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Have you submitted your vote on the NACC Board of Directors election?

Monday, December 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Taylor Stockdell
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All NACC members are welcome to vote on the nominees for Board of Directors.  All information, including the link to vote is below.


Under the NACC’s by-laws, members of the Board of Directors are elected and re-elected by the membership. Directors serve six-year terms to support the strategic, financial and substantive success of NACC. In this election cycle, there are three Board members up for re-election and two new candidates.  Below are the candidates.

Standing for Reelection:

1. Henry J. Plum, J.D.
Henry J. Plum is a nationally recognized speaker and educator in the field of child abuse and neglect.  A former Assistant District Attorney, he is in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and serves as a special prosecutor and legal consultant in child-related litigation for both governmental and private agencies.  He is the legal advisor/ parliamentarian for the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and past president of NACC.

2. Jane Okrasinski, J.D.

Jane Okrasinski is the Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children.  She began her advocacy for children and families as a journalist, and has contributed to major class action litigation and policy reform for child and family services in Georgia.

3. Janet Sherwood, J.D., CWLS
Janet Sherwood is an attorney, advocate and Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist practicing in northern California.  She has served as Training Director and Board President for Advokids, a California-based advocacy organization.  She has served on the board of the Northern California Association of Counsel for Children, is a past president of NACC, and serves as Judge pro tem in San Francisco and Alameda Counties.

Standing for Election:

1. Janet L. Bledsoe, J.D., L.L.M.
Janet Bledsoe is Assistant Director of the Attorney Ad Litem Program of the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts.  Her experience has incorporated both private and public sector positions in this field, including service in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.  Ms. Bledsoe’s work on contract compliance and performance evaluation for legal representation of children was presented at the 2013 NACC annual conference.

2. Joseph D. Gunn III, M.D.
Dr. Joseph Gunn is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  He has also served in child protection and pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Michigan and Duke University.  Dr. Gunn is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has published numerous articles on pediatric medicine.


Please sign in to vote.  All ballots will be anonymous. Elections close 12/31/2014.

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