Before FMDA’s annual membership meeting on Nov. 5, 2021, there will be an electronic election of officers and directors. The positions of vice-president and secretary-treasurer will become vacant along with eight board of director positions.
Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists are able to participate fully in the life of our organization, to serve on and chair committees, and to participate as members of the Board. All five of FMDA’s officers are physicians; however, NP, PA and pharmacist members are now invited to serve as a Director on the Board.
Members of the Board provide leadership, a shared vision and sense of mission and are responsible for the fiscal health of our organization. We are looking for leaders with:
Proven performance and a commitment to the organization
Time and ability to serve
Understanding of teamwork; communication and mentoring skills
Sound judgment and integrity
Enthusiasm and the ability to be a strategic, visionary thinker
The responsibilities of the Board of Directors include conducting the business affairs, educational seminars, and other meetings, and to foster and promote the mission and vision of the Society. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Chairman of the Board, Immediate Past-President, President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and eight (8) other FMDA members. At any point in time, a maximum of two (2) advanced practice nurses or physician assistants and one (1) pharmacist may occupy a director’s position on the Board. Each is elected for a two-year term and may be re-elected for another two-year term, except for the Immediate Past-President and President-Elect, who are not elected. The office of the Chairman of the Board is held by the Past-President, once removed. In the event that the Past-President, once removed, is unable to fulfill his or her duties, the board will seek nominations from past-presidents, and the Board will select the successor from these nominees. Elections will take place every two years and all candidates for position as an officer must have been a board member or a member of FMDA within the last two (2) years and must be a physician.
The Nominating Committee consists of the Executive Committee and will be chaired by Immediate Past-President Dr. Rhonda Randall. In the event that any office is vacated due to unforeseen circumstances, the Executive Committee may elect a board member to fill that position and it will not count towards a two-year term.
The following FMDA officer and board positions become vacant in October 2021, all of which are two year terms:
Vice President (President-Elect)
If you are interested in serving the Society in a leadership position, please indicate your preference(s), submit a short bio, and complete a brief statement outlining your interests and why you want to serve below. If you any questions or issues, please contact Shane Bellotti in the FMDA Business Office at (561) 689-6321, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FMDA Nominations Committee will then make its recommendations for the slate of officers and directors; voting will take place electronically before Best Care Practices 2021 and the results will be announced at FMDA’s Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, during the conference.
Now is your opportunity to join the leadership and make your mark! The deadline is May 15, 2021.