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2017 Candidates

Per STFM bylaws, the STFM Nominating Committee presents a slate to the membership consisting of one candidate for each open position on the STFM Board of Directors. This gives members an opportunity to see who is being recommended for the top leadership of STFM. 

The 2017 candidates for president-elect and member at large have provided personal histories, position statements, answers to select questions, and short video speeches to inform STFM membership of the contributions they can make to STFM.

Members who are eligible will receive an email with instructions on how to approve this year's slate of candidates on Friday, March 17. The ballot will remain open through Thursday, March 30. Results will be announced in the STFM Messenger on Friday, March 31 and on the STFM website.


Beat Steiner, MD, MPH

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Member at Large

Steven Lin, MD

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How Can Members Learn About STFM Governance and Leadership Opportunities?

While there is no single pathway for selection for the STFM Board of Directors, generally, involvement in other leadership roles within the Society (previous Board service in a different role, committee chair, collaborative leader, task force participant, etc) is the most common way that individuals are selected for Board service. The committee considers many factors when selecting candidates, including current diversity on the STFM Board of Directors, level of leadership activity within STFM, current strategic priorities of the Board, and the talents and perspectives of the individuals being considered. 

In addition, one of STFM’s core values is diversity, and we are intentional in being diverse about the composition of our governance structures in the broadest sense. To learn more about STFM Governance, watch the How to Become an STFM Leader video, review list of leadership opportunities for members to consider, and visit our Governance FAQs section of the website.

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