2024 - 2025 Executive Committee
Call for Nominations

The Association of Women Surgeons Nominating Committee is seeking self-nominations to serve as officers on the AWS Executive Committee beginning in October 2024. The officer positions to be elected this fall include: President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and DEI Director.


All members who wish to apply for an Executive Council officer position shall submit:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A personal photograph
  • The Candidate Statement should include:
    • A detailed outline of her detailed past service the AWS, to include length of membership, attendance at the annual conference, and prior service to the organization
    • A description of the qualifications she will bring to the position, including related experience
    • An attestation of commitment to completion of the requirements of the position
    • Statement of vision for AWS
  • The name of a person not serving on the Nominating Committee with good knowledge of the nominee’s leadership skills to serve as a resource and reference.


Nominations deadline is July 18, 2024.


Position Details:

  • The office of the President-Elect and Vice President are one-year terms, while the position of Treasurer and DEI Director is a two-year term.
  • To be considered for the Vice-President position, the nominee must have served as either the Secretary or Treasurer.
  • To be considered for the position of President-Elect, the nominee must have served as Vice-President.
  • To be considered for a position on the Executive Committee, the nominee must be a regular surgeon member in good standing and have served as a committee chair or liaison previously on Council.


Executive Committee Requiring Vote:

Vice President
DEI Director

Positions not requiring a Vote:

Secretary: Chantal Reyna, MD (2023 -25)
Immediate Past President: Kandace McGuire, MD (2024-25)
Past President: Marybeth Hughes, MD (2024-25)
Foundation Chair: Nancy Gantt, MD (2024-25)

We will be utilizing the two-thirds vote of voting members present at the AWS Business Meeting on Friday, October 18 from 12:45 - 2:00 PM Pacific for the election of the slate. Electronic polling will occur to record the voting of those present. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns to [email protected].