From left to right: N. Reed Dunnick, MD, William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MD, Sarah S. Donaldson, MD, Richard L. Baron, MD, Valerie P. Jackson, MD, Richard L. Ehman, MD, Vijay M. Rao, MD, Ronald L. Arenson, MD
The strength of the Society lies in the careful appointment of highly skilled and enthusiastic individuals who lend their expertise to a multitude of committees.The Society is managed by a Board of Directors including six elected directors, the President, and the President-Elect. Elections are held annually at the Society's annual meeting and scientific assembly. Each director serves a 6-year term. The Chief Executive Officer of the Society is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, who ascends to that position in his or her 6th year of office. The directors hold functional cabinet positions before assuming the chairmanship. These functional cabinet positions are Liaison for Education, Liaison for Information Technology and Annual Meeting, Liaison for International Affairs, Liaison for Publications and Communications, and Liaison for Science. The President carries the responsibility for external relations, and the President-Elect also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer and is responsible for assigned major projects.
All programming is by committees whose members are appointed by the Board of Directors and are listed in this directory (see "Committees for 2012-13“). The Board of Directors adheres to guidelines of tenure for committee personnel to ensure periodic rotation. The Editors are also appointed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors employs an Executive Director, who through his staff is responsible for functions related to administrative services, publishing services, meeting services, financial management, informatics, computer services, continuing medical education and research promotion.
Ronald L. Arenson, MDChairman, San Francisco, CA
Richard L. Baron, MDLiaison for International Affairs, Chicago, IL
William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MDLiaison for Publications and Communications, Hickory, NC
Richard L. Ehman, MDLiaison for Science, Rochester, MN
Vijay M. Rao, MDLiaison for Information Technology and Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Valerie P. Jackson, MDLiaison for Education, Indianapolis, IN
Sarah S. Donaldson, MDPresident, Stanford, CA
N. Reed Dunnick, MDPresident-elect and Secretary-Treasurer, Ann Arbor, MI
Richard T. Hoppe, MDFirst Vice-President, Stanford, CA
James D. Fraser, MDSecond Vice-President, Halifax, NS, Canada
Gerardo Perdigon Castaneda, MDThird Vice-President, Mexico City, Mexico