Selected Candidates for 2024 Board Positions

November 08, 2023

The Endocrine Society Nominating Committee met on November 3, 2023 to discuss candidates for the 2024 Board of Directors. Nominees were identified from candidates who submitted completed packages as part of the Call for Nominations distributed to all members earlier this year.

The members identified below have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to complement the current Board of Directors and reflect the Society membership.  Specifically, we looked at how each epitomizes the Society core competencies:

  • Organizational Knowledge and Stewardship: Understands and embodies the association’s core values, mission and strategic priorities.
  • Strategic Thinking and Leadership: Demonstrates leadership attributes that allow them to positively influence the decision-making process by effectively aligning tasks, priorities, and resources in a thoughtful and strategic way.
  • Communication: Demonstrates skills and leadership in communicating efficiently, respectfully, and transparently.
  • Collaboration: Appreciates the unique views and opinions of others when building consensus.

The Committee also wanted to ensure the Board as a whole reflected diversity in professional roles, geographic and ethnic diversity, and demonstrated experience in strategic leadership and innovation.

Selected Candidates for 2024 Board Positions


(One year term, plus one year as President and one year as Immediate Past President)
To be elected by membership; election ballot to launch in early January, 2024.


Carol Lange, PhD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Jenny Visser, PhD
Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, The Netherlands 


(One year term, plus 3 year term as Secretary Treasurer)

Kristy Brown, PhD
University of Kansas
Shawnee, KS

DIRECTORS (Three year term)

As presented, pending a 30-day petition process.


Bruno Ferraz-de-Souza, MD, PhD
University of Notre Dame 
Fremantle, Australia

Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD  
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Angela Leung, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

The Nominating Committee believes the future Board of Directors is well-positioned to implement our mission and vision to support our members. 

As part of the new governance changes approved in 2019, there is a new approach for elections. Voting members will receive a ballot in early January, 2024 to vote on the candidates for the President-Elect position. The Directors are presented as a slate of candidates and will stand as presented, pending a 30-day petition process. The Secretary Treasurer-Elect position stands as presented.


The slate presented is the recommendation from the Nominating Committee. If a member does not think the slate of candidates is reflective of the membership, he/she may choose to submit a petition candidate. The petition process does not apply to the candidates for election to the President-elect position or to the Secretary Treasurer-Elect position.

Petition candidates must email [email protected] with an intent to submit a petition, and will be sent instructions for gathering member signatures. Petitions with three percent of voting members as of December 31st of the previous year, not more than ten percent (10%) from one institution/organization, will result in a runoff election. The run-off slate will include the petitioner(s) and individuals proposed by the Nominating Committee. Any candidate brought forth by petition must submit the requisite candidate information form(s). The new Board members will be determined by the highest votes in the election.

Completed petitions must be submitted by December 15, 2023. If none are submitted, the slate will stand as presented.

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