Call for Nominations: 2019-2020 Board of Directors
March 21, 2019
April 10, 2019 (5:00 pm)
Candidate Phone Interviews
April 17-30, 2019
May 13, 2019
May 24, 2019 (5:00 pm)
Election Results Published
- President-Elect (3-year term with succession to President in Year 2 and Past-President in Year 3)
- Treasurer (2-year term)
- Secretary** (2-year term)
- Communications Director
- Educational Programs Director
- Membership Director
- Sponsorship Director
- Advocacy Director
- Professional Development Director**
- Member-at-Large – Communications
- Member-at-Large – Generalist
- Member-at-Large – Educational Programs
- Member-at-Large – Special Projects (previous experience on the Board of Directors required)
- Member-at-Large – Sponsorship
- Member-at-Large – Student Liaison
Term of Office (Excluding Members at Large)
The tenure of elected Directors shall commence July 1 through June 30. President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President are each one-year terms that are served consecutively. The term of President is effectively 3 years with one year in each position. A President-Elect will be elected each year. Member-at-Large positions will be elected each year for one-year terms unless otherwise specified. The terms of all other Directors shall be two years. All Directors, except President, may serve in the same position for two (2) consecutive terms.
Janet Guptill, Immediate Past President – GIC HIMSS email
President-Elect: The President-Elect assists the President in conducting the business affairs and activities of the chapter through special assignments and duties delegated at the direction of the President and/or the Board. He/she acts in the President’s absence in chapter relationships with other related professional societies. The President-Elect assumes the office of the President upon conclusion of the one-year term as President-Elect.
Secretary: Maintains all Chapter records including minutes of Board meetings. With the Past-President, conducts the annual election including preparing election ballots and reporting the election results to the President.
Educational Programs Director: Plans and implements the Chapter’s educational activities. The Education Program Chair shall chair the Education Committee and propose a plan for the coming year’s programs and other educational activities.
Communications Director: Responsible for the preparation and distribution of all Chapter publications, including a Chapter newsletter that shall be published on at least a semi-annual basis. Maintains the content of the Chapter website, communicating Chapter business to other individuals and groups, and promotes the Chapter in professional journals and with other professional groups.
Sponsorship Director: The Sponsorship Chair shall be responsible for managing the Chapter’s Sponsorship Program, including soliciting sponsors supportive of the Chapter’s mission and ensuring that sponsorship dollars are used to meet the Chapter’s goals and objectives. The Sponsorship Chair shall also work closely with the sponsors to ensure that the chapter is meeting their expectations as a sponsor.
Professional Development Director: Responsible for activities related to scholarship awards – including promoting the Chapter’s scholarships to prospective students and leading the evaluation team to review and score the scholarship applications. In addition, the Professional Development Chair is responsible for student outreach, advancement of members (e.g., Senior, Fellowship, CPHIMS), providing resources for students and career changers, and facilitating the annual professional development event.
Advocacy Director: Attends monthly HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable calls and reports back to the Board. The Advocacy Chair facilitates legislative outreach on behalf of the Chapter and its members and encourages interaction at the local, state and federal levels regarding health care technology initiatives. The Chair works with their committee to facilitate Advocacy events as well as prepare articles for the chapter newsletter on Advocacy activities in Illinois and nationally.
Members At Large
Member At Large – Communications: Works with the Communication Chairs and Communications Committee on newsletters, promoting GIC HIMSS events and other GIC HIMSS communications services to our members.
Member At Large – Educational Programs: Works with the Educational Program Chairs on chapter related education programs and webinars.
Member At Large – Sponsorship: Works with the Sponsorship Chairs and Committee in managing the Chapter’s Sponsorship Program, including soliciting sponsors supportive of the Chapter’s mission and ensuring that sponsorship dollars are used to meet the Chapter’s goals and objectives.
Member At Large – Student Liaison: The Student Liaison shall be responsible for working with universities and colleges to promote the benefits of HIMSS membership to students. The Student Liaison shall be a student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The Student Liaison term of office is one year.
Member At Large – Special Projects: This role will focus on projects and processes requiring previous Board insight including endeavors such as Organizational Affiliate outreach and external organizational partnerships.
Member At Large – Generalist: Works with Professional Development, Membership and Advocacy Committees as needed and is assigned special projects as designated by the Board.