[Foundation-l] About transparency

daniwo59 at aol.com daniwo59 at aol.com
Sun Dec 30 14:52:13 UTC 2007

Thank you for the clarifications.
In a message dated 12/30/2007 9:48:37 AM Eastern Standard Time,  
Anthere9 at yahoo.com writes:

daniwo59 at aol.com wrote:
> I am also curious as to when Florence,  as Chair, was approached by Sue  
> regarding Erik's appointment.  Since Sue was effectively removing one of 
the  Board 
> members  charged with her oversight, it would have behoved her to obtain  
>  Florence's approval before approaching Erik.

I was approached 30th of  october. I informed the board the following 
day, as it seemed to me  mandatorily that they be informed as soon as 
possible, given the potential  risks of conflict of interest.
I was in favor of asking him to resign at  that point, but some perceived 
unfair to have him resign with lack of  certainty over visa obtention.

>2. It seems that Erik, as a  Board member helped to review Sue's 
>as a member of  the ED Committee. I can only assume that the idea of
>appointing him  Deputy Director and the mechanics of obtaining him a 
>work  visa  had not
>yet begun. Has he since been replaced on that Committee, and on  the 
>to find a Treasurer for the  Board?

Erik was immediately removed from the ED evaluation  committee by its 
chair (Jan-Bart) after I informed the board. Erik has not  yet been 
officially replaced on this committee.

I asked Erik to  recuse himself on some resolutions, such as the 
Executive Director  one.

Erik went on being chair of the treasurer search committee until  his 
resignation from the board. Soon before his resignation, he (not the  
committee) submitted a recommandation with regards to the search to the  
entire board. Since then, the treasurer search committee is made of only  
two people, with the support of Mona. I have made a follow up on the new  
candidates just before Christmas. Otherwise, issue is  pending.



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