The AAE is focused on growth and more than ever it is important to identify leaders among our members. Your interest, support and skill will help our organization continue growing and achieving our mission “to promote asthma education as an integral comprehensive asthma program, to raise the competence of health care professionals who educate individuals and families affected by asthma, and to raise the standard of care and quality of asthma education delivered to those with asthma.”
This is the time for a call to action to submit an application to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Asthma Educators. The Board consists of twelve (12) members. Each of these twelve (12) members serves a three (3) year term. A board member can only serve on the board for two (2) completed three year terms. Once the two terms are served, the board member must rotate off the board for two (2) years before reapplying for the board. The 2017 call for nominations has four (4) positions to be filled.
Who can serve? Members in good standing with the Association who have held their AAE membership for at least one year prior to applying are eligible to apply. A committee made up of five board members will review the applications and complete an evaluation form on each applicant.
How do I apply? To submit your application to serve, you must send your current CV that highlights your experience relevant to asthma and asthma education, along with a head photo, and a 100-word vision statement for AAE and how your membership on the board will contribute to your vision, to the Co-Chairs of the Nominating Committee. Applications will be accepted until August 4, 2017. No late submissions will be accepted. Send your information to Bill Pruitt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is one elected to the board? Once all the applications have been received and reviewed, a slate of candidates for available board positions will be sent to the membership for election by the members. This general election process starts on the first Monday in October, 2017 and closes on October 31, 2017. A letter of acceptance will be sent to successful nominees notifying them of their election to the Board. A letter will also be sent to each person that applied that did not get elected. The newly elected Board of Directors will take effect January 1, 2018.
The strength of AAE can only grow when served by the diversity of its members. We strongly encourage you to consider applying to serve on the Board of Directors. New members bring new ideas and strengths to our organization. It is your knowledge and expertise that helps the AAE to grow and achieve its mission.
We encourage you to look at the bylaws on the website www.asthmaeducators.org—as we follow those guidelines for the election process.
We are always happy to speak to you about the application process and board responsibilities. Feel free to e-mail us. You will find our e-mail address listed under the Board of Directors on the website. The deadline for applying is August 4, 2017.
Thank you for your membership, dedication and interest in serving the Association of Asthma Educators.
Bill Pruitt, MBA, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC
Chair, Nominating Committee