Call for Nominations

Qualified leaders are sought to serve on the Board of Directors and guide ASN’s path forward.

The nomination period closed October 20, 2023.

ASN is well-positioned to deliver the knowledge, engagement, and impact that will drive the organization and the field of nutrition science into the future as we pursue our vision of a healthier world through evidence-based nutrition. Qualified leaders are sought to serve on the Board of Directors and guide ASN’s path forward.

There are many benefits of serving as an ASN volunteer leader. This is your opportunity to:

  • Play a significant role in advancing nutrition;
  • Enhance the value of ASN to the nutrition community;
  • Access timely information about the challenges and opportunities in the field of nutrition; and
  • Exchange ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders.


The Nominating Committee has identified the following criteria that will guide the selection process for new Board members:

  • Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with ASN and the nutrition community. Examples include but are not limited to: service to ASN and the ASN Foundation through GEM leadership, publishing, education, science policy & advocacy, membership recruitment and retention, and through annual giving and volunteering.
  • Recognized pre-eminent leader in the nutrition community.
  • Visionary and strategic thinker. Examples include, but are not limited to: strategic thinking, leadership, future focus, risk taking, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Positive leadership attributes; emotional intelligence; ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion.
  • Commitment to participate in up to two in-person board meetings a year and conference calls as needed. ASN board members are asked to provide financial support through annual giving to the ASN Foundation.
  • ASN is strongly committed to our core value of Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility.

At ASN, diversity and inclusion are part of our recipe for success. Together we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages and supports all who are passionate about nutrition.

2023 Election to the Board of Directors

There are six open positions for the 2023 Election: Vice President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer-Elect, and three Director-At-Large positions. The terms of office for all positions will begin July 3, 2024. Term length is included in the description for each position:

Nominations are due no later than 11:59 PM (ET), Friday, October 20, 2023. You may submit the form online below or download a PDF to complete and email to Erica Henze ( All candidates will be contacted by ASN’s Chief Executive Officer.

Open Positions

Vice President Elect

The Vice President Elect shall serve a term of one year. This person shall serve as a member of the ASN Board of Directors for a total of four years, holding each of the following offices for consecutive one-year terms: Vice President Elect; Vice President; President; and Past President. As President, this member shall serve as the Society’s chief elected officer and shall work closely with the chief executive officer and staff in formulating and advancing ASN programs for the benefit of our members and global stakeholders. This officer serves a four-year term.


As Secretary, this member also serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee, be a passionate advocate and ambassador for ASN membership, partnering and verifying that the office of the Chief Executive Officer maintains a roster of the members, keeps minutes of the ASN Board of Director meetings of the Society, and shall handle official correspondence of the Society.  This officer serves a three-year term.


The Treasurer-Elect serves a one-year term partnering with the current ASN Treasurer. Upon completing this term the Treasurer-Elect becomes ASN Treasurer for a three-year term beginning in 2025. The Treasurer also serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and partners with the Chief Executive Officer, ensuring the growth and sustainability of the society, safeguarding Society’s funds, for disbursing same in accordance with the approved budget, for maintaining proper records and accounts, and for preparing and submitting an annual report to the membership detailing the financial status of the Society.

Director-At-Large, Food & Nutrition Policy

Members in Food & Nutrition Policy develop, establish, and evaluate legislation and policies that address nutrition problems/ issues. Policies may be implemented at family, local, regional, national, or global levels and in different sectors. Policies target under and over nutrition, food security, food safety, and public health. This officer serves a two-year term.

Director-At-Large, Nutrition Science Mechanisms

Members who are active in Nutrition Science Mechanisms conduct basic and applied research to better understand how diet and nutritional components act at a molecular, cellular and systems level to influence physiological and pathological processes. The intention of this research is to further understand the mechanistic links between nutrition and non-communicable diseases. This officer serves a two-year term.

Director-At-Large, Nutrition Science Translation

Nutrition Science Translation members address the conversion of nutrition knowledge from the “lab bench to the consumer.” The members also translate and disseminate key findings in nutrition research science into practical information and applications that can be used by consumers and others to improve human health. This officer serves a two-year term.

The nomination period closed at 11:59 PM (ET) Friday, October 20, 2023.