In creating your program’s family advisory committee, you will need to develop the role of chairperson. A sample description is provided below. You can create your own to help recruit interested individuals



The role of the family advisory committee chairperson is to provide direction and to serve as a spokesperson for the committee. The chairperson must be a family member of a program participant who is motivated to improve the programs, policies, and procedures of our organization. This individual needs to be organized, computer literate, and a strong communicator in order to network with families, staff, and the community at large.

The duties of the chairperson include, but are not limited to:

Appointing a representative to facilitate the meetings in the chair’s absence.

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