Our Committees

Budget Committee

The Budget/Audit Committee works closely with headquarters in determining the annual budget, fore-casting future budgetary requirements and personnel needs, reviewing monthly financial reports, etc.

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews both the policy manual and bylaws to ensure that new and updated programs and actions are consistent with the language and spirit of those documents. Periodically recommendations for specified bylaws modifications are brought to the membership for a vote.

Credentials Committee

The Credentials Committee is charged with evaluating state actions brought against members that impact their licensure, as well as current or former member appeals (e.g. reinstatement, change in member status, etc.). It also monitors compliance with board policies (e.g. advertising, ethics, etc.)

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a standing committee of the Board which represents the Board of Directors to external entities when deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors, such as meeting at which it is infeasible for the entire Board of Directors to be present. The Executive Committee has the authority to represent the Board of Directors, but decisions or recommendations of the Executive Committee are not binding unless ratified by majority vote of the full Board of Directors. The members of the Executive Committee are normally the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors unless the circumstances of its call to duty warrant changes in its composition to include individuals with specific familiarity or expertise in the matter(s) at hand.

Examination Committee

The Examination Committee has five subcommittees: Certification, Qualification, In-training, CAQ in Amputation Prevention & Wound Care, and the CAQ in Podiatric Sports Medicine. They develop new items for the respective examinations, review and update established items, review and update reference and study guide material, interact with the Board’s psychometrist in assessing and developing current and future testing methodology and evaluate the examination blueprint relative to current diplomate practice.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is tasked with disseminating relevant information to the membership both on the web site and via e-mail, developing resident and diplomate newsletters, developing tools for use by the membership in connection with insurance panel and hospital activities, developing informational materials for distribution at the ABPM booth at regional and national conferences, etc.

Continuing Education (MOC) Committee

The Continuing Education (MOC) Committee has been most recently working together on restructuring the existing MOC process that has been in place since 2011 after replacing a costly recertification exam. The committee is working to improve the process and allow members to maintain certification by completing valuable educational activities online among other required components.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee reviews curricula vitae and existing committee member activity so as to make recommendations for future directors to the Board. The Nominating Committee also assists with the candidate slate ultimately presented to the diplomates for election.

S.M.G. Graduate Merit Program

The Steven M. Geller, DPM Graduate Merit Award Committee is a seasonally active, standing committee of the Board of Directors. The committee is responsible for the annual administration of the Board’s Merit Award, named in honor of Dr. Geller, a prior Examinations Committee chair who had a great influence and impact on the current operations of the Board’s exams process and standards. The Committee awards a scholarship and associated materials to one graduating medical student for each of the nine podiatry schools with an enrolled senior class. Committee members are comprised of appointed Diplomate volunteers selected by the committee chair, who is in turn selected by the Board of Directors.

Liaison Rep to Other Organizations

Liaison Rep to Outside Organizations is not a formal committee of the board, but rather a designation for board members, committee members and diplomate volunteers who represent the Board of Directors and its committees and staff to external organizations. Representatives for many of these relationships are appointed by the Board of Directors or the President of the Board.