The President or the Board of Directors may form other committees and ad hoc task forces committees to meet the mission and goals of the organization. Members in good standing are eligible to serve in these committees.
Membership Committee: The membership committee collaborates with the Board, board committees and membership to recruit, engage and retain members and enhance the national NAGE/NAGEC network. This committee meets on an ad hoc basis and provides updates at board meetings.
Nominations Committee: The Nominations committee recruits new board members to fill available NAGE/NAGEC Board positions to ensure the effectiveness of the current and future organizational leadership. The committee meets on an ad-hoc basis, provides updates to the board, and leads in the nomination process held at the annual member meeting at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference each November.
Education and Training Committee: The Education and Training Committee works with the NAGE/NAGEC board and membership to facilitate the development and distribution of professional educational and technical assistance materials to membership. The committee meets on an ad hoc basis, provides updates to the board, and works with other interest groups to enhance opportunities for the education of health care practitioners in geriatrics and gerontology.
Finance Committee: The Finance Committee serves in an advisory capacity, assisting the Treasurer of NAGE/NAGEC with regard to any and all financial issues that arise. It meets on an ad hoc basis, as requested by the Treasurer. Examples of tasks previously completed by the committee include: reviewing and adjusting investment plans, reviewing financial reports, recommending budget adjustments, and assisting the Treasurer with following-up of non-payment of membership dues.
Legislative Affairs Committee: The Legislative Affairs Committee advises the NAGE/NAGEC board and membership on legislative issues, challenges and needs related to Geriatrics and Federally funded geriatric programs. The committee provides updates and recommendations to the board and collaborates with coalitions and organizations in supporting NAGE/NAGEC’s goals for Geriatric programs related to education and advocacy efforts. The Committee facilitates and provides support to members in educating Congress. Committee meets quarterly and on an as needed basis.
Web Development Committee: The Web Development Committee oversees the contract for technological support; works with the Board of Directors, standing and ad-hoc committees of both organizations and the membership to keep information current on the site; and assesses the effectiveness of the website as a resource for the membership and the NAGE and NAGEC’s partners and networks. The committee meets once a month by conference call and provides updates to the Board.
Diversity and Racial Equity Committee: This committee’s primary purpose is to identify ways that NAGE can disseminate education that addresses racial inequities among older adults, promote increased diversity of the geriatrics workforce, and support public policy initiatives that address racism and health disparities. The committee meets once a month by conference call and provides updates to the Board.
Executive Committee: The Executive Committee’s primary role is to act as the Board’s agent in the case of urgent issues that need immediate attention and that cannot wait until the entire board is convened. The Committee advises the Board President on matters regarding the corporation’s operations. It meets on an ad hoc basis and has the authority to make and act on decisions. The Executive Committee is comprised the President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary, and the Immediate Past President.
Ad Hoc Committees
The President or the Board of Directors may form other committees, and ad hoc task forces committees to meet the mission and goals of the organization. Members in good standing are eligible to serve in these committees. The President appoints from the membership all members of the standing committees and other committees and designates the Chairpersons with approval from the Board.
If the Chairperson is not a Board member, the President shall appoint a Board member as a Board Liaison Committee member. The powers, duties, and reporting responsibilities of these committees and task forces shall be approved by the Board of Directors.