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CHDS Association Seeking Board Members


The CHDS Association Board is now accepting self-nominations for director positions with 2-year terms beginning in February 2023. We seek to expand the perspective of the Board by seeking applicants from a variety of professional backgrounds and from the range of CHDS programs to include the Master’s Degree Program, Executive Leaders Program and the Emergence Program. Graduates from any cohort are encouraged to apply. DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 12TH, 2022


The Board consists of a representative group of CHDS Alumni and meets via videoconference approximately 8 times per year. Additional subcommittees convene as necessary. The directors meet in person during the annual Alumni APEX Workshop held each February at the Naval Postgraduate School. The time commitment is not extensive. Board members provide financial and operational oversight, work on initiatives to support the Association’s mission and facilitate alumni recognition while supporting CHDS and its mission. You can learn more about the Association at

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume or bio (not to exceed 2-3 pages) and letter of interest (1 page in length) to by midnight EST, December 12, 2022. In your submitted materials, please address the following: •CHDS Program Attended and Cohort Number •Professional Discipline (Law Enforcement, Public Health, etc.) •Your role and engagement in your career and its relationship to homeland security •Anticipated ability to participate in meetings and the annual meeting at NPS in February (attendance at APEX is self-funded) •Level of participation and positions held in other related national associations (i.e. NEMA, IAFC, IAEM, IACP, etc.) •How your experience and/or perspectives will add to the Board’s work and representation •Exposure to political influencers at the state and federal level. Please contact Natalie Gutierrez at with any questions. Thank you, CHDS Association Board

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The Association is a Volunteer Non-profit Organization


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