Tampa , FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a newly formed independent nonprofit organization designed to educate and advocate on behalf of those living with or affected by obesity, is requesting nominations for its National Board of Directors.

The OAC is seeking candidates who have been personally affected by obesity. As such, those who are currently living with obesity and those who have sought treatment are encouraged to apply. In addition, family members, healthcare professionals and members of the public are also encouraged to apply. The OAC seeks to assemble a Board that is diverse in both experience and background.

OAC Board members are responsible for the following tasks: establishing the mission, goals and policies of the organization, developing long-range plans, ensuring the financial stability and strength, ensuring organizational stability, maintaining the integrity, independence and ideals of the organization and overseeing the chief executive. In addition, Board members are also responsible for attending four Board meetings annually and participating in conference calls as needed.