2018-2019

Chair 

Charles Tyler Jr. (MD)
Baltimore County Public Schools
Phone: 443-809-7793
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Member

Jeremy Ford (CA)
Oakland Unified School District
Phone: 510-273-1595
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Ex-Officio Member

 Dario Avila (TX)
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Phone: 512-730-7455
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NAME Board Member Roles and Qualifications Summary  

Every member of the Board of Directors must be a NAME Voting Member in Good Standing. A NAME member in good standing has paid membership dues for the current calendar year and by doing so agrees to adhere to the NAME Bylaws, policies and procedures. Click the Bylaws link under “About NAME” for definitions of Voting and Associate Member, Regional Affiliation, etc.

Regional Medicaid Agency Representative:  Serves a three year term and represents the interests of state Medicaid agencies in his or her designated NAME Region. 

Regional State Education Agency (SEA) Representative:  Serves a three year term and represents the interests of state Education agencies in his or her designated NAME Region.

Regional LEA (Local Education Agency) Representative: Serves a three year term and represents the interests of local education agencies in his or her designated NAME Region.

At-Large State Medicaid Representative: Serves a three year term and represents the interests of all state Medicaid agencies in the U.S.

At-Large State Education Agency (SEA) Representative: Serves a three year term and represents the interests of all state education agencies in the U.S.

At-Large LEA Representative: Serves a three year term and represents the interests of all local education agencies in the U.S.

President-Elect: Serves a one year term followed, which is automatically followed by a one-year term as President then a one-year term as Immediate Past President. The candidate must be a state Medicaid agency or state education agency representative.

Secretary and Treasurer: Each serves a two year term and must be a Voting Member. These positions are appointed by the Board of Directors at the Board meeting immediately following the annual meeting in the year of the appointment. The Secretary’s term begins in even-numbered years, and the Treasurer’s term begins in odd-numbered years.

The results of the NAME Board of Directors 2017-2018 election are in!

Please congratulate:

Dario Avila (TX) – President Elect
Lucy Senters (KY) – Region 1 State Medicaid Representative
Margie Bobe (CA) – Region 3 Local Education Agency Representative
Rebekah Ludwick (PA) – At Large State Medicaid Representative

If you are interested in the region 3 State Education Agency representative position on the board, please contact Charles Tyler, Jr. Nominating Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For the 2018-2019 year, the following board positions will be up for election:

  • President Elect (serves as President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. Must represent a State Education or State Medicaid Agency.)
  • Region 1 – Local Education Agency Representative
  • Region 2 – Local Education Agency Representative
  • Region 2 – State Education Representative
  • Region 3 – State Medicaid Agency Representative
  • At Large – State Education Representative

As a Board member, you will serve a 3 year term and your responsibilities include: attendance at the monthly Board meetings via conference call; in-person attendance at the Board meeting and Long Range Planning meeting immediately following the NAME conference; and participation on one of the NAME committees.


Elections for these positions will occur in May, 2018.  While it is early in the process, if you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact Charles Tyler, Jr., Nominating Committee Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must be a NAME member in good standing when your application is submitted.  Some financial assistance for travel may also be available.