STFM Seeking Individual to Serve as Representative to Annals of Family Medicine Board of Directors

December 1, 2023—STFM is seeking an individual to serve as a representative to the Board of Directors of Annals of Family Medicine. The renewable, 4-year term will start on May 6, 2024. 

The responsibilities are listed below. The ideal candidate is interested in and has experience in editing, journals, and scholarship. It’s helpful for our representative to understand the structure of Annals and its activities to help STFM build and maintain connections.

The time commitment for the role is approximately 1 to 2 hours per month. The Annals Board generally holds one to two virtual meetings a year and one in-person meeting in Kansas City (one and a half days) in the fall. Stacy Brungardt, STFM Executive Director and CEO, sits on the board and can respond to questions about the role,

If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest and CV to Sandy Van Tuyl, by March 1, 2024.  The representative is nominated by the STFM president and approved by the STFM Board of Directors.


  • Review Annals of Family Medicine to assure that the journal is meeting the stated goals set forth by the Board.
  • Review monthly financial statements to assure that expenditures are appropriate and consistent with the mission of the journal.
  • Prepare for and participate in spring and fall board meetings. Spring meeting is scheduled for two hours and is virtual. The fall meeting is face-to-face and are scheduled over one and a half days. Meeting preparation takes approximately three hours.
  • Participate in Annals of Family Medicine Board discussions, which can include the process for selecting the Annals editor, the Annals operating budget, policies on advertisers, etc.
  • Review periodic emails regarding new business being brought to the attention of board members. This correspondence may require discussion or prompt action.
  • Assist with the creation of an annual update on the Annals of Family Medicine for the STFM board members, leaders, and committees. Communicate with these leaders as needed to review the activities of the Annals of Family Medicine and the actions of the board.
  • Serve as interested and selected as an Annals officer on the board.

Selection criteria: The representative shall be a member of STFM and have demonstrated an interest in and understanding of the Society and Annals of Family Medicine. STFM activities at the regional or national level; leadership in committees, subcommittees, or groups; and activities in editing, and publication considered in the selection. STFM will also consider diversity and opportunities to connect to other STFM initiatives as appropriate. 

Fiscal note: STFM will support travel to the fall in-person meeting.

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