CLMA Governance and Committees

CLMA Board of Directors 

  • Provides strategic oversight for the organization.
  • Conducts, manages and controls the affairs and business of the association
  • Prepares and presents the financial audit to the membership
  • Makes periodic adjustments to the bylaws

CLMA Executive Committee 

  • Comprised of CLMA Officers and Council Chairs
  • Promotes and facilitates the attainment of the objectives of the Board of Directors
  • Prepares business for the board, calls special meetings, and transacts the business of the association in the intervals between board meetings

Finance, Audit and Administration Committee 

  • Approves CLMA’s operating and capital budgets on an annual basis.
  • Monitors the CLMA budget periodically as needed, but no less than twice annually
  • Maximizes financial stability of the association
  • Oversees the work of an external auditor from a registered public accounting firm
  • Makes recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors when action is needed to improve budget performance
  • Assists the Board of Directors and Secretary/Treasurer in developing financial policies and investment strategies
  • Prepares an annual report to the Board of Directors on the status of the financial statements, external audit results, and policy recommendations

Council on Professional Development 

KnowledgeLab Program Committee

The KnowledgeLab Program Committee will identify relevant, diverse and cutting-edge topics and associated speakers to include within the KnowledgeLab schedule to meet the educational needs of the CLMA membership and conference attendees. This committee will also help plan other programming that will take place during the conference to ensure KnowledgeLab meets the networking and general professional development needs of attendees.

Leadership Development Committee

The Leadership Training Committee is responsible for building and enhancing courses in CLMA's Leadership Curriculum, including the successful Fundamentals of Laboratory Leadership Course and Advanced Laboratory Leadership Course, branded leadership training supporting both the "soft skills” of leadership and linking to the Body of Knowledge. This curriculum, comprised of intensive training programs, each containing 8-16 hours of instruction, are targeted to different stages in the careers of our members and will support the ongoing need and desire for leadership development within the CLMA membership.  

Education Resource Development Committee

The Education on Demand/BOK Committee outlines and develops CLMA's comprehensive on-demand, online curriculum. This curriculum focuses on management skills directly linked to the BOK domains. In addition, the committee reviews existing on demand education offerings to ensure CLMA continues to offer relevant content. In the course of developing CLMA's online educational offerings, the committee identifies any revisions or additions to the BOK that should be included in future versions to ensure that all domains and levels of expertise are addressed comprehensively.

Editoral Advisory Committee

The CLMA Editorial Advisory Committee ensures that CLMR reflects CLMA’s strategic vision for laboratory leaders and supports CLMA’s membership in serving as leaders through their roles as laboratory managers. The Editorial Advisory Committee is responsible for CLMR’s editorial calendar, content and make recommendations around design and technology as related to delivery of CLMR.

Council on Advocacy & External Relations

Legislative, Compliance and Regulatory Committee (LCRC)

The LCRC will inform and educate CLMA members regarding federal, regulatory, compliance and reimbursement issues, and advocate on behalf of CLMA members to national organizations, federal agencies and regulators with their impact on the clinical laboratory and patient care.

  • Monitor federal legislative, regulatory, compliance and reimbursement issues.
  • Provide education and tools for CLMA members to engage in grassroots advocacy.
  • Comment on proposed legislations and regulations.
  • Provide ongoing education around federal, regulatory, compliance and reimbursement issues through but not limited to KnowledgeLab, Webinars, CLMA Publications, the CLMA website and CLMA member communications.
  • Represent CLMA on the Pathology Coding Caucus (PCC) and maintain relationships with other applicable laboratory and healthcare coalitions and organizations.
  • Represent CLMA at the ASCLS (The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science) Annual Legislative Symposium and encourage attendance within CLMA membership.
  • Monitor the CLMA Strategic Plan objective on Advocacy and oversee implementation.

Council of Chapter Leaders 

Council of Chapter Leaders (CCL) Steering Committee

The CCL Steering Committee will operate on behalf of the full CCL and provide high-level oversight of CLMA’s chapter structure, monitor chapter performance as reported by the CRRC, help build CLMA’s leadership pipeline by identifying leaders within CLMA chapters and providing opportunities for involvement on the international level, monitor the needs of CLMA members through the CLMA chapter network and identify opportunities for future CLMA offerings and services in line with CLMA’s vision. The Steering Committee members will be Chairs of all committees under the CCL, representatives to ensure geographic, chapter size, and member work setting representation.

CLMA Membership Ombudsman

The CLMA Membership Ombudsman provides an identified single point of contact for CLMA members with feedback about current and potential CLMA membership benefits and services. The Membership Ombudsman initiates conversations with chapter and individual members to monitor needs and wants, identify trends in member feedback through polls, surveys or other structured outreach to members, and in collaboration with other Council members and staff, help develop recommendations for enhanced delivery of CLMA’s member value proposition.

Chapter Resource and Response Committee (CRRC)

The CRRC members are appointed as key liaisons to CLMA chapters in ten regions, identifying chapters within their appointed region in need of support services from CLMA and developing individualized plans to support and rebuild "at risk” chapters. In the course of this work, the CRRC brings together best practices utilized by healthy chapters in areas of membership management, programming, volunteer development and financial management and share these resources with all CLMA chapter leaders.

Chapter Leadership Development Committee

The Chapter Leadership Development Committee identifies and delivers programming and resources to support and develop CLMA’s chapter leaders. The Chapter Leadership Development Committee works closely with the CRRC to provide education around chapter best practices and innovation. Programming will include the annual CCL meeting, live webinars and on-demand educational presentations.