Table 1

Duties and Desired Qualifications for a Public Member on the ADFM Board

The public member shall be a voting member of the board of directors, with a vote equal in weight to those of other board members.
The public member will be able to serve on any ADFM strategic committee (Healthcare Delivery Transformation, Education Transformation, Research Development, Leadership Development) or the Winter Meeting Planning Committee.
The public member will be allowed to vote for candidates nominated to positions on the ADFM board of directors, including officer positions.
The public member will sign a Conflict of Interest form.
The public member will participate in all meetings of the Board of Directors.
The public member will respond to requests from the Executive Director and Board Officers for input on business and strategic issues that arise between Board meetings, primarily in the form of reviewing periodic electronic communications and responding as requested.
The public member (as well as all other ADFM Board members) will participate in an interview and complete a brief questionnaire at the end of the first year term for the evaluation of the public member pilot project.
The public member is not eligible to be a candidate for an elected officer position of ADFM (eg, ADFM President).
Members of the Board of Directors are not financially compensated for service to the Board and ADFM.
The public member will have his/her expenses reimbursed to attend Board meetings and the ADFM annual meeting; this is in contrast to other Board members who self-fund their travel to meetings.
Desired qualifications
Advanced degree (masters or higher, or certification)
Work experience at an academic health center
Previous service on the board of directors of a non-profit organization, university, or other civic organization
Advocacy skills
Experience promoting diversity and health equity