AHMA Chapter Principles
1. Our chapter exists for the benefit of local holistic practitioners who are members or
potential members of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), by providing
opportunities for networking, education, and transformational activities related to
holistic health and in keeping with the principles of the AHMA.
2. We develop and maintain our own operating guidelines, consistent with these AHMA
Chapter Principles and with AHMA’s bylaws and operating principles. Our guidelines
define Chapter leadership roles, duties and terms. Our guidelines are reviewed annually
by our leadership and / or membership and with the AHMA board.
3. Our chapter’s leadership is elected by local chapter members with the following criteria:
a. All leaders are current members of the AHMA in good standing
b. The President must have a doctorate-level degree(DC, DDS, DMD, DMP, DO, DOM,
DSC, MD, ND, PharmD, PhDNP, PhDPsych, PsyD)
c. At least two members of the leadership team must hold a medical license (MD,
DO, or ND)
d. All others in leadership positions must be licensed providers, except for members
who provide a supportive service to the chapter, including legal, marketing,
fundraising, and accounting roles, as well as other roles that AHMA national
might deem necessary for the function of the chapter
4. All members of the chapter must be AHMA members in good standing. No additional
dues are required for chapter membership. All AHMA members have voting privileges.
Gue Guests are welcome to chapter events that are open to the public.
5. We are a self-supporting organization. Our efforts are the result of the volunteer time
and financial contributions of our membership as well as revenues generated through
our programming. We may request, and on occasion receive, resources and assistance
from the national AHMA organization, when such assistance is deemed available and
appropriate by mutual determination of the chapter and the AHMA.
6. We acknowledge and support the AHMA’s brand, identity, mission and nonprofit status,
being careful to avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest, and any action that
might be contrary to these. We strive to always reflect well the history, culture, and
principles of the organization and its members. We acknowledge that as a chapter of
the AHMA, we will not pursue any for-profit activities and prohibit any individual or
organization from profiting through association with the AHMA name.
7. We develop and maintain a fiscal policy to guide our budget, including, but not limited
to, all program expenditures. We ensure legal, financial, and accounting compliance
to guard against the misuse of funds or resources. Policy decisions are made by local
leadership, with consensus whenever possible, and regularly communicated to AHMA’s
executive director and the liaison to the Board of Directors.
8. Our chapter reviews its support of the AHMA mission on an annual basis. Support may
consist of financial contributions to the AHMA when funds are sufficient, volunteer
activities, as well as other resources or efforts. We understand that while there is no
minimum requirement for support, we acknowledge our commitment to the AHMA, its
vision, and its mission.