Call for Nominations - OAO Board 
 

Help shape your state specialty society by identifying and nominating potential candidates
to serve on the OAO Board of Directors.

Click here for a current listing of the Board of Directors.

Candidate Qualifications
Any active member is eligible to serve as an At Large Director.

Nominating Candidates
Members in good standing of the OAO may nominate themselves or other members. Submit this online form by September 20.

A description of the At Large Director position is below. OAO has two vacancies to fill for 2019. 

Description: OAO At-Large Board Member

Term: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 (fulfilling vacancy)

Basic Function
Serves as a voting member of the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors as a Whole

  1. Directs all affairs of the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology (OAO) consistent with its policies and bylaws. 
  2. Fills vacancies in any elected office of the Academy. Approves nominations for each elected office.
  3. Approves the Academy operating budget each fiscal year.
  4. Determines Academy positions on legislative, regulatory and judicial matters.
  5. Recruits and retains members. Determines dues amounts for membership categories. 
  6. Reviews the action of all Academy committees and the Political Action Committee for consistency with short or long-range policy/mission objectives.
  7. Employs and sets compensation for the Executive Director.

Responsibilities of Individual Board Members

  1. Serves as “an ambassador of goodwill” for the Academy at all times while advancing and implementing the Academy’s mission and general purpose. 
  2. As his/her own expense, attends the scheduled board meetings, usually held on Saturdays in person or via conference call. 
  3. Serves on standing or ad-hoc committees if appointed. 
  4. Annually reviews the anti-competitive and conflict of interest policies and signs a conflict of interest disclosure form.
  5. Serves as a volunteer and receives no compensation.

Specific Responsibilities of the OAO At-Large Board Members

  1. The At Large Directors shall be selected from among the voting members, with no more than one at any time from among the Resident members and no more than one at any time from among the Life Members. 
  2. The At Large Directors shall serve a two-year term beginning with the start of a new fiscal year falling in an even numbered calendar year and may be re-elected to more than one term of office. 
  3. The At Large Directors shall be elected by the Ex-Officio Directors upon nomination by the president.
Members in good standing of the OAO may nominate themselves or other members. Submit this online form by September 20.