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ISONG is currently looking to its membership to fill posts on the Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to serve your professional organization in a significant way.  If you are not self-nominating, perhaps you can recommend a colleague who is qualified to take a leadership position in ISONG. 

All candidates must be current, dues-paying “Full” members of ISONG, except for the Student Member Representative, who must be a current, dues-paying “Full-time Student” member.

President-Elect: Demonstrates active involvement in an ISONG board or committee leadership capacity and showed evidence of successful ISONG project promotion. Candidates must be willing to serve in this leadership position for three years. As the leader of the organization, candidates will be evaluated on their previous ISONG leadership and service positions held and their genetic/genomic experiences encompassing education, research, or clinical practice. This is a three-year commitment. The first year consists of service as President-Elect, the second year as President, and the third year as President-Emeritus. 

Secretary:  Demonstrates active involvement in various ISONG committees, activities, and projects.  Candidates must be able to effectively oversee, keep, maintain, and assure distribution of the Board minutes to the Board of Directors and summaries of the minutes to ISONG members; give all notices that are required to be given by these Bylaws; attest all documents, the execution of which has been duly authorized by the members according to these Bylaws; and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as the Board of Directors may prescribe. This position is a two-year term.

Member-at-Large: Demonstrates active involvement in various ISONG committees, activities, and projects. Candidates should be able to articulate their willingness and ability to serve as the link between the general ISONG membership, the Board of Directors, and various ISONG committees. Candidates in this position should expect to work on member-wide projects, such as the annual needs assessment, serve as the board liaison to the Membership Committee, provide written articles initiating membership discussion and opinions for the newsletter and e-updates, and maintain a Members-Only section on the website among other assigned duties by the Board. This position is a two-year term.

Student Member Representative: Candidates should be able to articulate their willingness and ability to serve as a link between the general ISONG membership, the Board of Directors, and various ISONG committees with a focus on the student perspective. They should expect to work on member-wide projects including promoting student membership and engaging with ISONG through the membership committee, contributing to the e-update, and other activities as assigned by the Board of Directors. The Student Member Representative is expected to attend all Board meetings (monthly conference call and on-site at the Annual Congress). This position is a one-year term.

Board members are expected to be active participants on monthly conference calls, attend one in-person Board meeting and ISONG Business Meeting held at the Annual Congress, and serve as a board liaison to one or more ISONG committees.  Please understand that, although the ISONG Board consists of voluntary members, it is a ‘working’ board and dedicated time and active project participation are required.

The committee will evaluate nominees based on their involvement in and service to ISONG; leadership roles within ISONG; background information in relation to their interest/involvement in genetic/genomic education, research and practice; and the reasons they are interested in serving on the ISONG Board.

Please refer to the ISONG Bylaws at www.isong.org for complete Board position descriptions.  If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Cheek, Nominating Committee Chair, at d.cheek@tcu.edu.

Complete the nomination form that is available here. Please contact amy@isong.org with any questions about the Google document.  The Call for Nominations deadline is Monday, June 7, 2021. 

Dennis J. Cheek, RN, PhD, FAHA
Past President/Nominating Committee Chair
Email: d.cheek@tcu.edu

Cathy Read, PhD, RN 
Past President/Nominating Committee Chair
Email: catherine.read@bc.edu

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