The Academy Nominating Committee holds responsibility for leading the recruitment process for qualified candidates that address the current needs of the Academy, thoroughly reviewing and scoring each candidate’s application, and submitting a recommended slate of candidates for Board approval. For further information on the Nominating Committee’s goals, objectives, key responsibilities, and meeting schedule, please refer to the Committee Charter below.
Gualberto Perez, MD, LCMT, CCRC, CPI
CEO, Founder, & President
St. Petersburg, FL
Charita Braker, CCRC, ACRP-PM, ACRP-MD
Clinical Research Educator
HCA Research Institute
Robert Greco, BS, RPh, MPH, CCRA, ACRP-CP, FACRP (Academy BoT Liaison)
Manager of Monitoring
Kristin Smedley (Ex-Officio, Academy Public Member)
Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation
Warner Robbins, GA
Norbert Clemens, MD, PhD, CPI, ACRP-PM, ACRP-MDP, FACRP
(Ex-Officio, Academy Immediate Past Chair)
Director CTM EMEA
HOYA Surgical Optics
ACRP Staff Liaison:
Director of Governance and Operations
The Academy Nominating Committee holds responsibility for leading the recruitment process for qualified candidates that address the current needs of the Academy, thoroughly reviewing and scoring each candidate’s application, and submitting a recommended slate of candidates for Board approval.
Global Goals and Objectives
Committee members ensure that potential candidates are equipped with information about the Academy to guide their decision about running for office, by making available the following resources:
The committee will conduct a Professional Expertise Assessment Survey to determine a list of desired expertise to complement skills and professional competencies. The Committee will use this expertise to review and rate each candidate, using the Academy Candidate Application and scoring tool. Committee members will select a slate of individuals from the pool of nominated candidates. One individual will be selected for each vacancy that will occur on the Academy Board at the end of that particular calendar year; including a list of remaining candidates as ranked alternates to be used for any additional unexpected vacancies on the Board or potential participation in other volunteer roles.
Alternates will serve one year. After serving one-year term, an alternate may re-apply for an open Trustee position. The Alternate will receive the same consideration given to all applicants interested in applying for a Trustee position.
It is vital that the committee ensures the composition of the new Academy Board is consistent with Academy Bylaws and reflects the current make-up of the membership.
The scope of authority for the Nominating Committee is to provide a recommended slate of candidates for Academy Board approval.
The ballot for electing the approved slate of candidates shall be delivered to the Academy membership (current certificants in good standing) via email, mail or any other delivery means permitted by the Virginia Nonprofit Corporation Act. The membership shall have the opportunity to vote in favor of or against the proposed slate of candidates. In the event that the membership does not vote in favor of the recommended slate, a new slate will be provided by the Nominating Committee from the list of alternates, to be approved by the Academy Board and then voted on by the membership.
It is critical that committee members have sufficient time to dedicate to contribute to committee activities.
The Nominating Committee may meet via teleconference to complete the following tasks:
In person meetings and/or additional teleconferences may be scheduled as required. All meetings will be supported financially by the Academy.
A single Committee Member may fill multiple categories, except that the Chair position may not be filled by a Member of the Academy Board of Trustees. E.g., if the Nominating Committee Vice Chair is a CCRA that individual satisfies two committee membership categories (Vice Chair and CCRA).
Role of Chair
The Nominating Committee Chair is responsible for leadership and facilitating the work of the committee.
Role of Vice Chair
In the absence of the Chair, the Nominating Committee Vice Chair is responsible for leadership and facilitating the work of the committee. While it is the intent to have succession planning within committees through mentoring of all committee members including the Vice Chair, it should be understood that based on the needs of the committee, the Vice Chair may not automatically ascend to the Chair position at the completion of his or her term as Vice Chair.
Role of the Committee Academy BoT Liaison
An Academy BoT Liaison is appointed to the committee in order to build a stronger connection between the committee and the Board and provide added support and recognition of the work being accomplished by the committee. The Academy BoT Liaison is a fully participating member of the committee. He/she serves as the voice of the committee at Academy Board meetings and when needed, provides update reports on behalf of the committee to the Board. Conversely, the Academy Board Liaison also provides clarification around strategies outlined by the Board that directly impacts the committee and their work. The Academy BoT Liaison serves a one-year term with the possibility of being reappointed for a second term. The Academy BoT Liaison may not simultaneously serve as Chair of the Committee.
Role of the Committee Staff Liaisons
The Committee Staff Liaisons provide all necessary support to the Chair, Vice Chair, and all the committee members to facilitate the work of the committee, including setting up meetings and helping to prepare the materials. Should one or both of the staff liaisons not be available for a meeting, the Nominating Committee may conduct business as usual.
Staff Liaisons: Certification Associate Director and Governance Manager
Skills and Expertise