American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Nominations for 2023 Board of Directors

Elections and Nominations

Nominations for 2023 Board of Directors

The Call for Nominations is now closed.

The call for applications for the 2023 Board of Directors is now closed.

ASAM is seeking candidates for the open positions of President-Elect, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors-At-Large.

Service on the Board of Directors of ASAM is a chance to grow personally and professionally, develop skills, gain unique experience, and an excellent opportunity to help drive the decisions of our highly respected national association and shape policies and regulations that affect the livelihoods of ASAM members and their patients.

ASAM is dedicated to broadening diversity in the governance of the society, and as part of this effort, we highly encourage members from historically underrepresented groups in the addiction medicine field to apply.

Board service also provides these unique opportunities:

  • Develop valuable skills in non-profit governance, program planning, and strategic planning
  • Expand your network of professional contacts
  • Gain recognition from your employer, community, or peers
  • Help lead ASAM and addiction medicine into the future by encouraging a colleague or applying yourself for the positions of President-Elect, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Directors-At-Large.

New Officers and Board Members board members take office at the end of the annual conference in April 2023. 

 The Call for Applications closed on May 31, 2022, and the election concludes in December 2022.


2022 ASAM Election Timeline 

May 2 – 31, 2022               

Call for Nominations Open. Solicitation for candidates to apply.

June 2022                              

Nomination and Awards Council reviews applications and develops a candidate slate to present to ASAM Board for approval. Candidates will be notified of their status.

 July 2022                               

ASAM Board of Directors votes for approving the slate of candidates for the 2022 Election of Officers and Directors.

October 2022                        

President-Elect Candidates address the ASAM Membership via prerecorded video.

November 1 – 2, 2022           

2022 Election for Officers & Directors held.

November 23, 2022

Nominations & Awards Council receives election results.

December 2022

Election results presented to ASAM Board for approval.

April 2023

ASAM Membership ratifies the vote.  New Officer's & Director's terms begin at the conclusion of the ASAM 54th Annual Conference.


Elected Officer and Board of Director Position Descriptions

President and Board Chair

The President serves as the Chief Elected Officer of the organization and partners with the Executive Vice-President/Chief Executive Officer to achieve the organization’s mission. He/she provides leadership to the Board of Directors, encouraging the Board’s role in planning, financial accountability, fundraising, evaluation of the Chief Executive, and evaluation of program performance.

The President chairs the Board and Executive Council meetings and works with staff to develop the agenda. He/she helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns.

Eligibility to serve: The office of the President is succeeded by the President-Elect.

Term: The term of office shall be two (2) years.

Qualifications to run:

  • Is well acquainted with the organization, its history, mission, current role, finances, programs and services, constituency, and staff; understands the external forces that affect the organization.
  • Possesses the ability to inspire a shared vision for the mission of the organization.
  • Willing to participate and be active in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors.
  • Has demonstrated energy, commitment, and support for Society’s mission.
  • Must be willing to devote the necessary time to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office.
  • Must be certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in addiction psychiatry, or the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) in addiction medicine.

Estimated Annual Time Commitment: approximately 220 hours

  • 18 hours for 12 monthly remote Executive Council meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 30 hours for 2 in person and 3 remote Board of Directors meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 26 hours for providing responses to requests for review of advocacy and policy issues
  • 96 hours for meetings with EVP/CEO twice each week
  • 50 hours for representing ASAM at meetings/conferences
  • 15 hours for obligations as a member of the Finance Council and Nominations and Awards Council

Prohibitions from Direct Financial Relations with Commercial Entities for all Positions

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

ASAM’s Presidential Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice-President, and Immediate Past President), the Chief Executive Officer, and Editor in Chief of the Journal, textbooks, and other publications may not have direct financial relationships with commercial entities during his or her term of office. This policy is not intended to include entities outside of the healthcare sector.  This policy is not intended to include entities through which physicians provide clinical services directly to patients or supervise such care. Questions regarding relationships with non-profit entities will be reviewed by the Ethics Committee on a case-by-case basis. 

Holding an Officer Position at Another Organization

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

In order to help ensure that ASAM’s Officers are primarily focused on the interests of ASAM and to minimize the potential for conflicting or dual fiduciary responsibilities, it is ASAM’s policy that its Officers cannot hold an Officer position at another addiction-related professional society or association or addiction-related advocacy group while serving as an ASAM Officer. 

 


 

President-Elect

 The President-Elect is the second-ranking elected Officer and assumes the position of President at the conclusion of his or her term as President-Elect. He or she supports the President in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Board of Directors by providing continuity to established programs and formulating future programs for his or her own presidency. The President-Elect accepts responsibilities delegated by the President, such as representing the President at allied organization meetings, and any other duties appropriate to the presidency.

Eligibility to serve: Must be from, or have served on, the Board as voting or ex-officio members without vote within the four years prior to the Annual Meeting at which the new officers are to be installed. 

Term: The term of office shall be two (2) years.

