Governance | HBA


The HBA is committed to ensuring that our organization remains healthy, relevant and continues to progress the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide. Many look to the HBA to fortify their vision, enhance their expertise and connect with like-minded professionals.

The HBA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization founded in 1977 and incorporated in the state of New York in 1979. Members belong to HBA Inc. and elect the board of directors and conduct other business every year at the annual business meeting. The HBA is governed by bylaws and the board is the governing body with the ultimate fiduciary responsibility and authority for the association. HBA is apolitical and does not attempt to influence legislation nor participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

HBA member volunteers invest their time with the knowledge that with their volunteer role comes a great responsibility to serve our members and the public with integrity. To serve as a volunteer of the HBA is to commit to the mission and vision of the association, personally strive to abide by the ethical standards and responsibilities associated with a leadership role, abide by the HBA code of conduct, defined in HBA's volunteer acknowledgment policy and encourage the development and implementation of the ethical standards within the healthcare industry represented by its members. HBA volunteer leaders must:

  • Be a member in good standing and remain a member in good standing during their volunteer term
  • Sign HBA's volunteer acknowledgement policy and abide by the HBA code of conduct
  • Complete governance training
  • Practice the duties of a board member
    • The duty of care - practicing good business judgment and exercise due diligence in decision making
    • The duty of loyalty - avoiding conflicts of interest and disclosing potential conflicts of interest that exist or if one arises during service
    • The duty of obedience - remaining faithful to the mission and goals of the HBA and following HBA governing documents

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