NAPIPM is an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association. NAPIPM's executive advisory council (EAC) governs the association according to NAPIPM's published By-Laws. The Executive Advisory Council elects its officers the President, Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Conference Chair, Communication Committee Web Master, and Election Committee Chair at the annual conference meeting. The remaining members of the EAC seven regional directors and the five TAG chairs are selected by members in attendance during NAPIPM's annual conference. All EAC members serve two-year terms, and Past Presidents continue to serve. In addition, APHSA executive, policy, and conference staff members serve the Executive Advisory Council as advisors.
The EAC meets by a two-hour teleconference the second Friday of each month. EAC members share news from their regions and at the national level. The meetings are also an opportunity to both advise and seek support from APHSA on issues affecting performance in human service programs. The meetings frequently include other stakeholders including federal partners and the Boards of related affiliates.