Finance Committee

Chair Jesse Roman, MD, ATSF Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - ICC Co-Chair Andrew J. Halayko, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), ATSF Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Committee Member - ICC Co-Chair Debra M. Boyer, MD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Irina Petrache, MD, ATSF Denver, CO
Committee Member John W. Christman, MD, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member Kari L. Rosbeck Silver Spring, MD
Committee Member M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF Rochester, NY
Committee Member M. Safwan Badr, MD, MBA Detroit, MI
Committee Member Meilan K. Han, MD, MS, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member Melanie Koenigshoff, MD, PhD, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD Richmond, VA
Committee Member Raed A. Dweik, MD, ATSF Cleveland, OH
Committee Member Renee D. Stapleton, MD, PhD, ATSF Burlington, VT
Staff Patricia C. Huie New York, NY
Staff Karen J. Collishaw 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 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, 2022-2023:
• Work with ATS Chief Financial Officer and finance staff to enhance reporting about ATS finances to the ATS Executive Committee and Board of Directors;
• Review draft audited financial statements and make recommendation to the Board of Directors;
• Create a compensation subcommittee to perform triennial evaluation of volunteer and leader compensation issues;
• Interact with and review performance of new investment advisors;
Evaluate and recommend improvements in process for the development of the ATS annual budget.
• Nominate a diverse slate of candidates for ATS Respiratory Health Awards.