BCA-USA BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD)
Cognizant of its growth and obligations to its members, federal and local authorities, BCA-USA established a Board of Directors by constitutional amendment in 2015. The Association had long recognized that good governance starts with the Board of Directors.
The inaugural Board of Directors consists of the following members:
Ma Marie Fongwa – Southern California Chapter – Chair
Doh Geka Banyuga Pefok – Great Lakes Chapter – Secretary
Ni Clarence Ndangam – Eastern Chapter – BCA-USA President
Ba Fogam Eric – Southeastern Chapter
Ma Theresa Gwanfogbe – Eastern Chapter
Ni Wob Fomunung – Southeastern Chapter
Ba Gwanbidpua Nicholas Tangeh – Southern Texas Chapter
Ba Titamohkumi Moses – Oklahoma Chapter
Mr. Ebeny Amstrong – Non BCA-USA Member
Chief Levinus Onwuchuruba – Non BCA-USA Member
The Board’s role and legal obligation is to oversee the administration of the organization and ensure that the organization fulfills its mission by monitoring, guiding, and enabling good management. The board generally has decision-making powers regarding matters of policy, direction, strategy, and governance of the organization:
Formulate key corporate policies and strategic goals, focusing both on near-term and longer-term challenges and opportunities.
Authorize major transactions or other actions.
Oversee matters critical to the health of the organization.
Evaluate and help manage risk.
Steward the resources of the organization for the longer run, not just by carefully reviewing annual budgets and evaluating operations but also by encouraging foresight through several budget cycles.
The BCA-USA Board of Directors consists of eleven members, seven of whom are elected by the General Assembly, the BCA-USA President, the Youth President and two Non-BCA-USA Director positions. The term of each elected Board member is five years and can be re-elected once.