AMIA Board of Directors and Working Group Elections

Eligibility

All voting AMIA members in good standing are eligible for election to the Board and Working Groups (regular, retired, life members).  Student members are eligible to run in Working Group elections. Affiliate members are not eligible to run for a position.

Members are encouraged to self-nominate for these positions by June 29. All candidates will be required to complete the Online Biographical Information Form (you must be logged in as an AMIA member to complete the nomination form).

For board position please click here.

For working group elections please click here.

Open Positions

The Nominating Committee is currently reviewing nominations for Chair-elect and 4 Directors. The position of Board member is the highest volunteer member contribution role for AMIA. Board members have fiduciary obligations that require members to make decisions in good faith, are in the best interest of AMIA, and are financially responsible. The nomination criteria for a Board member balances a mix of experience, age, gender, ethnicity, geographic, and institutional balance.

Chair-elect

The Chair-elect is an officer of AMIA. The Chair-elect will be a member of AMIA in good standing who has demonstrated commitment, active service and leadership, and is committed to furthering AMIA’s mission and vision. The Chair-elect will have served previously as a member of the AMIA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors and members of AMIA expect the Chair-elect to assist the Chair in his/her duties. The Chair-elect shall perform the duties of the Chair during absence or disability of the Chair. In cases where the vacancy is permanent, the Chair-elect will succeed to the office of Chair.

The specific roles and responsibilities of the Chair-elect are to:

  • Serve on the Executive Committee.
  • Preside at all meetings of the Board, Executive Committee, and membership in the Chair’s absence.
  • Assist the Chair in fulfilling his/her duties.
  • Chair the Signature Awards Committee.
  • Prepare for Chair role through the Committee appointment process.

The Chair-elect serves a one-year term in 2019 (followed by a 2-year term as board Chair in 2020-2021) and takes office on the first day of the calendar year following his/her election. The Chair-elect is a voting member of the Board.

Board Director

The Board of Directors is the principal policy making body of AMIA as set forth in the AMIA bylaws and articles of incorporation. The strategic plan is set by the Board in accordance with AMIA’s mission. The Board is responsible for ensuring AMIA is meeting our strategic goals and that our finances are sound. The Board is accountable to AMIA’s members. Each Board member is expected to be a committed and participating part of the Board of Directors and be a member of AMIA in good standing.

Board members are expected to:

  • Support the mission of the organization
  • Attend board meetings as an active, prepared participant
  • Keep board materials and board conversations confidential
  • Attend AMIA meetings and membership events
  • Serve as liaisons to committees and task forces
  • Understand governing, board oversight, and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Respond timely to organizational requests
  • Speak knowledgeably and as one voice for AMIA

Each Board member is an ambassador of AMIA and is expected to speak positively about AMIA within the community and to the public.

Directors serve a three-year term (2019-2021) and may be elected to serve two consecutive terms.

Working Group Elections

Working groups offer excellent opportunities for young informatics professionals to gain early career leadership experience and longer-term AMIA members to share valuable knowledge and perspective as leaders. Nominations for Working Group leaders are managed within each working group.

The Nominating Committee will present the final slate to the AMIA Board in the fall.  After the slate of nominees is announced, instructions on voting will be posted on the AMIA Web site.