International Paruresis Association, Inc.

Recovery is possible! You are not alone.

aka IPA, Inc.   |   Catonsville, MD   |  https://www.paruresis.org/

Mission

The IPA is dedicated to supporting people with paruresis; providing information, recovery strategies and advocating in the mental health, medical and legal communities.

Ruling year info

1998

Co-Founder and Senior Advisor

Steven Soifer Ph.D.

Main address

P.O. Box 21237

Catonsville, MD 21228 USA

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EIN

06-1509744

NTEE code info

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Paruresis Workshops

Please visit this web site for details: https://paruresis.org/what-is-workshop/

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Vision
To champion paruresis awareness.

Mission
The IPA is dedicated to supporting people with paruresis; providing information, recovery strategies and advocating in the mental health, medical and legal communities.


Areas of Focus:

Developing educational materials and programs to support people suffering from paruresis
Providing connections to paruresis specialists in the urological and mental health communities
Expanding support groups around the world, especially for women with paruresis
Leveling the playing field for drug testing to provide alternatives to urine: Blood, Hair, Saliva

A board and advisory board that includes world-renowned paruresis experts.
International support groups and programs.
An executive director and member who is a licensed consultant for the Standard for Excellence Institute and holder of Georgetown University's Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

A 25-year history.
Over 1800 past and present paid members.
Multiple publications including the current best selling book on Paruresis.

Financials

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International Paruresis Association, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/1/2021
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Board chair

W. Brian Beatty

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David Fenbert

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Buffy Richardson

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Thomas Achatz

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John Allen

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Thomas Markovitz

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Dan Rocker

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Mark Rinsky

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David Marks

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Michelle Hunt

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Steven Weinraub

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David Kliss

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Raul Munoz, MSW

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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