Board Meeting Overview

Board Meeting Overview

July 25-27, 2013

Thursday, July 25

  • The meeting was called to order by President Bettie Borton.  Dr. Borton welcomed the new 2015 Board members, Dr.’s Jackie Clark, Antony Joseph, Samantha Lewis and returning member Dr. Shilpi Banerjee.  Dr. Deb Carlson was presented with a plaque in recognition of her service to the Academy. 
  • President Borton delivered a presentation entitled “A Leadership Conversation” which reviewed John Maxwell’s 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork.
  • Following this presentation, the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), the American Board of Audiology (ABA), the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) updated the board regarding their respective ongoing projects and initiatives. 
  • The board relocated to the Capitol Hill office for an advocacy update and to conduct individual and group congressional visits in support of the Academy’s direct access initiative.   

Friday, July 26

  • The Academy’s legal counsel, Thomas Daly Esq., Odin, Feldman & Pittleman provided a presentation regarding board members’ fiduciary and legal responsibilities. 
  • Procedural questions regarding introduction of topics for discussion to be included on board meeting agendas were reviewed with the Board.
  • Academy committee chairs joined the meeting via teleconference.   Committee chairs were thanked for their service to both the profession and the Academy and their Academy responsibilities were reviewed.  President Borton challenged committee chairs to rally committee members to contact their legislators in support of the Academy’s direct access initiative.
  • The Board of Directors then moved into an executive session.
  • The following motions were approved by the board: 
    • Secretary/Treasurer-Elect;
    • amending the Investment Fund Policy for cash equivalent;
    • investments report as presented by UBS, the Academy’s investment firm;
    • financial report ending 06/30/13;
    • minutes from the June board meeting conference call;
    • to retain the audit firm;
    • to approve a Class of 2016 representative to the audit committee;
    • to edit the charge of the Honors Committee, as it specifically mentioned the International Committee which no longer exists.
  • The Executive Director reviewed the operations of the Academy and provided a status report of ongoing Academy activities.

Saturday, July 27

  • President Borton reviewed the Board member job description, asking that Board members demonstrate leadership by supporting the Academy through eAudiology presentations, contributing to the PAC and Foundation, as well as considering Board certification. The job description has been revised by the Executive Committee and will be shared with the board for additional comments and edits immediately following the board meeting.
  • The following motions were approved by the board:
    • Revised Scope of Practice document for peer review;
    • Nominations committee members;
    • Committee reports.
    • A change in Policies and Procedures was approved to allow the incoming Program Chair to serve on the AN! Committee in an ex-officio capacity; additionally, staff provided an update regarding AN! 14 booth selection.
  • The Board of Directors moved into Executive Session.
  • Additional meeting discussions included a report and update on the RUC HCPAC and the Ethical Practices Committee report.
  • Meeting was adjourned.