Board of Directors: Call for nominations

RSNA’s Nominating Committee seeks candidates in two open positions on the Board of Directors with terms beginning in December 2024.

The at-large director will serve a three-year term (2024–2027) and the standing director will serve a seven-year term (2024–2031), including serving as chair of the Board in their sixth year and as RSNA president in their seventh year.

The Board and the Nominating Committee work to ensure the inclusion of diverse perspectives and needed expertise, including areas of identified emphasis when making slate recommendations.

For more details, please review the timeline details, areas of emphasis, criteria and eligibility and FAQs below.

Please submit candidates for consideration via the nomination form. Self-nominations are welcome.

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Important dates and deadlines

The Board Call for Nominations will run from Feb. 1 through March 20, 2024, 5 p.m. CT.

Timeline details
The Nominating Committee will review the nominations and recommend a slate of candidates to the Board. Nominators, including self-nominations, can expect to hear back in the fall of 2024 regarding the final status of the nomination.

Eligible members will vote on the final slate of candidates during the business meeting held during the annual meeting. New Board members will begin their term at the close of the annual meeting.

Areas of emphasis for 2024

The Nominating Committee will seek individuals with qualifications or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Scholarly publications
  • Quality
  • Public information and communications
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

Criteria and eligibility

Criteria
Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Appropriate expertise needed to meet the goals and mission of RSNA
  • A history of RSNA engagement
  • Ability to regularly participate in Board of Director meetings (four in-person meetings and the annual meeting) and fulfill outlined role during term
  • Knowledge of the Society and its mission
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusive leadership

Eligibility

  • A candidate must be part of RSNA's current "Active" membership category, which consists of North American radiologists or other radiologic scientists as outlined in the bylaws.
  • Candidates outside of North America are not eligible.
  • Self-nominations are welcome.
  • If a candidate meets the criteria for both open positions, a willingness to serve in either open position may be indicated on the form and the candidate may be considered for either position.
  • At-large directors must be willing to serve a three-year term and carry out the powers and duties of the Board of Directors as outlined in the bylaws.
  • Standing directors must be willing to serve a seven-year term and carry out the powers and duties of the Board of Directors as outlined in the bylaws, including serving as chair of the Board in their sixth year and president in their seventh year.
  • Cannot have previously completed a term as a standing director of the Board.
  • If previously served as an at-large director, candidate must have a gap in service on the Board of at least three years to be considered for a standing director position and is not eligible to serve another term as an at-large director.

To be considered, a complete nomination must be submitted via the online form and include the following information:

  • A personal statement written by the candidate (500 words or less)
  • Two letters of support are required (no more than two)
  • Candidate's current CV (limit of 10 pages)

If a candidate receives multiple nominations, only the initial nomination file will be considered by the Nominating Committee. 

About the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

Board of Directors
RSNA’s Board of Directors is a highly skilled and carefully selected group of individuals committed to improving the future of radiology and advancing the Society’s mission. The Board consists of seven to 11 members, including the president, chair, five standing directors and up to four at-large directors.

Learn more about the current members of the Board of Directors and find additional details on how the Board functions.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is responsible for recommending new Board members. The 2024 Nominating Committee members are:

  • Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD, Chair
  • Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH
  • Stamatia Destounis, MD
  • Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, MD, PhD
  • Marcia Javitt, MD
  • Michele Johnson, MD
  • Matthew Mauro, MD
  • Mitesh Trivedi, MD
  • Carol Wu, MD

Eligibility

What criteria are considered in choosing a Board candidate?

Please see the section "Criteria and eligibility" above. Candidates must be current and active RSNA members.

What is an “active member” of RSNA?

As defined by the RSNA bylaws, an active member is a radiologist or other radiologic scientist who fulfills the requirements set forth in 2.111 and 2.112.

Can a member from outside of North America be nominated?

No. Residency and practice in a North American country is part of the requirement of active membership and eligibility to serve on the Board of Directors.

Nomination process

How does the nominating process work?

