posted on January 19, 2016
Message from the Chairman:
On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to thank you for your ongoing participation in the Coalition's activities. It is once again time to nominate new members to serve on the Coalition's Board. Members are able to nominate as many individuals as they wish. Nominees may be volunteers, members or staff of the nominating organization and can be patients, caregivers, health professionals, administrative professionals or any number of other groups.
Those who are nominated will be contacted with a request for their resumes/cv and a brief declaration of interest. A nominating committee consisting of current Board members will assemble a ballot that will be sent out to members for an electronic vote. Following the electronic vote, new Board members will officially begin their terms at the next virtual meeting to occur prior to March 15th. The new Board will then hold an election for officers. The entire Board and new officers will be formally recognized at the Coalition's next business meeting in the spring.
Nominations are due by close of business January 20th, 2016. Please complete the short survey with your nominations at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USCCBoard.
I would like to thank you all for your support during my time as Chair of the Coalition and I look forward to continuing to work with the new Board and new Chair to ensure that all those deeply impacted by lung disease continue to speak with one, LOUD, voice.
John W. Walsh
Chair-U.S. COPD Coalition