Qualifications:

  • Is well acquainted with the organization, its history, mission, current role, finances, programs and services, constituency, and staff; understands the external forces that affect the organization.
  • Possesses the ability to inspire a shared vision for the mission of the organization.
  • Willing to participate and be active in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors.
  • Has demonstrated energy, commitment, and support for Society’s mission.
  • Must be willing to devote the necessary time to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office.
  • Must be certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in addiction psychiatry, or the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) in addiction medicine.

Estimated Annual Time Commitment: approximately 110 hours

  • 15 hours for 12 monthly remote Executive Council meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for 2 in person and 3 remote Board of Directors meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for providing responses to requests for review of advocacy and policy issues
  • 30 hours for obligations to Public Policy Coordinating Council (as Chair) and Finance Council (as a member)

15 hours for representing ASAM at meetings/conferences

Prohibitions from Direct Financial Relations with Commercial Entities for all Positions

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

ASAM’s Presidential Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice-President, and Immediate Past President), the Chief Executive Officer, and Editor in Chief of the Journal, textbooks, and other publications may not have direct financial relationships with commercial entities during his or her term of office. This policy is not intended to include entities outside of the healthcare sector.  This policy is not intended to include entities through which physicians provide clinical services directly to patients or supervise such care. Questions regarding relationships with non-profit entities will be reviewed by the Ethics Committee on a case-by-case basis. 

Holding an Officer Position at Another Organization

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

In order to help ensure that ASAM’s Officers are primarily focused on the interests of ASAM and to minimize the potential for conflicting or dual fiduciary responsibilities, it is ASAM’s policy that its Officers cannot hold an Officer position at another addiction-related professional society or association or addiction-related advocacy group while serving as an ASAM Officer. 

 



Immediate Past-President

The Immediate Past President shall undertake and perform duties as may be assigned by the President and shall be Chair of the Nominations and Awards Council.

Eligibility to serve: Completed term as President.

Term: The term of office shall be two (2) years).

Qualifications:

  • Is well acquainted with the organization, its history, mission, current role, finances, programs and services, constituency, and staff; understands the external forces that affect the organization.
  • Possesses the ability to inspire a shared vision for the mission of the organization.
  • Willing to participate and be active in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors.
  • Has demonstrated energy, commitment, and support for Society’s mission.
  • Must be willing to devote the necessary time to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office.
  • Must be certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in addiction psychiatry, or the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) in addiction medicine.

    Estimated Annual Time Commitment: approximately 95 hours

  • 15 hours for 12 monthly remote Executive Council meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for 2 in person and 3 remote Board of Directors meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for providing responses to requests for review of advocacy and policy issues
  • 15 hours for obligations to Nominations and Awards Council (as Chair)
  • 15 hours for representing ASAM at meetings/conferences

 


Vice-President

The Vice-President is an elected officer position and shall succeed the President only in the absence or disability of the President and exercise the powers of the President for no longer than the existing remaining term of the President. The Vice-President shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President. If the Vice-President assumes the position of President, he or she will appoint a new Vice-President with Board approval.

Eligibility to Serve:

Must be from, or have served on the Board as a voting, elected alternate, or ex officio member, with or without vote within the four years prior to the Annual Meeting at which the new officers are to be installed.

Term: The term of office shall be two years.  No member may hold the office of The Vice-President successively for more than three (3) terms.

Qualifications:

  • Is well acquainted with the organization, its history, mission, current role, finances, programs and services, constituency, and staff; understands the external forces that affect the organization.
  • Possesses the ability to inspire a shared vision for the mission of the organization.
  • Willing to participate and be active in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors.
  • Has demonstrated energy, commitment, and support for Society’s mission.
  • Must be willing to devote the necessary time to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office.
  • Must be certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in addiction psychiatry, or the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) in addiction medicine.

Estimated Annual Time Commitment: approximately 65 hours

  • 15 hours for 12 monthly remote Executive Council meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for 2 in person and 3 remote Board of Directors meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for providing responses to requests for review of advocacy and policy issues
  • Additional time may be needed for obligations as a member of a Council or Committee

Prohibitions from Direct Financial Relations with Commercial Entities for all Positions

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

ASAM’s Presidential Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice-President, and Immediate Past President), the Chief Executive Officer, and Editor in Chief of the Journal, textbooks, and other publications may not have direct financial relationships with commercial entities during his or her term of office. This policy is not intended to include entities outside of the healthcare sector.  This policy is not intended to include entities through which physicians provide clinical services directly to patients or supervise such care. Questions regarding relationships with non-profit entities will be reviewed by the Ethics Committee on a case-by-case basis. 

Holding an Officer Position at Another Organization

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

In order to help ensure that ASAM’s Officers are primarily focused on the interests of ASAM and to minimize the potential for conflicting or dual fiduciary responsibilities, it is ASAM’s policy that its Officers cannot hold an Officer position at another addiction-related professional society or association or addiction-related advocacy group while serving as an ASAM Officer. 

 


 

Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for advising Board on parliamentary procedure in the conduct of its meetings, keeping an accurate recording of Board meeting proceedings and assuring the maintenance of non-financial records necessary to comply with applicable laws and policies of the Society.

Eligibility to serve: Must be from, or have served on, the Board as voting or ex officio members without vote within the four years prior to the Annual Meeting at which the new officers are to be installed.

