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.

Education Advisory Resource Committee

The Education Advisory Resource Committee (EAR) is a resource group of volunteers who will be guided by the CLMA staff to strategize initiatives, guide best practices, and serve as ambassadors. Advisory council members are visionaries, thought-leaders, strategizers, and ambassadors that come from CLMA’s many constituencies. The EAR is responsible for maintaining and updating the enduring and ongoing educational resources for CLMA members. This includes but is not limited to, live webinars, recorded offerings, and assessing education offered through the Body of Knowledge.

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 provides high-level oversight of CLMA’s chapter structure, monitors chapter needs and        dissolutions, and supports the annual chapter meeting at KnowledgeLab.

  • Maintain availability to CLMA chapters and members for communication concerning resources, strategy advice, and chapter and member needs.
  • Develop in-person CCL event
  • Enforce and support chapter structure, including dissolutions.
  • Solicit feedback through both structured and informal channels at the chapter level
  • Report back trends and needs from chapter feedback.
  • Help council members integrate chapter feedback to make recommendations for improvements to existing products and services which may result in the development of new or improved member benefits.