Board of Directors

The Board of Directors guides the organization, and is comprised of member-leaders who have risen to distinction through their contributions to the organization. The Board of Directors structure ensures that the organization is true to its mission, vision, goals and values. The Board of Directors, working alongside the general NAPD membership, is working towards:

  • Securing necessary organizational funding/revenue;
  • Growing membership;
  • Reinforcing the overarching mission, vision, goals, and values;
  • Creating an institutional governance structure capable of sustaining NAPD; and,
  • Improving public defense throughout the country.

The Board of Directors is chaired by Geoff Burkhart; Aisha McWeay is Vice-Chair. An Executive Committee serves NAPD, comprised of Steering Committee members Derwyn Bunton (immediate past-Chair), Geoff Burkhart (Chair), Emily Hughes (Secretary), Aisha McWeay (Vice-Chair) and Lorinda Youngcourt (Treasurer).

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