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Council and Committee Nominations

Instructions on the Nomination Process

  • The sponsoring organizations are requested to determine the candidates' willingness to serve, if selected, prior to submitting nominations to the AMA.
  • Physician members of AMA Councils/Committees must be active members of the AMA at the time of election/appointment and throughout the duration of their term.
  • Nominations for AMA Councils/Committees should be presented on the Council/Committee Nomination Form.

Student nominations should be presented on the student application form.

  • All pertinent information must be provided within the space provided on the form. Please complete multiple forms for multiple nominations.
  • The sponsor's statement should be not less than 50 words, nor more than 250 words.
  • Please enclose an executive curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages) for the candidate with the nomination form.
  • Please review carefully the AMA's Conflict of Interest Policy and Principles, which provide explanatory text and examples.  If you are seeking an AMA leadership position, and are successful in attaining that leadership position, you will need to complete and return the conflict of interest disclosure form.  If you are seeking a leadership position in a separate organization, please also review carefully the disclosure form of the separate organization to which you are seeking appointment by the AMA Board of Trustees and determine if you will be able to comply with that organization's conflict of interest policy.

As you carefully review these documents, please also consider if there are pending matters, or matters which you anticipate may occur during your term of office, which could, in your view, reasonably be anticipated to adversely impact your license to practice medicine or your ability to discharge fully the duties you are seeking--without embarrassment to yourself or to the AMA (or the other organization). Specifically, and in that regard, please review with the AMA Office of General Counsel any situation in which [i] an adverse action has been taken against your medical license in any state; [ii] an adverse action has been taken against you by a hospital or managed care company; and [iii] any other event, including anything involving your family, that would be embarrassing to yourself or to the AMA if it were to be made public.

The Office of General Counsel will, with respect to all announced candidates for election to Councils, conduct an enhanced due diligence review to include: a Google search by name, a check of the AMA Masterfile to confirm current unrestricted licensure in at least one state, a check of the National Practitioner Data Bank to confirm the absence of any adverse reports written within the past five years, and a check of the website of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services for any exclusions from federal health care programs.

If you have questions about these documents [including how to complete the conflict of interest disclosure form if you are seeking an AMA leadership position], the AMA's General Counsel is available to provide guidance. The General Counsel is also available to discuss any other matters you may wish to raise.

Please e-mail nominations by the posted deadlines to:
nadine.siewnarine@ama-assn.org

For additional information contact:
Nadine Siewnarine
(312) 464-4468

Council and Committee Nomination Form (Word)

Information on the Election Process and Rules

AMA Election Process
Officers, Trustees, and four Councils are elected by the House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting. This democratic process allows the delegates ample opportunity to become acquainted with the candidates and their views. Nominations for these offices are widely solicited throughout the Federation. The campaigns are often spirited and are conducted under rules established by the House, which are modified from time to time. The elections are by secret ballot and are under the supervision of the Committee on Rules and Credentials and the Chief Teller, who are appointed by the Speaker and Vice Speaker.

Details of the Election Process & Campaign Rules

Council/Committee Nomination Deadlines and Tenure

Council/
Committee

Nomination Deadline

Length of Term

Maximum Tenure

Appointed by the Board of Trustees:

Council on Legislation

March 15, 2014

One Year

Eight Terms

American Medical Association Political Action Committee

July 15, 2014

Two Years

Four Terms

 

Elected by the House of Delegates:

Council on Constitution and Bylaws

March 15, 2014

Four Years

Two Terms

Council on Medical Education

March 15, 2014

Four Years

Two Terms

Council on Medical Service

March 15, 2014

Four Years

Two Terms

Council on Science and Public Health

March 15, 2014

Four Years

Two Terms

 

Appointed by the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates Speaker:

Council on Long Range Planning and Development

March 15, 2014

Four Years

Two Terms

 

Nominated by the President-elect and elected by the House of Delegates:

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs

March 15, 2014

Seven Years

One Term

The AMA is committed to promoting diversity in every facet of organized medicine, and encourages you in your consideration to recommend qualified women physicians, minority physicians, and international medical graduates for AMA positions on councils.

American Medical Association Political Action Committee

Current Members and Eligibility for Reelection/Reappointment

*

Block-Abraham, Dana, (Resident)

2014

+

Brada, Kay (Alliance Rep)

2014

*

Easterling, Stanley R.

2014

*

Ford, Linda B.

2014

*

GnanaDev, Dev A.

2014

*

Ho, Amy F., (Student)

2014

*

Kora, Vidya S.

2014

*

Migliori, Michael E.

2014

*

Poole, John W.

2014

*

Puchalski, Robert

2014

*

Thorstenson, Lyle S.

2014

+

Winston, Neil E.

2014

 

 

 

 

* Eligible for reelection/reappointment
+ Ineligible for reelection/reappointment

 

Council on Constitution and Bylaws

Current Members and Eligibility for Reelection/Reappointment

*

Bailey, Susan Rudd (ex-officio)

2014

+

Bessinger, F. Blanton

2014

 

Cohen, Jerome C.

