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Call for Applications - HIVMA Board of Directors

The application deadline for HIVMA’s six open seats on the Board of Directors has closed. The Board of Directors provides critical input, oversight and guidance to strengthen HIVMA’s programs and policy agenda. For questions on the application process, please contact Andrea Weddle. Specifically, we are seeking applications for the following positions:

  • Vice Chair (4-year term rotating to Chair-Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair)
  • HIVMA Representative to the IDSA Board of Directors (3-year term serving on the HIVMA and IDSA Boards of Directors)
  • Infectious Diseases Specialist Seat (1)
  • Non-ID HIV Physician Seats (2)
  • HIV Clinical Pharmacist (1)

To learn more, please view the recording of the Elections 2022: Applying for the IDSA and HIVMA Board of Directors session hosted by Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD, Chair, IDSA Leadership Development Committee; Michael Butera, MD, Member, IDSA LDC; Robert Goldstein, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, HIVMA LDC and Michelle Cespedes, MD, MS, Chair Elect, HIVMA.

Important Dates

Application Opens: Monday, April 4, 2022
Application Closes:  Monday, May 2, 2022
Leadership Development Committee Meets:  May 2022
Candidates Notified:  Late May/Early June 2022
Election Process: June 30, 2022 – July 28, 2022
Candidates Notified of Election Results: July/Early August 2022

Contacts for Questions

Andrea Weddle
Executive Director

Donna Futterman, MD
HIVMA Leadership Development Committee

Term of Office

Directors: Three years beginning and ending with IDWeek.
Vice Chair: Four years serving for one-year in the following roles: Vice Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair.

Method of Appointment

HIVMA Directors and the Vice Chair shall be elected by the voting members of HIVMA as described in the Society’s bylaws.

The HIVMA representative to the IDSA Board of Directors is elected by voting members of IDSA and HIVMA.


Director:  HIVMA Board member

HIVMA Representative to the IDSA Board of Directors:  HIVMA Board Member, IDSA Board Member, HIVMA Executive Committee member

Vice Chair:  Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee member


Reports to: Board of Directors
Staff Liaison: HIVMA Executive Director

Estimated Time Commitment

Hours Per Year: 75 to 80 with peak periods in March, June and October
Estimated Time Commitment


  • Board of Directors Meetings (Virtual – up to eight one-hour meetings per year)
  • Board of Directors Meetings (In person meetings: spring, all day meeting in Washington, DC with optional advocacy day, and in October half-day meeting in conjunction with IDWeek)
  • Participate on working groups or engage in other activities to advance HIVMA’s strategic priorities
  • Respond to electronic communications including reviewing and approving policy positions or other documents (3 to 4 hours per month)

Representative to the IDSA Board of Directors:

  • In addition to participating in HIVMA Board and Executive Committee meetings and activities, participate in IDSA Board of Director in-person meetings (March, June, October); Board of Director virtual meetings (up to three per year) and Committee meetings as a Board liaison (up to four virtual or in person meetings)

Chair Track:
In addition to the Director commitment:

  • Participate in monthly Executive Committee virtual meetings
  • Review and respond as a member of the executive committee to policy and programmatic time-sensitive issues (two to three hours per week)
  • During the year as Chair, an additional up to two to three hours per week may be required to review and sign off on time-sensitive communications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the full Board of Directors:

  • Exercise Duty of Care: Act honestly, reasonably and in good faith
  • Exercise Duty of Obedience: Faithfully pursue HIVMA’s mission and act consistently with policies, procedures and bylaws
  • Exercise Duty of Loyalty: Act in the best interest of HIVMA and IDSA and disclose and avoid all conflicts of interests
  • Inform and advance the strategic direction of HIVMA


  • Maintain active membership in HIVMA
  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in all Board of Director meetings and virtual meetings
  • Promote the association’s strategic priorities and initiatives 
  • Carry out special assignments as requested by the Chair, such as serving on work groups, reviewing clinical practice guidelines or other documents on behalf of HIVMA, or representing HIVMA in various settings
  • Protect the confidentiality of the Society’s proprietary and privileged information
  • Make an annual contribution to the IDSA Foundation

Experience/Skills and Attributes – Director

  • Recent volunteer experience with HIVMA or related experience locally or with another organization
  • Ability to Think Strategically: Anticipates future trends and can translate vision into clear and obtainable strategies
  • Ability to Solve Problems Collaboratively: Contributes to group decision making by sharing various perspectives, balancing analysis and experience
  • Ability to Exhibit Sound Decision Making: Remains objective in analyzing complex and ambiguous situations
  • Ability to Lead and Manage Change Thoughtfully: Influences others and builds coalitions to support key initiatives

Experience/Skills and Attributes – HIVMA Representative to the IDSA Board of Directors

  • In addition to Directors Skills and Attributes – previous service on the HIVMA Board of Directors

Experience/Skills and Attributes – Chair Track

  • Previous service on the HIVMA Board of Directors
  • Ability to Display Leadership Presence: Projects calm, confidence and poise with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to Think Strategically: Anticipates future trends and can translate vision into clear and obtainable strategies
  • Ability to Lead and Manage Change: Influences others and builds coalitions to support key initiatives

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