The AIHA Board Nominations Policy reflects AIHA’s commitment to a transparent process that is reflective of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We continue to use an open-call process to add at-large members to the Board Nominating Committee.

We are currently looking for individuals who are active AIHA Full Members and committed to helping us find the best nominees to serve on the AIHA Board.

  • Two (2) nominees for Vice-President
  • Two (2) nominees for Secretary-Elect
  • Four (4) nominees for two at-large director positions

Board Nominating Committee Composition

Pursuant to Article X of the AIHA’s Bylaws, the Nominating Committee consists of seven (7) members (not including ex-officio members as noted below).

Standing members of the committee will be the immediate Past President (who serves as chair), the Vice-President, and a senior at-large director, such as someone in their third year of service on the Board, appointed by the Past President. In addition, the President, President-Elect, and CEO will serve in an ex-officio capacity and not be entitled to a vote.

The remainder of the committee will consist of four (4) AIHA Full members in good standing with two individuals coming from last year’s selection process. The two new individuals selected will be asked to consider serving for two consecutive years.

Board Nominating Committee Selection Process

The criteria for selection to the Board Nominating Committee are similar to those interested in serving on the Board:

  • Full Member in good standing
  • Skills, abilities, and time to contribute to the association      
  • Leadership (i.e., team player; speak with one voice)             
  • Vision for AIHA and the profession      
  • Record of professional accomplishments and AIHA volunteer group engagement        
  • Good public representative for the association

In addition, members should:

  • Have knowledge of the reputations of emerging leaders within AIHA , and
  • Commit to adhering to a Board selections process that respects DEI
  • Finally, all committee members will be required to disclose in writing any actual or potential conflicts of interest.

Board Nominating Committee Responsibilities

Acceptance of appointment should be based on the time commitment required and a willingness and ability to activity participate in meetings and assignments. Board nominating committee members are expected to:

  • Provide a timely review of materials provided, including nominee applications, and preparation for each committee meeting
  • Regularly participate in Board Nominating Committee teleconference calls (alternates/substitutes are not permitted). It is important that you are able to make all scheduled calls.

When a decision requires a vote of the Nominating Committee, each member shall have one vote. The Chair will vote only if needed to break a tie.

Please note that there is no travel associated with service on this committee. All business will be conducted virtually and by email.

General Time Commitment

The commitment to serve on the Board Nominating Committee spans roughly two months from mid-October through mid-December. It is critical that all deadlines be met so that the entire process can move forward without delay. The dates given below are approximate but may be subject to minor change.


Due By

Launch “Open Call” for BNC Members

SEP 5, 2023

“Open Call” BNC Deadline

SEP 29, 2023

Board approval of BNC members

No Later Than OCT 13, 2023

BNC Kick-Off Meeting: Call #1: Review process and board matrix (1 hour call)

No Later Than OCT 31, 2023

BNC Call #2: Review applications; agree on interview assignments – BNC Chair assigns responsibilities (1 hour call)

No Later Than NOV 10, 2023

Conduct interviews of nominees

NOV 13-22, 2023

BNC completes scoring for all nominees

DEC 5, 2023

BNC Call #3: Prepare slate of candidates (2 hour call)

No Later Than DEC 13, 2023

Board of Directors call to ratify slate of candidates

No Later Than DEC 22, 2023

Membership E-Election

Opens: FEB 9, 2024
Closes: MAR 1, 2024


  • Accountable to the AIHA Board of Directors.
  • Agree to uphold and abide by the AIHA Bylaws, Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct policies
  • Treat the Nominating Committee materials and deliberations as confidential.