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United States Bone and Joint Initiative Board of Directors-Board Member Responsibilities

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Preamble:
Each Director brings to the Board varying degrees of expertise, interests, and obligations.  However once appointed or elected to the Board of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), in all matters relating to the activities of the Initiative the individual Board Director must act in the best interests, fiduciary and otherwise, of the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative.
 
General Responsibilities:
  1. Support the Vision, Mission, and Goals of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative
  2. Participate in the governance of the Initiative and ongoing refinement of its Strategic Plan
  3. Represent the Initiative in all appropriate venues
  4. Participate actively in all scheduled Board Activities including attendance at all scheduled Board Meetings and Conference Calls
  5. Readily accept assignment to appropriate Initiative Programs and Committees
  6. Foster the exchange of knowledge and information within the Initiative Network
  7. Participate in the dissemination of knowledge concerning bone and joint health to all populations
 
Responsibilities of Appointed Board Directors:
  1. Inform the officers and members of the appointing organization of the activities of the Initiative
  2. Encourage the participation of all members of the organization in the activities of the Initiative
  3. Represent the interests and concerns of the appointing organization to the Initiative
  4. Encourage the appointing organization to initiate programs that will further the goals of both the organization and the Initiative
 
Responsibilities of Elected/Lay Member Board Directors:
  1. Represent the interests and concerns surrounding the bone and joint health of all citizens to the Initiative
  2. Encourage participation in Initiative activities by all citizen groups within the general public
  3. Assist in the dissemination of knowledge concerning bone and joint health to all populations
 
Expected Time Commitment
The actual time commitment for each Board Member will vary based on committee assignments or other specific tasks. However in general the minimal annual time commitment would be to attend one 2-day and one 1-day Board Meeting and participate in quarterly Conference Calls.
 
Revised 12/5/14