The governing body of SENG is the Board of Directors.
Under the guidance of an elected Executive
Committee, the board works in collaboration with
SENG's Executive Director to oversee the development
and implementation of SENG's strategic plan.
Requirements for board membership are uniform and
follow best practices for corporate boards. The
selection of members is accomplished through
Executive Committee recommendation and
nominations are then submitted to the full board for
consideration. New board members are approved at
SENG?s annual board meeting in January.
Corporate governance principles are featured in
SENG's Bylaws and a series of documents adopted by
the Board. Each are reviewed periodically to ensure
they continue to meet the needs of the organization
and reflect current industry best practices.
SENG Standing Committees:
Executive Committee. In 2015, the Executive
Committee embarked on governance reform. Changes
were adopted in January 2016. In addition to a more
clear oversight and strategic role for the board,
highlights of governance reforms include:
Amended and Restated Bylaws
Revised Board and Committee Structure
Creation of a Communications Policy
Annual Affirmation of Service
Individual Director self-appraisals
Director Conflict of Interest Forms
Ethics, Conduct and Compliance Resources and
Policy Manual Review
The Development Committee. The Development
Committee worked collaboratively to design a series
of news tactics in 2016; this in addition to the existing
individual donation program and SENG's
The Editorial Committee. Chaired by Tracy Riley,
the SENG editorial committee engaged in a review of
the editorial submission process. Additional
achievements include Voices a new editorial feature
feature and expanding SENG's monthly newsletter
SENGVine from 10 to 12 issues annually.
The Professional Advisory Committee. Chaired by
Marianne Kuzujanakis MD, MPH, the PAC is tasked
with assisting SENG generate ideas to connect to
untapped communities in health and mental health
SENGinar Program Chair. SENG webinars provide
convenient access to many of the top experts in the
gifted field. Program Chair Mike Postma; program
growth this period - 33%
SMPG Program Chair. Kate Bachtel oversaw the
development of two new programs in 2016.
SMPGPlus+ and SENGConnect.
Conference Program Chair. Conference oversight
includes the annual SENG Conference and Children's
Program. Co-chairs Kate Bachtel and Evelyn
Metcalf collaborated to deliver an exceptional event
New in 2016 - The SENGtuary, the SENG Summit,
SMPG Breakfast and Discussion Tables.
Special thanks to Keynote Speakers: Dina Brulles
Ph.D., Dr. Kristina H. Collins, Dr. Tracy L Cross, Dr.
Jim Delisle, Donna Ford Ph.D., P. Susan Jackson.
Barry Gelston,Director Elect
Kristina H. Collins Director Elect