Board of Directors

Nominations/applications are currently being accepted for VDF President-Elect and Treasurer; due date no later than January 31st.

The Vascular Disease Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, dedicated to reducing the widespread prevalence of vascular disease through increased public awareness, education and advocacy. VDF is governed by a fifteen person Board of Directors consisting of individuals and health-care professionals committed to VDF’s mission and who are responsible for governance of the organization. Directors serve annual terms, renewable for up to a total of four years. Directors are expected to attend four meetings per year, actively participate in the organization and work to help VDF fulfill its mission. VDF seeks diversity within its Board.

For information on Board member responsibilities or to apply for one of these positions on the Board, please send an email to robert.greenberg@vdf.org with the information below.

Applicants should submit a short letter via email addressing the following points:

  • Contact information
  • A brief statement of why you would like to be on the VDF Board
  • Experiences in the field, other not-for-profit organizations or professional societies, industry and/or other relevant experience or expertise that you feel would be useful to VDF
  • A statement of your willingness to commit approximately fifteen days per year to Board meetings and other VDF business.
  • Other information you feel would be helpful to the Nominating Committee.

Applicants should attach a curriculum vitae or resume if available.

ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND YOUR SUBMISSION WILL BE USED ONLY BY THE VDF NOMINATING COMMITTEE IN CONNECTION WITH ITS WORK.

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS ELECTRONICALLY NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31st, 2013.

 

CURRENT VDF BOARD

The Vascular Disease Foundation’s Board of Directors is a group of acknowledged experts and leaders in the fields of cardiology, IR, podiatry, vascular surgery, nursing and vascular ultrasound as well as public members:

Robert B. McLafferty, MD (President)
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

David Faxon, MD (President-Elect)
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

Anton Sidawy, MD, MPH (Immediate Past-President)
VA Medical Center, Washington, DC

Marge Lovell, RN, CVN (Secretary)
London Health Sciences Center, London, Ontario, Canada

Joseph Caporusso, DPM (Chair, PAD Coalition Steering Committee)
Complete Family Foot Care, McAllen, TX

Suresh Vedantham, MD (Chair, Venous Disease Coalition Steering Committee)
Washington University School of Medicine, Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Robert Greenberg, CEO
Vascular Disease Foundation, Vienna, VA

Tammy Leitsinger
Bridgewater, NJ

George H. Meier, MD RVT FACS
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Tony Semedo
Medtronic, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA

Jeffrey Weitz, MD
McMaster University Henderson Research Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Karen Zupko

Karen Zupko & Associates, Chicago, IL

Past Presidents:
2009 – 2011: Anton N. Sidawy, MD
2007 – 2009: Mark A. Creager, MD
2005 – 2007: Alain T. Drooz, MD
2003 – 2005: Peter Gloviczki, MD
1999 – 2003: Alan T. Hirsch, MD