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Nominating Committee

Vote by July 31, 2024 – ASPS/PSF Slate of Candidates

All ASPS Active and Life Active members are encouraged to vote in the Slate election by the July 31, 2024, deadline.

Slate of Candidates

The ASPS Active Members listed on the ballot are nominated to serve as members of the ASPS and PSF Boards of Directors and to serve on the Trustees, Judicial Council, Ethics Committee and Conflict of Interest Committee for the duration of their terms, commencing September 30, 2024. The deadline for Active and Life Active members to vote is July 31, 2024.

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Work of the Nominating Committee

Positions Slated or Appointed by the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall act as a search firm by vetting talent for open positions to be elected by Society members. Positions slated for election by Society members (follow the link to access the job description) are listed below:

In addition to the slated positions for election, the Nominating Committee selects the ASPS and PSF members-at-large for the ASPS/PSF Audit Committee each year.

Special Considerations for President-Elect Applicants

Applicants to the ASPS or PSF President-Elect position shall be limited to those who will have completed two (2) or more years of service as ASPS/PSF Board Vice Presidents immediately prior to their term as President-Elect. If the Nominating Committee finds that there are no suitable candidates that meet these criteria in any given year, it may consider (and may solicit) applications from individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to the organization as Committee Chairs.

How do I get placed on the slate for one of the ASPS/PSF elected positions?

To encourage as broad a candidate pool as possible, a call for applications will be distributed via email to each eligible Society member. The call for applications is typically distributed in February.

The Nominating Committee shall interview in person or by electronic means (i.e. video conference) the semifinalists for each elected position. Members who have served on ASPS or PSF committees, especially those who have served on committees related to the position's portfolio, shall be given greater consideration. Interviews for the open positions typically take place between April and June.

Candidates must abide by the Candidate Conduct Policy to avoid disqualification.

Diversity Goals

ASPS and The PSF value racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and age diversity, as well as diversity in perspective, thought and personality.

Both in the selection of members to the Nominating Committee, and in the selection of candidates for leadership positions by the Nominating Committee, we will strive to select individuals who reflect the diversity of the general membership. Diversity, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, religion sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, economic status, employment type, geography and experience level, is actively sought and encouraged.

In the selection of candidates, the Nominating Committee shall also be sensitive to institutional diversity and their relationship in terms of succession to the presidency.

How does the Nominating Committee vet the elected positions?

The Nominating Committee shall consider the critical elements outlined below in their decision-making process.

  • Attendance on Executive Committee, Board of Directors or committee calls and in-person meetings
    • Attendance at Advocacy Summits and legislative fly-ins shall be considered for candidates for the Board Vice President of Health Policy and Advocacy position
  • Evaluation results (for Board positions only)
  • Any remediation required during their time as a Society member
  • History of service to ASPS/PSF
    • Any significant or relevant history during their time as a Society member
    • Activity within ASPS/PSF
    • Assessment of contribution/leadership, in addition to attendance, and any noteworthy contributions to ASPS/PSF (task force participant/chair, etc.)
    • Demonstration of ongoing leadership development training such as Leadership Tomorrow, Pathways to Leadership, Essentials of Leadership, ACS/ASPS Brandeis program, etc.
  • History of relevant service outside ASPS/PSF
    • Does the Ethics Committee or Judicial Council candidate have relevant experience elsewhere?
    • Does the Trustee candidate have sufficient experience as a former officer of ASPS or another major plastic surgery-related organization?
  • Letters of recommendation (two are required, the third is optional)
  • Foundation and PlastyPAC (if U.S. citizen) donation history
  • Quality of narrative (from the application)
  • Curriculum Vitae (provided as an attachment to the application)
  • Interview
  • Diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, practice type, geography and experience level is actively encouraged, and Nominating Committee members shall strive to ensure diverse representation of Society members
  • Evaluation of the applicant's social media/website presence
  • Whether the applicant has applied previously and, if so, for what position

For purposes of Phase 1, in addition to the aforementioned "critical elements," the Nominating Committee and the ASPS/PSF Presidential Line will be provided with the published position description and scope of responsibility for each office under consideration, along with a statement of accomplishments or achievements in their current role from each candidate.

Board Evaluations

In addition to the critical elements noted above, candidates for consideration for a Board position shall be evaluated by Society members and staff with whom they have worked in an ASPS/PSF volunteer leadership capacity to include:

  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Committee chairs under whom they have served
  • ASPS/PSF Board Directors
  • Staff Liaisons

Candidate Scorecards

Candidate Scorecards have been developed to aid Nominating Committee members with their decision-making by organizing the important elements to be considered when deciding the future leadership of the Society and Foundation. The goal is to make the process more consistent so that all candidates are judged on a broad range of merits demonstrating their suitability for leadership, without overly weighting the decision based on the interview alone. There are three versions – one for President-Elect candidates, one for the Board Vice President candidates and a third for candidates for all other positions. The three scorecards are attached as appendices to the Nominating Committee Standard Operating Procedures.

Meet the 2024 Nominating Committee

Society members elected the five Regional Representatives during July and August 2023. The Presidential Line of the Society and Foundation and the Trustees each elected a representative at their respective October 2023 meetings. Each of the three Subcouncils of the ASPS Council of Representatives (Member Sections, State and Regional Societies and Subspecialty Societies) elected two representatives at their inaugural meetings in October 2023. The ASPS Board of Directors designated the Carryover Member and the PSF Board of Directors elected a Public Member. The ASPS and PSF Immediate Past Presidents serve as Co-Chairs.

The members listed below serve as the ASPS/PSF Nominating Committee for the 2024 leadership term (October 30, 2023, to September 29, 2024).

Gregory A. Greco, DO, FACS
Co-Chair, Immediate Past ASPS President
Monmouth Medical Center, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Red Bank, NJ

Howard Levinson, MD, FACS
Co-Chair, Immediate Past PSF President
Duke University Hospital, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Norfolk, VA

Richard C. Baynosa, MD
Trustee Representative
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Las Vegas, NV

Chris A. Campbell, MD, FACS
State and Regional Societies Representative
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA

Meredith S. Collins, MD
Member Sections Representative
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Grady B. Core, MD
State and Regional Societies Representative
Private Practice
Birmingham, AL

Kyle R. Eberlin, MD
Northeast Regional Representative
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Henry Hsia, MD
Presidential Line Representative
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Haven, CT

Gabriel M. Kind, MD
Subspecialty Societies Representative
Private Practice
San Francisco, CA

Evan Matros, MD
Subspecialty Societies Representative
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Patricia A. McGuire, MD
Southwest Regional Representative
BJC West County Medical Center, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis
MultiSpecialty Surgery Center, CityPlace Surgery Center
St. Louis, MO

Eugene Podsiadlo
PSF Public Member

Michelle Roughton, MD
Southeast Regional Representative
Amelia Aesthetics, Rex UNC Health, Duke Raleigh Health
Raleigh, NC

J. Peter Rubin, MD
Carryover Member (ASPS)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Cristiane M. Ueno, MD
Midwest Regional Representative
Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Michael S. Wong, MD
West Regional Representative
California Northstate University, University of California Davis Medical Center, Prime Plastic Surgery
Sacramento, CA

Alice Yao, MD
Member Sections Representative
Mount Sinai Surgical Associates
New York, NY

Prospective candidates who may be interested in applying for a position under the Nominating Committee's purview should be mindful that the Candidate Conduct Policy strictly prohibits candidates from contacting any member of the Nominating Committee throughout the nominating process and that questions or concerns about the process should be directed to the Nominating Committee Co-Chairs or the Nominating Committee Staff Liaison (nominations@plasticsurgery.org).