Composition and Tenure

Prior to the end of each calendar year, the President shall appoint a Nominating Committee composed of seven members in good standing who are not, at the time of their appointment, members of the Board of Directors. Six of the members shall not have served on the Nominating Committee during the previous three years. One member shall have been a member of the immediately preceding Nominating Committee. One member shall have served previously on the Board of Directors. The President shall designate one member of the committee to be Chairperson. The committee shall take office on the January 1st succeeding appointment.


A call for nominations shall be sent to the membership at least eight weeks prior to the distribution of ballots. The ballot shall be composed by the Nominating Committee and shall consist of at least one candidate for President-elect and at least six candidates for director. Members of the Nominating Committee shall not be eligible for nomination. The period between ballot distribution and the Annual Meeting shall be no less than 12 weeks. The ballot shall also make provision for voting for persons whose names do not appear on the ballot.

Distinguished leaders in the field of human genetics should be considered as candidates for the presidential office, but it is emphasized that the President should be willing and able to discharge specific administrative and leadership responsibilities. These duties should be defined and explained to the candidate(s) by the chairperson of the Nominating Committee as part of the nominating process. Only those individuals who express a willingness to assume these responsibilities should be put forward as presidential candidates. The Board of Directors recognizes the diversity of opinion regarding the option of placing more than one President-elect candidate on the ballot. Candidates for director must be willing to attend the spring and fall Board meetings and possibly to assume ad hoc responsibilities for various projects. Candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee should be as broadly representative of the membership's interests as possible.

2018 Committee Members

Kay E. Davies, PhD Chair (2020)
Department of Phyiology, Anatomy, and Genetics
University of Oxford
Parks Rd
Oxford, United Kingdom, 0X1 3PT
T: 44 1865-285880
Anthony Antonellis, PhD (2019)
Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan
1241 E Catherine Street, 3710A
Ann Arbor, MI  48109 
T: (734) 647-4058
Han G. Brunner, MD/PhD (2019)
Department of Human Genetics
Radboud University Medical Center
PO Box 9101
Netherlands  6537 AB
T: 31 24-3614017
William B. Dobyns, MD (2018)
Ctr Integrative Brain Research
Seattle Children's Res Inst
1900 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA, 98101
T: (206) 884-1307
Michael P. Epstein, PhD (2018)
Department of Human Genetics
Emory University
615 Michael St, Ste 301
Atlanta, GA, 30322
T: (404) 712-8289
Brendan Lee, MD/PhD (2019)
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, Rm R814
Houston, TX  77030
(713) 798-8835
Mark McCarthy, MD (2018)
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital
Old Rd, Headington
Oxford, United Kingdom, OX3 7LJ
T: 44-1865-857298
Kelly E. Ormond, MS, CGC (2019)
Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling
Stanford University
300 Pasteur Dr, H315
Stanford, CA  94305-5208 
(650) 736-9847
ex officio
Mona Miller
Executive Director
ASHG Administrative Office
6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852
T: (301) 634-7300