How are the board candidates chosen?
The Call for Nominations was conducted membership-wide from August through September. The Nominating Committee carefully reviewed the submissions and selected a slate of candidates to present to the membership, using the following criteria:
- To be considered, the nominee must be a member in good standing.
- Candidates must demonstrate career leadership within the focus areas of our strategic plan: Research; Education; Professional Development; Science Communications; Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; and Infrastructure and Governance.
- Candidates are assessed on their commitment to the organization's strategic plan and contribution to a healthy and representative mix of diversity on the Board. These attributes include:
- Demographics: gender, age, race and ethnicity, etc.
- Geographic representation
- Career leadership experience in the anatomical sciences
- Strategic planning experience
- Technology acumen
- Organizational affiliation and diversity of media and technology represented
- Membership type (professional, academic, or associate)
- Executive management experience
- Access to resources and support for the organization
- Availability for active participation
- Candidates must demonstrate their access to resources and support for the organization, demonstrate they can fulfill the responsibilities of Board service, and understand the essential responsibilities of nonprofit boards.
- Nominees should demonstrate a history of service to the Association. Activities can include serving as an active member of a committee, event, or initiative.