Elect Officer & Member, National Board of Directors Positions

National Board of Directors: Elect Officer & Member Positions

The Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association is seeking outstanding leaders who want to make a difference for the 30 million Americans with diabetes, and the millions of scientists, healthcare professionals and caregivers who support them.

Each year, the Board has a select few roles available for leaders to serve. In particular, the Board is seeking business leaders with senior-level organizational management experience as well as noted scientific and healthcare leaders. Ensuring a strong, diverse volunteer leadership is crucial to the success of our organization and we are currently accepting applications for the following Officer and Board Member positions:

  • Member, National Board of Directors
  • Chair of the Board-Elect
  • President-Elect, Health Care & Education
  • President-Elect, Medicine & Science
  • Secretary/Treasurer-Elect

Officer and Board of Directors Positions

The American Diabetes Association seeks volunteers who hold the passion and skills to offer strategic counsel that will help our organization deliver on our mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, and who reflect the professional, geographic and ethnic diversity of the Association's constituents.

We are seeking leaders who want to step up their participation in the fight against diabetes to help us change the future of this devastating disease.

Before beginning the application process, we encourage individuals to review the relevant position descriptions (which outline the responsibilities and qualifications desirable in an applicant for each position), Officer and Board Member Letter of Agreement, Conflict of Interest Policy and other reference resources that are provided below.

Officer and Board Member Position Descriptions

Officer and Board Member Letter of Agreement

Conflict of Interest Policy

2018 Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Specific Requirements for the Elect Officer Positions

Since all Officers must have served, or be serving, on the National Board of Directors, the pool for Officers is currently defined. This list of individuals is available below.

Past Members of the National Board of Directors, eligible for Chair of the Board-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer-Elect

Past Members of the National Board of Directors, eligible for President-Elect, Medicine & Science

Past Members of the National Board of Directors, eligible for President-Elect, Health Care & Education and President-Elect, Medicine & Science

Member, National Board of Directors

For the 2019 Class of the National Board of Directors we seek a diverse set of applicants with demonstrated leadership in their chosen profession. We are seeking diverse leaders with the passion, vision, skills and expertise to offer strategic guidance that will help propel our organization to great heights. Volunteers who assume a national service position become a vital communications link between the Association's national structure and the community leadership in their local areas.

The National Board of Directors will meet three to four times per year with an orientation early in the year. Regular attendance and participation is expected at each of these meetings. Each Board member is also assigned to serve on a national committee.

Applications

Officer-Elect Application

Fillable PDF

Word Doc

Board Member Application

Fillable PDF

Word Doc

We request your completed application submission by  Monday, May 28, 2018, 8:00 p.m. (EDT). Submissions should include, as separate attachments, the completed application, a headshot (follow the photo guidelines) and a completed 2018 Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. Please submit all materials via email to ADAApplications@diabetes.org.

Please retain a copy of your completed application for your personal file.

Selection Process

Applications for these positions are reviewed by the National Board Development Committee. Applications are evaluated based upon the expertise and service of the individuals in context of the needs, goals and objectives of the Association. Interviews will also be conducted.

The Board Development Committee presents a recommended slate of candidates for these positions to the voting membership of the American Diabetes Association, which includes the National Board of Directors, and delegates from the Community Leadership Boards.

The electronic vote takes place in late-Summer for appointment beginning in January of the following year.

Expenses Associated with Meetings

Consistent with the Association's travel and expense guidelines, reasonable and appropriate travel and hotel expenses for the Officers and Board Members in connection with the meetings will be covered. Individuals may also choose to pay their own expenses, which typically qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for income tax purposes.

Reference Resources

2018 Board Affiliations Roster

Conflict of Interest Management Guidelines

Research Conflict of Interest Process

2017-2020 Strategic Plan


If you have any questions, please contact Monique Lindsy, Senior Manager, Executive Office, at adaexecutiveoffice@diabetes.org.

  • Last Reviewed: June 29, 2015
  • Last Edited: March 22, 2018