Holding an Officer Position at Another Organization

In order to help ensure that ASAM’s Officers are primarily focused on the interests of ASAM and to minimize the potential for conflicting or dual fiduciary responsibilities, it is ASAM’s policy that its Officers cannot hold an Officer position at another addiction-related professional society or association or addiction-related advocacy group while serving as an ASAM Officer.

Term: The term of office shall be two (2) years. The Secretary may succeed him/herself once without hiatus and may subsequently be reelected after a hiatus of two (2) years.

Qualifications to run:

  • Experience with not-for-profit volunteer Board Operations
  • Experience using Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Has demonstrated energy, commitment, and support for Society’s mission
  • Must be willing to devote the necessary time to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office

    Estimated Annual Time Commitment: approximately 65 hours

  • 15 hours for 12 monthly remote Executive Council meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for 2 in person and 3 remote Board of Directors meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for providing responses to requests for review of advocacy and policy issues
  • Additional time may be needed for obligations as Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Council

Prohibitions from Direct Financial Relations with Commercial Entities for all Positions

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

ASAM’s Presidential Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice-President, and Immediate Past President), the Chief Executive Officer, and Editor in Chief of the Journal, textbooks, and other publications may not have direct financial relationships with commercial entities during his or her term of office. This policy is not intended to include entities outside of the healthcare sector.  This policy is not intended to include entities through which physicians provide clinical services directly to patients or supervise such care. Questions regarding relationships with non-profit entities will be reviewed by the Ethics Committee on a case-by-case basis. 

Holding an Officer Position at Another Organization

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

In order to help ensure that ASAM’s Officers are primarily focused on the interests of ASAM and to minimize the potential for conflicting or dual fiduciary responsibilities, it is ASAM’s policy that its Officers cannot hold an Officer position at another addiction-related professional society or association or addiction-related advocacy group while serving as an ASAM Officer. 

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the Society's funds from whatever source these may derive. The Treasurer or individual designated by the Board of Directors shall deposit these funds in the Society's name in such depositories as the Finance Committee, following the guidelines of the Bylaws and the Board, shall recommend.  The Treasurer shall dispense funds as authorized by the Board.  The Treasurer shall report an accurate account of all transactions at the Annual Meeting of the Society, and at all Board meetings.

The Treasurer shall be Chair of the Finance Council and a member of the Finance Committee.

Eligibility: Must be from, or have served on, the Board as voting or ex officio members without vote within the four years prior to the Annual Meeting at which the new officers are to be installed. An exception may be made in the case of a nominee for the office of Treasurer, who may be a nominee from the general membership, has qualifications for the position, and has been active on the Finance committee within the past four years.

Term: The term of office shall be two (2) years.  The Treasurer may succeed him/herself twice without hiatus and may subsequently be reelected after a hiatus of two (2) years.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate the contents of financial statements and the implications of the financial data
  • Has demonstrated energy, commitment, and support for Society’s mission
  • Must be willing to devote the necessary time to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office.

    Estimated Annual Time Commitment: approximately 80 hours

  • 15 hours for 12 monthly remote Executive Council meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for 2 in person and 3 remote Board of Directors meetings (prep and meeting)
  • 25 hours for providing responses to requests for review of advocacy and policy issues
  • 15 hours for obligations to Finance Council (as Chair)

Prohibitions from Direct Financial Relations with Commercial Entities for all Positions

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

ASAM’s Presidential Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice-President, and Immediate Past President), the Chief Executive Officer, and Editor in Chief of the Journal, textbooks, and other publications may not have direct financial relationships with commercial entities during his or her term of office. This policy is not intended to include entities outside of the healthcare sector.  This policy is not intended to include entities through which physicians provide clinical services directly to patients or supervise such care. Questions regarding relationships with non-profit entities will be reviewed by the Ethics Committee on a case-by-case basis. 

Holding an Officer Position at Another Organization

Per the April 2020 Board Approved Policy: Code of Conduct

In order to help ensure that ASAM’s Officers are primarily focused on the interests of ASAM and to minimize the potential for conflicting or dual fiduciary responsibilities, it is ASAM’s policy that its Officers cannot hold an Officer position at another addiction-related professional society or association or addiction-related advocacy group while serving as an ASAM Officer. 

 


Directors-at-Large

Directors-at-Large are elected members who provide leadership in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the Society.  There shall be six (6) Directors-at-Large, at least one (1) of whom shall be a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Eligibility to serve: Must be an active member for at least three years; must have demonstrated a commitment to ASAM’s mission through service on a committee, task force, or another significate national or state endeavor; and must be willing to attend two in-person and two phone Board meetings a year for four years.

Term: The term of office shall be four (4) years. He or she may succeed him or herself once and may subsequently be re-elected after a hiatus of four (4) years.

Qualifications:

  •  Has demonstrated energy, commitment, and support for the Society's mission.
  • Must be willing to devote the necessary time to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office.

Estimated Annual Time Commitment: approximately 25 hours

  • 25 hours for 2 in person and 3 remote Board of Directors meetings (prep and meeting)
  • Additional time may be needed for obligations as a member of a Council or Committee