities of AFS-USA and reports to the President. This volunteer/staff partnership, serving at the national perspective, is committed to infusing the voice of the volunteers into programs and policy implementation.
The National Council will oversee and coordinate Organizational Workgroups dedicated to strategic initiatives as determined by AFS-USA’s annual planning process and will serve as key advisors to the Executive staff of AFS-USA. An emphasis on the majority of time and effort being spent and work being accomplished within the Organizational Workgroups is a foundation of how the National Council will work.
What is the composition of the National Council?
The National Council will be chaired by a volunteer leader and co-chaired by a staff member identified by the President. The number of National Council members will be flexible but initially five volunteer leaders and a complimentary number of staff have been selected to serve.
How can I get involved?
National Council membership appointment will be a selection process. Each member will need to meet key criteria that will support the work groups of the leadership body. Volunteers may self-nominate or may be asked to consider a nomination.
The following volunteers are serving on the National Council:
Rebecca Cartier: Dallas Team (TX)
Anne Herendeen: Steinbeck Coast Team (CA)
Deb Maly Chair: Milwaukee Team (WI)
Camille Saunders: Greater Puget Sound Team (WA)
Jim Walker: Capital Team (DC)