All board members, regardless of their position or role, will be expected to perform certain duties and fulfill certain expectations, both individually and as a group. These responsibilities ensure the association’s successful functioning and continued relevance to our members and our profession.
- Board human resources:
- Strategic selection of board members
- Board member development
- Set EBAA’s strategic direction
- Ensure adequate resources:
- Performance oversight:
- Advise and support President & CEO
- Approve termination and hiring of President & CEO as needed
- Represent and make decisions based on the best interests of the association and the profession, rather than those of a specific eye bank or constituency
- Be informed and knowledgeable about the association’s mission, services, policies, and programs
- Arrive prepared for board meetings, having reviewed and understood background materials
- Review and understand organization’s financial statements
- Attend and participate in all board meetings and functions
- Serve on assigned board committees
- Promote the organization within and outside the association
- Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies
- Balance of strategic and analytical thinking
- Strong leadership/motivational skills
- Facilitation capabilities to encourage all to participate in discussion
- Deep understanding of EBAA’s mission, vision and values
- Openness to alternative viewpoints
- Broad perspective on all aspects of eye banking and corneal transplantation
Board Position Descriptions
This position will automatically succeed the Chair, so the Chair-Elect’s primary responsibility is to prepare for the role of the Chair. The Chair-Elect should use his/her term to become familiar with any aspects of the association or the profession in which he/she lacks experience.
The Secretary-Treasurer ensures that the Board of Directors’ administrative aspects are in order and clearly presented to the board and membership. Because EBAA employs a professional and capable staff, many of these duties will be performed by staff, with the Secretary-Treasurer assuming a supervisory or consultative role.
Speaker of the House
The Speaker of the House serves as the House of Delegates’ representative on the Board of Directors. He/she communicates board action to the membership, and solicits and shares with the board the members’ responses and concerns.
At-Large directors do not have a specific list of duties, although specific duties may be assigned from time to time by the Chair. At-Large directors serve the board’s strategic needs at any given time. Their diverse experience, background and knowledge is a collective asset on which the entire board, as well as staff and committees, can draw. At-large directors have the same responsibility to shape and promote the association’s mission as any of its officers.