CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | NOMINATING COMMITTEE: ACADEMIC | VOTE FOR TWO PER PRACTICE TYPE OF FOUR Christine B. Franzese, MD
Continued progress forward is critical to our Academy’s success, the impetus of which comes from our leadership.
What do you see as the priorities of the Nominating Committee in selecting the future leaders of our Academy?
What experience do you have that will aid in selecting leaders that will advance the mission of the Academy?
Continued progress forward is critical to our Academy’s success, the impetus of which comes from our leadership. Our leadership must have the experience and courage to enact difficult decisions, the flexibility and creativity to develop original solutions, and the willingness and humility to build on past achievements. Our leaders should not reinvent the wheel, but instead seek to perfect, adapt it, and harness it for the Academy’s benefit. With the implementation of the clinical data registry, changes in the socioeconomics of medicine, and volatility in the political landscape, our leaders must ensure our Academy continues to be poised for future success and positioned to take advantage of new opportunities.
Currently serving as Treasurer of the AAOA and Immediate Past Chair of the AAO-HNS Section for Women in Otolaryngology (WIO), I have previously served as Chair of the AAOA Nominating Committee and first Chair of the SUO-Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization. With my experience within the Academy and other organizations, I feel I can capably serve our membership by selecting leadership candidates with creative foresight, with experience to handle adversity by fully utilizing the Academy’s resources, and with courage to determine the continuance of prior endeavors and the strategic launch of new ones.