Nominations-Election Committee

Chair: John Shelley

Histology Core Manager

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

The Nominations and Elections Committee is responsible for receiving nominations for the elective offices of NSH (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Region Directors), and presenting a slate of candidates in secret ballot form to active members of the Society. The Committee tallies the results of the ballots and announces the results of the election. Elections occur every two years, with the newly elected members of the Board of Directors assuming their offices at the close of the House of Delegates during the election year.

How are NSH Elections conducted?

NSH conducts an election for the elective offices of NSH (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Region Directors) every two years.  Approximately 18 months prior to the election the Nominations-Election Committee begins to solicit qualified candidates from the membership.  Members can nominate fellow members or a member can self-nominate.  Each interested candidate muct complete a candidate information form.  This form contains the information that will be distributed to the membership when its time to vote. In addition, all canididates should read and sign the Candidate Integrity Statement and submit with the completed nomination form.

Once the nominations window is closed the Committee presents the membership with a slate of candidates to review and vote on.  Members receive access to an individualized online voting portal to cast their ballots.  Once the voting period is ended results are shared with the candidates.  A formal presenation of winners is presented to the  House of Delegates during the Annual Symposium/Convention for acceptance and approval by the House.  At the conclusion of the meeting the newly elected board members are sworn in.  

When is the next NSH Election?
The next election for the NSH Board will take place in 2018.  If you are interested in running, please complete the nomination form. To submit your nomination, download and complete the nomination form. Once the form is complete, email the form to John Shelley- and Sharon Kneebone - 

For complete job descriptions click below. If you have any questions, contact the Nominations-Elections committee chair, John Shelley. 

Job Descriptions


Vice President



Region Director