Board Members


President: Gerard LoBue

nt: Cilla Weichselbaum

  • Serve on the AFPSD Board of Directors.
  • Maintain current relationship with the National AFP.
  • Coordinate relations between the National AFP and the Association.
  • Establish goals, objectives and policies for the year.
  • Review the Association's long term goals - adjust as necessary.
  • Oversee committee functions and planning.
  • Set agendas and preside over sessions and meetings.
  • Conduct Board/Officer/Committee Chair meetings as needed.
  • Appoint individuals or committees as required.
  • Represents the Association at all events, keeping each event on schedule and keeping the audience engaged. Introduces speakers, announces items on the agenda, and recognizes each sponsors.        


First Vice President: Cilla Weichselbaum


  • Serve on the AFPSD Board of Directors.                        
  • Conduct meetings in absence of the President.
  • Formulate strategic plans for the upcoming fiscal year.
  • Oversee all planning and production aspects of the annual Symposium. 
  • Serve as Chairperson of the Symposium Committee.    
  • Obtain program approvals for CTP accreditation from National AFP.
  • Act as liaison with the government and academic community for the Association related matters.
  • Oversee the criteria for programs and sessions for the Association.


Secretary: Veronica Villasenor

  • Serve on the AFPSD Board of Directors.
  • Order and maintain stock of AFPSD supplies.
  • Prepare and distribute minutes of officer and all meetings.
  • Send out the ballot and proxy for the election of the Board of Directors.
  • Maintain Association correspondence history and other appropriate records.
  • Create and provide meeting/topic/location information, as well as all other communication and announcements to members and prospects. 

  • Oversee and serve as administrator for the Association's official website.


Treasurer: Olivia Van Slyke


  • Serve on the AFPSD Board of Directors.
  • Perform the fiscal duties of the Treasurer of the Association.
  • Establish and maintain banking relationships for the Association.
  • Maintain financial records for the Association.
  • Prepare budget for the fiscal year.
  • Present financial statements to the Board at regular meetings.
  • Prepare Annual Report to the membership.
  • Prepare tax return for the Association and file in a timely manner.
  • Maintain adequate insurance for the Association.


 Audit Chair: Sharokin Badal


  • Serve on the AFPSD Board of Directors.
  • Ensure the Association's Board compliance.
  • Perform annual review of financial statements, including income statement and balance sheet, for accuracy and provide professional opinion.
  • Review actual vs budgeted financial activity for reasonableness.

Vice President - Programs: OPEN POSITION

  • Serve on the AFPSD Board of Directors.
  • Oversee and guide the Program Committee.
  • Organize and schedule educational programs and seminars.
  • Poll membership for desired/needed programs and education seminars.
  • Select programs topics and speakers.
  • Organize and schedule programs
  • Secure facilities, negotiate pricing, and confirm set up as necessary.  
  • Follow up and thank you letters and gifts for all speakers.


Vice President - Membership Chair: OPEN POSITION


  • Serve on the AFPSD Board of Directors.
  • Serve as Chairperson of the Membership Committee.                   
  • Develop and coordinate new member recruitment programs.
  • Develop and coordinate member retention programs.    
  • Coordinate study groups for CTP examination.                   
  • Handle check-in at meetings:
  • Take attendance and track actual vs planned attendees.
  • Prepare name badges for expected attendees, guests, and speakers.
  • Collect fees and dues.
  • Prepare a list of luncheon guests and new members for President.


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