Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for reviewing, facilitating, and enhancing the board's effectiveness and succession and for facilitating the board's development.

You can view the Governance Committee Charter here.

The committee generally focuses on the following activities:

- Reviewing and cultivating potential future board members (e.g., understanding current organizational needs, current director skills, meeting with potential candidates)
- Reviewing board performance and making recommendations to enhance effectiveness
- Updating board policies and organizational bylaws

The committee usually meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 12 noon to 1pm Pacific time via video/audio conference.  Meetings are only open to committee members and on select occasion, invited guests.

Current committee members include: Vik Sahney (chair), Steve Swenson, Martina Kozar, Gabe Aeschliman, Roger Mellem, Gavin Woody, Eric Linxweiler.  Tom Vogl and Helen Cherullo also regularly attend committee meetings.

Questions about the Governance Committee including interest in becoming a board director can be directed to Vik Sahney (vsahney at umich.edu)