Advisory Councils and Committees

The Professional Advisory Council (PAC) serves as an advisory body to the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) Medical Directors, Board of Directors, and Executive Staff. The PAC includes approximately 20-30 members from a wide range of professional disciplines who provide service to individuals with Spina Bifida (SB) across the lifespan; therefore membership includes professionals serving adults and children. In addition, PAC may develop subcommittees from the expert community at large to assist PAC with its efforts. Any subcommittee developed reports directly to PAC.

We are honored by the involvement of the outstanding individuals who make up the Professional Advisory Council. Invitations to join the Professional Advisory Council are extended based on the expertise of an individual and represent every aspect of SBA’s work. The list of members and past members of our PAC is a “Who’s Who” of the leadership in the Spina Bifida community, and we are grateful to each one for their time, their energy, and their leadership. We recognize that PAC members’ first obligation is to their patients and clients and appreciate that they are donating their limited free time to further the efforts of our organization and the wider Spina Bifida community.

The current four committees that the Professional Advisory Council (PAC) established allow it to better support the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) in its mission and vision moving forward.

Membership on the committees will include current PAC members and will also include people outside of the PAC members who have an interest in Spina Bifida (SB) and also have expertise useful in an area important to support the care and quality of life of people with SB and their families.

The four committees are:

  1. Science and Research Committee
  2. Education and Program Committee
  3. Provider Engagement Committee
  4. Transition and Adult Care Committee
Looking to get involved with the PAC?

Please contact our Director of Research & Services, Judy Thibadeau.

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