LESLLA Board of Directors
Charge and Terms
Charge: (a) perform duties stated in the Constitution; (b) oversee the duties of the officers and committees of LESLLA; (c) meet twice a year, as required by the Constitution; (d) share notices of meetings with LESLLA members.
Terms: Board members will hold office for two years and until their successor is elected. The tenure of any board member shall be maximally two elected terms.
President: Patsy Egan
Vice-President: Rola Naeb
Secretary: Jenna Altherr Flores
Assistant Secretary: Taina Tammelin-Laine
Treasurer: Lisa Gonzalves
Assistant Treasurer: Naeema Begum Hann
Director of Communications: Rai Farrelly
Roles and Responsibilities
The chief executive officer of the Organization (LESLLA) is subject to the control of the Board of Directors and supervises and controls the affairs and activities of the Board and the organization and performs all roles of that office and other roles which may be required by the LESLLA Constitution. Unless another person is appointed, the President will normally preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Organization, executes contracts, checks, or other instruments authorized by the Board of Directors.
If the President is unable to carry out her/his duties for any reason, the Vice-President performs these duties. In such circumstances, she or he has the powers of the President and is subject to the same restrictions on the President.
Secretary & Assistant Secretary
Certify and keeps the original, or a copy, of the Constitution as amended or otherwise updated and all other records of the Organization including a list of members and the details they have provided, at the principal (virtual) office of the organization.
Notify members of meetings in advance, circulates an agenda for meetings and then keeps a book (electronic) of formal minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Organization and shortly after each meeting makes these permanently available to all members.
Treasurer & Assistant Treasurer
Is in charge of and is responsible for the funds of the Organization. Receives, provides receipts for monies payable to the Organization from all sources, disburses/manages disbursement of funds and deposits all such funds in the name of the Organization in a depository selected by the Board of Directors. Maintains accounts of all of the Organization's transactions, responds to requests for accounts of transactions, prepares financial statements to be included in any required reports and prepares an annual treasurer’s report for the annual general meeting of the Organization.
Director of Communications
Responsible for overseeing all forms of communication including the website (either maintaining it or monitoring this), the listserv and social media. She/he can introduce new forms of communication with the approval of the Board of Directors. S/he presents a report to the annual general meeting.