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Board members need education on roles, responsibilities

Without large staff, smaller associations especially need board to understand its role and be focused on success of the association

Shawn Boynes, left, and Vernetta Walker
Shawn Boynes, left, and Vernetta Walker

July 14, 2017
By William Ehart

As Shawn Boynes led the $2 million-revenue American Association of Anatomists through his first year as executive director, starting in 2013, certain board actions began to concern him.

AAA’s board of directors was frequently changing its bylaws.

“I had only been on the job a year, but during that time there were two or three changes to the organization’s bylaws and a little red flag went up for me,” he said.