RESNA > About > Leadership


RESNA’s volunteer Board of Directors provides governance and oversight of the organization’s activities. RESNA members help lead the organization by chairing and participating in a number of committees. RESNA also has a small professional staff, consisting of an Executive Director and core programmatic staff. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC.


The Board has established several committees. Visit the Committees page in this section to learn more.
  • Governance - includes ByLaws, Ethics, Awards, and Long Range Planning
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Government Affairs
  • Meetings
  • Membership
  • Research

Specialty Boards

Specialty boards are established by the Board of Directors to provide oversight and strategic planning for certain RESNA programs. The sub-boards are comprised of members and non-members. They are:

  • Assistive Technology Journal Board - charged with evaluating submissions and developing content for RESNA's research journal.
  • Assistive Technology Standards Board - charged with coordinating the development of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and representing the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in international standardization forums. 
  • Development Board - charged with supporting the mission and future development of RESNA by raising funds and determining allocation of resources.
  • Professional Standards Board - charged with oversight of RESNA's certification programs, the Assitive Technology Professional (ATP), Seating & Mobility Specialist (SMS), and Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist (RET). Visit the Get Certified section to learn more. 

Other Committees

RESNA offers several affinity networking groups as a benefit of membership.
  • Communities of Practice - CoPs allow members to network according to their professional category, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehab engineers, etc. 
  • Special Interest Groups - SIGs are inter-disciplinary groups that allow members to network according to their professional interests, such as Wheeled Mobility, Cognition & Sensory Loss, Computer Access, etc.