Board of Directors Nominations & Elections
The ACFAS Nominating Committee is
looking for the best and the brightest to serve on the
College's Board of Directors. Please review the following information
carefully. If you believe you are qualified, submit the nomination
application by mail, fax, or email to the ACFAS
Executive Director by September 9, 2019. All information will be
considered confidential and reviewed only by the Nominating Committee and the
The Nominating Committee will meet in the fall to select semi-finalists who will be interviewed via telephone conference calls. The committee will then recommend candidates to the membership no later than October 23. A non-recommended Fellow who wishes to self-nominate him- or herself via petition may do so by October 8 (per separate procedures). Balloting by voting members will start no later than December 7, 2019. Voting ends December 22, 2019. The elected directors will be announced immediately thereafter and will start their term of service at the ACFAS 2020 Scientific Conference on February 19-20, 2020, in San Antonio.
The ACFAS Board of Directors is
composed of eleven Fellows. Directors are elected to three-year terms,
and govern strategically through four basic roles:
- Setting the College’s strategic vision, mission, and
goals based on member survey input.
- Allocating financial and human resources to match the
- Empowering its committees, task forces, and staff to
operate unencumbered within the framework of the College’s mission,
strategic plan, and policies.
- Adopting professional policies and statements that will
shape the future of the specialty and promote superior care for foot and
ankle surgical patients.
While any Fellow is eligible to
serve, the Nominating Committee is especially interested in potential
candidates who have demonstrated leadership qualities in the following areas
and will agree to the following guidelines:
- Past service on ACFAS committee(s) or task
forces(s). Demonstrated leadership as a committee chair is highly
- Attendance at recent Annual Scientific Conference(s) and
other College events.
- Board experience in other member- or donor-based
organizations (including non-podiatric groups).
- Articulates a clear and progressive vision for the
profession and the College.
- A willingness to represent the membership as a whole,
thinks strategically, and works well in a team atmosphere.
- Is independent and respected in the profession.
- Understands and adheres to the legal duties of a
not-for-profit corporate director (e.g., the duties of care, loyalty, and
obligation) and agrees/signs the ACFAS Financial Conflict and Duality of
Interest Disclosure policy (see application form).
- Will commit freely and willingly of their personal time
and professional expertise for three board meetings per year, serve as
board liaison to at least one committee, be accessible daily via email,
and come prepared to all meetings.
If this sounds like you, please
complete the application below and return this to the ACFAS Executive Director
by September 9, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding
board service or the nominating process, please contact Nominating Committee
Chair John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS at (202) 444-3059 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Executive Director Chris Mahaffey, CAE, at (773) 444-1305
or email@example.com. Thank
you for your interest!