Raise Your Voice

NCRA provides open and direct communication with its members through its Advocacy and Technical Practice Directors (ATPDs). These board members serve as the liaisons between members and NCRA on matters of advocacy and technical practice. Bring an issue forward by completing a Member Advocacy Questionnaire Form or contact your ATPD. (See details below).

Current Advocacy and Technical Practice Directors (ATPD)

ATPD-Eastern
Jayne Holubowsky, CTR
E-mail: eastern@ncra-usa.org
East Region encompasses: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Prince Edward, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Africa, Europe.

ATPD-Midwest
Maria Teresa Ramirez, BS, CTR
E-mail: midwestern@ncra-usa.org
Midwest Region encompasses: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Mexico, Central America, South America.

ATPD-West
Tiffany Janes, CTR
E-mail: western@ncra-usa.org
West Region encompasses: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Middle East, Asia, Australia.

What is an Advocacy and Technical Practice Issue?
There are four categories: Legislative, Regulatory, Internal Policy, or External Policy.

•    External policy is a policy or a procedure of a standard setting organization or other agency (not NCRA).
•    Internal policy is an NCRA policy or procedure.
•    Regulatory describes issues that are a state or federal law tied to regulatory enforcement by a state of federal agency.
•    Legislative describes issues that are a state or federal initiative or action tied to congress or state legislature.