Committees

NANPA is an organization run by volunteers. Our committees are the backbone of the organization! If you are a NANPA Member who is interested in joining one of our committees, learn more about them below and feel free to contact the NANPA Office at volunteer@nanpa.org or complete the online form here.

Members of the 2014 - 2015 Executive Committee (from left to right): Clay Bolt, Sean Fitzgerald, Gabby Salazar, Bruce Haley

Members of the 2014 – 2015 Executive Committee (from left to right): Clay Bolt, Sean Fitzgerald, Gabby Salazar, Bruce Haley

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Universal Charge for all Committees
Awards Committee
Advocacy Committee
Communications/Marketing Committee
Conservation Committee
Ethics Committee
Finance Committee
History Committee
Membership Committee
NANPA College Scholarship Program Committee
NANPA High School Scholarship Program Committee
Nominations & Elections Committee
Past President’s Council
Regional Events Committee
Summit Committee


Universal Charge for all Committees

All NANPA Committees, where appropriate, shall do the following:

  1. Identify issues of interest to NANPA members.
  2. Identify potential writers, speakers, webinar and workshop leaders.
  3. Communicate the above to the appropriate committee or to NANPA staff, including the Advocacy Committee (for legal issues), the Communications/Marketing Committee (for storytelling and news purposes), the Membership (Webinar) Committee, and to the Summit and Regional Events Committees (for speakers and event leaders).

 


Awards Committee

Charge:  Develop criteria for NANPA Awards. Solicit and review all award submissions and recommend annual awards to Board of Directors.

Committee Chair:  Ted Moreno

Want to get involved involved? Learn more about the Awards Program and contact the NANPA Office at info@nanpa.org with the subject line “Awards Committee.”

 


Advocacy Committee

Charge:  Advocate for NANPA on legal, regulatory and other issues affecting the rights of nature photographers.  Help promote NANPA as a voice for nature photographers’ rights to members and public at large. Educate nature photographers on issues and rights.

Committee Chair:  Jane Halperin

 


NANPA College Scholarship Program Committee

Charge:  Organize, coordinate and implement the NANPA College Scholarship Program. Coordinate efforts with the NANPA High School Scholarship Program Committee. Include conservation project component if possible.  Provide assistance to NANPA Foundation for fundraising for the program. Promote and publicize story before, during and after any programs to maximize PR impact for NANPA.

Committee Chair:  Mark Larson

Want to get involved? Learn more the NANPA College Scholarship Program and contact the Committee Chair at info@nanpa.org with the subject line “College Committee.”

 


Communications/Marketing Committee

Charge:  Develop, oversee, and implement NANPA communication and marketing efforts, including emails, websites, blog, social media, contests (including Showcase), eNews, and any other marketing or communication efforts approved by the Board.  Provide input and recommendations, regarding NANPA’s communication and marketing efforts to the Board.

Committee Chair: Rebecca Spriggs

Want to get involved? Contact Rebecca Spriggs, NANPA’s Marketing Coordinator at rspriggs@nanpa.org.

 


Conservation Committee

Charge:  Educate on conservation issues important to nature photographers. Encourage and inform nature photographers on how to undertake conservation projects.  Help support and promote conservation projects of nature photographers, including those of NANPA members. Explore conservation projects in which NANPA members and/or the public at large can participate and collaborate with other committees, organizations, individuals or associations as necessary to carry out such project or projects.  Review applications and make recommendations to the NANPA Foundations Board for the Phillip Hyde Grant.

Committee Chair:  David Huth

Learn more NANPA’s focus on Ethics and contact the Committee Chair at info@nanpa.org with the subject line “Conservation Committee.”

 


Ethics Committee

Charge: Gather, disseminate and promote information on ethical issues involving nature photography. Recommend statements on ethical issues, as appropriate, to the Board.

Committee Chair:  Melissa Groo

Want to get involved? Learn more NANPA’s focus on Ethics and contact the Committee Chair at info@nanpa.org with the subject line “Ethics Committee.”

 


Finance Committee

Charge: Formulates/recommends annual budgets to the Board of Directors; review and present regular and annual financial reports of NANPA. Monitors NANPA’s fiscal health.

Committee Chair: Bruce Haley

Want to get involved? Contact the Committee Chair at finance@nanpa.org.

 


History Committee

Charge: Develop guidelines, conduct interviews, and manage NANPA’s archives with intent to compile, preserve and promote NANPA’s history and the history of nature photography in general.  Explore partnerships with museums, organizations and others as appropriate regarding the history of nature photography and/or NANPA in particular.

Committee Chair: John Nuhn

Want to get involved? Learn about the Committee’s Oral History Project and contact the Committee Chair by emailing info@nanpa.org with the subject line “History Committee.”.

 


Membership Committee

Charge:  Review and recommend membership criteria and policy. Develop and implement programs for recruitment of new members and retention of existing members.  Develop corporate and individual member benefits responsive to needs of existing and prospective members.  Monitor and develop programs as needed to ensure satisfaction of NANPA members.  Develop and implement program to recruit and engage volunteers.

Committee Chair: Teresa Ransdell

Want to get involved? Contact Teresa Ransdell, NANPA’s Membership Coordinator at transdell@nanpa.org

 


Nominations & Elections Committee

Charge: Nominate qualified Board candidates and get Board approval of nominees for election to the Board of Directors. Build pool of possible leadership candidates.

Committee Chair:  Mark Lukes

Want to get involved? Contact the Committee Chair by emailing info@nanpa.org with the subject line “Nominations Committee.”

 


Past President’s Council

Charge: The Past President’s Council is an advisory group for the NANPA president, Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The Council is available to provide advice, guidance and support to assist NANPA’s leadership in carrying out their duties and obligations on behalf of NANPA, particularly where precedent or rationale in prior similar circumstances are important to an issue then before them.  The Council also undertakes other assignments as requested that are acceptable to them.

Committee Chair: John Nuhn

Want to get involved? Contact the Committee Chair at by emailing info@nanpa.org with the subject line “Past President’s Council.”

 


Regional Field Events

Charge: Plan, budget and organize regional field events. Include teaching components when possible in these events.  Coordinate with Communications and other NANPA programs to promote the events.

Committee Chair:  J.P. Bruce and Tom Richardson

Want to get involved? Contact the Committee Chair by emailing info@nanpa.org with the subject line “Regional Events Committee.”

 


Summit

Charge: Develop and implement all NANPA Annual Summits.

Committee Chair and Meeting Planner:  Gina Head

Program Chair: Kathy Adams Clark

Want to get involved? Contact Gina Head, NANPA’s Meeting Planner, at ginahead@nanpa.org.

NANPA High School Scholarship Program

Charge:  Organize, coordinate and implement NANPA’s High School Scholarship Program.  Coordinates efforts with the NANPA College Scholarship Program Committee.  Include conservation project components if possible.  Provide assistance to the NANPA Foundation for fundraising for the program.  Promote and publicize story before, during and after any programs to maximize PR impact for NANPA.

Committee Chair:  Kika Tuff