A “convener” is any member who is appointed by a Chapter under the Standards to oversee the scheduling of chapter meetings, coordination and general operation of the Chapter (including certification renewal and consultations and pre-accreditation site reviews), and communication with other conveners in the Chapter of Chapters, the Governing Council and standing committees. (CPSP By-laws, Article I.)
Every chapter is responsible for selecting by consensus its own convener and for determining the term of that person’s service.
A Convener’s Handbook is available to assist chapters and their conveners in fulfilling this role.
Representation in CPSP Governance
Use the lists below to identify your chapter’s region and the representative and alternate from the Chapter of Chapters for your region. Conveners are encouraged to keep in contact with their representatives from the Chapter of Chapters.
Excerpt from the CPSP By-laws, adopted November 14, 2014, and last modified November 17, 2019:
Section 8.03 Relationship of Chapters to the Governing Council.
Each Chapter, through the representation of its Convener, shall participate in the selection by consensus of a Cluster representative to the Chapter of Chapters of the Governing Council. The Cluster representatives will give voice to the interests of the Chapters within their Cluster, will be responsible for communication to and from the Governing Council and the Chapters of the Cluster, and will thereby assure that all Chapters are responsibly participating in and providing leadership to the entirety of CPSP life and its processes.
Region #1 – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, George, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Region #2 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin
Region #3 – Arizona, California, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington
Region #4 – Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, Canada, Puerto Rico
Region #5 – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region #6 – CPSP Hong Kong, CPSP-Philippines
|Chair, Women In Leadership||Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Schaffer||(516) 524-2882|
|Region 5, and Convener, Chapter of Chapters||Rev. Andrew Harriott|
|Region 1||Rev. Kimberly L. Schmitt Holman||(770) 719-7037|
|Region 1 (Alternate)||Rev. Dr. Bryan A. Jones||(404) 245-0345|
|Region 2||Rev. Frederick Poorbaugh||7039949643|
|Region 2 (Alternate)||Rev. Samuel Blair||7247130509|
|Region 3||Godfree E. McIntyre||(916) 308-9780|
|Region 3 (Alternate)||Linda Cummings||4802034884|
|Region 4||Maricela Sosa||(210) 595-8553|
|Region 4 (Alternate)||Pastor Omar J. Rodríguez|
|Region 5 (Alternate)||Rev. Rita-Ann A. Bakr||(973) 699-3535|
|Region 6||Dr. Mei-Po Young Tam||+852 64069553|
|Region 6 (Alternate)||Dr. Susanna Chung Ping Wong Ip||85258044140|
|Region 7||Rev. Dr. Esteban Montilla||(210) 616-0885|
|Region 7 (Alternate)||Azahel Almerida|
2021 Annual Chapter Report – due Feb. 1
Chapter members are encouraged to work together to support their conveners in completing the Annual Report form. If a chapter needs more time to complete this requirement, please contact the Chapter Authorization Committee Chair, Nancy Schaffer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.