IVMA Governance Task Force
Purpose: The purpose of the IVMA Governance Task Force is to review and modernize the IVMA structure and strengthen the districts in order to engage as many members as possible in the organization.
Task force members: Dr. Tony Rumschlag, Chair, Dr. James Stepusin, Dr. Steve Sunbury, Dr. Jim Weisman, Dr. Aaron Smiley, Dr. Kyle Shipman, Dr. Hilary Reinhold, Dr. Devin Kistler, Dr. Carrie Spencer, Dr. Matt Cantrell, and Lisa Perius, Executive Director
Meetings: The TF met five times in person and twice via conference call from July – April 2017. Each meeting lasted two hours and provided an open forum to discuss all concepts and ideas on how to engage, improve, and implement changes to the IVMA.
Landscape Review: The TF reviewed the landscape of the current IVMA Board structure, which is comprised of geographic representation from 10 districts and 5 species areas. Additionally, the 5 officers (president, president-elect, vice president, immediate past president and treasurer) are a part of the board, as well as the 2 delegates to the American Veterinary Medical Association, for a total of 22 voting board members.