Selected Candidates for 2022 Board Positions

September 13, 2021

The Endocrine Society Nominating Committee met on September 29, 2021 to discuss candidates for the 2022 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 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 reflected the following areas of focus:

  • PhDs without clinical responsibilities
  • Clinicians in practice
  • Geographic and ethnic diversity

Nominees for 2022 Board Positions

President-elect (one-year term)

To be elected by membership; election ballot to launch in early November.

Stephen R. Hammes, MD, PhD
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Joy Wu, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Directors (three-year term)

Rexford Ahima, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Andrea Gore, PhD
University of Texas
Austin, TX

Karen Lam, MBBS, MD
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Barbara Onumah, MD
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Bowie, MD

The committee believes the full Board of Directors is well-positioned to implement our mission and vision to support our members.

As part of the new governance structure approved last year, there is a new approach for elections. Voting members will receive a ballot in early November to vote on the candidates for President-elect. The Directors are presented as a slate of candidates and will stand as presented, pending a 30-day petition process.


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.

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 November 4, 2021. If none are submitted, the slate will stand as presented.

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