Safe4Athletes thanks all of the volunteers who have agreed to serve on our Board of Directors and the various committees that address the needs of our stakeholders. Many of the committees are still in the process of being formed. We anticipate that it will be the end of 2013 before each committee has its full complement of members.
Board of Directors
The Board is responsible for:
- Determining the organization’s mission and purposes, provide a strategic plan for the growth and development of the organization and set policy to ensure efficiency and effective operation of the organization
- Establishing fiscal policy, protect accumulated assets and oversee the financial management and effective operation of the organization.
- Ensuring adequate resources for organization activities through direct and indirect financial contributions (contacts, information and/or other resources) and a commitment to fundraising.
- Determining, strengthening, and evaluating the conduct of all organization programs and services.
- Selecting, supporting and evaluating the performance of the executive director.
- Recruiting and electing new members to the Board of Directors
- Enhancing the organization’s public standing.
- Ensuring legal and ethical integrity and maintaining accountability.
Athlete Welfare Advisory Panel
The Athlete Welfare Advisory Panel was formed to establish the gold standard for working with athletes that have been victims of traumatic experiences in sports. The panel is tasked with developing guidelines; for working with victims, educate victims about finding the right type of care and overseeing the recommended Safe4Athletes councilors.
Athletes’ Advisory Council
Membership on the Athletes Advisory Council consists of no fewer than 30 and no more than 60 members representing as many different sports as possible. The Athletes Advisory Council consists of individuals committed to working within their respective sports to advocate for clubs, leagues, teams, state and national sports governing bodies to adopt effective policies, procedures, and educational programs that help prevent coach, volunteer, other sport leader and peer misconduct whether it be sexual, bullying, harassment or other forms of inappropriate behaviors. Members speak out to encourage and help educate all parents, athletes, and the general public to be more aware of what they can do to recognize inappropriate coach behavior and to understand how traumatic the effects of such experiences can be for athletes.
Coaches Advisory Council
Membership on the Coaches Advisory Council consists of no fewer than 15 and no more than 30 members representing as many different sports as possible. The Coaches Advisory Council consists of individuals committed to working within their respective sports to advocate for coaches’ support of strong and clear policies defining professional behavior that advances the safety and welfare of athletes. Members are willing to communicate with coaching colleagues and within professional coaching associations for coaches’ support of the adoption of effective policies, procedures, and educational programs by sport clubs and teaching gyms that prevent sport leader and peer misconduct whether it be sexual, bullying, harassment or other forms of inappropriate behaviors. Members speak out to encourage and help educate all parents, athletes, and the general public that while the great majority of all coaches adhere to the highest standards of integrity, parents and athletes must be more aware of what they can do to recognize inappropriate coach behavior and take the proper steps to stop it.
Pro Bono Consultants
Key to the launch and operation of Safe4Athletes is the almost daily advice of two consultants who bring the highest levels of non-profit management and legal expertise to the organization.