Board of Directors


The dues-paying members of NCFR are the moral and legal owners of NCFR in whose interests the board acts. The purpose of the board, on behalf of the members of NCFR, is to see to it that NCFR (a) achieves appropriate results for appropriate persons at an appropriate cost, and (b) avoids unacceptable actions and situations.


The job of the board is to represent the membership of NCFR in determining and defining organizational performance The board shall:

  • Act as the governing link between the organization and the ownership.
  • Produce written governing policies that, at the broadest level, address each category of organizational decision-making.
  • Produce assurance of executive performance against ENDS policies and executive guidelines policies.
  • Be responsive to concerns of all NCFR members by keeping abreast of current and emerging issues in the field and in the profession.
  • Fill board vacancies with members who fulfill the agreed upon criteria for board members through a process of nomination, election by the membership, orientation, and training.
  • Review all reports submitted to the board and respond appropriately.
  • Oversee conferences and publications.
    • Define the purposes of the NCFR conferences and publications.
    • Ensure that both are meeting the needs of NCFR members and the field.
    • Ensure that the range of human and professional diversity of the membership is reflected in both.
    • Ensure the intellectual integrity of all publications and conferences.

Time Commitment

Except as otherwise stated herein, NCFR Board members will serve a three-year term. The president, the president-elect, Affiliate Councils president-elect, and students and new professionals Board representative will serve two-year terms. The students and new professionals Board representative-elect will serve a one-year term. Board members attend one face-to-face meeting in June in Minneapolis and one or two meetings at the beginning of the annual conference; along with regular conference call meetings and email exchanges. Each board member is expected to be an active participant and attend all board sessions.

Board members will be expected to serve as board liaisons on appointed board committees. Examples: Fellows Committee, Elections Council, Inclusion and Diversity Committee, Journal Board Committee, Audit Committee.