Board of Trustee elections to be held in March.

The Call for Board Nominations has closed. All members will have an opportunity to electronically vote on a slate for the positions below. Please refer to the timeline on this page for more detail about the elections process.

Open Positions

The President-elect ensures the orderly transition of Board leadership. The President-elect must be familiar with the Board’s various projects and the work of its committees in the event that he or she must take over the duties of the President unexpectedly. He or she becomes President in the event that the President resigns or the position of President otherwise becomes vacant. He or she then serves the former President’s unexpired term, as well as the full term he or she was elected to. The President-elect acts in the absence of the President as chairperson of the Board of Trustees, works closely with the President to ensure continuity of leadership, supports the efforts of the President and learns the duties of the President’s office.

The Secretary ensures that the actions of the Board and Executive Committee are documented appropriately. Shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with applicable law, the Articles of Incorporation, and the Bylaws; and shall provide oversight to ensure the Central Office is maintaining corporate records according to established policies.

The Board of Trustees includes six At-Large Board members. The Association’s governing body is the Board of Trustees, which shall have supervision, control and direction of the Association’s affairs, its committees and publications, shall determine its policies or changes therein, and shall adopt its annual fiscal program and budget. The Board shall actively prosecute the Association’s objectives and supervise the disbursement of its funds.

Qualifications

All Officers shall:

(a) be a professional in a burn-related field for no less than ten years; and

(b) have demonstrated leadership abilities; and

(c) have been and are currently active members of the Association for no less than ten years prior to their term of office.

(d) President-Elect must have served at least a two-year term on the Board of Trustees prior to assuming the role of President-Elect.

Full Position Description (President-Elect)

Full Position Description (President)

All Officers shall:

(a) be a professional in a burn-related field for no less than ten years; and

(b) have demonstrated leadership abilities; and

(c) have been and are currently active members of the Association for no less than ten years prior to their term of office.

Full Position Description

All Board Members shall:

(a) be a professional in a burn-related field for no less than five years; and

(b) have demonstrated leadership abilities; and

(c) have been and are currently active members of the Association for no less than five years prior to their term of office.

(d) At least two At Large Board members must be physicians and at least two must be non-physicians.

Full Position Description

2022-2023 ABA Board of Trustees—to be elected

President-Elect

To be elected to a one-year term (serves until 2021; automatically ascends to President)

Secretary-Elect

Will serve one year in training and assume the role of Secretary beginning in 2023, serving a three year term until 2026

Members-at-Large (2)

To be elected to a three-year term, serving until 2024

2021-2022 ABA Board of Trustees—current composition

President

Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD, FACS (one-year term, serves until 2022, then serves two additional years on the Board as Past President)
Iowa City, IA

President-Elect

Ingrid Parry, MS, PT, BT-C  (will serve as ABA President 2022-2023, automatically ascends to Past President)
Sacramento, CA

Treasurer

Jeffrey E. Carter, MD, FACS (term ends 2024)
New Orleans, LA

Secretary

Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, FACS (term ends 2023)
Lubbock, TX

Program Chair

Robert C. Cartotto, MD, FRCSC (term ends 2022)
Toronto, ON, Canada

Program Chair-Elect

Steven A. Kahn, MD (term ends 2022, automatically ascends to Program Chair)
Charleston, SC

Board Members

Lisa Forbes, MSc, OT (term ends 2022)
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

James Hill Holmes, IV, MD, FACS (term ends 2022)
Wake Forest, NC

Jody M. Rood, RN, BSN (term ends 2023)
Hudson, WI

Victor C. Joe, MD, FACS (term ends 2023)
Irvine, CA

Colleen M. Ryan, MD, FACS (term ends 2024)
Boston, MA

J. Bradley Wiggins, RN, BSN (term ends 2024)
Salt Lake City, UT

Past Presidents

William G. Cioffi Jr., MD, FACS (term ends 2022)
Providence, RI

William L. Hickerson, MD, FACS (term ends 2023)
Memphis, TN

Timeline

November 10, 2021 Call for Nominations opens
November 28, 2021 Call for Nominations closes
Nominating Committee meets and prepares slate
Board approves slate of candidates
March 1, 2022 Slate of candidates announced for electronic voting
March 15, 2022 Voting closes
March 17, 2022 New Board announced
April 8, 2022 New Board takes office