Started in January 2011, the Health Care Alumni Advisory Board was created to strengthen and promote the value of the Health Sector Management program to the benefit of all alumni in the health care community through four areas of focus: Connectivity, Continued Learning, Career Management and Student Affairs.
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Founding members of the Health Care Alumni Advisory Board
The board is currently made up of:
- Andrew Baker, Global Executive '06
- Charles Bass, Daytime MBA '02
- Abram Becker, Daytime MBA '06
- Jeanine Da Silva, Daytime MBA '94
- Mike Dombeck, Daytime MBA '03
- Robyn Eckermann, Daytime MBA '05
- Richard Embrey, Cross Continent MBA '08
- James Grant, Daytime MBA '09
- Tom Kaminski, Daytime MBA '07
- Cynthia Kilroy, Global Executive MBA '08
- Matt Kirchner Daytime MBA '03
- Robb Lawrence, Daytime MBA '03
- Steven Leypoldt, Weekend Executive MBA '06
- Duane Lisowski, Daytime MBA '98
- George Mathew, Daytime MBA '03
- Rick Minicucci, MHA '71
- Andrew Murray, Daytime MBA '05
- Anne M. Patterson, MHA '85
- Ken Pittman, MHA '86
- Patrick Plemmons, MHA '76
- Todd Schwarzinger, Daytime MBA '06
- Rina Shah Daytime MBA '10
- Robert Schrepfer, Daytime MBA '03
- Sam Taggard, Daytime MBA '09
Health Care Alumni Advisory Board Bylaws
1.1 Name. The name of this organization is The Health Care Alumni Advisory Board.
2.1 Mission. The mission of the Health Care Alumni Advisory Board is to strengthen and promote the value of the Health Sector Management program to the benefit of alumni in the healthcare community. By enhancing the professional and personal development opportunities for the community and inspiring a life-long commitment to Fuqua, the Health Care Alumni Advisory Board will ensure the continued leadership of Health Sector Management among health industry management programs.
As representatives of their fellow alumni, the Health Care Alumni Advisory Board advises on issues that impact current students, Fuqua graduates, and the school's reputation. They are expected to bring to the attention of the school's leadership both opportunities that will strengthen the institution and issues that may diminish its partnerships with stakeholders.
3.1 Qualifications. To qualify for membership, persons must have completed a degree program at Fuqua and work or have strong professional interest in the healthcare industry.
3.3 Removal. Any board member, upon recommendation by the Executive Committee, may be removed from the Board by a majority vote of the Board whenever in its judgment the best interest of the Board will be served.
4.1 Management. The business and affairs of the Health Care Alumni Advisory Board shall be managed under the direction of the Executive Committee. Unless otherwise limited, the Executive Committee is hereby delegated full power and responsibility for the operations of the Board between meetings.
4.2 Composition. The Executive Committee shall be composed of:
a. Board Officers - Consisting of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and committee leaders.
b. The immediate past Chair of the Board for the year following his/her term
c. Members of the Health Sector Management Program including but not limited to the Director of the program and one faculty member
Efforts shall be made to include representatives of a variety of graduating classes, fields of study, and geographic areas, and reflect the demographics of the alumni body.
4.4 Tenure. The terms of the Board shall be three fiscal years, with the potential to renew for two additional years at the invitation of the Board leadership. Students' terms shall be for one year only. No person shall serve more than five consecutive years on the Board, except that an officer may serve through completion of the officer's term.
4.5 Vacancy. If a vacancy occurs on the Board for any reason, the opening will be filled during the nominations cycle at the beginning of the next fiscal year.
4.7 Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least annually and at such times as may be set by the Executive Committee
5.1 Invitations. Invitations to serve are made by the Chair of the Board, and the standard term appointment is three years with the opportunity for renewal for an additional two-year term (see "Renewal of Membership" below). Nominations are collected and reviewed annually by the Selection Committee.
5.2 Selection Criteria. In considering potential new members for the Board, the Selection Committee looks for individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Fuqua, have demonstrated leadership in their professional careers, and who have a clearly demonstrated passion for the ongoing success of Fuqua and its graduates. Members are selected because of their significant individual contributions of time, talent, or capital and because of their desire to commit additional resources on behalf of the institution. The Selection Committee always will seek a highly diverse Board, as Fuqua celebrates and values diversity.
5.3 Nominations. Candidates may nominate themselves or may be nominated by others, including, but not limited to, Fuqua alumni, faculty, or staff. Nominations will be reviewed in the Spring and new Members will be finalized in the Summer.
5.4 Selection Committee. The selection committee is comprised of the Executive Committee, and the Development & Alumni Relations representative.
5.5 Duties. Officers shall have such authority and perform such duties as generally contemplated by such offices. The Chair shall preside at meetings of the Board, and Executive Committee. In his or her absence, the Vice-Chair shall preside and perform such duties.
5.6 Renewal of membership. After the initial three year period of service, individuals may be asked to serve for an additional two years if their participation and activities merit continued membership. This is left to the discretion of the Executive Committee.
When reviewing whether or not to renew the terms of Board members, the Selection Committee shall consider the current composition of the Council and other factors such as:
- Does the individual help the Board achieve its mission?
- Has the individual attended 100% of the Board's biannual meetings?
- Does the individual consistently support the Annual Fund?
- Does the individual actively participate and give constructive advice to the Board leadership and to Fuqua's staff and faculty?
- Does the individual participate in events of interest to students, faculty, or alumni such as panels, symposia, or regional residencies?
- Is the individual available as a resource for Fuqua staff or students interested in working in his/her industry or firm?
Board Member Responsibilities
6.1 Meeting participation. Board members are expected to participate in two meetings of the Board each year in Durham, NC, usually in November and April. Should an individual be unable to attend, s/he is expected to inform the Chair or Vice Chair of the Board in writing prior to the meeting.
6.2 Expectations of School and Board leadership. Members should expect the School and Board leadership to ensure productive and meaningful interaction at Board meetings and during the intervening periods. Meetings should provide a balance of social and business opportunities and are geared to create a strong sense of ownership in the future direction and success of the School.
6.3 Travel and meeting expenses. Board members cover the cost of their travel to the school and of their room accommodations. Fuqua covers all other costs of their activities during the Board meeting and any related events. Travel and related expenses may be tax deductible for such volunteer activities.
6.4 Philanthropic support. Members actively support the fundraising efforts of the School by understanding Fuqua's requirements for philanthropic support and advocating for gifts to Fuqua from alumni, corporations and foundations. Board members are expected to be active donors to the School.
7.1 Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Association shall be July 1 to June 30.
7.2 Amendments. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to amend these Bylaws at any regular or special meeting.