Governance

Transparency

At the IYNA, we firmly believe that full transparency is the best way for nonprofits to operate. Therefore, we strive to be as open as possible about our operations, providing a variety of financial and legal documents for open examination. Some personal data, namely addresses, has been redacted. If you would like access to a document not listed here, or have any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to contact us at info@youthneuro.org

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Financials

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with annual gross revenue under $50,000 USD, the IYNA files IRS form 990-N for each fiscal year. All our filings of Form 990-N are available here for public inspection.

Form 990N 2017

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Legal Documents

The 501(c)(3) Determination Letter from the IRS certifies that we are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, further categorized as a 509(a)(2) Public Charity. Form 1023-EZ is the application form we filed to obtain tax exempt status. The Certificate of Incorporation is the document we filed with the Delaware Secretary of State to become an incorporated legal entity.

501(c)(3) Determination Letter

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1023-EZ Application

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Articles of Incorporation

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IYNA Bylaws

The IYNA Bylaws are our legal governing document, dictating how the IYNA is run. Its purpose is to protect the interests of the IYNA and our mission. Our bylaws are reviewed each year by the IYNA Board of Directors.

IYNA Bylaws

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IYNA Policies

Our policies are secondary governing documents that provide operational guidelines for our organization. As with the bylaws, their purpose is to protect the interests of the IYNA and our mission.

Board Meeting Policy

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Board Meeting Minutes

The IYNA Board of Directors meets regularly to be updated on and discuss the current state of affairs of the IYNA. At these meetings, minutes are recorded and made available here so that our staff and the public can be kept up to date.

Board Business 04/07/18

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Board Business 02/16/18

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Board Business 01/20/2018

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Board Business 12/28/2017

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Board Business 06/18/2017

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Board Business 07/13/2017

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Board Business 05/20/2017

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Board Votes

The IYNA Board of Directors formally votes when an action is to be taken. These votes are recorded and made available here.

Addition of Julia Shi to the Board of Directors

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Addition of Yasmeen Hmaidan to the Board of Directors

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Approval of Document Retention Policy

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Approval of Whistleblower Policy

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Approval of Conflict of Interest Policy

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Approval of Meeting Policies

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Vote to Delay Elections

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Approval of Bylaws

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Approval of Board and Committee Officers

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Board of Directors

The IYNA is governed by a board of directors composed of 8 high school and undergraduate students. The board of directors is responsible for oversight and guidance of the IYNA's operations.

Advisory Board

Made up of prominent neuroscientists and professionals, the IYNA Advisory Board provides guidance to the IYNA Board of Directors and CEO.

Dr. Norbert Myslinski
Dr. Norbert Myslinski
Founder and Chair
Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah
Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah
Member
Elaine Snell
Elaine Snell
Member