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.

Members are encouraged to self-nominate for these positions by June 30. 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).

Open Positions

The Nominating Committee is currently reviewing nominations for Board Treasurer, Board Secretary 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 selection criteria for a Board member balances a mix of experience, age, gender, ethnicity, geographic, and institutional balance.

Secretary of the Board of Directors

The Secretary is an officer of AMIA and serves as the corporate secretary signing corporate documentation when needed. The Secretary serves as a member of the Executive Committee. There are a few additional key attributes candidates for Secretary must possess:

  • A current active or recently past successful AMIA volunteer leader.
  • The ability to participate in complex discussion while still maintaining detail about the discussion for documentation purposes.
  • Demonstrated ethical actions and standards.
  • The ability to devote the appropriate time to AMIA.
  • The Secretary’s term is two years (2018-2019) and is limited to two consecutive terms.

Treasurer of the Board of Directors

The Treasurer is an officer of AMIA and serves as the Corporate Treasurer and is able to sign corporate documentation when needed. The Treasurer serves as a member of the Executive Committee, Audit Committee, and Finance and Investment Committee. As you consider candidates for Treasurer, there are a few additional key attributes candidates must possess:

  • A current active or recently past successful AMIA volunteer leader.
  • A thorough understanding of financial reports.
  • The ability to translate financial information and concepts for the board.
  • The ability to partner with the AMIA staff to assure that an annual budget and financial plans support AMIA’s strategic plan.
  • The ability to devote the appropriate time to AMIA.
  • The Treasurer’s term is two years (2018-2019) and is limited to two consecutive terms.

Board Director

The Board of Directors is the principal policy making body of AMIA and is responsible for AMIA’s strategic plan. Board members are the pipeline for other leadership positions in AMIA and should be cross generational. A successful board member is supportive of AMIA’s mission and speaks knowledgeable 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.

There are several key attributes that all potential candidates must possess:

  • The ability to think strategically and analytically and to effectively communicate thoughts and the reasons for them.
  • The respect of AMIA members and a reputation for emotional maturity, personal integrity, and honesty.
  • The ability to work well with others as a member of a collaborative group with group decision-making authority and an understanding of the fiduciary duties of loyalty, care, and obedience.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the differences between oversight and supervision.
  • A demonstrated familiarity with AMIA, its mission, vision and core values.
  • Served AMIA successfully in a significant number of AMIA efforts or tasks.
  • The ability to devote the appropriate time to AMIA.

Directors serve a three year term (2018-2020) 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 August.  After the slate of nominees is announced, instructions on voting will be posted on the AMIA Web site.