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Leadership Committees

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of maaps. It is composed of twenty-six members and seven alternates. Board members are elected proportionally from six regions and serve one year terms with no limitations on the number of consecutive terms. The Board elects officers at the Association's annual meeting. The officers are the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Clerk. Officers are elected to one year terms with a limit of one additional term.  To see the maaps Board of Directors and their school affiliations click here.



The committee shall review the scope of the financial audit process with the Corporation’s external auditors, and shall subsequently review the results of the annual audit and consider and take action with respect to any findings or implications in the audit, or express recommendations by the external auditors, with respect to the Corporation’s internal practices of managing its financial affairs. The Audit Committee shall have the responsibility to recommend to the Board of Directors to engage, continue or terminate the Corporation’s external auditors and arrange for copies of an audit to be sent to all members of the Board at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting at which the audit is formally presented.


The Conference Committee’s mandate from the Board is to plan and conduct the Association’s Annual Conference. 

Contracts & Reimbursements

The Contracts & Reimbursements Committee’s mandate from the Board is to study and recommend policy to the maaps Board of Directors concerning pricing methodology and regulation.

Evidence Based Practice

The Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Committee’s mandate from the Board is to support maaps members’ continuous quality improvement efforts to refine and improve academic instruction and behavioral treatment methodologies and to promote participation by maaps members in evaluation activities that provide empirical data about effective education and treatment practices. The EBP Committee proposes to improve opportunities for members to access resources for grants, training, technical assistance, collaborations with universities and hospitals, and project dissemination activities.


The seven member Executive Committee serves as the administrative and managing body of maaps, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The members of the Executive Committee are the officers of the Board and two elected Delegates-at-Large. The Executive Committee has the power to make recommendations on policy matter to the entire Board of Directors. It will conduct an annual evaluation of the Executive Director. It may make emergency or interim decisions to be ratified or modified by the Board of Directors at the next regular Board meeting. It may be granted other powers and duties from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee mandate from the Board is to study and recommend policy to the maaps Board of Directors concerning legislative matters. 


The Investment Committee’s mandate from the Board is to study and recommend policy to the maaps Board of Directors concerning association investment fund accounts. 


The maaps membership committee shall interpret the objectives of the Association to encourage organizations that have an approved chapter 766 school and organizations that supply products and services to approved chapter 766 schools to apply for membership in the Association.

Professional Development Group

The Professional Development Group (PDG) Committee’s mandate from the Board is to support the development and implementation of professional development activities for all five PDGs: Executive Managers, CFO/Business Managers, Education Directors/Principals, Clinical and Residential Directors. These activities are directly related to the core competencies developed by each group and reviewed regularly with the help of the PDG Committee.

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee is charged with working with member schools and organizations to increase public awareness of the success of C766 schools as an essential element in the continuum of educational services. The Committee also works with members to provide a variety of tools to assist member schools in building awareness of their services and promoting their schools and programs. 

Student Outcomes

Goals and strategies build capacity to support and encourage member participation. Establish Association Outcomes Based (OB) Committee outreach efforts. Outline benefits training technical assistance advocacy efforts. Provide training/support/consultation for individual members to conduct program and project evaluation. Collect and analyze data. Disseminate results. Establish Association Outcomes Based study. Develop funding sources for member evaluation

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