by Michael Donner, PhD
The Search Begins….
Several months ago, the board appointed a Transition Committee to consider the next step in our management structure. The Transition Committee, chaired by Audrey Dunn, carefully reviewed our current management model. Although we have a temporary Interim Executive Director, our current model calls for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who reports to the President. The President is accountable to the Board.
In her report to the Board, Beth Schecter, our Interim Executive Director, along with myself and Board Chair Zach Cowan, recommended that the Board consider replacing the COO with an Executive Director. The Executive Director would report directly to the Board, chaired by an elected President. The Transition Committee was given the task of reviewing these options, consider any other possibilities, and make recommendations to the board.