Your Vote Can Impact the Future of Health and PE!

On February 28, voting opens for the SHAPE America Board of Directors. Take an active role in your profession by learning about the 2023 candidates and casting your vote!

Voting Deadline: March 30 at 3 p.m. ET

Members will vote on candidates for the following positions:
Three Directors

President-Elect Candidates

Cara Grant


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Supervisor, HPE Montgomery County Public Schools College Park, MD

Nilo Ramos


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Assistant Professor, Physical Education Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC

Director Candidates

Christopher Amundson


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Physical Education Teacher Ankeny High School Ankeny, IA

Taralyn Garner


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Physical Education Instructor (retired) Plattsburg, MO

Francina Hollingsworth


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Curriculum Implementation Coach for HPE Houston Independent School District Houston, TX

Andrew Milne


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Kinetic Health & Wellness Teacher New Trier High School Winnetka, IL

William Potter


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Physical Education Teacher Serendipity School Belmont, CA

SHAPE America Seeks Candidates for the Board of Directors


SHAPE America is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of health and physical education and invite new and diverse voices to join us in these efforts as members of the SHAPE America national governing board!

The Nominations Committee seeks candidates for a 2024 SHAPE America president-elect and two new at-large members for the Board of Directors. Each position is a three-year term.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of SHAPE America and has supervision and oversight of the business, property, finances, and the affairs of the association. The Board is composed of eleven professional members including the president, past president, and the president-elect.

SHAPE America is seeking the best possible candidates for these positions and we encourage you to view the eligibility requirements and applications posted here. Each nominee will participate in an online interview with the Nomination Committee as part of the candidate selection process. All candidate application materials must be received electronically on or before October 15, 2023.

SHAPE America strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the health and physical education community. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a society where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs or leadership positions unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidates for the Board of Directors, and encourage you to contact SHAPE America to discuss your application further, if you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications.

We need your voice so consider nominating yourself or a colleague today!

Application Materials

All candidate application materials must be received electronically on or before October 15, 2023. Fill out forms below:

For more information, contact Patti Hartle at [email protected].

Voting is a 3-Step Process

You will receive voting instructions and a link to the ballot via email on February 28.

Remember to:

Mark your ballot

Submit your vote

Confirm your vote

Election Q&A

  • Every eligible voter will receive an email notification prior to the opening of voting on how to access the ballot. Reminder notices will be sent before the election ends.
  • Eligible voters are professionals (including retirees and emeritus) and students.
  • No. The election is accomplished through a secure, web-based and fully-hosted ballot solution to ensure the integrity of the voting process.
  • Eligible voters will be able to cast ballots until 3 p.m. ET on March 30, 2023.
  • Any eligible voter who has opted out of SHAPE America emails in the past will need to request to have that reset in order to receive voting information and access to the ballot. Please call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to [email protected].
  • First, please check your email in case the notice is in your Spam folder.
  • If you opted out of SHAPE America emails, you would not have received the notice.
  • If you have questions please call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to [email protected].
  • The announcement of the new officers will take place at the All Member Meeting at the national convention.
  • Election Timeline 2024
    • Interviews conducted
    • Nominees are presented to the membership
    • Voting begins
    • Voting ends – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
    • Results announced at All Member Meeting in Cleveland