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PROVIDER BOARD MEMBER

  • Purpose: To represent WIC local agencies and work to set strategic direction that will enhance and support the delivery of WIC services.


Provider Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1.  Must be a member of the WIC Association of New York State, directly involved in the provision of WIC Program services.
  2. Provider representatives must be nominated by a member of the WIC Association of New York State, complete the interview process, and be elected by the WIC Association of New York State Board of Directors.
  3. Must be able to serve a two-year term and attend a majority of the six scheduled board meetings per calendar year.
  4.  Must actively participate in two (2) standing committees of the Board.
  5. Must be able to routinely communicate Board issues/activities to the Regional Associations; and conversely, bring regional issues/activities to the Board for discussion.
  6.  Must have the ability to travel to bi-monthly meetings, primarily held in Albany, and the WIC Association Conference.
  7.  Must be able to cover all travel expenses associated with attendance at Board related meetings.
  8. Must communicate notice of resignation, in writing, to the WIC Association of New York State board chair.
  9. Benefits:
  10. Holds one vote in meetings attended.
  11. Meets directly with NYS DOH officials to discuss WIC policy and procedures and to address local agency concerns.
  12. Has opportunities to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from all areas of NYS.

ADVOCATE BOARD MEMBER

Purpose: To represent the WIC community at large and work to set strategic direction that will enhance and support the delivery of WIC services.


Advocate Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Advocate representatives must be nominated by a member of the WIC Association of New York State, complete the interview process, and be elected by the WIC Association of New York State Board of Directors.
  2. Must have an interest in advocating for programs that support food and nutrition services for low-income women, infants and children.
  3. Must not be a paid employee of any WIC Program (local, state, or federal).
  4. Must be able to serve a two-year term and attend a majority of the six scheduled board meetings per calendar year.
  5. Must be able to routinely communicate Board issues/activities to the Regional Associations; and conversely, bring regional issues/activities to the Board for discussion.
  6. Must actively participate in two (2) standing committees of the Board.
  7. Must have the ability to travel to bi-monthly meetings, primarily held in Albany, and the WIC Association Conference.
  8. Must retain all receipts associated with travel and submit a travel reimbursement claim form within 30 days of the last day of the event.
  9. Must communicate notice of resignation, in writing, to the WIC Association of New York State board chair.

Benefits:

1. Holds one vote in meetings attended.

2. Meets directly with NYS DOH officials to discuss WIC policy and procedures and to address community concerns.

3. Travel expenses for attendance at Board related meetings/conferences are reimbursed by the WIC Association. (Refer to the Travel Reimbursement Policy for details.)

4. Has opportunities to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from all areas of NYS.

VENDOR MANAGEMENT BOARD MEMBER

Purpose: To represent the WIC vendor community and work to set strategic direction that will enhance and support the delivery of WIC services.


Vendor Management Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Must be a member of the NYS WIC Association and currently and directly involved in the provision of WIC Vendor Management Program services.
  2. VMA representatives must be nominated by a member of the WIC Association of New York State, complete the interview process, and be elected by the WIC Association of New York State Board of Directors.
  3. Must be able to serve a two-year term and attend a majority of the six scheduled board meetings per calendar year.
  4. Must be able to routinely communicate Board issues/activities to the Regional Associations; and conversely, bring regional issues/activities to the Board for discussion.
  5. Must actively participate in two (2) standing committees of the Board.
  6. Must have the ability to travel to bi-monthly meetings, primarily held in Albany, and the WIC Association Conference.
  7. Must be able to cover all travel expenses associated with attendance at Board related meetings.
  8. Must communicate notice of resignation, in writing, to the WIC Association of New York State board chair.

Benefits:

1. Holds one vote in meetings attended.

2. Meets directly with NYS DOH officials to discuss WIC policy and procedures and to address vendor management concerns.

3. Has opportunities to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from all areas of NYS.


Consumer Board Member

Purpose: To represent WIC consumers and work to set strategic direction that will enhance and support the delivery of WIC services.


Provider Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Consumer representatives must be nominated by a member of the WIC Association of New York State, complete the interview process, and be elected by the WIC Association of New York State Board of Directors.
  2. Must be an active WIC participant (or parent/caretaker of a child on WIC) at the time of initial participation on the Board of Directors.
  3. Must be able to serve a two-year term and attend a majority of the six scheduled board meetings per calendar year. (Note: May fulfill two-year term regardless of change in WIC participation status.)
  4. Must be able to routinely communicate Board issues/activities to Regional Association members; and conversely, bring regional issues/activities to the Board for discussion.
  5. Must actively participate in two (2) standing committees of the Board, one of which must be the Consumer committee.
  6. Must have the ability to travel to bi-monthly meetings, primarily held in Albany, and the WIC Association Conference. (Note: Breastfeeding infants under the age of two, and bottle fed infants under the age of one may accompany the parent/caretaker to the meetings.)
  7. Must retain all receipts associated with travel and submit a travel reimbursement claim form within 30 days of the last day of the event.
  8. Must communicate notice of resignation, in writing, to the WIC Association of New York State board chair.

Benefits:

1. Holds one vote in meetings attended.

2. Meets directly with NYS DOH officials to discuss WIC policy and procedures and to address consumer concerns.

3. Travel expenses for attendance at Board related meetings/conferences are reimbursed by the WIC Association. (Refer to the Travel Reimbursement Policy for details.)

4. Has opportunities to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from all areas of NYS.

Director Emeritus Board Member

Purpose: To represent the WIC community at large and work to set strategic direction that will enhance and support the delivery of WIC services.


Director Emeritus Qualifications and Responsibilities:

The Board majority vote may also appoint ex officio, non-voting Directors to serve on the Board, if deemed to be in the best interests of the Corporation. Any such ex officio, non-voting Directors shall be entitled to all rights and entitlements of other Directors, and obligated to honor all corresponding fiduciary duties, excepting they shall not be entitled to:

  1. attend, or receive notice of, any Meeting of the Board, or its various committees, if the purpose of said Meeting(s) relates to concerns with respect to the given ex officio, non-voting Director;
  2. be counted for purposes of determining quorum for any Meeting of the Board, or its various committees;
  3. vote on any matter being considered by the Board, or its various committees; and/or,
  4. hold elective Office with the Corporation.
  5. The Board of Directors may elect up to three (3) Directors Emeriti every two years. A Director Emeritus is an honorary position that may be bestowed on an individual who has retired and has served the Board for many years. Directors Emeriti shall have no vote on Board motions.
  6. Must actively participate in two (2) standing committees of the Board.
  7. Should be able to travel to bi-monthly meetings, primarily held in Albany, and the WIC Association Conference.
  8. Must retain all receipts associated with travel and submit a travel reimbursement claim form within 30 days of the last day of the event.
  9. Must communicate notice of resignation, in writing, to the WIC Association of New York State board chair.

Benefits:

1. Meets directly with NYS DOH officials to discuss WIC policy and procedures and to address community concerns.

2. Travel expenses for attendance at Board related meetings/conferences are reimbursed by the WIC Association. (Refer to the Travel Reimbursement Policy for details.)

3. Has opportunities to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from all areas of NYS

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