February 2021 Announcements: Coordinating Board 

North American Region TB Conference February 24-27, 2021.
During this conference, there will be a membership meeting (virtual) Friday February 26 at 7:30AM PST.
During the meeting, an election will be held for Chair, Chair-Elect and Secretary of the Coordinating Board. 

 

The TB Conference includes a Stop TB Session organized by Stop TB Canada (Elizabeth Rea) and Stop TB USA (Cynthia Tschampl and Randall Reves) on Thursday February 25 9:30AM – 12PM CDT. 


The virtual Stop TB USA membership meeting will be held for those who registered for the TB Conference during the virtual NAR meeting. Unfortunately, we do not have an option for attending the membership meeting or to vote for those not registered to attend the NAR conference.  

  • Ed Zuroweste will Chair the membership meeting until the election. Ed and Randall Reves provided transition leadership after Peter Davidson concluded over 2 years of service in January as Chair during the challenging pandemic period. Peter, like so many others, assumed emergency COVID-19 roles beyond their TB responsibilities. We are thankful for Peter’s valuable service.


  • Stop TB USA also appreciates the valuable contributions Michael Sage has made as a volunteer for over 4 years since the Executive Director fund ended. 


  • We will hold an online election for Chair, Chair-elect, and Secretary. Nominees from the nominating committee are Sundari Mase, Cynthia Tschampl, and Jeffrey Starke, and any other nominees if forwarded before the meeting. Stop TB USA is so fortunate to have such an experienced and capable slate of nominees!


 

Click HERE for more info on the 25th Annual TB Conference: The Union. This conference will run from February 24th to 27th. All times are Pacific Standard Time. Please download the latest version of the agenda as the time for the Stop TB USA Membership Meeting was originally set for a time different from Friday at 7:30-8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time. 

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 LEADERSHIP


The Stop TB USA Board is comprised of up to 12 members from the general Partnership membership. Ex-officio members of the Board include: a representative of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the current President of the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association.

The Coordinating Board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the Partnership;  approval of the Stop TB USA Annual Work; management oversight of and approval of the work of the Executive Director/Secretariat (ATS);  review the progress of the implementation of the Stop TB Partnership and maintenance of a program of frequent, high quality information exchange, including reports of its meetings, with all Partners and the public at large; and adoption of an appropriate financial policy in collaboration with the Secretariat/ATS to underpin financial decisions and accounting for any resources entrusted to the Stop TB Secretariat;

The Board conducts monthly conference calls and meets face-to-face (currently via zoom) at least bi-annually in collaboration with a partner organization with an effort to build public awareness of TB.