ASIA is governed by a Board of Directors, whose membership composition is reflective of the multidisciplinary nature of its members. There are twelve (12) Directors, four of whom also serve as elected Officers. Nomination to the Board of ASIA is accomplished through the Directors Nominating Committee, comprised of the immediate past-president (chair) and five others who are either current or past members of the Board. Nominations for new Board appointments are submitted to the current Board of Directors for final vote. Individuals nominated to the Board of Directors have demonstrated significant contribution to the association either by service on committees or the scientific program, or have made significant contribution to the field of spinal cord injury.
Michael Haak, M.D., PresidentOrthopaedic Surgery
Mary Jane Mulcahey, PhD., O.T.R./L., President-ElectResearch
Keith Tansey, M.D., Ph.D., Secretary/TreasurerNeurology, Research
Andrei Krassioukov, M.D., Ph.D., Secretary/Treasurer-ElectPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Research
Vancouver, BC, Canada
William Bockenek, M.D.Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Charlotte, North Carolina
Susan Charlifue, Ph.D.Research
Suzanne L. Groah, M.D.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ronald K. Reeves, M.D.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
John Steeves, Ph.D.Research
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Adam B. Stein, M.D.Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Long Island, New York
William Waring III, M.D.Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
James S. Krause, Ph.D.Editor, "Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation"
Charleston, South Carolina
The Past Presidents of the organization continue service to the association as an ongoing resource to the Board and membership of ASIA. They include:
Lawrence Vogel, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois (2011-2013)
Michael Kennelly, M.D.
Charlotte, North Carolina (2010-2011)
Alexander Vaccaro, M.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009-2010)
Amie B. Jackson, M.D.
Birmingham, Alabama (2008-2009)
Glenn Rechtine, M.D.
Bay Pines, Florida (2007-2008)
Marcalee Sipski Alexander, M.D.
Birmingham, AL (2005-2007)
Jack E. Zigler, M.D.
Plano, Texas (2003-2005)
Daniel P. Lammertse, M.D.
Englewood, Colorado (2001-2003)
Douglas E. Garland, M.D.
Long Beach, California (1999-2001)
Kenneth C. Parsons, M.D.
Englewood, Colorado (1997-1999)
James S. Keene, M.D.
Madison, Wisconsin (1995-1997)
Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, M.D.
New York, New York (1993-1995)
Robert L. Waters, M.D.
Downey, California (1991-1993)
John F. Ditunno, Jr., M.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1989-1991)
William H. Donovan, M.D.
Houston, Texas (1987-1989)
J. Darrell Shea, M.D.
Orlando, Florida (1985-1987)
David F. Apple, Jr., M.D.
Atlanta, Georgia (1983-1985)
Samuel L. Stover, M.D.
Huntsville, Alabama (1981-1983)
Paul R. Meyer, Jr., M.D., M.M.
Valparaiso, Indiana (1977-1981)
R. Edward Carter, M.D.
Houston, Texas (1973-1977)