As a Foundation, STENAPA is headed by a Board of Directors
who determine the long term goals, and supervise the
implementation of long term and annual objectives by
The Board appoints a Manager of National Parks who,
in turn, directs the team of staff, interns and volunteers
to carry out operational activities and special projects.
The Manager meets with the Board at monthly meetings
to report on activities, update on actions to implement
Board decisions, and respond to Board concerns. Board
members are voluntary in nature, and cannot receive
payment for their work with respect to STENAPA.
Any interested person residing on St Eustatius can apply
to become a member of the governing Board of STENAPA
at any time. The Board has a minimum of five and maximum
of 15 members who are appointed upon agreement of existing
‘Ordinary’ members must have an established
interest in nature conservation on St Eustatius, or
have demonstrated experience in nature conservation
STENAPA has two permanent Committees.
With the exception of the board members who
are already nominated in function, the Board elects
four Board officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer,
Secretary) from its ordinary members every two years.
The Executive Committee is charged with the following:
- Taking urgent decisions;
- Overseeing the affairs of STENAPA between meetings;
Ensuring that the decisions of the Board are implemented
and that the affairs of STENAPA are conducted in a proper
manner at all times
The last board elections were held in April 2008 and the executive committee consists of: