National Drowning Prevention Alliance
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National Drowning Prevention Alliance
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Dr. Adam Bradley Katchmarchi
Dr. Adam Katchmarchi (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Sciences (KHSS) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Katchmarchi is also Executive Director of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. Katchmarchi completed his Ph.D. in Coaching and Teaching Studies with a cognate specialization in Sport Management from West Virginia University. He received his MS in Sport Management from IUP and completed his BSEd in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Aquatics from Slippery Rock University. Katchmarchi carries a very active research agenda all surrounding his passion for aquatics. He has been recognized twice by Aquatic International as a Power Award recipient, first in 2012 as a “Next Generation Leader in the Field of Aquatics” and again in 2017 as one of the “Most Influential People in the Aquatic Industry.”
Pam Cannell has dedicated her entire career to nonprofit leadership and board governance, playing an active role in the nonprofit community for over 25 years. As the President and CEO of BoardBuild, Pam leads efforts to strengthen communities through the training and matching of emerging and established leaders with qualified nonprofit boards.
She is passionate about creating opportunity through collaboration and demonstrates her commitment as Chair of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Founder of the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, and a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth where she serves as chair of the membership committee. Pam is also an engaged member of the Women’s Policy Forum, UPWARD Women, ReflectUS Texas Leadership Council, and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. She is a proud member of the YMCA of the Rockies Spirit Society and The Nature Conservancy’s Legacy Club.
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National Drowning Prevention AllianceOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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National Drowning Prevention AllianceBoard of directors
as of 07/05/2023
Board of directors data
Ms. Pam Cannell
Term: 2022 - 2024
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 07/05/2023
- We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
- We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.