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Board Bulletin #2
February 25, 2013

About Board Bulletin. We have decided to communicate with members directly through a regular “Board Bulletin” that will be easily identified as coming from the FGNA Board of Directors. We welcome your comments.

From the FGNA Board of Directors

Thank you to all who took the time to send comments and questions following our first Board Bulletin. Please communicate your thoughts, questions and suggestions directly to the Board by emailing President Rob Black at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by contacting any Board member (email addresses are on FGNA website).

Two new members were appointed to the Board of Directors on February 7. Please join us in welcoming Anita Noone and Arne Heayn. They will attend their first Board meeting on February 26.

Anita Noone. Anita is a fairly new practitioner, but brings to her practice a phenomenal energy. She has advised and sat with boards on a regular basis, and participated on committees and working groups. Anita also brings us her past training as a lawyer. Anita’s term ends in the 3rd quarter, 2013.

Arne Heayn. Arne is originally from Edmonton, Canada and now lives in Cancun, Mexico. Arne is not new to board work nor to volunteering for FGNA—he was on the FGNA Board from 1998 to 2000. Arne’s term ends in the 3rd quarter, 2014.

The position of Treasurer is vacant. We are looking for a member who has accounting and finance background, is willing to volunteer his/her time as a member of the Finance committee, and to help the Executive Director prepare the budget each year. If you are that person or know someone who is, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or contact any Board member. The Treasurer does not need to be a Board member.

The Board is also seeking to appoint 2 new members to the Nominating Committee. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, or know someone who might be, please contact Rob Black at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For further information about the Nominating Committee, please go to

As we reported in the first Board Bulletin, we hired an independent consultant, Kay Sohl, to assess the strengths and limitations of our organization in relation to implementing the goals of the strategic plan developed by the Board of Directors in January 2012. We also asked her to make recommendations regarding the key skill sets required in the Executive Director position and priorities for the first six months of the new ED’s tenure. The Board has just received her draft report and will begin to discuss it at the February 26 Board meeting. Stay tuned for more updates on the recommendations and plans for implementation.