Risk Management Committee



The Risk Management Committee is the College's principle body for advising and counseling the Board of Governors, councils, committees, and professional staff leadership on the relevance and efficacy of risk management across the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

This committee reports to the Board of Governors. View a list of the current committee members.


Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 1-2
Length of meetings 1.5 days
Typical meeting days Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday
Meeting locations Meetings usually take place within 50 miles of an airport. At least one meeting per year takes place in Chicago.
Number of conference calls Usually 3-4 per year.
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings 8

Activities of Committee

  • Develops policy advice to identify, eliminate, mitigate, or control risks to the CAP and the specialty.
  • Monitors activities of the councils and committees of the Board that are directly involved with managing risk and review their objectives and action plan as appropriate.
  • Evaluates specific issues referred to the risk management committee for risk assessment and determination of next steps.
  • Evaluates risk mitigation plans to ensure continued relevancy, comprehensiveness, and effectiveness.

Expertise or Experience

  • Typically, risk management committee is composed of Board Members with one or two "at large" members; the Committee is chaired by a Board of Governors member.
  • Familiar with enterprise wide risk management principles
  • Familiar with the College's enterprise strategy

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the bigger picture healthcare environment in which pathologists practice as well as the specific market in which the College operates
  • Interaction with colleagues to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities facing the specialty of pathology
  • Opportunity to collaborate with peers that share an interest in risk management