They send the check, and I, as CEO, hold it up to an incandescent light to make sure it's not fraudulent. If it's not, they're accepted, and quite warmly.Seriously, there has been talk of our Membership Committee doing some sort of vetting, but it isn't in our bylaws and I don't know why we would do that. I suppose it makes sense if there is a questionable applicant, but if that's the case we can just run it by the committee anyway. We run "hardship dues" cases by the Membership Committee.What about establishing a process by which staff decides what has to go by the Board or a Membership Committee? I can't imagine anyone would object to that.We have two types of memberships -- "voting members", i.e., nonprofits (there are three dues categories) and "associate members", which is sort of whatever we establish - it can be businesses or for-profit providers, for example.
TAADAS doesn't really have a policy to vet members but we have a strong policy on compliance that each member must sign before their check for membership is accepted. We also have a policy and procedure to remove members if there are compliance or legal issues of concern. Frankly, if I felt an application was not a good fit, I would just personally take it to the Board/Ex Committee president and the membership committee chair and tell them of my concerns so that we could jointly act.
Mary-Linden Salter, LCSW
Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services Airport Executive Plaza 1321 Murfreesboro Pike Suite 155 Nashville, TN 37217 Office: 615-780-5901, ex 118
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As NJAMHAA is a private, non-profit trade association, we are able to reject members who do not meet the criteria which are spelled out in the bylaws. Of course, we also reserve the right to not accept any member that does not meet the criteria of good ethics and all members have to annually sign a statement.
Our process is similar to others: The application goes to the Governance Committee for a vote and if approved, it is sent to the full Board for approval.
This process applies to our "regular" membership category only, i.e., nonprofit and for-profit providers of services.
Debra L. Wentz, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
3635 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 35
Mercerville, NJ 08619
609-838-5488 ext. 292
Executive Director The New Jersey Mental Health Institute 3635 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 35 Mercerville, New Jersey 08619 Telephone: 609-838-5488, ext.292 Fax: 609-838-5489 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ohio Council is private, non-profit trade association as well. As long as a provider meets the membership criteria and agrees to membership, they can join our organization. Our Board Executive Committee can approve applications between board meetings. The full Board votes to ratify executive committee decisions. We are careful to educate the Board about this to avoid any anti-trust concerns.
We have multiple membership options for private providers and an affiliate membership option for organizations whose products and services support our members. Membership criteria can be found here: https://www.theohiocouncil.org/membership-applications.
Teresa Lampl, LISW-S, CEO
The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers
35 E. Gay Street, Suite 401, Columbus, OH 43215
email@example.com | 740-358-6567 (cell phone) | www.theohiocouncil.org
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Julie Tessler. Executive Director
VT Council of Developmental & Mental Health Services/Vermont Care Partners
137 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone:Office:802-223-1773 x406 Mobile:802 279-0464