Call for Nominations

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

Call for Nominations is open and due Friday, October 22, 2021.

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 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 three 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.

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.

2022 Election to the Board of Directors

There are five open positions for the 2022 Election: Vice President-Elect and four Director-At-Large positions. The terms of office for all positions will begin July 1, 2022. Term length is included in the description for each position:

Nominations are due no later than 11:59 PM (EST), Friday, October 22, 2021. You may submit the form online below or download a PDF to complete and email to Erica Henze (ehenze@nutrition.org). 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.

Director-At-Large, Medical Clinical Nutrition

Members of the Medical/Clinical Nutrition cover clinical, research, educational, and/or training aspects of nutrition and metabolism as related to prevention and treatment of disease and optimal health, including complementary and alternative medicine. The Medical/Clinical Nutrition members translate nutrition knowledge from the bench to the bedside and the community. This officer serves a three-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.

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, Global Nutrition

Global Nutrition members conduct nutrition research of relevance to other (often less-developed)
countries. Their research includes undernutrition, deficiency diseases, obesity, diet-related chronic
disease; relationships between infection and nutrition; nutrition interventions and their evaluation; and
economic development policy and nutrition. This knowledge is translated into training, policies and
programs. This officer serves a three-year term.

Nominations are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US) Friday, October 22, 2021.