The RSNA bylaws outline an open call for nominations for seeking candidates to serve on the Board of Directors. The call for nominations opens Feb. 1 and closes March 20, 2024. The RSNA Nominating Committee will review the nominations received and present a slate to the Board of Directors. The slate of individuals presented by the Nominating Committee will be voted on by the members of the Society at the business meeting held during the annual meeting.

New Board members will begin their terms at the close of the annual meeting.

An online nomination with all required documentation is needed in order to make a complete nomination. It is recommended to review all details and have all required documents prepared before filling out the online submission form.

Are self-nominations accepted?

Yes. Self-nominations are welcome and may be submitted via the online form during the open call for nominations.

If submitting a nomination for another individual, it is recommended for the candidate to review the form in order to provide all of the required information to the nominator.

Note: There is no need to be nominated more than once. Only the initial nomination of an individual will be considered by the Nominating Committee.

May I be nominated for more than one open position?

Yes. If there is more than one open Board of Director position in a nomination year, candidates may be considered for multiple positions. Only one form needs to be submitted and should include willingness of the candidate to serve in one or either position. 

May I be nominated more than once for a single position?

The Nominating Committee will consider only the first nomination for an individual. Submitting more than one complete nomination for an individual is not recommended.

How will I know if my nomination was received?

When you submit the nomination form, you will receive a message that confirms it was successfully received. To receive a copy of your completed form, check the box at the bottom of the form: “Send me a copy of my responses.”

Required documentation

What documentation is required to submit a nomination?

A personal statement written by the candidate (500 words or less), a CV (limit of 10 pages) and two total letters of support are required for a complete nomination. An individual cannot be considered without all the necessary documentation. These materials should be submitted via the online nomination form.

A PDF file is the preferred format for submitting documents within the online form.

What details should be included in the personal statement?

A personal nominating statement of 500 words or less should be written by the candidate indicating their ability to meet the goals and responsibilities of the role, as well as to confirm willingness to serve if selected. A willingness to serve as an at-large director, standing director, or in either position should also be included in the personal statement. A PDF file is preferred.

To convert a Word document into a PDF file, select:  “File” then “Save as Adobe PDF.”

What details should be included in a letter of support?

Two letters of support are required as a part of the nomination, but no more than two letters may be submitted for a candidate.

A letter may be from the original nominator (if not a self-nomination), a colleague, a peer or other individual that can speak to the nominee’s qualifications and why they would make a strong candidate for the Board of Directors. Letters of support should include the name of the nominee and the name of the person writing the letter. Letters should be approximately one page and submitted online as a part of the complete nomination form.

Current members of the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee may not provide letters of support.

What if I cannot obtain the required documentation for a complete nomination of a candidate?

If you know of someone who meets the position criteria and might be willing to serve, you may encourage them to submit a self-nomination and offer to write a letter of support on their behalf. 

Announcement of selected candidates

When will I hear back about my nomination?

Nominators and nominees can expect to hear back in the fall of 2024 regarding the final status of the nomination. See the timeline at the top of the page for more information.

Will my nomination be considered for future years?

Only one to two candidates are selected out of a large number of highly qualified applicants each year. If a candidate remains interested in serving, the Nominating Committee encourages the nominee to submit a new nomination for the current cycle. The nomination should meet all of the current year’s requirements and provide the latest candidate information. 

Board of Director roles

What is the time commitment for a Board member?

All standing and at-large directors must be available to regularly participate in Board of Directors meetings, as well as participate in occasional virtual meetings as needed throughout the year. The Board holds in-person meetings four times a year (January, March, June, September) and during the annual meeting. Board members are expected to fulfill the outlined role during their term, including participating in various committee or council meetings as required, as a part of their Board liaison role.

Standing director candidates must be willing to serve a term of seven years, serving as chair of the Board in the sixth year and RSNA president in the seventh year. In addition to Board meetings, the presidential year includes various domestic and international travel.

All individuals considering submitting a nomination are encouraged to visit the Board of Directors page to learn more about the current members.

Contact us

For additional questions, please contact us at board@rsna.org.