Audit Committee | Executive Director Review Committee | Leadership Committee
Ownership Linkage Committee | Structure, Function and Bylaws Committee
Chair: Jim Cole, Ed.D.
Committee Members: Shannon Brown, MS, John "Jac" Carlson, Ph.D., Brenda Rohren, MA, MFS, LIMHP, LADC, MAC
The Audit Committee provides a
crucial link between the Board and the independent auditor, and serves a
key role in helping the Board to fulfill its fiduciary duty to oversee
The Audit Committee performs the following functions:
Recommends to the Board the selection of the independent auditor who reports to the Audit Committee.
Makes recommendations regarding the scope of the audit.
Reports to Board on review of audited financial statements and management letter from auditor and auditor’s financial review.
Establishes policies to prevent financial fraud.
Evaluates internal control environment.
Chair: Terry Becker-Fritz, MS, RN, CS
Committee Members: John "Jac" Carlson, Ph.D., Carrie Cherep, MA, LCPC, Dean Dickerson, Ph.D., A.A.E.T.S., Ira Dressner, Ph.D., LCSW, Brenda Rohren, MA, MFS, LIMHP, LADC, MAC
Chair: Ira Dressner, Ph.D., LCSW
Committee Members: Terry Becker-Fritz, MS, RN, CS, Dean Dickerson, Ph.D., A.A.E.T.S., DaLene Forester, Ph.D., LMFT, Susan Packwood, LCSW
Purpose of the Leadership Committee:
To help prepare members for volunteer services and to foster development of leadership skills,
To oversee coordination of volunteer services,
To nominate a slate of qualified candidates for the Officers and Directors positions on the Board,
To oversee Board orientation,
- To determine which awards
will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the annual conference and
to select recipients for such awards (This portion of the committee
would include the Chair of the Research Committee as well as regular
committee members) Such
communications are an integral part of the Board’s main responsibility,
which is to create vision and to develop pertinent and congruent goals
for the organization.
Chair: Dean Dickerson, Ph.D., A.A.E.T.S.
Committee Members: Terry
Becker-Fritz, MS, RN, CS, Shannon Brown, MS, Carrie Cherep, MA, LCPC,
Jim Cole, Ed.D., Diane DesPlantes, LCSW, Susan Packwood, LCSW
The Ownership Linkage Committee is a
standing committee of the EMDRIA Board. It is charged with promoting
effective communication between the Board and its EMDRIA members, as
well as others who may derive benefit from EMDRIA’s work to foster the
integrity and practice of EMDR.
Chair: DaLene Forester, Ph.D., LMFT
Committee Members: Shannon Brown, MS, Carrie Cherep, MA, LCPC, Brenda Rohren, MA, MFS, LIMHP, LADC, MAC
The Structure, Function, and Bylaws Committee provides support to the
EMDRIA Board, staff, and membership, in relation to the Bylaws that
govern the organization. The membership grants the board its authority
through the by-laws.
The members of the
committee function as parliamentarians to ensure an orderly process in
Board Meetings. The committee provides oversight regarding adherence
to the By-laws, the Carver Model of governance, and compliance with
rules of order.
The Committee monitors
the need for change or revision of the Bylaws, and advises and assists
the Board regarding procedures to follow to effect a change.