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.
2016-2017 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 - Performance and Quality Improvement 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 - Clinical Research and Registries Division Chair
Charles E. Ray Jr, MD, PhD, FSIR - SIR President
Suresh Vedantham, MD, FSIR - SIR President-elect
Stephen L. Ferrara, MD, FSIR - SIR Health Policy and Economics Councilor
Daniel B. Brown, MD, FSIR - SIR Post-graduate Medical Education Division Councilor
Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR - JVIR Editor
Carolyn Strain, MA, MS - SIR Foundation Executive Director
Susan E. Sedory Holzer, MA, CAE - SIR Executive Director
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.Learn more
Board of Directors roles and terms
The following positions are appointed by the SIR Foundation board and approved by the SIR Executive Council or SIR Operations Committee.
*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.
The remainder of the SIR Foundation board consists of up to four industry representatives and the following Division chairs:
*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.