Cast Your Vote Today!
The slate for NAMA’s 2019 Board of Directors election has eight candidates for just four openings. Your vote is needed. Please cast your vote today for those you want to lead NAMA and the Ayurvedic profession forward.
The voting process consists of ballots made available to each NAMA member of record in good standing as of June 1, 2019. A minimum of 25 percent of the membership must vote for the election to be considered valid. You can only vote once. Voting ends Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. PDT. To access the ballot and read their statements to you, the membership, you must first log in to your NAMA account. If you need help logging in, please contact NAMA firstname.lastname@example.org
The Election Process
Please consider being an active part of moving NAMA forward by either running for election to the NAMA board and/or serving as a volunteer on one of the committees. To volunteer, please contact email@example.com. Please pass on this request for nominations to other NAMA members who you believe would be qualified and interest
Ballots with statements from qualified candidates will be emailed to all eligible NAMA members by Thursday, June 30, 2019. Any member without an email address will receive a paper ballot.
Email ballots must be submitted online no later than Sunday, July 31, 2019, at 6 p.m. Pacifictime;paper ballots must be receivedvia ground mail no later than Sunday, July 31, 2019, at 6 p.m. Pacific timeat the NAMA corporate office address: 8605 Santa Monica Blvd. #46789, Los Angeles, CA 90069-4109.
Voting instructions will be provided by email or paper ballot sent to all members eligible to vote in the 2016 election.
The Elections Committee will count the ballots between August 1 and August 9, 2019.
Results of the elections will be confirmed at the meeting of the board on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, and elected candidates will be notified on Thursday, August 11, 2019.
The results will be published to the membership in the next edition of the monthly newsletter.
Newly elected board members will take office on November1, 2019
Current Board Member Terms
Each Director serves a term of three years, unless appointed. For 2019, four positions for a three-year term are up for election this year.
Directors whose terms are ending October 31, 2019:
William Dean, AD Professional Member 2019
Eric Grasser, MD Professional Member 2019
Jayarajan Kodikannath, AD Professional Member 2019
Alakananda Ma, AD Professional Member 2019
Directors continuing for one more year:
Dhaval Dhru, AD Professional Member 2020
Amish Shah General Member 2020
Raja Shivamani, MD General Member 2020
Anupama Kizhakkeveettil , AD Professional Member 2020
Directors continuing for two more years:
Monica Groover, AD Professional Member 2021
Margrit Mikulis, AD Professional Member 2021
Wynn Werner General Member 2021
Arun Deva, C-AP, AYT-NAMA Professional Members 2021
The Elections Committee Process
The 2019 Elections Committee is composed of at least two board members (not those running for seats) plus the Membership Manager. The committee will verify the credentials of all candidates and present those who are qualified first to the Ethics Committee for vetting, and then to the board for placement on the ballot. If more than four candidates appear on the election ballot, the four with the highest number of votes will be elected for three-year terms.
As per NAMA bylaws, the voting process currently consists of ballots made available to each NAMA member of record in good standing as of May 31, 2019. Each member may cast up to four votes but may vote for any single nominee only once. A minimum of 25 percent of the membership must vote for the election to be considered legal. Members with no email address will receive a paper ballot.
Thank you for your participation!