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Board Committees

Board Committees


Audit Committee

Members: Wendy Byrd, LPC, LMFT; Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW; Jorge Torres-Saenz, Psy.D.


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 EMDRIA’s finances.


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.


Executive Director Review Committee

Chair: Mischa Cohen Peck, MA, MSW, Ph.D.
Members: Marisol Erlacher, LPC; Kriss Jarecki, LDCSW-R; Jorge Torres-Saenz, Psy.D.


Leadership Committee

Chair: Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW
Members: Marisol Erlacher, LPC; Kriss Jarecki, LDCSW-R; Mischa Cohen Peck, MA, MSW, Ph.D.; Jorge Torres-Saenz, Psy.D.


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.


Nominating Committee

Chair: Mark Nickerson, LICSW
Members: Wendy Byrd, LPC, LMFT; Kriss Jarecki, LDCSW-R


Ownership Linkage Committee

Chair: Jorge Torres-Saenz, Psy.D
Members: Wendy Byrd, LPC, LMFT; Marisol Erlacher, LPC; Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW; Mischa Cohen Peck, MA, MSW, Ph.D.


The Ownership Linkage Committee is a standing committee of the EMDRIA Board. It is charged with promoting effective communication between the Board and EMDRIA members, as well as others who may derive benefit from EMDRIA’s work to foster the integrity and practice of EMDR.



Structure, Function and Bylaws Committee

Chair: Mark Nickerson, LICSW
Members: Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW; Mischa Cohen Peck, MA, MSW, Ph.D.; Jorge Torres-Saenz, Psy.D; Evelyn Wright, LCSW


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.

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