SETC Elections

SETC Elections

SETC elections will be held in April 2017, and SETC is seeking candidates for two offices, SETC President-elect and SETC Secretary. Consider nominating yourself or your colleagues–the deadline for nominations is March 29, and online elections will be held April 4-13. To nominate yourself or a colleague for an SETC office, email the nominee’s name and contact information to ntca@tbcontrollers.org. Transition to new leadership will begin in June 2017. At that time, Leonard Mukasa, current President-elect, will be the President and Lisa Pascopella, current President, will become Past-president.


SETC Executive Committee

The SETC executive committee (EC) includes the President, President-elect, Secretary, Past-president, and NTCA staff. The SETC EC meets monthly for one hour through teleconference and may communicate between monthly meetings through email (e.g., around newsletter deadlines). The SETC EC provides input related to formation of new workgroups, support of current workgroups, response to NTCA requests, content of quarterly membership newsletter, annual SETC business meeting agenda, development of trainings (e.g., webinars).

SETC President
This position has the following job duties:

  • Leading the SETC response to requests* related to the collection and use of data to improve TB patient care and public health (*requests generated from SETC members, NTCA Board, TB program partners, and other partners)
  • Serving as a voting member on the NTCA Board, providing a voice and vote for epidemiologists’ concerns in organization-wide deliberations and decision-making
  • Maintaining communication with SETC executive committee, NTCA Board, and SETC members
  • Supporting SETC-led NTCA workgroups and groups that involve data collection, interpretation and analysis (e.g., TB infection reporting workgroup, TB transmission workgroup, TB program survey committee)
  • Making decisions related to formation of new workgroups, support of current workgroups, response to NTCA requests, content of membership newsletter, annual SETC business meeting agenda, trainings
  • With the President-elect, annually scoring NTCA conference travel award applicants from the SETC pool of applicants, and determining awardees
  • Serving as the contact person/representative of SETC: initiating and following up communication related to SETC business; responding to individuals/groups who query SETC as an organization


SETC President-elect

This position is the first year of a 3-year term, and the person elected to fill this position in Spring 2017 will serve 2017-2018 as President-elect; 2018-2019 as President; 2019-2020 as Past-President. While in the first year as President-elect, the office-holder is responsible for completing the following job duties:

  • Shadowing the SETC President for a year
  • Assisting the SETC President in facilitating monthly Executive Committee conference calls
  • Leading on the SETC Business Meeting Planning Committee
  • Serving on NTCA and SETC workgroups as assigned

SETC Secretary
This position has a 2-year term, and the person elected to this office in Spring 2017 will serve 2017-2019. The SETC Secretary is responsible for completing the following job duties:

  • Creating the agenda for all SETC Executive Committee conference calls after receiving input for agenda items from members of the executive committee
  • Recording and distributing the minutes from each SETC Executive Committee conference call to all members of the Executive Committee
  • Serving on the SETC Business Meeting Planning Committee
  • Recording and distributing minutes from the annual SETC Business Meeting (held in conjunction with the National TB Controllers Association [NTCA] Conference)
  • Serving on NTCA and SETC workgroups as assigned