AACC Secretary David G. Grenache, PhD, DABCC, FACB, announced that the association’s members have elected two new members to the AACC Board of Directors, two new members to the Nominating Committee, and the 2016 AACC President.

Patricia M. JonesPatricia M. Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB, will serve a 1-year term on the AACC Board as president-elect in 2015, followed by successive terms as the association’s 67th president in 2016 and past president in 2017. Additionally, Carmen J. Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FACB, and Paul J. Jannetto, PhD, DABCC, FACB, will serve 3-year terms as members of AACC’s Board of Directors. Susan Evans, PhD, FACB, and Deborah French, PhD, DABCC, FACB, will serve 2-year terms on AACC’s Nominating Committee. All will take office in January 2015.

“I consider it the highest honor to be chosen as president-elect of AACC,” said Jones. “I would not be the director of a chemistry lab and a professor of pathology without the connections I have made and the knowledge I have gained through AACC membership. Thus, I embrace the chance to help AACC continue to adapt to the dynamic healthcare field and to take on an ever more visible role in it, and to assist AACC members in becoming strong and essential partners on healthcare teams.”

Jones is clinical director of the chemistry and metabolic disease labs at Children’s Medical Center and a professor of pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. An active member of AACC since 1986, she is currently serving as 2014 president of AACC’s academy, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, as secretary of AACC’s Therapeutic Drug Monitoring/Toxicology Division, and as chair of AACC’s Pediatric Reference Range Committee.