Congrats!  The Greater Illinois Chapter of HIMSS is the largest and strongest Chapters in North America.  This is a direct result of our 3300+ members and dedicated Board of Directors.  Would you like to become actively involved in maintaining the GIC HIMSS legacy? 

We invite you to learn more about GIC HIMSS, the Board and Nomination Process (here) and encourage qualified candidates to run for office.  See below for Board positions accepting nominations during the 2019-2020 year.
  • Nominations Open                   March 21, 2019
  • Nominations Close                   April 5, 2019 (5:00 pm)
  • Candidate Phone Interviews   April 17-30, 2019
  • Ratification Opens                    May 13, 2019
  • Ratification Closes                    May 24, 2019 (5:00 pm)
  • Election Results Published      June 2019
  • Transition/Term Begins             June 3, 2019/July 1, 2019
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* 1. Desired Position*: (Choose up to 2 positions)

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* 2. Contact Info

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* 3. HIMSS Member Number*
(At least 1-year National membership and current GIC HIMSS membership required)

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* 4. Total Years as HIMSS Member

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* 5. Personal Statement:
Provide a personal statement that describes how you will contribute to the GIC HIMSS Chapter and the Board of Directors. The statement should help us understand your qualifications and interest in the desired position(s) and is your opportunity to convince the Elections Committee and general membership that you are the best person for the role. The statement must at least include:

  • Previous experience with GIC HIMSS/ HIMSS National or similar organizations
  • Relevant leadership qualities, experience and skills that qualify you for the position (see role description for details)
  • Why you think you are the best person for the position

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* 6. Please attach a copy of your CV/resume*

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* 7. Please attach a professional headshot

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President-Elect: The President-Elect assists the President in conducting the business affairs and activities of the chapter through special assignments and duties delegated at the direction of the President and/or the Board. He/she acts in the President’s absence in chapter relationships with other related professional societies. The President-Elect assumes the office of the President upon conclusion of the one-year term as President-Elect.

Treasurer:  The Treasurer is responsible for all Chapter funds including all accounts receivable/payable functions for the Chapter.  Additional responsibilities include Chapter Budget – tracking income and expenses; Taxes – timely filing of corporate income taxes with the IRS and retention of an accounting firm to assist with tax preparation; Financial Reports – annual Treasurer report to national HIMSS and GIC membership.

Membership Director: Works to communicate and strengthen ties with our members. Activities may include but are not limited to surveys, chapter membership applications and outreach to other HIT groups. Key goals include Organizational Affiliate outreach, membership retention, and enhancing the membership experience as well as routine reporting on membership activity.

Educational Programs Director: Plans and implements the Chapter’s educational activities. The Education Program Chair shall chair the Education Committee and propose a plan for the coming year’s programs and other educational activities.

Advocacy Director: Attends monthly HIMSS Advocacy Liaison roundtable calls and reports back to the Board. The Advocacy Chair facilitates legislative outreach on behalf of the Chapter and its members and encourages interaction at the local, state and federal levels regarding health care technology initiatives. The Chair works with their committee to facilitate Advocacy events as well as prepare articles for the chapter newsletter on Advocacy activities in Illinois and nationally.

Communications Director: Responsible for the preparation and distribution of all Chapter publications, including a Chapter newsletter that shall be published on at least a semi-annual basis. Maintains the content of the Chapter website, communicating Chapter business to other individuals and groups, and promotes the Chapter in professional journals and with other professional groups.

Sponsorship Director: The Sponsorship Chair shall be responsible for managing the Chapter’s Sponsorship Program, including soliciting sponsors supportive of the Chapter’s mission and ensuring that sponsorship dollars are used to meet the Chapter’s goals and objectives. The Sponsorship Chair shall also work closely with the sponsors to ensure that the chapter is meeting their expectations as a sponsor.
Members At Large
Member At Large – Communications: Works with the Communication Chairs and Communications Committee on newsletters, promoting GIC HIMSS events and other GIC HIMSS communications services to our members.

Member At Large – Educational Programs: Works with the Educational Program Chairs on chapter related education programs and webinars.

Member At Large – Sponsorship: Works with the Sponsorship Chairs and Committee in managing the Chapter’s Sponsorship Program, including soliciting sponsors supportive of the Chapter’s mission and ensuring that sponsorship dollars are used to meet the Chapter’s goals and objectives.

Member At Large – Student Liaison: The Student Liaison shall be responsible for working with universities and colleges to promote the benefits of HIMSS membership to students. The Student Liaison shall be a student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The Student Liaison term of office is one year.

Member At Large – Special Projects: This role will focus on projects and processes requiring previous Board insight including advancing the proposed chapter name change as well as endeavors such as Organizational Affiliate outreach and external organizational partnerships.

Member At Large – Generalist: Works with Professional Development, Membership and Advocacy Committees as needed and is assigned special projects as designated by the Board.