2018 Board Elections

It is that Time Again! NAMA Board of Directors Elections!!

The Nomination Process

Nominees eligible for consideration for election by the membership include all NAMA members with active memberships as of May 31, 2018, and who meet the following requirements as stated in the by-laws:

  • Member of NAMA for at least one year, and 
  • Resident of the U.S. (living here a minimum of 183 days in a calendar year); and
  • Actively participating on a committee, subcommittee, or work group now or at any time during the past two (2) years.

How to Apply for Nomination

2018 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 May 31, 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!




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 nama@ayurvedanama.org. Please pass this request for nominations to other NAMA members who you believe would be qualified and interested.

  • Ballots with statements from qualified candidates will be emailed to all eligible NAMA members by Thursday, June 30, 2018.   Any member without an email address will receive a paper ballot.
  • Completion of voting must be accomplished no later than Sunday, July 31, 2018 at 6 pm Pacific online or received via ground mail no later than Sunday, 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 2016 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, 2016, and elected candidates will be notified on Thursday, 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    



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