NOAH BOARD COMMITTEES

Advocacy Committee

Chair:

Naj Wikoff

Mission:

To advocate and further public policy for and access to the field of arts in health.

Committee description & initiatives:

The advocacy committee strives to increase visibility for NOAH and the field of arts in health, and be an instrument and voice for policy change across the nation. The committee also takes on special projects such as white papers and convenings.

Conference Committee

Co-Chairs:

Annette Ridenour & Katherine Trapanovski

Mission:

To plan and execute the annual NOAH conference.

Committee description & initiatives:

The conference committee plans and executes the annual NOAH conferences. This includes but is not limited to: organizing pre-conferences, planning the opening reception, publicizing the event, ensuring maximum attendance, securing sponsorship, organizing presentations and conference activities, including performances and the NOAH expo booth, partnering with local arts agencies, and day-of execution.

Governance Committee

Chair:

Claire de Boer

Mission:

To ensure diverse, inclusive representation of the arts in health field on the NOAH board.

Committee description & initiatives:

The governance committee assesses board composition and anticipates its development; determines the knowledge, attributes, skills, abilities, influence, and access to resources the collective board will need in order to accomplish its future work; identifies, with membership input, board member candidates, presenting when apt for nomination; oversees new board member orientation; recommends an annual slate of officers; maintains legal standing based on bylaws and articles of incorporation.

Membership & Development Committee

Co-Chairs:

Annette Ridenour & Jackie Hamilton

Mission:

To develop and implement strategies to attract and retain members, donors, and sponsors.

Committee description & initiatives:

 The committee attracts and informs new members, promotes the active participation of current members, and engages members both physically and digitally to improve the membership experience. The committee also acts as and recruits enthusiastic fundraisers for NOAH, fostering relationships with members, donors, and sponsors.

Professionalization Committee

Chair:

Ari Albright

Mission:

To endorse and promote professional standards of practice and certification for artists and administrators working in the field of arts in health.

Committee description & initiatives:

Edit the Code of Ethics and Standards of Arts in Health Professionals authored by Arts in Healthcare Certification Commission, to be endorsed by the National Organization for Arts in Health.

Develop outreach events, workshops and panel discussions for the certification of artists working the field of arts in health.

Research Committee

Chair:

Ferol Carytsas

Mission:

To support and advance research and its use in the field of arts in health.

Committee description & initiatives:

The committee seeks to position NOAH as a leading resource for arts in health research and evaluation. It aims to create tools and toolkits that increase understanding and accessibility of research, and promote innovative, advanced, and collaborative research in the field.

Regional Network Committee

Chair:

Dr. Alan Siegel

Mission:

To identify and support regional arts in health networks.

Committee description & initiatives:

The initial phase of the committee is to identify and create a database of regional networks, to explore how NOAH might serve their needs, and to support the formation of new networks.  By focusing on regional networks, the committee hopes to increase awareness of fellow arts in health practitioners, and create stronger connections and collaborations across the country.

Interested in joining a committee? 

The Advocacy, Conference, Membership & Development, and Regional Network Committees are all accepting NOAH Members to join and contribute to their initiatives.

Please send an email with a short statement of interest to director@thenoah.net to be connected with the committee chair!