Board of Directors Member
Integrative Healers Action Network
Integrative Healers Action Board Member Job Description
Position: Board Member/Director (Volunteer)
Time commitment: Three to four hours per month (meetings, preparation, events)
Term: Two years, appointed or elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
About Integrative Healers Action Network (IHAN)
Integrative Healers Action Network (IHAN) is a 501(c)(3) disaster response organization that offers trauma-informed integrative health care for first responders and underserved communities impacted by disasters.
Our mission is to transform trauma into resilience for communities impacted by climate disasters. Founded in 2017, we have been delivering integrative health care during an active response for four of the largest fire seasons in California history. This year, we will be expanding our programs to include long-term recovery efforts for communities in California that have been most impacted. To find out more about IHAN, please visit our website at https://www.integrativehealersactionnetwork.org
The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to clients and their families, the community, funders and other stakeholders. They are accountable for IHAN's performance in realizing its mission and achieving its goals, and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources and for the overall quality of support to clients.
Board members serve as ambassadors for IHAN's work and agree to represent the organization accurately. The board provides oversight of the Executive Director but has no accountability/authority to direct other staff or operations. Only the ED is authorized to sign or execute contractual agreements on behalf of IHAN.
Board members are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the organization, its mission, and the community it serves. Board members will bring to their deliberations and decision-making their professional expertise, thoughtfulness, and an openness to learning and new perspectives.
Every member of the Board of Directors, including the Board's officers, is expected to do the following:
Prepare for and participate actively in board meetings.
Listen to others' views, advocate their own, identify common interests and alternatives, and be open to compromise.
Support governance decisions once made.
Participate in the development of a strategic plan to help guide future decisions.
Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct and other policies that apply to the board.
Participate in the approval of the annual budget and monitor the financial performance of the organization in relation to it.
Help establish, review and monitor operational policies including ones related to the quality of care and human resources.
Participate in the hiring of, and if required, the releasing of, the Executive Director.
Participate in the annual performance review of the Executive Director.
Identify prospective board members and possibly help recruit and mentor them.
Participate in the evaluation of the board itself (annual board self-evaluation).
Contribute to the work of the board as a member of a board committee.
Serve as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for IHAN to advance its mission.
Keep informed about community issues relevant to the work of IHAN. Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve IHAN's mission.
As a board, provide fiduciary oversight to the fundraising efforts:
Ensure that there is an annual fundraising plan in place.
Monitor the results of the plan.
As an individual board member, assist with the organization's fundraising efforts:
Make an annual personal "stretch" gift
Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors.
Attend and support fundraising events.
The following are considered key job qualifications:
Commitment to IHAN's mission and strategic directions.
Availability of sufficient time to devote to board duties.
Openness to learning.
The performance of individual directors is evaluated annually in the context of the evaluation of the whole board and is based on the carrying out of duties and responsibilities as outlined above.
Removal of a Board Member
A director may be removed from the board, by majority vote, for not performing his/her duties. Being absent from three consecutive board meetings without reasonable cause will result in the automatic removal from the board unless otherwise determined by a decision of the board.
About Integrative Healers Action Network
432 Aviation Blvd, SANTA ROSA, CA 95404, US
Our mission is to provide acute and long-term care to communities impacted by emergency situations by providing integrative healing modalities through systems that bridge medicines and organizations.
To raise awareness about, and adoption of, systems thinking in Marin County in all sectors.