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NLB Candidacy & Election

2018 Candidates Announced!

We are delighted to introduce you to the candidates seeking director positions on the National Leadership Board with terms beginning September 1, 2018. 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 attending the “Meet the Candidates” webinar.

Note: All voting members cast a vote for At-Large Director positions. There are no open positions for District Director at this time. Voting members include the following membership categories: Individual Professional, Student, Postgraduate, and Sustaining.

Polls will open Thursday, June 7, 2018. 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, June 21, 2018.


At-Large Director - 4 open positions for a term of September 2018 to August 2021

  • Cyndi Sandusky, CHDS, AHDI-F,  (Walhalla, SC)

Click on the following link to read more about the candidates. Each has provided their perspective on AHDI’s mission, along with a brief outline of their goals and objectives.

Click to view the Candidate Overview

Meet the Candidates Webinar

If you were unable to attend the live webinar, the recording is posted here for you to listen to. This will help you make an informed decision before you vote.

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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