SVU is governed by its volunteer Board of Directors. There are five Officers and eleven Directors. The five Officers - President, President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President - comprise the Executive Committee, which convenes monthly. The full Board of Directors meets at least quarterly to set policy and determine the strategic direction of the organization. For a list of past SVU Presidents, click here.
President Elect - The President Elect shall perform the duties of the President during absence or disability of the President. The President Elect shall serve as Chair of such committees as may be determined by the Board of Directors. Upon the completion of their term, the President-Elect shall automatically succeed to the office of the President.
Secretary - The Secretary, under the direction of the Board of Directors, shall have general supervision of the keeping of records of meetings, activities, membership, Board of Directors policies and any other records required by law.
Treasurer - The Treasurer, under the direction of the Board of Directors, shall have general supervision of the fiscal affairs of Society and other records required by law. The Treasurer shall chair the Finance Committee and oversee the performance of an annual audit or review by a certified public accountant.
Board Directors serve three-year terms.
Two (2) At-Large Directors are appointed to the Board to meet specific needs of the profession, the membership, and/or the Society. At-Large Directors may come from backgrounds outside of noninvasive vascular testing, but should have an interest in representing the membership of the Society. At-Large Directors may include, but are not limited to, administrators, business or community leaders. At-Large Directors do not have to be members of the Society and need not have experience in the noninvasive vascular field. At-Large Directors serve one year terms.
To be eligible for a Technologist Director position, a person must be a member in good standing for at least one year and have achieved and maintained a professional credential in vascular technology. In addition, only technologists whose primary employment activity is performance of noninvasive vascular testing, supervision of vascular personnel and/or the management of a noninvasive vascular testing or diagnostic facility, education and/or training in the field of vascular technology, and/or who are currently receiving full-time training as vascular technologists are eligible to serve.
To be eligible to serve as Physician Director, a physician must be a member in good standing for at least one year, hold a current license to practice medicine, have achieved and maintained a professional credential in vascular technology, and must have current involvement in the noninvasive vascular field. The Physician Director serves a three year term.
The Vendor Director to the Board is appointed by the Board to a three-year term. This individual must have achieved and maintained a professional credential in vascular technology, and must be a member in good standing for at least one year.
The Student Director is appointed by the Board to a one-year term and serves as a full voting Board member. The Student Director must be enrolled full time in a vascular ultrasound degree or certificate-bearing program, and must be a student member of SVU.
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