AROHE Board and Committee Descriptions

Board of Directors

The AROHE Board of Directors conducts AROHE business and affairs. Board members participate in monthly phone conferences, serve on committees, assist with fundraising and advise/vote on issues which arise. Any organizational member’s representative or any AROHE individual member shall be eligible for election to the Board. Board members serve two-year terms and may be elected to a second term.


The Officers of AROHE include the President, Vice President/President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President.


The President is the chief executive officer of AROHE, representing the Association to member organizations, private and public agencies and the general public. The President is an ex officio member of all committees.


The President-Elect serves as President in the absence or incapacity of the President.  In case of the resignation or death of the President, the President-Elect automatically becomes President for the unexpired term. 


The Secretary keeps (or insures the keeping of) a record of minutes of all the meetings of the Board.  Most meetings are conducted via telephone conference.  The Secretary also keeps an original or a copy of AROHE’s by-laws, as amended to date.  The secretary temporarily assumes the position of President if neither the President nor President-Elect is able to function in that capacity.


The Treasurer keeps and maintains adequate and correct accounts of the properties and business transactions of AROHE. The Treasurer handles all deposits and disbursements as determined by the Board.

Immediate Past President

The Immediate Past President normally chairs the Nominations Committee. 

Executive Director

The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio member of the Board with voice and voting rights, attends all meetings, oversees the AROHE office, hires and supervises Association employees and acts as the primary source of information for members.


AROHE’s standing and ad hoc committees coordinate and oversee a variety of Association initiatives and projects. Committee members, which are assigned by the president, include representatives from the Executive Committee as well as regular AROHE members. AROHE members are encouraged to serve on a committee; AROHE seeks to have diverse representation on each committee, including geographic area and type of member organization. All committees will meet as scheduled by the chairs.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is chaired by the president and includes the officers, the Executive Director, and others designated by the Board. The Executive Committee may exercise the powers of the Board as directed by the Board.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee coordinates efforts to recruit, retain and engage members. 

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee oversees the AROHE Matters e-newsletter, blog, discussion forum, and other communications essential to AROHE’s connections with its members and the public.

Finance and Development Committee

The Finance and Development Committee assesses and implements initiatives to maintain or increase the Association’s financial health, including seeking corporate support and grants.

Nominations and Elections Committee

The Nominations and Elections Committee, which is particularly active every other year as the biennial conferences and elections are planned, identifies AROHE members who will be effective Board members and officers and oversees elections. 

Conference Site Selection Committee

The Conference Site Selection Committee seeks and evaluates sites for AROHE’s biennial conferences.  Its aim is to find suitable venues which will attract the maximum number of attendees, while maintaining geographical variety and AROHE’s ties to the academic community. Some travel may be involved. 

Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee plans the biennial AROHE conference, including creating the schedule, devising the program, coordinating the facilities, and arranging for meals, receptions and optional activities.  Some travel may be involved. 

Bylaws and Governance Committee

The Bylaws and Governance Committee engages as necessary to define and revise AROHE’s bylaws. 

Research and Education Committee

The Research and Education Committee creates and/or revises AROHE materials such as the AROHE Start-Up Kit and other educational materials.

Contact AROHE: email (preferred) or call 213-740-5037

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