The Audit Committee consists of five members appointed by the President of the HNBA and the Chair is elected by the members of the Audit Committee from among its members.

The Audit Committee is charged with:

  • Overseeing the integrity of the HNBA’s financial accounting process and systems of internal controls regarding finance, accounting, and use of assets;
  • Overseeing the independence and performance of the HNBA’s independent auditors;
  • Overseeing the operation of the HNBA’s policies on conflicts of interest and fraudulent or dishonest conduct; and
  • Providing an avenue of communication among the independent auditors, management, the finance group of the HNBA (whether external or internal), and the Board of Governors.



Maria Villanueva
Audit Committee Chair
Bio Tissue
Chicago, IL