The New Hampshire Medical Group Management Association (NHMGMA) is a State Affiliate of the Medical Group Management Association, MGMA. In 1977, we incorporated in the State of New Hampshire and are authorized and approved to function as a 501(c)(6) non-profit professional association as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
NHMGMA was founded in 1977 when 14 clinic managers from around the state began to meet regularly to discuss common issues and share ideas. In the early 1980s, the membership had grown to nearly 65 members, and by the turn of the decade, NHMGMA's membership approached 100.
NHMGMA is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of six individuals elected by the membership. There are six officers of the Association. They are: President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President. Each officer is a member of the Board. In addition to the five officers, the Board of Directors consists of the Vendor Liaison and the College Forum Representative for the American College of Medical Practice Executives, ACMPE.
Although the Board of Directors may delegate authority to management, the Directors retain specific duties and responsibilities which may not be delegated to the management of the Association. The primary responsibilities of the Board of Directors are as follows:
- To adopt and follow sound, written, and clearly defined strategic objectives
- To ensure that the Association has the resources and organizational capabilities to achieve those objectives
- To comply with the Association’s Bylaws, applicable Federal, State and local laws, and regulations
- To regularly attend and actively and meaningfully participate in board meetings
- To establish and monitor good governance practices
- To establish a system to identify, measure and effectively control risks to which the Association is exposed
- To establish ad hoc and working committees that will enable the Board of Directors to effectively perform its duties
- To ensure that members’ own personal/business relationships with the Association are always at arm’s length