Newborn Brain Society

Call for Nominations

Term 2025-2027

Deadline: May 12, 2024

Term beginning: October 1, 2024

If you are a member looking to make a bigger impact within the Society, we welcome you to serve as a Committee member for the upcoming term. We are pleased to announce a call for nominations for members interested in serving as President-elect, Board of Directors member, Committee chairs, and Committee members across our various committees.

For self-nomination
To nominate an individual

Kindly send an email to Helen Vardanyan at h.vardanyan@newbornbrainsociety.org with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Full name of the nominee
  • Email address of the nominee
  • Credentials and affiliations of the nominee
  • Position nominated and rationale for the nomination

Open Positions

  • President-Elect 
  • Steering Committee Member
  • Chair of Finance Committee, Board of Directors Member, and Treasurer 
  • Chair of Guidelines and Publications and Board of Directors Member
  • Chair of QI and Research and Board of Directors Member
  • Communications and Networking Committee Member 
  • Education Committee Member
  • Finance Committee Member 
  • Guidelines and Publications Member 
  • Membership Committee Member 
  • QI and Research Committee Member

Qualifications, Time Commitments and Committee Descriptions

Nominees must be General or General LMIC member to qualify and retain General Committee member and President-elect position. 

Committee members and President-elect will serve one three-year term.

About the Leadership 

President of NBS 

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and presides at all meetings of the Members and of the Board. The President has general management of the affairs of the Society and sees that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.

Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors provides governance, oversight, and major decision-making, representing the best interest of the Society and it’s mission. The Board of Directors comprises of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and the six Chairs of the NBS committees. The anticipated time commitment for the Board of Directors member is approximately 4-8 hours per month, including one-hour monthly meetings.

Treasurer 

The Treasurer plays a key role in maintaining the organization’s fiscal integrity and sustainability. They are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Society’s finances, including the development of financial strategies, operating budgets, and the oversight of financial reporting and other activities. The anticipated time commitment for the Treasurer is approximately 4-8 hours per month, which includes one-hour monthly meetings.

Steering Committee 

The Steering Committee acts in an advisory role to support the
Society’s mission. The Steering Committee will review the Society’s bylaws, strategy
recommendations, and other important protocols by the Board of Directors. The committee is expected to meet twice a year.   

About Our Committees

Communication & Networking Committee

The committee comprises of members with interest in in marketing, social media, fundraising, or outreach. Members are responsible for developing marketing materials, communications, and outreach initiatives, with a specific focus on expanding our online presence and engaging underrepresented groups. Additionally, the committee pursues outreach to organizations with similar aims to further the mission of NBS. The committee supports efforts in corporate donations, philanthropic support, and fundraising. The anticipated time commitment for the committee is approximately 2-4 hours per month, including one-hour monthly meetings.

Education Committee

The committee is comprised of members with experience in teaching, mentoring, and collaborating with others. Duties may include developing educational and teaching resources for members, planning and moderating educational activities, connecting with experts in the field to collaborate with and assisting with CME accreditation. The anticipated time commitment is approximately 2-4 hours per month, including one-hour monthly meetings.

Finance Committee

The committee is comprised of members with experience in financial analysis, taxes, or accounting. Duties may include budget oversight, strategic financial planning, and yearly tax preparation. The anticipated time commitment is approximately 2-4 hours per month, including one-hour monthly meetings.

Guidelines & Publications Committee

The committee comprises of experienced members who may may author, or co-author, new guidelines and publications, peer-reviewing articles, collaborate with experts in the field to determine relevant topic areas, and develop processes for publishing on behalf of the organization. The anticipated time commitment will be approximately 2-4 hours per month, including one-hour monthly meetings.

QI & Research Committee

The committee comprises of members with expertise in Quality Improvement and/or Research in Neonatal Neurology, and interest in advancing the mission of the Newborn Brain Society. Duties include identifying speakers and moderating QI/Research webinars, reviewing the scientific merit of research, QI projects or proposals for the NBS website, and developing shared resources and infrastructure for Quality Improvement and Research for the Newborn Brain Society and its membership. The anticipated time commitment is approximately 2-4 hours per month, including one-hour monthly meetings. 

Members with predominantly Quality Improvement focus
Quality improvement experience, as evidenced by a dedicated role in quality improvement within a NICU or center, leadership of quality improvement initiatives, and/or publication of peer-reviewed original research.

Members with predominantly Research focus
Research experience, as evidenced by receipt of peer-reviewed research funding and/or publication(s) of peer-reviewed original research.

Membership Committee

The committee is comprised of members with interest in outreach and communications. Duties may include oversight and development with membership policies, improving member engagement, and developing a committee member nomination process for underrepresented groups of members. The anticipated time commitment will be approximately 2-4 hours per month including one-hour monthly Committee meeting. NBS members with an LMIC background are strongly encouraged to apply.