Governance

Board of Directors

Purpose of SIR Foundation Board of Directors

The SIR Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors charged with advancing the Foundation's mission and goals through the acquisition and judicious deployment of funds. The Foundation's Board oversees activities that consist of developing research strategy in interventional radiology; reviewing grant applications to the Foundation's grant programs; developing new research programs that foster the development of, or validate, innovative interventional radiology therapies; increasing the number of interventional radiologists participating in basic and clinical research; developing educational programming focused on strategic areas needing research; fostering the development of interventional radiology researchers; fundraising; finance including investment, budget, reporting, and audit; communications to internal (interventional radiology) and external (other disciplines, industry) constituencies; and government relations.

The SIR Foundation Board of Directors works closely with the SIR Executive Council to oversee and direct the execution of the jointly crafted SIR and SIR Foundation Strategic Plan, which serves to further the mission of both organizations.

2017-2018 SIR Foundation Board of Directors roster

Filip Banovac, MD, FSIR - Chair
Jeremy C. Durack, MD, MS, FSIR - Vice Chair
Stephen T. Kee, MD, MMM, FSIR - Immediate Past Chair
Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR - SIR and SIR Foundation Treasurer
Jeremy D. Collins, MD - Quality and Outcomes Division Chair
R. Torrance Andrews, MD, FSIR - Development Division Chair
Erik N.K. Cressman, MD, PhD, FSIR - Research Grants and Education Division Chair
Sarah B. White, MD, FSIR - Clinical Research Trials Division Chair
Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR - SIR President
M. Victoria Marx, MD, FSIR - SIR President-elect
Raymond W. Liu, MD, FSIR - SIR Health Policy and Economics Division Councilor
Daniel B. Brown, MD, FSIR - SIR Post-graduate Medical Education Division Councilor
Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR - JVIR Editor
Susan E. Sedory, MA, CAE - SIR Executive Director
Carolyn Strain, MA, MS - SIR Foundation Executive Director

Nominations process

The duty of the SIR Foundation Nominating Committee is to seek out and select the best candidates for the open positions on the SIR Foundation Board of Directors and to work with interested individuals to develop their future leadership opportunities and skills. Each year the Nominating Committee carefully evaluates the nominations in the context of the current and future leadership needs of the Foundation. The SIR Foundation's needs change from year to year, and there are many qualified candidates who apply. For this reason, individuals may be nominated several times before they are selected as a candidate.

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Board of Directors roles and terms

Appointed positions

The following positions are appointed by the SIR Foundation board and approved by the SIR Executive Council or SIR Operations Committee.

Officers

  • Chair (two-year term*)
  • Vice Chair (two-year term*)
  • Immediate Past Chair (two-year term*)
  • Treasurer (three-year term)
  • SIR Foundation Executive Director (ex-officio)

*These positions are successive, requiring the Vice Chair’s commitment to a full six-year term: two years as Vice Chair, two years as Chair and two years as Past Chair.

 

Additional board members

The remainder of the SIR Foundation board consists of up to four industry representatives and the following Division chairs:

  • Clinical Research and Registries Division Chair (three-year term)
  • Development Chair (three-year term)
  • Research Grants and Education Division Chair (three-year term)
  • Performance and Quality Improvement Division Chair (three-year term)

 

Standing SIR Executive Council positions on the SIR Foundation Board

  • SIR President (one-year term*)
  • SIR President-elect (one-year term*)
  • SIR Executive Director (ex-officio)
  • SIR Health Policy & Economics Councilor (three-year term)
  • SIR Education Councilor (three-year term)
  • JVIR Editor (five-year term)

*These positions are successive requiring the SIR President-elect’s two-year commitment on the Board: one year as SIR President-elect, one year as President.