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NLB Candidacy & Election

2017 Candidates Announced!

We are delighted to introduce you to the candidates seeking director positions on the National Leadership Board with terms beginning September 1, 2017. AHDI eligible voting members will elect four (4) candidates to serve on the National Leadership Board, who will play a vital role in shaping the future direction of the association and representing our members. We encourage you to get to know the candidates by reading the information below and watching the “Meet the Candidates” webinars at the bottom of the page.

Note: All voting members cast a vote for At-Large Director positions. For District Director positions, all voting members cast a vote for the District they are assigned according to their address on file with the Association. To find out which District you are in, please see the District Map. Voting members include the following membership categories: Individual Professional, Student, Postgraduate, and Sustaining.

Polls will open Thursday, April 27, 2017. AHDI is pleased to offer electronic voting for your convenience. Eligible voting members will receive an email with a link to cast their vote. Polls will close Thursday, May 11, 2017.


Click on the following link to read more about the candidates. Each has provided a brief outline of their goals and objectives along with information on the current strategic plan.

Candidate Overview

At-Large Director - 1 open position for a term of September 2017 to August 2020



Noel Tauzin (Atlanta, GA)

Jay Vance, CMT, CHP, AHDI-F (Yuma, AZ)

Email: noel.tauzin@mmodal.com

Email: jayvance@outlook.com


District 2 Director - 1 open position for a term of September 2017 to August 2020



Mary Reeves, CHDS (Aurora, CO)

Email: mrreeves2008@yahoo.com


District 4 Director - 1 open position for a term of September 2017 to August 2020



LeeAnn Wilmot, CHDS, CHTS-CP, AHDI-F (Canonsburg, PA)

Email: lawilmotcmt@comcast.net


District 6 Director - 1 open position for a term of September 2017 to August 2020



Cyndi Sandusky, CHDS (Walhalla, SC)

Carol Waddell, CMT, AHDI-F (Apopka, FL)

Email: cynsandusk@nctv.com

Email: carol.waddell@flhosp.org


Meet the Candidates Webinars

Session 1 – Tuesday, April 18, at 9am PT/11am CT/12pm ET



Session 2 – Thursday, April 20, at 9am PT/11am CT/12pm ET



NLB Election Process

The election for the National Leadership Board takes place on an annual basis. The National Leadership Board consists of 12 to 14 At-Large and District Directors with staggered three-year terms running September 1 to August 31. A call for candidates announcement will be sent to voting members with an outline of the election timeline each year. A candidacy packet can be requested by contacting:


Wendy Carriegan, COO
800-982-2182 x2449


Once the candidacy packet has been submitted, the packet is then sent to the Nominating Committee for review. The Nominating Committee will conduct a webinar interview with all individuals who have completed and returned the candidacy packet. Based on criteria set forth in the AHDI Bylaws and the Nominating Committee policies and procedures, candidates whose names will appear on the ballot will be selected by the Nominating Committee.


To find out more about the position of AHDI Director, download the following job description.


National Leadership Board Director (At-Large & District) Job Description


Qualifications for Candidacy

Membership/Leadership Requirements


At-Large & District Director

  • Must be an Individual Professional member of AHDI in good standing for at least one year immediately preceding candidacy.
  • District Director candidates must run in the district where they legally reside and will be elected by the membership therein. (See "District Map")


View the current National Leadership Board roster.

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