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Call for Nominations

ASAM Call for Nominations for the 2021 Board of Directors

ASAM is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 Board of Directors is now open. We are seeking candidates for President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Regional Director.

Service on the ASAM Board of Directors will help you to grow personally and professionally, develop skills, gain unique experience, and provide an opportunity to drive the decisions of our organization and shape government policies that affect the livelihoods of ASAM members and their patients.

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 into the future by encouraging a colleague to apply and to apply yourself for the position of President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Director-At-Large.

The Call for Nominations closes on October 20, 2019 and the selection of the candidate slate will be announced in January 2020. The election will be held in winter 2020 with New Officers and Board Members taking office in April 2021.

Requirements for Elected Office

Nominees for President-Elect, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary 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. This period is from April 2016 to April 2020. An exception may be made in the case of a nominee for the Office of Treasurer, who may be a member who possesses the other requirements for the post and who has served on the Finance Committee within the past four years.

Requirements for Regional Director

Candidates for Regional Director must have been active members for at least three (3) years; must have demonstrated a commitment to ASAM's mission through service on a committee, task force, or other significant national or state endeavor; and must be willing to attend two in-person and two phone Board meetings a year for four (4) years.


Nomination Descriptions

  • President-Elect

  • Vice-President

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Regional Directors

Election Package

Each candidate must submit the following items in their election package:

  1. A short biography (no longer than two paragraphs)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A response to the following two questions (one page per question):
  4. What are your greatest contributions to ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?
  5. How would your election benefit ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?
  6. High-resolution professional headshot photo
  7. Completed and signed Disclosure Form

Election Policy

ASAM prohibits written or electronic communication campaigning, restricted or unrestricted, either by the candidates or on their behalf. (approved by ASAM BOD 4/16)