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FAMIA Leadership and Governance

FAMIA is currently overseen by the interim FAMIA Executive Committee. The interim committee is composed of former members of the FAMIA Task Force. The task force was formed in 2019 to officially create a standing committee through the formation of FAMIA's Governing Documents.

2023 Nominations and Elections

The 2023 nomination process is now closed.

Nominations are now open for the 2024 FAMIA Executive Committee. Self-nominations are accepted from all FAMIA Members. FAMIA Members may wish to also encourage other fellows to self-nominate.

The nomination criteria for FAMIA balances a mix of experience, age, gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, geography, and institution. Candidate information assists AMIA in ‌reflecting the diversity of AMIA membership, the health and healthcare profession, and the broader population.

Open Position: At-large Member

At-Large Fellows serve a two-year term and may be elected to serve two consecutive terms. The At-Large Fellows take office on the first day of the calendar year following their election.

The At-Large Fellows are to take on tasks specifically designated by the FAMIA Executive Committee to support FAMIA:

  • Responsibilities related to the FAMIA application process
  • Building and maintaining the community through online tools such as “AMIA Connect”
  • Other tasks as delegated and agreed upon

Additional expectations:

  • Participation in executive committee meetings and communications
  • Participation in planned FAMIA activities

FAMIA Executive Committee

Committee Members

Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN, FAMIA
Kate Fultz Hollis, MS, MBA, FAMIA
Oregon Health & Science University
Term: January 1 – December 31, 2023
Allison McCoy, PhD, FAMIA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Term: January 1, 2023 – December 2024
Margo Edmonds, PhD, FAMIA
At Large Member
Term: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024
Eric Hall, PhD, MBA, FAMIA
At Large Member
Term: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Roles and Responsibilities

The FAMIA Executive Committee has general oversight of FAMIA and is the governing body of FAMIA subject to limitations as determined by the AMIA Board of Directors. The primary roles and responsibilities of the committee are to:

  • Develop policies and objectives for FAMIA that are consistent with the mission as defined by AMIA and approved by the AMIA Board of Directors  
  • Govern FAMIA according to the FAMIA  policies and objectives in conjunction with AMIA Board of Directors and AMIA staff
  • Provide oversight of the annual FAMIA application process and adjudicate issues and appeals.
  • Review and create slate of candidates for annual FAMIA elections
  • Establish committees as needed to ensure a Fellowship-driven volunteer community  
  • Ensure effective program planning and priority setting
  • Enhance the community of FAMIA and AMIA’s public image

Leadership Structure

The FAMIA Executive Committee will report to the AMIA Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee (EC) consists of four (4) elected officers, two at-Large elected fellows and a non-voting liaison appointed by the AMIA Board.  Elections are held every year in conjunction with the regular AMIA election cycle.  The AMIA office coordinates the EC election process. 

The term for the Executive Committee Chair is a four-year commitment: one year as Chair-Elect, two years as Chair, and the last year as Past-Chair. Elections are held every other year for Chair-Elect. 

The official term for any elected or appointed Fellow taking office is January 1.

Elected Positions

  • Chair (2 years)
  • Chair-elect (1 year, even years)
  • Immediate Past Chair (1 year, odd years)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (2 years, even years)
  • Two At-Large Elected Fellows (2-year terms, 1 elected each (odd and even) year)