Member of the EANS Board of Officers


EANS’ mission is to be a professional community enhancing the quality of neurosurgical patient care through training, education and research.


The Board will support the work of the EANS and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by EANS’s executive director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:


Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the ED as s/he develops and implements EANS’s strategic plan 
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by EANS for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings 
  • Approving EANS’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities 
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the ED 
  • Assisting the ED and President/President-Elect in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 
  • Partnering with the ED and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments 
  • Representing EANS to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization 
  • Ensuring EANS’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities EANS serves

Board terms/participation

EANS’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term in a specific function.. Board meetings will be held quarterly and executive committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.




Serving as a board member is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about EANS’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in their field of expertise within neurosurgery. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in neurosurgery 
  • A commitment to and understanding of EANS’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience 
  • Excellent diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving EANS’s beneficiaries


Service on EANS’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, other than in specific instances, to be determined by the Board, where administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs may be covered.