The Vesalius Trust is managed by the fifteen members of the Board of Directors, informally known as the Trustees, along with a professional executive director. The Trustees serve without compensation or remuneration and are elected for three year terms.
Nominations for election to the Board are made by the Trust’s Executive Committee, who consider the objective criteria of professional experience:
- AMI, GNSI, AAA or other biocommunications organizational involvement
- academic and professional affiliations
- the intangible qualities of life experience, leadership ability, dedication, commitment, and zeal
Through the Trustees, the Trust supports both students and professionals in visual communications for the health sciences; the Trustees act independently of any professional association.
Jill Rhead – President
David Ehlert – Vice President
Richard Weaver – Treasurer
Marcia Hartstock – Secretary
Council members come from not only biomedical and allied fields, but also from related professions and industries. Physicians, librarians, publishers, computer scientists, educators, archivists, public relations specialists, artists, photographers, and writers have been invited to become members of the Advisory Council. Membership on the Council is by invitation of the Board of Trustees. There are no dues, nor is travel required.
Donald E. Biggerstaff
Michael Parker, MD
PAST TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS
To better recognize exceptional individual contributions made to the study and effective use of visual communications in medicine and the health sciences, the Board of Trustees has established an additional class of Trustee: Honorary Trustee.
Honorary Trustees have unlimited terms and are not required to attend meetings. They do not vote on official business or affairs of the Trust, but enjoy all of the other rights and privileges of Trustees.
Betty Jane Browning
Elon H. Clark
Ranice W. Crosby
Melford D. Diedrick
Charles E. Henry
Margaret H. Henry
Lucille C. Innes
Paul D. Malone
Mrs. Frank Netter
Rose M. Reynolds
Eleanor A. Sweezey
INEZ DEMONET SCHOLARS
To further heighten the prestige and value of the scholarship program, the Board of the Vesalius Trust voted to make the recipient of the annual Inez Demonet Scholarship a non-voting (ex officio), one-year member of the Board of Trustees.