AMIA Board of Directors and Working Group Elections

The Nominating Committee is announcing the slate of candidates for board of directors’ positions.

The AMIA bylaws determine the process and timeline for our elections and we conduct our elections electronically.  The online voting site will open by September 12, 2018 and will contain full biographical information submitted by each nominee.  An e-mail will be sent to all eligible members announcing the opening of the election site and will include detailed instructions on how to vote. 

Petition to Add Nominees

According to Article 6 of the AMIA bylaws, AMIA’s voting members may add nominees to this slate by petition.  Petitions must include the name of the nominee, the office for which he or she is being nominated, signatures or letters from fifty (50) regular members in good standing endorsing the nomination, and a letter from the nominee indicating his or her agreement to serve if elected.  Please send the original signed documents (petition or letters) to AMIA HQ postmarked by August 23. Address: AMIA, c/o Petition to Add Nominees, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500, Bethesda, MD 20814. Fax and e-mail may not be used for this purpose.  If you have questions about the process, please contact Phyllis Burchman, AMIA Director of Office Operations and Human Resources,

Election Results

Official election results will be announced during the State of the Association Meeting held in conjunction with the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium on November 6th in San Francisco, CA.  The Nominating Committee thanks you for your thoughtful consideration of these and other possible nominees.

Board Chair-elect and Board Chair

The Chair-elect is an officer of AMIA and serves in that role for 1 year. The Board Chair is the principal officer of AMIA and the serves in that role for 2 years. Both positions require nominees to be a member of AMIA in good standing who has demonstrated commitment, active service and leadership, is committed to furthering AMIA’s mission and vision, and will have served previously as a member of the AMIA Board of Directors. Term of office for Chair-elect is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  Term of office for Board Chair is January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.

CHAIR-ELECT nominees (one chair-elect will be elected):

Theresa Cullen
Patricia Dykes

Board Director

The Board of Directors is the principal policy making body of AMIA and is responsible for AMIA’s strategic plan. A successful board member is supportive of AMIA’s mission and speaks knowledgeably about AMIA and informatics. S/he is an active and visible member of AMIA and the informatics community. The Board is accountable to AMIA’s members. Directors serve a three-year term and may be elected to serve two consecutive terms. Term of office for four Directors is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

DIRECTORS nominees (four directors will be elected):

Gretchen Purcell Jackson
Philip Payne
Wanda Pratt
S. Trent Rosenbloom
Umberto Tachinardi
Victoria Tiase
Adam Wright
Li Zhou

Working Group Elections

Some AMIA Working Groups will also be electing new leadership and those elections will be held in conjunction with this year’s Board of Directors election. Each working group is currently putting together its slate of candidates. If you are eligible to vote in working group elections, you will see the ballot(s) upon logging into the election site.