PAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee

PAR's bylaws state that the business and affairs of the Association shall be managed by its Board of Directors, which shall consist of four duly elected officers plus thirteen (13) additional members, duly elected by the general membership of the Association at the Annual Meeting. From the 13 members, up to four shall serve on the Executive Committee with the four officers. One shall be the immediate Past Board Chair and one to three shall be appointed as Board Members-at-Large. No PAR member shall have more than one representative on the Board of Directors.

Each year, the Nominating Committee proposes a slate of board members and officers after written solicitation for nominations from all general members. Members of the Board of Directors shall be elected for staggered terms of three years each. A member may serve two consecutive three year terms and may be nominated again for a Board position after he/she has not served on the Board of Directors for one year.

All members of the Board of Directors of the Association shall be, and at all times remain, duly authorized representatives of members in good standing of the Association. Any such member of the Board of Directors shall automatically be disqualified from continuing to serve on the Board upon revocation of his or her authority to represent a member of the Association, or upon a resignation, suspension or other termination of the membership represented by him or her in the Association.

Board of Directors
Nominating Committee

PAR Board Committees

PAR currently supports the following workgroups and committees that focus on a variety of different issues that have been identified by members as important to address. There is something for everyone -- collaborate, learn from your colleagues across the state, and make your voice heard! If you are a PAR member interested in a below workgroup, email [email protected] for more information!

2380/2390/CPS Services Committee
The 2380/2390/CPS Services Committee addresses unique concerns and issues pertaining to the operation of Adult Training Facilities (governed by Chapter 2380) and Vocational Facilities (governed by Chapter 2390) licensed by the Office of Developmental Programs. Click here for full description.

Autism Committee
The PAR Autism committee focuses on the unique needs of individuals with autism, the unique requirements of the adult autism waiver, and strategies facilitating high quality services and supports for this population. Click here for full description.

Developing Capacity to Support People with Complex Behavioral Needs
The Committee on Developing Capacity to Support People with Complex Behavioral Needs is focused on developing PAR members’ abilities to meet the unique needs of people with ID/A who also have significant mental health and behavioral challenges, within the Everyday Lives framework. Click here for full description.

Employment First Committee
PAR's Employment First Committee is composed of providers and state agencies who oversee Employment First initiatives. Members work together to address how people with intellectual disability and autism can gain and hold onto employment in integrated settings at or above the minimum wage. Click here for full description.

Family Collaborative Committee
The Family Collaborative Committee works to support family based delivery of supports and services for people with ID/A that recognize the efficacy of recognizing families as a best practice nexus for delivery of supports and services to people with intellectual disability or autism. Click here for full description.

Fiscal Officers Committee
The Fiscal Officers Committee meets to assist PAR members’ fiscal officers in understanding state fiscal reporting laws, billing procedures, reimbursement procedures and ever-evolving regulatory issues. Click here for full description.

Graduation to DSP Employment Taskforce
The Graduation to Direct Support Professional (G2DSP) employment program provides high school and college students with an immersive career exploration experience in a field that offers viable career opportunities. Click here for full description. 

Grassroots and Communications Committee
The Grassroots and Communications committee will help PAR implement effective advocacy strategies through the efforts of social media, direct advocacy, and grassroots strategies to help support PAR’s strategic plan. Click her for full description.

Health Promotion Committee
The PAR Health Promotion Committee focuses on the wellness and mitigation of health risks for all people in the ID/A system. The committee discusses best practices in health care supports for individuals receiving services. The committee generates solutions to issues unique to nurses, healthcare directors, and organizations supporting individuals with complex medical needs. The Committee works with ODP and other stakeholders to develop recommendations on policies, rates, and regulations associated with healthcare supports in the ID/A systemClick here for full description.

Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee is composed of PAR Member human resources professionals with a common goal to assist each other and share resources and best practices. Click here for full description.

ICF/ID Committee
The ICF/ID Committee focuses on the unique needs of individuals served by intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disability, which require higher levels of medical and behavioral supports in accordance with their individual support plan and in compliance with the Medicaid regulations governing ICF/ID programs. Click here for full description.

In-Home and Community Supports Committee
The In-Home and Community Supports Committee provides a networking forum for PAR members providing In-Home and Community Supports (IHCS), Companion and Unlicensed Respite to identify and act on the changes that need to occur to ensure these core services are preserved for the greatest number of ODP service recipients living in a private home. Click here for full description.

Membership Committee
PAR’s Membership Committee is responsible for collaborating with current PAR membership, Board and staff on key strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement and retention. Click here for full description.

Political Action Committee
The PAR ID/A PAC provides PAR members the opportunity to raise funds and make contributions to support worthy elected officials and candidates for elected federal and state office who believe in and have demonstrated their support of the mission of provider organizations to serve and support Pennsylvania's children and adults with autism or intellectual disability. Click here for full description.

Transformative Service Models Committee
The Transformative Services Models (TSM) Committee works with ANCOR's committee to learn about models that other states and countries are using as an alternative to traditional managers care. Click here for full description.