Board of Directors Nominees

Nominating Committee - 17 Sept 2019

The Endocrine Society Nominating Committee met on September 17, 2019 to discuss candidates for the 2020 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.

When selecting the nominees, the committee sought to build a leadership team that reflects the diversity of our membership. This year, we noted and emphasized the following needs to ensure balance moving forward:

  • PhDs without clinical responsibilities
  • Clinicians in practice
  • Global experiences and perspectives
  • Diversity of career stage


President-elect (one-year term)

To be elected by membership; election ballot to launch in late October.

Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D.
Donald McDonnell, PhD

Duke University
Durham, NC
United States

Carol Wysham, MD
Carol Wysham, MD

Rockwood/MultiCare Health Systems and University of Washington
Spokane, Washington
United States

Lindsey S. Treviño, PhD

Early Career Director (three-year term)

Lindsey S. Treviño, PhD

City of Hope
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Directors (three-year term)

Richard Auchus, MD, PhD
Richard Auchus, MD, PhD

University of Michigan and Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States

Ruth Keri, PhD
Ruth Keri, PhD

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
United States

Dr. Kathryn A. Martin
Kathryn Ann Martin, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
United States

John Newell-Price, MD, PhD
John Newell-Price, MD, PhD

University of Sheffield
Sheffield, England
United Kingdom

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 earlier this year, there is a new approach for elections. Voting members will receive a ballot in mid-October 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 or Early Career Director.

Petition candidates must email 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 October 20, 2019. If none are submitted, the slate will stand as presented.

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.