Cast Your Vote Today

2018 Board Elections has now opened. We have nine candidates running this year and four openings. Voting ends Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 6 pm Pacific. Get to know the candidates here


The Election Process

  • Ballots with statements from qualified candidates will be emailed to all eligible NAMA members by Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Any member without an email address will receive a paper ballot.
  • Completion of voting must be accomplished no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6 pm Pacific online or received via ground mail no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6 pm Pacific at 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 2018 Election.
  • The Elections Committee will count the ballots between August 1-9, 2018.
  • Results of the elections will be confirmed at the meeting of the board on Wednesday, August 10, 2018, and elected candidates will be notified by Saturday, August 11, 2018.
  • The results will be published to the membership in the next edition of the monthly newsletter.
  • Newly elected board members will take office on November 1, 2018.

Current Board Member Terms

Each Director serves a term of three years, unless appointed. For 2018, four positions for a three-year term are up for election this year.

Directors whose terms are ending October 31, 2018:

  • Suhas G. Kshirsagar, AD - Professional Member       
  • Margrit Mikulis, AD - Professional Member       
  • Wynn Werner - General Member              

Directors continuing for one more year:                              

  • William Dean, AD - Professional Member       
  • Eric Grasser, MD - Professional Member      
  • Jayarajan Kodikannath, AD - Professional Member       
  • Alakananda Ma, AD - Professional Member       

Directors continuing for two more years:

  • Dhaval Dhru, AD - Professional Member          
  • Amish Shah - General Member                 
  • Raja Shivamani, MD - General Member               
  • Anupama Kizhakkeveettil , AD - Professional Member         

The Elections Committee Process

The 2018 Elections 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 by-laws, the voting process currently consists of ballots made available to each NAMA member of record in good standing as of June 1st, 2018. Each member may cast up to four votes but may vote for any single nominee only once. A minimum of 25% 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!