Search CommitteeSearch Committee

The purpose of the FDA's Search Committee is to recruit qualified candidates to submit applications for President-elect, Secretary, at-large Board of Trustees positions, Treasurer, Editor and Speaker of the House. The Search Committee will review candidates to ensure they meet all qualifications for the office, as established by the House of Delegates, and work to create a diverse slate to present to the House of the Delegates for voting.


Dr. Gerald Bird, chair & FDA Immediate Past President
Dr. Doug Starkey, Atlantic Coast District
Dr. Suzi Thiems-Heflin, Central Florida District
Dr. Steve Cochran, Northeast District
Dr. Makeba Earst, Northwest District
Dr. Cesar Sabates, South Florida District
Dr. Reza Iranmanesh, West Coast District

Open Positions for the June 2024 Elections

Applications for open position are due March 15, 2024

The FDA will host a Virtual Candidate Forum on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. EST featuring speeches from all candidates who are running for open positions and Q&A.