Council officers are charged with collating, focusing, and amplifying the collective opinion of the Council representatives, who in turn represent the full ACEP membership on the front lines of emergency medicine. These opinions, in the form of passed resolutions and referred issues, form the “marching orders” that then guide the Board’s work on behalf of the membership until the next Council meeting.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 36 – No 10 – October 2017
Andrea Green, MD, FACEP (Texas)
Current Professional Positions: staff physician, Emergency Service Partners/US Acute Care Solutions, travel team
Internships and Residency: residency, Howard University Hospital Emergency Medicine, Washington, D.C.; residency, Sparrow Hospital/University of Michigan Emergency Medicine Program, Lansing
Medical Degree: MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine (1979)
Our Council officers and Board of Directors share the same high-level leadership skill sets. It is the differences in their responsibilities that will dictate utilization of specific skills. The Council officers, charged with speaking for and representing the interests of the Council, will use skills working with the Council to craft resolutions, lead large group discussions, lead timely Council meetings, manage committees, and solve problems collaboratively. The Board of Directors, with responsibility for governance of the organization and setting policy, will use specific skills for fiduciary expertise, strategic vision, policy development, and building quality networks and relationships with organizations. Regardless of the role, both must use their skills to work collaboratively to advance the goals and values of ACEP.
My experiences as President of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP), Chair of TCEP committees, emergency department(s) Chair, director of a junior college EMS program, director of a 12-hospital domestic violence program, and CEO of an emergency physician group are but a few career roles that have permitted me the opportunity to develop expertise and successfully demonstrate all of the leadership skills needed for Vice Speaker. My skills include the ability to shape and lead timely and productive group meetings, manage committees, negotiate agreements, problem solve collaboratively, and create policies. I am familiar with parliamentary procedure and am comfortable bringing order and closure to discussions.
I am able to use these skills to serve you. My goals include providing orderly but engaging Council experiences, working to implement effective virtual resolution chat rooms, exploring paths for sharing the Council meetings with colleagues back home (perhaps live streaming), expanding high-tech avenues to facilitate Councillors’ participation in multiple reference committees simultaneously, and developing more mentoring and leadership training opportunities for EMRA on Council committees.