Ralph Smitherman, MS, Chair
Jane Carona, MD
Janelle Edwards, MO
George Holliday, PA
Jean Mann, NY
Patrick Sheehan, MD
Officer Liaison: Denise Colley, WA
Staff Liaison: Sharon Lovering
Credentials Committee Responsibilities
The Credentials Committee determines the eligibility of each member and affiliate to be seated at the annual convention and determines the number of votes each affiliate may cast (one vote for every 25 of its voting members or a major fraction thereof provided that an affiliate may cast not more than 25 votes).
The committee reviews the credentials submitted by the national office, and if an affiliate is found to be late in submitting its dues and membership list, the committee may, after speaking with said affiliate, reduce the number of votes to which the affiliate is entitled for the upcoming convention. The affiliate has the right to appeal the committee’s decision in a closed meeting, and if the decision still stands, may appeal to the membership after the Credentials Committee has reported its decision on the floor.
This webpage was last updated May 2, 2023.