Process Will Advance Inclusion, Diversity, Access and Equity Goals
Elections for the IDSA and HIVMA Boards of Directors are now underway using a process designed to ensure that the Society’s leadership represents the full diversity of its membership. Our definition of diversity is broad and includes race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, geographic location, type of practice setting or activity, such as clinical vs. non-clinical, and other factors.
Rooted in the Society’s principles of inclusion, diversity, access and equity (IDA&E), the slate-based election will provide members the opportunity to vote yay or nay on a group of highly qualified and diverse candidates recruited and vetted by IDSA’s and HIVMA’s Leadership Development Committees. This process was approved after a bylaws change in 2020 and is one being used by societies committed to the principles of IDA&E.
During a call for officer and director applications, which ran from April 4 to May 2, we received a significant number of applications for IDSA and HIVMA officer positions by actively recruiting members and being more transparent with the recruitment and review process. This process included the creation of a model representing the desired attributes of volunteers serving in various roles. The Leadership Development Committees were then charged with selecting the best candidates and a diverse group who could most effectively lead the Society and HIVMA.
On June 30, all voting members received via email an electronic ballot for both the IDSA and HIVMA elections with the subject line "2022 IDSA/HIVMA Elections."
The IDSA section of the ballot includes one slate of candidates for five open positions – the vice president, secretary, HIVMA representative to the Board and two directors. The HIVMA section of the ballot includes one slate of candidates for six open positions – the vice chair, HIVMA representative to the Board and four director seats. Members are being asked to vote yes or no to each slate.
Biographical sketches and personal statements for the candidates are posted on this page and are also being provided via email.
Voting is open from June 30 through July 28 at 5 p.m. EDT.
Thank you in advance for voting. Your participation is an important way to influence the future direction of IDSA and HIVMA.