CUGH is seeking nominations from our membership for two new Board Members. Successful candidates will serve three-year terms that will start in April 2022. If you wish to nominate yourself or an individual who meets the criteria below and is not from an institution that is already represented by someone on the current Board of Directors (see below), please do the following: 

  • Submit a brief statement summarizing why you think this person (or yourself) would be a valuable member of the Board.
  • Include the nominee’s bio (please keep bios brief to no more than 250 words). Ensure that your nominee would like to serve on the Board and is from a CUGH member institution (see here for a list of CUGH’s members).
  • Send your nominations to the CUGH Secretariat at by October 20th, 2021.

Voting Process:

  • Nominations received will be sent to the CUGH Nominations & Awards Committee by mid-November 2021.
  • The CUGH Nominations & Awards Committee will vote. A list of the top candidates will be ratified by CUGH’s Board of Directors to confirm that the final slate of candidates reflects diversity across a range of biomedical and non-medical disciplines, institutions, race, gender, sexual orientation and geography including members from LMICs.
  • This slate of candidates will then be sent to the representatives from CUGH’s institutional members to vote for their top 3 candidates.
  • The slate of top candidates based on the votes received from CUGH’s institutional member leads is confirmed by the Nominations & Awards Committee.
  • Results are then shared with CUGH’s Board of Directors.
  • Invitations to those selected will be sent before December 20th, 2021.
  • New members will be announced at the CUGH annual meeting April 1st-April 3rd, 2022, during the CUGH’s annual conference in Los Angeles, California.


  • Nominees will be active faculty members working in global health or a related biomedical or non-biomedical field at an institution that is a dues-paying CUGH member in good standing. (See CUGH members)
  • Expertise in fundraising and possessing strong financial and management skills.
  • Nominees will have strong leadership qualities, with demonstrated success in building a global health/academic department or program or have a strong leadership role in collaborating with his/her home institute’s global health/academic programs.
  • Possessing connections to funding organizations is desirable.
  • Nominees should be willing to commit to a three-year term, be involved and participate in monthly online board meetings, one annual meeting in-person, and serve on one CUGH committee. Time commitment: approximately 1 to 2 hours per week on CUGH board activities.
  • Nominees will add to the diversity of the current board. We welcome applicants from a broad range of biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or geographic location including being from a low or middle-income country.
  • Only one representative from each institution can be on the CUGH Board of Directors at any given time.

Responsibilities of CUGH Board Members:

  • Actively participate in achieving CUGH’s mission and enhance positive working relationships with individuals and institutions:
  • Contribute to the shaping, approving, monitoring, and implementation of the organization’s activities
  • Assess and improve the Board’s effectiveness and governance functions
  • Help guide and implement the organization’s objectives, plans, and actions to maximize its capabilities and maintain financial security. This includes actively participating in fundraising and promotion of the organization
  • Promote the organization publicly and provide the Executive Director opportunities for the organization to be represented at events, conferences, etc.
  • Provide the Executive Director and other board members with knowledge about partnerships with other organizations and important contacts and potential resources that can help in the growth of the organization
  • Maintain confidentiality about the board’s meetings, financial related issues and subject matters discussed
  • Provide oversight of disclosure and transparency, risk assessment, internal controls and processes designed to promote the organization’s activities
  • Provide advice and support to the Executive Director; participate in the Executive Director’s annual evaluation
  • Actively participate in Board of Directors meetings and committees
  • Suggest nominees to the Board of Directors
  • Board members from High Income Countries are expected to make a contribution to CUGH’s annual fundraiser to support travel bursaries for LMIC researchers to present at CUGH’s conference.

Time obligation includes:

  • Attending monthly Board conference calls (approximately 60 minutes per call);
  • Participating on at least one Board committee; and
  • One to two hours per week on CUGH board activities.
  • Attending the annual Board Retreat that coincides with CUGH’s Conference.

To view current Board members, click here.

Outgoing members:

Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, FAAN
Yale University

Kristine Qureshi, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEN, PHNA-BC
University of Hawaii