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 around September 17, 2019 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 30. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official election results will be announced during the State of the Association Meeting held in conjunction with the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium on November 19th in Washington, DC. The Nominating Committee thanks you for your thoughtful consideration of these and other possible nominees.
The Treasurer is an officer of AMIA and may sign corporate documentation when needed. The Treasurer shall maintain, or cause to be maintained, all financial reports presented to the Board and members. The Treasurer serves as a member of the Executive Committee and as an ex-officio advisor to the Audit Committee and the Finance and Investment Committee. The Treasurer’s term is two years and is limited to two consecutive terms. Term of office for Treasurer is January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
The Secretary is an officer of AMIA and serves as the Corporate Secretary signing corporate documentation when needed. The Secretary shall maintain, or cause to be maintained, corporate documents, minutes of Board meetings, Executive Committee meetings, membership meetings, records of activities, membership lists, and any other records required by law. The Secretary serves as a member of the Executive Committee. The Secretary’s term is two years and is limited to two consecutive terms. Term of office for Secretary is January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
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, 2020 through December 31, 2022.
DIRECTORS nominees (four directors will be elected):
Paul Fu, Jr.
Working Group Elections
Many 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.