Board & Governance
NAMI NH is governed by a 15-25 member Board of Directors. Directors are elected by the voting membership and are required to have some connection with mental illness such as being a consumer, a family member of a consumer or otherwise qualified to similarly understand and represent the perspectives of all persons affected by mental illness or serious emotional disorders.
The Committee structure addresses the needs of the organization at all levels and allows for meaningful roles for volunteer participation. Each committee chair is responsible for reporting on the work performed by its committee twice a year to the Executive Committee and is responsible for submitting a written quarterly report to the President about its work progress. The chart above lists the proposed Standing Committees and their general functions to be carried out. Below are Committee descriptions.
The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Board of Directors for the Organization as well as the Executive Director of the Organization. The Executive Committee may also include non-voting members, such as ex-officio officers, as determined by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee may, with Board approval, annually elect at-large members from among the Directors to serve on the Committee. The Executive Committee may also use its discretion to have additional individuals join their meetings as needed. A majority of the voting Members may act, as needed, to address the routine management and affairs of the Organization. The Executive Committee shall also prepare the agenda for the Board of Directors’ meetings and the Annual Meeting. The Executive Committee has an obligation to carry out the mission of NAMI NH and abide by the NAMI NH Service Description as adopted by the Board of Directors.
The Finance Committee shall consist of a minimum of three current Directors and the current Treasurer of the Organization shall serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee shall oversee the preparation of an annual budget to be approved by the Executive Committee and a majority of the Directors. The Finance Committee shall be responsible for monitoring the annual budget; developing and implementing the long range financial plans for the Organization; reporting the status of the Organization’s finances to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors; investing any funds of the Organization; filing all tax returns for the Organization; and arranging for the annual audit and reporting the results to the Board of Directors.
Public Policy Committee
Programs Education, Training & Support Committee
The Nominating Committee shall consist of seven members elected at the Annual Meeting from a slate made up of three current Directors, a representative from each of two local NAMI NH affiliates and/or support groups and two at-large persons with membership in good standing. The Nominating Committee shall present for election at the Annual Meeting a slate of nominees for Directors which shall be included with the notice of the Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee may also propose nominees to fill Officer vacancies or other vacancies of the Board of Directors between Annual Meetings as is needed.