MFIS BOARD MEMBERS, 2017-18

SEEKING BOARD APPLICATIONS!  Apply today by sending your resume and a personal statement of interest to president@MFISmadison.org.  MFIS bylaws require that candidates on the ballot be publicly posted to the website by April 30th, 2018 so your application must be received by April 25th, 2018 to be considered.  If you have any questions, please email Maria Hanson at the email address above.

Board Officers:

President                                      Maria Hanson
Vice President                            Brianne Hurford
Treasurer                                      Mara Helmke
Operations Director               Sam McCabe
Secretary                                       Zach Nelson-Houstin
Office Director                          Nancy Kelly
Communication Director   Tetyana Schneider (not pictured)

At Large Members:
Dilyn Reisterer (not pictured)

MFIS Board Member Responsibilities

  • Stay informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs
  • Spread Awareness:
    • Inform others about the organization
    • Encourage students participation
    • Recruit volunteers as requested by Recruitment Chair
  • Attend meetings:
    • Submit any applicable updates prior to each meeting
    • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to each meeting
    • Review materials and meeting minutes when unable to attend
  • Serve on committees and offer to take on special assignments
  • Liaise a program:
    • Serve as the point of contact between Board and program chair
    • Present updates on program at Board meetings
    • Ensure that program aligns closely with MFIS mission and vision
  • Suggest possible nominees to the board:
    • Names of those who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and organization
    • Nominating committee to take lead for board recruitment
  • Provide governance to MFIS, represent it to the community, accept legal authority
  • Accept Duties: (Planning/organizations/operations/audit)
    • Review and approve financial goals/budgets
    • Assess MFIS’ strategy/programs
    • Approve major policies
    • Approve major actions/changes
    • Review performance of board/ take steps to improve performance
    • Review program results based on MFIS’ mission statement, annual/long range goals
    • Support financial structure of MFIS for current needs and long-range
    • Provide candid and constructive criticism, advice, comment
    • Stay informed through reports or other methods of the condition of MFIS/ budget status
  • Develop strategic (top-level) policies:  mission, vision, values, strategic goals