Governing Committees

Governance

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall have the power to transact all regular business of the Association during the period between board meetings, subject to any limitation imposed by the Board of Directors, by the Bylaws, or by the law. When the Executive Committee takes any action, the action taken shall be reported to the board at the next meeting of the Board of Directors. View the Bylaws.

  • Paul Van Schil, President
  • Heather Wakelee, Past-President
  • Caicun Zhou, President-Elect
  • Joachim Aerts, Treasurer
  • Ming-Sound Tsao, Secretary
  • Karen Kelly, CEO

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall review the draft annual budget and submit a final budget to the Board for approval. The Finance Committee shall review the performance of the Association’s investment advisors and investment managers, report to the Board of Directors the results of the performance, and recommend changes as appropriate. View the Bylaws.

  • Heather Wakelee, Chair
  • Karen Kelly, CEO
  • Joachim Aerts
  • Joe Chang
  • Young-Tae Kim
  • Morten Quist
  • Lecia Sequist
  • Ming-Sound Tsao
  • Paula Ugalde
  • Caicun Zhou

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee shall assist the Board of Directors in its oversight of the Association’s internal control systems, risk mitigation, financial reporting and compliance with legal and ethical standards.  The Audit Committee shall recommend an independent audit firm for the Association to the Board and shall receive, review, and report to the Board on the resulting audit and management letter and any related reports. The Audit Committee shall serve as the primary contact for the Association’s independent auditors regarding issues for presentation to the Board of Directors.  The Audit Committee shall, together with the Governance Committee, be responsible for compliance with legal and ethical standards and administration of the Association’s Whistleblower Policy, attached as Appendix C to these Bylaws. View the Bylaws.

  • Ming-Sound Tsao, Chair (Secretary)
  • Karen Kelly
  • Young Tae Kim
  • Antoni Rosell
  • Paula Ugalde
  • Heather Wakelee
  • John Skadow 

Nominating Committee

There shall be a Nominating Committee of the Association, and the committee shall consist of the Past-President, Treasurer, and such other individuals who shall be appointed from time to time by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors. The chairperson shall be the Past-President. The Committee shall, after giving due consideration to the needs for continuity in the Association’s governance, the international nature of the Association’s Membership, and diversity in gender and medical specialty, be responsible for the nomination of candidates for election as officers and directors of the Association. View the Bylaws.

  • Heather Wakelee, Chair (Past-President)
  • Caicun Zhou (President-Elect)
  • Joachim Aerts (Treasurer) 
  • Joe Chang
  • Young-Tae Kim
  • Morten Quist
  • Lecia Sequist
  • Ming-Sound Tsao
  • Paula Ugalde

Governance Committee

The governance committee shall periodically review the governing documents and propose such changes as may seem necessary after giving due consideration to the needs for continuity in the Association’s governance, the international nature of the Association’s Membership, and diversity in gender and medical specialty.  The Governance Committee shall also be responsible for the administration of the Association’s Conflict of Interest Policy, attached as Appendix A to these Bylaws, and, together with the Audit Committee, compliance with legal and ethical standards and administration of the Association’s Whistleblower Policy, attached as Appendix B to these Bylaws. View the Bylaws.

  • Caicun Zhou, Chair (President-Elect)
  • Carlos Gil Moreira Ferreira
  • Natasha Leighl
  • Morten Quist
  • Lecia Sequist
  • Benjamin Solomon
  • Ignacio Wistuba