At FMDA’s annual membership meeting on October 13, 2017, there will be an election of officers and directors. The positions of vice president and secretary-treasurer will become vacant along with eight board of director positions.
As a result of our bylaws changes, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists are now 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 team work; 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 can 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. All elections will take place at the annual meeting every two years. 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. Robert Kaplan. 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.
If you are interested in serving the Society in a leadership position, please indicate your preference(s) below. Please also email/fax (firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-689-6324) a brief bio to the FMDA business office along with a brief statement outlining your interests and why you want to serve. The FMDA Nominations Committee will then make its recommendations for the slate of officers and directors; voting by ballot will take place on Oct. 13, 2017, during the Best Care Practices conference.
Now is your chance to join the leadership to move the society forward! The deadline is June 15, 2017.
The following FMDA officer and board positions become vacant in October 2017.
I am interested in serving a 2-year term, in the following position(s):