Become A Leader

NCPEID has a significant historical, current and future impact on shaping the direction of physical education and physical activity for individuals with disabilities. It was founded with the vision of quality personnel preparation, research/demonstration, and service related to Adapted Physical Education/Activity. Numerous leaders in the academic disciplines of APE/A have served the organization and have helped shape effective physical education and physical activity programming for individuals with disabilities.  NCPEID invites it's members to consider serving in an elected or appointed position as an officer and/or member of one of the numerous standing committees. 


NCPEID elections are held each year prior to the Annual Conference by electronic ballot. It is anticipated that elections will open April 15 and close approximately two weeks later. Newly elected members are notified by May 15 and begin their duties at the New Board Meeting at the Annual Conference. Pursuant to the NCPEID Bylaws, newly elected members will be published on the website by May 15. 

There are four Executive Committee and seven Board of Director officer positions. Approximately six positions are elected each year. In addition, several positions on the APENS standing committee are elected, as stated in the bylaws. Committee member positions are appointed each year for the Membership Committee, Awards Committee, and Legislative Committee.   

To learn more about the NCPEID process and procedures for elections and appointments, please read the NCPEID Bylaws.

Call for Nominations

A call for nominations occurs annually on March 1. Members may be nominated and may also self-nominate for open positions. Please send inquiries regarding the nomination process to the chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee. The nomination deadline is April 1st of each year.

2022 NCPEID Elections 

On April 15, 2022, voting will open for open positions - available positions will be updated soon.

Election Timeline

  • March 1: Call for nominations.
  • April 1: Call for nominations closes.
  • April 15: Voting opens and members receive email instructions on how to cast their ballot.
  • May 1: Voting closes.
  • May 15: Newly elected members are announced.

 Congratulations to the 2021 Election Winners and New EC/BOD Members!

NCPEID is excited to announce the new members of the Board of Directors (BOD)! The new BOD members will begin their duties at the New Board Meeting at the 2021 Annual Conference. 

New BOD members and their positions:

  • President-Elect: Dr. Cindy Piletic (Western Illinois University)
  • Member-at-Large: Dr. Melissa Bitnner (California State University, Long Beach)
  • Member-at-Large: Dr. Andrea Taliaferro (West Virginia University)
  • Student Representative: Heather A. Katz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Historian: Dr. Ann-Catherine Sullivan (Norfolk State University)
  • Research Chair: Dr. Deborah Shapiro (Georgia State University)

New APENS committee member:

  • Dr. Leah Goudy (Texas Woman's University; University of North Texas) 

The NCPEID Executive Committee and Board of Directors would like to thank each of the candidates for their willingness to serve in these positions.

Committee Positions Available for Appointment - Will be updated soon

Nominations must be sent via email to:

T. Nicole Kirk, PhD

NCPEID Member at-Large And Nominations and Elections Committee Chair

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia 

Email: [email protected]