The Past-President of the Association assists the President as assigned.
Length of Term:
One year term served as Past-President, following one year served as President and one year as President-Elect. Each term begins at the installation of officers meeting that follows his/her election and rolls over into the next position at the close of the installation of officers in the year the term ends.
- Duty of care: Supervise and direct the affairs of the Association with the entire ATRA Board in good faith, using pertinent information to act in the best interest of ATRA.
- Duty of obedience: Ensure and participate in decisions, determining policies or changes therein consistent with the mission and within the limits of the bylaws.
- Duty of loyalty: Act in the best interests of ATRA and the profession, including avoidance of conflict or declaration of conflict of interest where one exists.
- Attend, prepare for and actively participate in all board meetings and monthly board conference calls.
- Maintain confidentiality of Board’s closed sessions.
- Serve on Board committees as assigned.
- Serve as an advocate for ATRA and recreational therapy.
- Provide the board with current involvement that has the potential to impact ATRA and the profession.
- Assist the Board with special projects as the need arises.
- Present information regarding ATRA at workshops and conferences.
- Develop the Annual Report for the year of presidency (due the January following the end of presidential term).
- Professional member in good standing
- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
- Previously served as President and President-Elect
- Demonstrated leadership in recreational therapy at the local, state and/or national levels
- Demonstrated leadership within ATRA
- ATRA Board experience required
- Compliance with the ATRA Code of Ethics
- Member in good standing in the state/regional ATRA chapter if one exists