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Finance Committee (formerly Audit & Finance / Program & Budget Committee)

Chair Polly E. Parsons, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member James M. Beck, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Juan C. Celedon, DrPH, MD Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member John W. Christman, MD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Eileen G. Collins, PhD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Lynn B. Gerald, PhD, MSPH Tucson, AZ
Committee Member Christopher H. Goss, MD, MSc Seattle, WA
Committee Member David Gozal, MD, MBA Chicago, IL
Committee Member Jess Mandel, MD La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Bethany B. Moore, PhD Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member Marc Moss, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Gokhan M. Mutlu, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Irina Petrache, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Eric S. White, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Staff Stephen C. Crane, PhD, MPH New York, NY
Staff Nicole Anthony New York, NY

The Finance Committee has responsibility for providing oversight for the overall fiscal policies and financial operations of the Society and financial reporting processes that maintain the integrity of the Society’s financial statements. It fulfills its charge by reviewing requested financial reports to ensure sound fiscal practices and the financial integrity of the Society. It semi-annually reviews the Society’s investment portfolio performance, investment policy and cash management program, and reviews staff recommendations to the Board regarding the selection of investment advisors or audit firms. The Committee annually reviews and recommends to the Board an annual budget for the Society and reviews the audit report and presents its findings to the Board of Directors. It reviews all material written communication from the auditors, proposes to the Board solutions for any matters that may be noted as a result of the audit, and periodically reviews the employee benefits plans of the Society.

Benchmarks, 2017-2018:
• Implement the compensation committee plan, expand the role of the compensation committee to evaluate other volunteer and leader compensation issues;

• Work with ATS staff to enhance reporting about ATS finances to the ATS Executive and Board;

• Identify funding priorities and complete reports for the Board of Directors;

• Determine if there is a more effective and transparent process for the development and approval of ATS annual budget.