FSPHP Call for Nominations

    • Would you like to make a difference at a national level that supports the work of Physician Health Programs?
    • Are you committed to sharing your time and talents to help your peers involved in the work of Physician Health Programs?
For many people, the ideal way to do that is to serve on a nonprofit board for their professional membership association. Serving on a board is a wonderful way to support a cause that you care about, and a powerful way to build your own skills and experience.

Please preview the process, the criteria and qualifications for board members. Submit your interest or contact someone to nominate them and request they submit their interest!

As per the bylaws of the FSPHP, the Nominating Committee is hereby giving notice to the membership that in 2023 there are openings in the leadership on the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is tasked with distributing its recommendations for positions by ballot by February 20, 2023 which is at least 60 days in advance of the annual meeting. The results will be announced at the FSPHP Annual Business meeting.

The following Board of Director positions have reached their 2-year term. The term of these positions is May 2023 to May 2025:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Northeast Regional Representative
  • Central Regional Representative
  • Southeast Region Director
  • Western Region Director
  • Director-at-Large
  • Public Member

Please note that only state or associate members who are staff members of PHPs can serve as Officers or Directors.  No state is allowed more than one regional directorship.  All current office holders interested in re-election are eligible for re-election.  For a list of your current leadership, please visit our web site https://www.fsphp.org/board.

FSPHP Public Director added qualifications:
The Public Director shall be an individual who is not affiliated with a PHP or eligible for any category of FSPHP membership. The Public Director will have experience and knowledge of not-for-profit associations and/or past external board service, is aware of and aligned with the values of FSPHP consistent with all Board Criteria, and who will bring global vision, public accountability, and transparency to board deliberations.

Current board members whose terms are due for election, are eligible to be nominated for re-election.

It is the Nominating Committees’ duty to propose to the membership their nominees to ensure that a majority of the director positions are held by physicians in accordance with FSPHP bylaws. Per FSPHP rules of order, any member of a nominating committee who becomes a candidate will resign from the committee.

Criteria and Qualifications can be reviewed here.

A summary is as follows:

  • Experience with the wide range of physician health issues
  • Experience as a FSPHP committee chair or committee member
  • Expected to continue as a FSPHP member throughout the two-year term
  • Willingness to assist in governing the FSPHP in its mission with duty and loyalty
  • Ability to oversee the FSPHP's financial integrity
  • Participation in 8 - 12 board of director’s meetings a year and the Annual Meeting
  • Participation in subcommittees, retreats, or special projects as requested with travel
  • Familiarity with the FSPHP bylaws and policies
Nominee Submission

Recommendations should be submitted by DECEMBER 28th to allow time for the committee to review.  The Nominating Committee will be meeting in early January to deliberate on the responses and finalize a ballot. The representatives on the Nominating Committee are as follows: 

Nominating Committee

Purpose: To submit a slate of one or more nominees for each of the Officer/Director positions to be filled by election, and to nominate PHP members to the Board of Directors when terms expire or become vacant, in accordance with FSPHP Policies and Bylaws.

Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM, Immediate Past President, Chair
Amanda Kimmel, MPA - Presidential Appointment
Eric Lott, MD - Western Region Representative
Kay O'Shea, MA, CADC - Central Region Representative
Ray Truex, MD, FACS, FAANS - Northeast Region Representative
Sandra Frazier, MD, FASAM - Southeast Region Representative
Linda Bresnahan, Executive Director, Staff

The FSPHP accepts nominations from October 2022 thru December 28, 2022. The FSPHP Nominating Committee will confirm all candidate’s eligibility to serve and then deliberate on the candidates for the final ballot before the end of January 2023.

Summary of the FSPHP Ballot Process:

A “calls for candidates” is sent to all FSPHP members from October thru January 1st. The FSPHP Nominating Committee holds several meetings to deliberate on a slate of candidates for each of the Officer/Director positions of the Board of Directors who will provide continued leadership and guidance to the organization. Following review and deliberation of all those who came forward, the committee confirms a slate of qualified candidates to be filled by this election for the FSPHP Board of Directors for a two-year term. The ballot is sent to the State Voting members by mail and is often uncontested in each category. A decision on whether the slate of candidates is contested or not is determined each year by the Nominating Committee. Candidates often chose to postpone their interest to serve for a future year rather than run against a colleague and for this reason, the ballot is commonly but not always uncontested. 

Upon receipt of the mailed ballot, State Members shall vote and return sealed ballots to the FSPHP Administrative Offices, no later than 10 days prior to the Annual Meeting.  These ballots are unsealed and counted by the Chair of the Nominating Committee in the presence of at least three other committee members. The Chair will announce the election results at the Business Session of the Annual Meeting.  With respect to the State Voting Member, the bylaws indicate that all State Members, and only State Members (or their designee), shall have the right to vote with each state having one vote. Your state voting member will be receiving the ballot in the mail; the state voting member shall be the single voter.

Ballot Process Per FSPHP Bylaws:

The ballot will be mailed to the state voting members by mid-February. 


A.  The committee shall submit a slate of one or more nominees for each of the Officer/Director positions to be filled by election.
B.  The committee shall mail ballots with its slate of candidates to state members not less than 60 days prior to the annual membership meeting.
C.  State members shall vote and return sealed ballots to the Chair of the Nominating Committee no later than 10 days prior to the annual meeting.
D.  These ballots will be unsealed and counted by the Chair in the presence of at least three other committee members.  The Chair shall announce the election results at the Annual Business Meeting.

Qualifying Candidates will be asked to:

  • Complete the conflict-of-interest form
  • Submit a statement of interest
  • Submit a current bio and photo

Schedule and Commitment:

Currently, the schedule or commitment of time of the FSPHP board of directors has involved at least monthly 1-hour conference calls, an in person 2-day meeting in Sept/October and a few in person meetings at the FSPHP Annual Meeting including a dinner of all board members with committee chairs and attendance at regional meetings.  In addition, there are occasional impromptu meetings, and email communications.

The FSPHP board members also each serve on committees of the FSPHP to guide the three FSPHP Strategic Goals of FSPHP.

Reporting of Results:

The Nominating Committee will meet at the Annual Membership Meeting to count the ballots, and the results will be announced at the FSPHP Annual Business meeting.