USBC Committee members are one of the organization’s most important assets in advancing the mission and fulfilling the vision of the organization. Committees represent, involve, and serve member organizations, and they provide valuable insight into the USBC's internal work. All committees function in an advisory capacity and do not have the authority to act on behalf of the Board of Directors. Learn about USBC committees below!
Standing Committees of the USBC
Must be a USBC member representative to serve.
The Finance and Audit Committee (FAC) provides oversight for the budget, accounting procedures, and financial position of the organization, to ensure the integrity of financial functions. This is important to the work USBC can carry forward to the field. If you are interested in learning more about what USBC values and how the finances can help move this work forward, this committee is for you.
The Membership Engagement Committee (MEC) provides advice to the USBC Board of Directors on new member outreach, recruitment, application (initial and renewal), orientation, and engagement. Since the membership expansion to include more types of organizations, this committee has been crucial in moving applications forward and recruiting new member organizations.
The Nominating Committee (NC) carries out the procedures for the nomination of candidates for election to the Board of Directors (BoD). The 2020 USBC Board is one of the youngest and most diverse Boards of a national organization in the United States. The NC works to select the best candidates to be considered.
Additional Committees of the USBC
Do not need to be a USBC member representative to serve.
The Conference Program Committee (CPC) advises on planning the program and educational content for the National Breastfeeding Conference and Convening (NBCC), hosted by the USBC to enhance the capacity of the field to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. This committee also sets the stage for networking and collaboration amongst our attendees.
The CRASH committee, which stands for consider Culture, show Respect, Assess/Affirm differences, show Sensitivity and Self-awareness, and do it all with Humility (CRASH), enhances USBC governance, membership, personnel, and coalitions' ability to build structures, systems, and a culture of inclusiveness and mutual support for all peoples. This committee may also be a liaison in another committee to promote the CRASH recommendations throughout the USBC.