Building a More Inclusive WSMA
Proposed governance changes build on the best of the past to meet the
needs of the future.
The tradition of our House of Delegates remains strong, yet reinvigorating
the structure is central to the future if we are to reflect engagement and
diverse, informed perspectives.
We know that effectively addressing inequities in health care, the WSMA
needs all voices at the table. These proposed changes forge a path for
diversity, equity and inclusion, build on the best of our traditions,
achieve a greater sense of community, ensure a diverse Board and House,
and yield a sustainable, relevant association.
Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Board of Trustees Structure
Why change the size of the WSMA Board of Trustees?
Reducing the size of the board is needed to improve its ability to be
responsive, relevant and nimble in keeping up with a rapidly changing
health care environment.
*Trustees-at-large on the Board of Trustees should not be confused with
delegates-at-large to the House of Delegates. At-large Board trustees
and at-large delegates are separate positions.
Outline of Changes
Why does this change matter? To help ensure that proposed
policy is both meaningful and actionable.
Proposed notification change
Why does this change matter? This allows time for
resolutions received on or near the 30-day resolution deadline to be
processed and submitted to members of the House of Delegates.
To learn more or to share your thoughts, visit the virtual reference
committee discussion forum at