The AVMA would like to congratulate the appointees to our new Task Force on AVMA Governance and Member Participation. The 11-member body will conduct critical strategic discussions designed to review and evaluate our governance structure, including the AVMA Executive Board, House of Delegates, and each of our councils, committees, task forces, commissions and trusts. Task force members will explore each entity’s purpose and effectiveness; how entity members are appointed or elected; and the quality, outcome and satisfaction of membership involvement with each entity.
The task force members are charged with determining if the current governance structure will meet the future needs of AVMA membership, the profession and the association. They will also develop a future vision of AVMA governance that considers the qualities and attributes of governance as generally outlined by the AVMA 20/20 Vision Commission.
Task force members include Mr. Ralph Johnson, who will serve as task force chair, Mr. Richard Alampi, Dr. Sarah Babcock, Dr. Chip Beckett, Dr. Grace Bransford, Ms. Bridget Heilsberg, Dr. Adam Langer, Dr. Stacy Pritt, Dr. Kathy Reilly, Dr. Rebecca Stinson-Dixon and Dr. Lori Teller.
We would like to thank all of those who expressed interest in serving on the task force and look forward to working with the task force members as we strive to meet the current and future needs of veterinarians and the veterinary profession.