2017

 

Edwards, Willarda V. (Chair)

2014

*

Gurman, Andrew W. (ex officio)

2014

+

Harrison, Ross (Student)

2014

+

Hickey, Charles, J.

2014

 

Meletz, Kristina L. (Resident)

2015

 

Willins, Colette R.

2015

*

Yag-Howard, Cynthia, J.

2014

     

 

* Eligible for reelection/reappointment
+ Ineligible for reelection/reappointment

 

Council on Medical Education

Current Members and Eligibility for Reelection/Reappointment

 

Bello, Jacqueline A.

2017

 

Berkowitz, Carol D.

2015

 

Gold, Jeffrey P. (Chair)

2015

 

Kirk, Lynne, M.

2015

 

McDade, William A.

2017

 

Menscer, Darlyne

2017

 

Pieters, Richard S.

2017

 

Puscas, Liana

2017

+

Savage, David J. (Student)

2014

+

Swee, David E.

2014

*

Tomei, Krystal L. (Resident)

2014

 

Turner, Patricia L.

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Eligible for reelection/reappointment
+ Ineligible for reelection/reappointment

 

Council on Medical Service

Current Members and Eligibility for Reelection/Reappointment

+

Drizin, Dean L. (Student)

2014

 

Bohman Egbert, Lisa

2017

 

Gephart, Laura Faye (Resident)

2016

 

Harmon, W. Alan

2016

 

Hertzka, Robert E.

2016

 

Hinsdale, James G.

2015

*

Lund, Peter, S.

2014

 

McIntyre, John S. (Chair-Elect)

2015

+

Sweet, Donna E.

2014

*

Wertsch, Paul, A.

2014

+

Willson, Charles F. (Chair)

2014

 

Young, Lynda M.

2017

 

 

 

 

* Eligible for reelection/reappointment
+ Ineligible for reelection/reappointment

 

Council on Science and Public Health

Current Members and Eligibility for Reelection/Reappointment

 

Chatman, Robyn F.

2015

 

Fryhofer, Sandra A. (Immediate Past Chair)

2015

*

Gilchick, Robert A.

2014

 

Gitlow, Stuart (Chair-Elect)

2015

+

Halpin, Laura (Student)

2014

 

Kraus, Louis J.

2016

 

Kridel, Russell W.H. (Chair)

2015

 

Levin, Ilse R.

2017

+

Morisy, Lee R.

2014

 

Motta, Mario E.

2016

 

Mukkamala, S. Bobby

2017

*

Orth, Reid N. (Resident)

2014

 

 

 

 

* Eligible for reelection/reappointment
+ Ineligible for reelection/reappointment

 

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs

Current Members and Eligibility for Reelection/Reappointment

 

Agliano, Dennis S.

2018

 

Brotherton, Stephen L.

2016

 

Clearfield, Ronald J.

2017

+

Goold, Susan D. (Chair)

2014

 

Harvey, Katherine L. (Resident)

2015

 

McCormick, Patrick W.

2015

 

Moseley, Kathryn L.

2020

 

Sabin, James E.

2019

 

Skimming, Kathryn A. (Student)

2015

 

 

 

 

* Eligible for reelection/reappointment
+ Ineligible for reelection/reappointment

 

Council on Legislation

Current Members and Eligibility for Reelection/Reappointment

*

Aleali, Seyed H.

2014

*

Beller, Jack J.

2014

+

Corker, John R. (Student)

2014

*

Ferguson, Edgar, S.

2014

*

Gould, Randolph J. (Vice-Chair)

2014

*

Irish, Elizabeth A. (Alliance Rep)

2014

*

Irvin, Jr., E. Coy

2014

*

Kennett, Jerry D.

2014

*

Patel, Sangeeta (Resident)

2014

*

Poole, John W. (AMPAC Observer)

2014

+

Resneck, Jr., Jack S.

2014

*

Sexton, Michael J. (Chair)

2014

*

Tayloe, Jr., David T.

2014

*

Underwood, III, Willie

2014

 

 

 

 

* Eligible for reelection/reappointment
+ Ineligible for reelection/reappointment

 

Council on Long Range Planning & Development

Current Members and Eligibility for Reelection/Reappointment

  Appointed by BOT:  

 

Laughead, Marilyn K. (Chair)

2016

 

Loomis, Glenn A.

2015

 

Moy, Clifford K. (Vice Chair)

2017

+

Phelan, Douglas M. (Student)

2014

 

Soori, Gamini S.

2017

 

Appointed by Speaker of HOD:

 

 

Goodyear, James A.

2017

*

Herald, Mary T.

2014

 

Herzog, Alfred

2015

 

Vincent, H. Hugh

2016

 

Widge, Alik S. (Resident)

2016

     

 

* Eligible for reelection/reappointment
+ Ineligible for reelection/reappointment