Board Meeting January 9, 2018

Participants: Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Sarah Krug, Tyson Ortiz Mike Robkin, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Matthew Holt, Dave Dolton, Janice McMullan, Minutes approved Election Results The Board congratulated Burt Rosen, Pres Elect and Janice McCallum,  Secretary The Board recognized the service of Nancy Finn who served as secretary for over six years and the outstanding presidency this year of Joe Ternullo The Board welcomed several new Board members. They include: Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Dave Dolton, Matthew Holt, Jan Oldenburg and Parika (Pinky) Petaipimol Treasurer’s Report/Membership Report, John Grohol Our finances are doing well with several new corporate sponsors. We also no longer pay a monthly salary to the JOPM editorial assistant with the JOPM/JMIR merger. Membership, John Grohol, Tyson Ortiz Our membership numbers have increased but we are also losing members when they come up for renewal. The membership committee including  Burt Rosen and Judy Danielson will be working over the next month to analyze why people are leave the organization and to identify our strengths and weaknesses. They will begin to build a team that will structure a sustainable membership program with aggressive recruitment and retention. A new membership survey will be sent out. The membership team is looking for additional volunteers to assist with this effort. Advocacy Update, Nancy Finn The Ad...
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