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 12, 2018. All information will be considered confidential and reviewed only by the Nominating Committee and the executive director.

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 18. A non-recommended Fellow who wishes to self-nominate him- or herself via petition may do so by November 17 (see separate procedures including October 25 notification date). Balloting by voting members will start no later than December 2. Voting ends December 17. The elected directors will be announced immediately thereafter and will start their term of service at the ACFAS 2019 Scientific Conference on February 14-17, 2019, in New Orleans.

The ACFAS Board of Directors is composed of eleven Fellows. Directors are elected to three-year terms, and govern strategically through four basic roles:

  1. Setting the College’s strategic vision, mission, and goals based on member survey input.
  2. Allocating financial and human resources to match the strategic plan.
  3. Empowering its committees, task forces, and staff to operate unencumbered within the framework of the College’s mission, strategic plan, and policies.
  4. 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 desired.
  • 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 12, 2018

If you have any questions regarding board service or the nominating process, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Laurence G. Rubin, DPM, FACFAS at (804) 746-5488 or LGRubin@comcast.net or Executive Director Chris Mahaffey, CAE, at (773) 693-9300 or mahaffey@acfas.org. Thank you for your interest!

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