Board of Directors Nomination Form

ATA Board of Directors Nomination Form 

ATA is seeking candidates to join its Board of Directors.  Newly-elected members will join the ATA leadership team after the ATA Annual Meeting on September 30 – October 3, 2021.  The positions filled will be:

  • 1 President-elect
  • 1 Endocrine Surgeon
  • 1 Endocrinologist
  • 1 Scientist (PhD only)
  • 1 At-large
  • 2 Trainee Observers


The basic requirements for Board service are:


  • Served previously as a member of the Board of Directors
  • Minimum of five (5) years active ATA membership
  • Attend a minimum of five (5) ATA Annual Meetings in the last 10 years

Director Candidates

  • Minimum of five (5) years active ATA membership
  • Attend a minimum of five (5) ATA Annual Meetings in the last ten (10) years
  • Served as an ATA committee members for a three (3)-year term

Trainee Observers

The Nominating Committee will identify two trainees to be appointed to one-year roles as nonvoting observers on the Board of Directors. These roles will provide mentorship opportunities for trainees and bring important voices and perspectives to the Board of Directors.

  • Active ATA membership

Desired General Qualities

  • Vision and strategic thinking to guide and implement the strategic plan.
  • Leadership experience within your institution and in other professional and philanthropic organizations
  • Contributes to diversity of perspectives on the board (e.g. geographic diversity, institution type, institution size, etc.).
  • Enthusiasm and strong motivation to serve ATA
  • Proven creative problem-solver
  • Effective communication skills

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ATA is committed to ensuring a balanced and diverse governing body that reflects the ATA’s membership in terms of gender, race/ethnicity, geography, professional specialty, practice setting, and academic activities.

Time Commitment

All Board members will be required to participate in monthly videoconferences and serve as a committee liaison as detailed in the ATA Policies and Procedures. Nominees are asked to review the Board job descriptions in the ATA Policies and Procedures here to ensure you are able to make the commitment to serve.  

Nomination Process

Complete the nomination form below to recommend a colleague and/or ask a colleague to submit a self-nomination form here by April 30, 2021.

If you are nominating a colleague, please discuss the nomination with the candidate before submitting the form so you can determine their interest and willingness to serve. 

Completed candidate nominations are due on April 30, 2021.  This information includes a completed nominee form and up to date volunteer financial disclosure form.

The Nominations Committee will review all nominations received to determine the slate of candidates that will be presented to the membership.

Questions? Contact

2021 Nominating Committee

  • Laura Boucai, Chair (2020-2021)
  • Andrew Bauer (2020-2023)
  • Sheue-yann Cheng (2020-2023)
  • Gerard Doherty (2018-2021)
  • John Morris (2018-2021)
  • Sara Pai (2019-2022)
  • Mary Samuels (2020-2023)
  • Anna Sawka (2020-2023)
  • Steven Sherman (2018-2021)
  • Maisie Shindo (2018-2021)
  • Peter Singer (2018-2021)
  • Michael Thomas (2019-2022)
  • Vasyl Vasko (2019-2022)
  • Board Liaison: Amy Chen
  • Jacqueline Jonklaas, Ex Officio
  • Staff Liaison: Sharleene Cano

2021 Board of Directors Nomination Form

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  • 1. Nominated by (name and email):
  • 3. I would like to nominate: