B. Board Composition and Structure

  1. Have a board of sufficient size, skills, backgrounds and experiences to conduct its work effectively
  2. Have a board substantially composed of independent members to reduce risk arising from conflicts of interest
  3. Have a board development process that includes procedures for recruiting and training board members
  4. Ensure the board’s presiding officer and treasurer are not the same individual
  5. If, in rare circumstances, a staff member serves on the board, clearly define the staff role and ensure that any exercise of decision-making authority complies with rules regarding conflicts of interest