APS is governed by an elected Council consisting of the President, the President Elect, the immediate Past President—each serving a one-year term in that office—and nine Councilors—each serving a three-year term, with three Councilors being retired each year. Newly elected officers begin their term at the end of the annual meeting each spring.

The Council meets for three two-day meetings each year: at the Society’s annual meeting in the spring; at a joint meeting with APS Committee Chairs meeting in the summer; and at a joint session with the Section Advisory Committee in the fall. For more information on Council duties and responsibilities, see pg. 10 of the APS Operational Guide.

2019 APS Council

Meredith Hay, PhD
Department of Physiology, University of Arizona, 1501 N. Campbell Rd, Room 4103, Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: 520-626-7384
Fax: 520-621-9118
Term ends: 2020

Past President

Jeff M. Sands, MD
Emory University, School of Medicine, Renal Division, 1639 Pierce Drive, NE, WMB Room 338, Atlanta, GA 30322-0001
Phone: 404-727-2525
Fax: 404-727-3425
Term ends: 2020

Linda Samuelson, PhD
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan, 109 Zina Pitcher Pl  2041 BSRB, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200
Phone: 734-764-9448
Fax: 734-763-1166
Term ends: 2020


Sue C. Bodine, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine/Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Iowa, 285 Newton Road, 1283 CBRB, Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (530) 304-9539
Fax: (319) 356-8608
Term ends: 2021

Jason Robert Carter, PhD
Department if Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931
Phone:(906) 487-2715
Fax: (906)  487-0985
Term ends: 2021

Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde, PhD
US Army Institute of Surgical Research, 3698 Chambers Pass,Building 3611, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6315
Phone:(210) 539-7209
Fax: (210) 539-2513
Term ends: 2021

Charles H. Lang, PhD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Dept. Cellular/Molecular Physiology, 500 University Dr-(H166), Hershey, PA 17033-0850
Phone: 717-531-5538
Fax: 717-531-7667
Term ends: 2020

Merry L. Lindsey, PhD
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, 2500 North State St - Rm G351-04, Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-815-1329
Fax: 601-984-1817
Term ends: 2020

Ronald M. Lynch, PhD
University of Arizona Health Science Center, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, 4104, Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: 520-626-2472
Fax: 520-626-5051
Term ends: 2020

David L. Mattson, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Physiology, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone:(414) 955-8571
Fax: (414) 955-6546
Term ends: 2021

Timothy I. Musch, PhD
Kansas State University, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, 128 Coles Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-5602
Phone: (785) 532-4523
Fax: (785) 532-4557
Term ends: 2021

Larissa A. Shimoda, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, JHAAC 4A.52, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 631-444-2932
Fax: 631-444-3432
Term ends: 2021

Education Committee Chair
Jeffrey L. Osborn, PhD
Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, 101 Thomas Hunt Morgan Bldg., Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: 859-257-3988
Term ends: 2018

Finance Committee Chair
Paul A. Welling, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, 655 W Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-3851
Fax: (410) 706-8341
Term ends: 2021

Joint Program Committee Chair
Robert L. Hester , PhD
University of Mississippi, Department of Physiology, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-984-1816
Fax: 601-984-1817
Term ends: 2016

Publications Committee Chair
Curt D. Sigmund, PhD
Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa, 2-471B-1 Bowen Science Bldg, Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-7410
Fax: 319-335-8930
Term ends: 2019

Science Policy Committee Chair
Laura McCabe, PhD
Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, Biomedical Physical Science Bldg., 567 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-884-5152
Term Ends: 2019

Section Advisory Committee Chair
Sean D. Stocker, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Renal-Electrolyte, A919 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: (717) 805-5862
Term ends: 2021

FASEB Board Representative
Kevin C. Kregel, PhD
Department of Health & Human Physiology, University of Iowa, 532 Field House, Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 594-1614 
Fax: (319) 335-6966 
Term Ends: 2021

Executive Director
Scott Steen, CAE, FASAE
American Physiological Society
6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852-4911
Phone: 301-634-7118
Fax: 301-634-7241

APS Staff
Linda Allen
APS - Membership
6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852-4911
Phone: 301-634-7172
Fax: 301-634-7241

Marsha Lakes Matyas, PhD
APS - Education
6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852-4911
Phone: 301-634-7132
Fax: 301-634-7098

Robert Price
APS - Business Office
6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852-4911
Phone: 301-634-7173
Fax: 301-634-7418

Rita Scheman
APS - Publications
6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852-4911
Phone: 301-634-7071
Fax: 301-634-7245

Scarletta Whitsett
APS - Executive Office
6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852-4911
Phone: 301-634-7165
Fax: 301-634-7241