President Emeritus

Position: President Emeritus
Responsible To: Executive President

The President Emeritus provides leadership and guidance to the Executive Board of Directors; mentors the Executive President in proceedings of the association; and provides a historical perspective in the decision-making process. At the discretion of the current Executive President, this position may or may not be filled.

Any Past President of AOHP, must be an active member in good standing. Since this is a non-voting position, may also hold office at the chapter level.

Term of Office 
Four years (non-elected), when the Executive President is re-elected and serves total of two, two-year terms. Two years (non-elected), when the Executive President serves one, two-year term. Executive President has a right to terminate this position after consult with Executive Board.  

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provides guidance to the Executive President to assure continuity of Executive Board activities and program development in matters of the association. 

2. Provides counsel to the Executive Board of Directors in prioritizing association needs to reflect the mission, goals and objectives of the organization.

3. Participates in Executive Board of Directors meetings and conference calls as a non-voting member.

4. The President Emeritus, and any other Board members, are not permitted to miss more than two meetings per year, barring any emergencies. For any member to be excused from a specified Board meeting, she/he must notify the Board and arrange for a proxy. The absent Board member will specifically name a non-voting member to whom the proxy is assigned. A no-show without prior notification is defined as an unexcused absence. Officers are responsible for all duties noted in respective job descriptions.

5. Orients and acts as a mentor to the incoming President Emeritus. 
• Reviews the current job description with the incoming President Emeritus. Discusses each of the job duties with the incoming President Emeritus, and assures that any questions or concerns are answered. 
• Provides sample documents for specific job duties as requested by the incoming President Emeritus.

6. If at any time during the term of office, the President Emeritus does not feel that he/she can perform certain job duties, he/she should notify the Executive President in writing the specifics of any concerns. The Executive President or other appointed Board member will work with the President Emeritus on a potential resolution.