From May 7 - 31, 2018, AES accepted nominations for the AES 2019 Board of Directors. AES members may nominate themselves or recommend other individuals for the open positions described below. After a rigorous selection process, the Nominating Committee identified the slate of candidates followed by their acceptance by the Board of Directors. The slate is up for ratification by the eligible voting membership from September 10-October 7, 2018. AES will announce the 2019 Board upon final ratification and the ratified candidates will begin their positions January 1, 2019.

Listed below are criteria for each position:

Second Vice President Nominee has served on the board previously as a voting board member and has served as a committee chair. This individual will become AES president in two years. Current board members are also eligible if they will be completing their term at the end of this year. View the list of current board members here.

Treasurer-elect Nominee is an active AES volunteer who has served on the Board of Directors either as an elected member or in an ex officio capacity by virtue of service as a Council chair and has appropriate expertise in financial areas. This person will serve as Treasurer-elect in 2019, then will move into the Treasurer role for three years, 2020-2022. The time commitment is significant. The Treasurer is an officer of the Board who will attend all Executive Committee meetings, all Board meetings, and Budget and Audit, Finance, and Development Committee meetings, as well as Lennox and Lombroso Fund Trustee meetings. There are also scheduled calls with the Executive Director to monitor monthly financials and to interface with accountants and auditors. Once selected by the Nominating Committee, the Board of Directors will affirm the Treasurer-elect. This position is not placed on the slate.

Board Member-at-Large Nominee (2 positions) has served as a council or a committee chair, and/or has served as an active member of a committee. The anticipated commitment is 10% of their time to board-related duties, including participation on monthly Board calls and in-person meetings of the Board three times during the year.

Nominating Committee Member-at-Large has served on the board, and/or has served as a committee chair, and/or served as an active committee member. The ideal candidate will be a visionary yet practical thinker who understands the AES strategic plan and is able to identify those who will have a critical long-term impact on the direction of the society.

This call for nominations closed May 31, 2018.


Douglas A. Coulter received his Ph.D. from the Boston Universit

y Marine Program in Woods

Hole, MA, and conducted postdoctoral training in Dr. David


s laboratory at Stanford

University. For nearly 30 years, he has directed a NIH grant-f

unded research program, first

at Virginia Commonwealth University (1990-1999), then at

University of


s Hospital of Philadelphia (1999-present). Throughout his ca

reer, his

research interests have focused primarily on mechanisms of epile

psy and epileptogenesis,

mechanisms of action of antiepileptic drugs, and epilepsy t


Dr. Coulter currently is completing his tenure as


member of the AES Board of Directors,

also having served on the Finance and the Governance subc

ommittees. In 2010, he was

awarded the AES Epilepsy Research Recognition Award for Basic Science.

He has been an active member of the AES for almost 30 years.

During this time, he has

served on almost every committee and taskforce aligned with

his interests and abilities, as



r of the following councils and committees


Scientific Program Committee



and Training Council


Research Awards Committee


Basic Science Committee




Education Committee

Science Education Subcommittee


Basic Science Taskforce (Co-





as member on the Nominations Committee, the Council on

Education, and the

Continuing Medical Education Committee. For the last two

years, as Co-Chair of the Basic

Science Taskforce, Dr. Coulter found there is a


and the desire to reinvigorate

participation of the Basic Research membership in the Annual M

eeting and the Society. He

is currently helping to develop a plan to perpetuate th

e momentum begun with the Task


Dr. Coulter is a well published author and has served on

numerous editorial boards

including as


Editorial Board Member and


Contributing Editor of

Epilepsy Currents