Helping Families In Promoting The Common Good That Is Inherent In The Dignity Of Each Individual; Motivating And Encouraging Wellness That Sustains Harmonious Co-existence!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is responsible for the agency, the corporate body and/or Holy Trinity Family Support Center Corporation, the corporate compliance with all federal and state laws and regulationsand, in consultation, when applicable, with the advisory committee and/or sub-committee, shall (if change is needed): i.Direct, approve new programs; develop new programs, new contracts or any investment opportunity, interest, venture and any other interest to be undertaken by the corporation a.Mission b.Long-range goals c.Policies and Procedures, and budget; ii.Adopt written bylaws. iii.Oversee the operations of the corporation, according to the stated purposes for which this Corporation is organized, reorganize or disband the corporation when and as allowed by the bylaws and/or memorandum of understanding. iv.Ensure proper management of the corporation by hiring and providing for periodic performance evaluations. v.Provide for sound fiscal operation. vi.Contract for the corporation and enforce all agreements, policies, procedures, rules and regulations and/or delegate in full or in part any of its powers to non member, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director or any other staff as they deem fit and right for the interest of the corporation. vii.Comply with all the sections of Article of Association of Board of Directors of this agency.
ADVISORY BOARD/COMMITTEE The Advisory Board/Committee which has the meaning in accordance with COMAR 10.21.17.05 has responsibility to discuss the problems emanating from servicing our members and brainstorming to come up with ideas on how to improve the quality of our services. Their reports are open for discussion during board meetings during which the board can advice or redirect the committee should they be deviating from their roles. This committee meets quarterly on a date chosen and communicated through first class mail or email/telephone confirmation to the address chosen by the respective members. Their term is reviewed trienially by the Board of Directors. The Chairman of Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that this process is implemented. Their duties to the program includes but not limited to: Taking responsibility for the programs, the program compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations, and, in consultation, when applicable, with the Board of Directors, the Medical Director and/or Clinical Director if any, shall (if change is needed): i.Approve a program’s a.Mission b.Long-range goals c.Policies & Procedures and Budget; ii.Adopt written bylaws of the committee. iii.Oversee the operation of the programs, according to the stated purposes of the program. iv.Ensure proper management of the program by hiring and providing for periodic performance evaluations. v.Provide for sound fiscal operation of the programs independently. vi.Comply with all the sections of article 19, ss 28A and COMAR 10.02.01, and 10.04.04 and other State laws regulations.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)
The duty of our Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to provide ethical and regulatory oversight of research that involves human subjects by complying with National Institute of Health (NIH) standards:
Protecting the rights, welfare and well-being of human research participants, recruited to participate in research conducted or supported by the agency.
Ensuring compliance with relevant local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Ensuring compliance with National Institue of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), NIH and Holy Trinity Family Support Center Corporation (HTFSCC) policies and regulations.
Employing the highest ethical standards for human research protections in all human subjects research by adhering to the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont report:
Respect for persons:
i. Individuals should be treated as autonomous agents
ii. Persons with diminished autonomy are entitled to protection
i. Persons are treated in an ethical manner not only by respecting their decisions and protecting them from harm, but also by making efforts to secure their well-being
ii. Do no harm
iii. Maximize possible benefits and minimize possible harms
i. Fairness in distribution (select participants equitably)
ii. Who ought to receive the benefits of research and bear its burdens?
Giving guidance to ensure sound research design, scientific integrity, and determining if the research contributes to generalizable knowledge and is worth exposing subjects to risk.
Human subject research conducted at HTFSCC must meet high ethical and scientific standards. It must be designed, reviewed, approved, and implemented in accord with accepted ethical principles and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (45 CFR 46) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR 50 and 56) regulations for the protection of human subjects. The NIEHS, OHRP, and NIH standards are part of the Human Subject Protection Program of the HTFSCC.
It consist of the Chief Executive Officer, a Board member, Executive Director, Program Specialist, Social Worker (if a child is involved), and a representative of the community association (if on community issue). They are the final internal arbiter after which the unsatisfied party can seek redress from the law. Unsatisfied party can seek redress from the law at any time during the process. CASE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
It consists of Program Director, Program Specialist, Quality Assurance Administrator, Program Coordinator and Case Manager. They meet every quarter to review all incidents and progress reports received during the period under review.
It consists of all program Specialist (expert consultant or volunteers), and the Case Manager who meets from time to time to review cases to ensure that it meets the criteria and rational for assistance and that services or referral are provided as needed and reports to the Program Director. PROGRAM COMMITTEE
It is made up of The Chief Executive Officer and Program Directors. They hold special meeting every quarter to review outcome reports and all reports during the quater. They also discuss all special program issues or concerns, progress reports, quality assurance and outcome measures matching it with the goals and objectives of the corporation, the program and the individuals served. They will come out with quarterly report to be presented to the Board of Directors during Board Meeting.