OSB Board of Governors Standing Committees



Some of these committees meet quite regularly and others meet only as needed. The membership on these committees is exclusively BOG members. A senior staff member is assigned to assist each committee.



Policy and Governance Committee


Develops and monitors the governing rules and policies relating to the structure and organization of the bar; ensures that all bar programs and services are in compliance with organizational mandates and are achieving desired outcomes. Identifies and brings emerging issues to the BOG for discussion and action.


Michael Levelle, Chair
Ramón Pagán, Vice Chair

Charles Wilhoite
Jim Chaney
John Mansfield
Elisabeth Zinser
Guy Greco
Per Ramfjord
Julia Rice
Staff: Helen Hierschbiel



Public Affairs Committee


Oversees the bar's government relations program, keeps the BOG abreast of legislative developments, makes recommendations regarding legislative priorities and actions.


Josh Ross, Chair
Tim Williams, Vice Chair

Vanessa Nordyke
Kathleen Rastetter
Kerry Sharp
John Bachofner
Chris Costantino
Kate von Ter Stegge
Rob Gratchner
Staff: Susan Grabe



Board Development Committee


Identifies desired skills and attributes for the BOG and searches for individuals who have an interest in serving and possess the requisite criteria. Reviews applications, conducts interviews, and recommends candidates for public member positions. Identifies training needs for the board. May recruit candidates for other governance positions.


Vanessa Nordyke, Chair
Per Ramfjord, Vice Chair

Tim Williams
Elisabeth Zinser
John Bachofner
Rob Gratchner
Chris Costantino
Kate von Ter Stegge
Staff: Dani Edwards



Appellate Screening Special Committee


Interviews candidates for appellate court appointments and makes recommendations to Governor in accordance with established policy; serves as a resource for local bar screening committees. There is at least one appellate screening process each year, which requires one or two days depending on the number of candidates to be interviewed.


Tim Williams, Chair
Josh Ross, Vice-Chair
Per Ramfjord, Interim Vice-Chair
Kathleen Rastetter
Jim Chaney
Kerry Sharp
Julia Rice
Staff: Susan Grabe



Budget and Finance Committee


Provides oversight of the bar's financial operations; makes recommendations to the BOG about the annual budgets and assessments; manages OSB reserves and investments; receives biennial audit. Provides guidance on long-range forecasts, operating expenses and capital purchases.


John Mansfield, Chair
Michael Levelle, Vice Chair

Ramón Pagán
Josh Ross
Charles Wilhoite
Jim Chaney
Guy Greco
Kathleen Rastetter
Kerry Sharp
Julia Rice
Staff: Rod Wegener



Executive Director Evaluation


Conducts annual performance of executive director and makes recommendations to the BOG as to salary and benefits; as needed, serves as the executive director search committee. This committee usually meets two or three times over the course of the year.


Michael Levelle, Chair
Elisabeth Zinser, Vice Chair

TBD
Staff: Christine Ford