SBM Board of Directors 2021 Election

This year’s Nominating Committee invites you to review the candidates listed below, then cast your vote for the people you believe will best serve you and the society. The voting form closes March 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

You may review candidates’ qualifications by reading their biographical information and personal statements, and by watching their short videos. Serving on the SBM Board requires a commitment of time, talent, energy, and creativity to advance the society’s goals and mission.

Voter Eligibility

You are eligible to vote if you are a full, fellow, emeritus, fellow emeritus, or transitional SBM member, and you have paid 2021 membership dues.

Want to join SBM, renew, or change your membership type? Visit www.sbm.org/membership. If you are unsure of your eligibility to vote, contact the national office at (414) 918-3156.

Open Board Positions

President-Elect

Duties

  • Serves a one-year term beginning in April 2021, ascends to president for one year, and then serves as past-president the following year
  • Serves as chairperson at any meeting, other than the annual meeting, in the absence of the president
  • Performs the duties of the president in case of absence, disability, or resignation
  • Makes council and committee chair appointments, subject to Board confirmation
  • Works closely with the president on all executive matters
  • As president, attends and schedules meetings of the Board, the annual meeting of the society, and any special meetings that may be called; prepares the agendas for the meetings; is responsible in all matters, stated or implied, that are related to welfare, stature, and proper operation of the society; and performs other duties as necessarily incident to the office of president or as may be prescribed by the Board
  • As immediate past-president, presides at the annual Board meeting in the absence of the president, and at all meetings in the absence of both the president and president-elect

Lila Rutten, PhD, MPH

Lila Rutten, PhD, MPH

Margaret Schneider, PhD

Margaret Schneider, PhD


Secretary/Treasurer

Duties

  • Serves a three-year term beginning in April 2021
  • Keeps minutes of all meetings of the board and membership, and/or reviews minutes recorded by staff
  • Keeps the membership records of the society and is custodian of all contracts, assignments, and other legal documents and records, with assistance from staff
  • Is responsible for all funds, securities, receipts, and authorized disbursements of the society
  • Shall render to the president and to the board, whenever requested, an account of the financial condition of the society
  • Chairs the Finance Committee
  • Drafts and reviews the annual society budget, audit, and tax forms, with assistance from staff

Bernard F. Fuemmeler, PhD, MPH

Bernard F. Fuemmeler, PhD, MPH

Sandra J. Winter, PhD, MHA

Sandra J. Winter, PhD, MHA


Member Delegate

Duties

  • Serves a three-year term beginning in April 2021
  • Represents the broad-based interests of the membership
  • Serves on the Executive Committee as a voting member

Please rank your first and second preference for Member Delegate. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the first preference votes, the candidate with the fewest first preference votes will have their second preference votes assigned to the remaining candidates. This process will repeat until a candidate crosses the 50% threshold.

A. Rani Elwy, PhD

A. Rani Elwy, PhD

Brian Gonzalez, PhD

Brian Gonzalez, PhD

Megan Shen, PhD

Megan Shen, PhD


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