BYLAWS COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION & ROSTER

STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL: LEADERSHIP
SCA will be a recognized resource for healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures. 

MISSION
The Bylaws Committee’s mission is to ensure that the Society’s governing documents are in compliance with the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the laws of the State of Illinois and federal laws.

PURPOSE
The Bylaws Committee will review the Society’s bylaws at least annually and recommend any proposed amendments or modifications to the Executive Committee.

PARENT COMMITTEE
The committee reports to the Board of Directors.

MEETING
The committee meets at least once per year. 

COMPOSITION
The committee is composed of the Chair, Vice-Chair and other Society members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

TERM
Committee members serve for a term of two years for any number of terms, but not more than three terms consecutively.

Member News
POSTED JUNE 2021

November 2021 – Committee members reviewed “Phase 2” work, which included items for consideration that may require Bylaws change. These items originated during the most recent overhaul of the Bylaws which resulted in 4 new amendments.

March 2021 – Previous to the meeting, Committee members were provided a copy of the LOS Task force summary document, which included items for consideration that may require Bylaws changes. Each committee member provided the chair their comments. During this meeting, a consensus opinion was agreed upon, which resulted in the Bylaws Committee recommendations for action. Additionally, the Committee reviewed a number of other items that had been given to the committee to review, which included the utility of a nominating slate, member voting rights, SCA status of committee members and conversion of a founding officer successor board position to an at-large board position.

2021-2022 COMMITTEE ROSTER

Peter Neuburger, MD – Chair
Stanton K. Shernan, MD – SCA Board Liaison

Megan Chacon, MD
Benjamin Gorbaty, MD
Sandeep Krishnan, MD
Todd E. Novak, MD
Kinjal Patel, MD
Ashley Peterson, MD
Tanya Richvalsky, MD
Asha Singh, MD
Matthew Stiles, MD
Christopher Troianos, MD