Nominations and Elections Committee

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The role of the NOBCChE Nomination and Elections Committee (NEC) is to identify and select candidates who can provide quality leadership to NOBCChE. The composition of this committee is restricted to at  most three (3) members of the Executive Board. The Chairman of this committee shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Executive Board.



NEC Roles and Responsibilities

  • Receive nomination for persons who may be considered for positions on the Executive Board [Administrative Officers (5), Regional Chairs (5), and Executive Committee (8)].
  • Select and prepare a slate of nominees with a summary of their qualifications for review and approval by the Executive Board.
  • Receive the checklist for a valid nomination from nominees.
  • Oversee and conduct all National Elections (including annual elections, special elections, and proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws).
  • Oversee the selection process for Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board. The selection is restricted to the eight (8) member Executive Committee.

Committee Chairman: Dr. James Fells. If you have election questions or feedback, please email the chair at [email protected] 

NEC Important Election Dates

  • Nominations must be received by: May 27, 2021
  • Election ballots will be distributed on: June 14, 2021
  • Voting closes on: June 30,2021

How to Vote

Ballots for open positions to the Executive Board will be distributed electronically on June 14 of the current election year to all NOBCChE members eligible to vote. Information on how to vote online or by mail, and how to request a new or replacement ballot, will be posted on the NOBCChE elections site at that time.

Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote in National Elections, you must have been a regular member in good financial standing by June 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST

Candidate Eligibility

To be an eligible candidate, your nomination must be officially accepted by the elections committee and you must have been a regular member in good financial standing by December 31, 2020 11:59 PST. Qualified candidates will be asked to submit a candidate packet to the NEC. Nominations, biographical information, and statements must be uploaded electronically via email by May 27, 2021 . Candidate information received after this date will not be accepted.

Nominations for Open Positions

The role of the NOBCChE Nomination and Elections Committee (NEC) is to identify and verify the eligibility of candidates who can provide quality leadership to NOBCChE. If you would like to suggest yourself or another member for consideration, please submit your suggestion to the committee by emailing [email protected]  All potential candidates must adhere to the eligibility requirements and are subjected to review by the committee. 

Nominations are now being solicited for the 2021 national elections for President elect, Secretary, and Treasurer along with two At-Large board members of the Executive Board.  In addition, the election for the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West Regional Chairs will take place at the same time.  Upon election, all the elected officers become members of the Executive Board. The two-year term of Drs. Victoria Parker (Secretary) and Victor Atiemo-Obeng (Treasurer), three-year terms of At-Large Executive Board members Drs. Roderquita Moore and Simon Shannon, and the two-year term Regional Chairs Drs. Thomas Dill(West), Margo Montgomery (Southeast), Sharon Neal(Northeast), and Tyrslai M. Williams-Carter (Southwest) expire on September 30, 2021.  Nominations may be submitted to [email protected] and require a recent curriculum vitae of the nominee. The deadline is May 27, 2021.

For more information visit or contact the Election Chair, Dr. James Fells at [email protected] 

The following is a checklist for a valid candidacy:

  • A person is eligible to run for a National Office only if the person is a Regular Member in good financial standing.  National dues for candidates must be paid and received by the National Treasurer by 11:59 P.M. PST, December 31, 2020. 
  • Each candidate is required to submit:  A) biographical sketch that describes their qualifications, B) a brief statement outlining their views on NOBCChE-related issues, and C) a recent, color, head-and-shoulder photograph in jpeg format.  These will be requested after a nomination is received.  

Please see the attached example biographical sketch 

Dr. Fells, Election Committee Chair