EAPA's governance structure is defined by the governance documents of the Association. These documents are the corporate code of the State of Wisconsin, the Articles of Incorporation, the EAPA Bylaws, and other subordinate documents adopted by the members, the Board, and various sub-bodies of the Association. These documents establish a leadership structure comprised of a twelve member Board of Directors.
Additionally, the documents allow members to form chapters and branches at the local level. Currently, there are nearly 100 chapters and branches affiliated with EAPA. While the bulk of the chapters are found in the United States, EAPA also has branches in Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia.
Board of Directors
The principal purpose of the Board of Directors, as EAPA's governance body, is to be the policy setting body of the Association and by extension the EA profession. Additionally, the Board of Directors approves the budget, and develops value-added relationships with other organizations and groups.
The officers of the Association are the President, the President-Elect, the Secretary-Treasurer, the Immediate Past President, and the CEO. As a group, the officers make up the Executive Committee of the Board, which acts on behalf of the Board between meetings on matters requiring Board action.
The voting members of the Board are elected by the entire voting membership. The Chief Executive Officer and the chair of the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) are both ex officio, non-voting members. The Board hires the CEO; the EACC chair is selected by the Commission.