AVMA leadership

AVMA officers

AVMA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the administrative body of the Association. The 18-member board is comprised of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Treasurer (non-voting), 1 representative from each of 11 geographic districts elected by the veterinarians residing in that district, the House Advisory Committee Chair (non-voting), and the Student AVMA President (non-voting).

  • Board of Directors Chair 2022-2023 — Ronald E. Gill, DVM
  • Board of Directors Vice Chair 2022-2023 — Chuck Lemme, DVM
  • Amanda Bisol, DVM — District I
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont
  • Michael Q. Bailey, DVM — District II
    Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia
  • Mary Ergen, DVM — District III
    Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
  • Seyedmehdi Mobini, DVM — District IV
    Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico
  • Robert Knapp, DVM — District V
    Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia
  • Ronald E. Gill, DVM — District VI
    Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin
  • Chuck Lemme, DVM — District VII
    Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  • Sam Miller, DVM — District VIII
    Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
  • Melanie Marsden, DVM — District IX
    Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah
  • Richard Sullivan, DVM — District X
    California, Hawaii and Nevada
  • Sandy Willis, DVM, MVSc, DACVIM — District XI
    Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming
  • William Grant, DVM — House Advisory Committee Chair, Invited Participant
  • Zach Tooley — Student AVMA President, Invited Participant

AVMA House of Delegates

The House of Delegates is composed of AVMA members from 70 state and territorial, and allied veterinary medical groups. Association policies are set by the House of Delegates, made up of one delegate and one alternate delegate from each organization represented. The House of Delegates convenes each summer at the AVMA Annual Convention and each winter at the Veterinary Leadership Conference.

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House Advisory Committee

The House Advisory Committee consists of seven members elected by the House of Delegates to advise and make recommendations to the House of Delegates and Board of Directors, and to review and approve the credentials of candidates for President, President-Elect, Vice President, councils, and the House Advisory Committee. The following individuals compose the House Advisory Committee:

  • Chair — William Grant, DVM, Anaheim, CA – Representing at-large
  • Vice Chair — Libby Todd, DVM, Birmingham, Alabama – Representing at-large
  • Libby Todd, DVM, Birmingham, Alabama – Representing at-large
  • Juan Amieiro-Puig, DVM, San Juan, Puerto Rico – Representing at-large
  • William Grant, DVM, Anaheim, CA – Representing at-large
  • Lindy O’Neal, DVM, Rogers, AR – Representing at-large
  • Stuart Brown, DVM, Versailles, KY – Representing at-large
  • Diana Thome, DVM, Richland, WA – Representing at-large


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