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Join Our Executive Board of Directors

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Executive Board of the Howard University Medical Alumni Association (HUMAA). 


1. Act in the spirit of HUMAA’s vision, mission, and values.

2. Together with other board members, steward strong governance:

a. Set goals and long-term organizational strategies
b. Participate in succession planning by recruiting new board members, providing for a Board that remains healthy and regenerative.

3. Contribute to board work:

a. Prepare for each Board meeting.
b. Board members must attend at least three out of four annual meetings in person, or by telephone. The fall and winter meetings are held on Saturday mornings. The spring meeting is held in March. The summer meeting is held during the week of the National Medical Association’s annual convention and is usually done on-site at the convention. Travel to board meetings are done at the board members’ expense and are tax-deductible.
c. Board members are required to serve on at least one Board committee adhering to the same values listed above. The committees include: Budget & Finance, Bylaws, Events, Fundraising and the Scholarship Committee. The President of the Board makes the assignments to these committees.

4. Disclose any potential or actual conflict of interest.

5. Contribute financially to HUMAA.

a. Provide a minimum of $1,000 personal donation (or fundraise) per fiscal year.
b. Thoughtfully leverage personal and/or professional connections to further the Association’s fundraising goals

6. Board Service:  Two (2) years

If you have any questions regarding board service at HUMAA, please contact the HUMAA office at (202) 803-2989. If you are able, and willing, to fulfill these requirements, please complete the Board Questionnaire below to start your candidacy process.

Thank you for your willingness to serve HUMAA.


Prospective Board Candidate Questionnaire

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Are you currently a member on another nonprofit board or involved in any other chartible activities?
Do you have any previous experience serving on a nonprofit board?
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I certify that all the information I have provided in, or in connection, with this Questionairre is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. 

I acknowledge all Executive Board Members shall maintain a high level of professional conduct, as well as personal and professional integrity. I shall preserve all confidential information during my tenure in office and avoid all conflicts of interest. I shall declare any condition (physical, psychological, legal or otherwise) that will impair my service to the Board. I further agree to notify HUMAA in a timely manner (not to exceed 30 days) any change(s) in this information during the candidate prcess or during my tenure as a board member, should I be elected. 

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