EIM Governance Board

The Governance Board serves as the decision-making body for Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), providing oversight and strategic direction for program priorities, partnerships, structure and subcommittees. The board is responsible for ensuring that EIM activities align with EIM’s fundamentals, strategic plan and vision to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities.

The Governance Board also oversees the EIM Advisory Board and EIM subcommittees that represent interest areas such as clinical practice, education, On Campus, EIM Credential, older adults, pediatrics, and underserved populations/community health.

Established in 2017, the Governance Board consists of a multi-disciplinary group of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and EIM leaders including the ACSM President, ACSM President-elect, ACSM Immediate Past President, EIM Advisory Board Chair, an at-large clinical representative, an at-large fitness representative and an at-large science representative. At-large members are appointed by the ACSM President and serve a three-year term.

The Governance Board meets once during the ACSM Annual Meeting and conducts bi-monthly video conferences.

Governance Board Members

Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., MPH, FACSM, FTOS

Governance Board Chair

NiCole R. Keith, Ph.D, FACSM

ACSM President

Bruce Gladden, Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM President-Elect

William Kraus, M.D., FACSM

ACSM Immediate Past President

Robert Sallis, M.D., FACSM

EIM Advisory Board Chair

Elizabeth Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM

At-large Clinical Representative

Tara Ballard

At-large Fitness Representative

Michael Pratt, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM

At-large Science Representative

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