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.

2018 APS Council

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: 2019

Past President
Dennis Brown, PhD
Program Membrane Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Cambridge St - Simches Res Ctr, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-5665
Fax: 6176423182
Term ends: 2019


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: 2019

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

Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cardio-Renal Physiology & Medicine, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone:(205) 975-7525
Term ends: 2019
Willis K. Samson, PhD
Pharmacological & Physiological Sciences, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1402 South Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63104-1083
Phone: (314) 977-8677
Fax: (314 977-8670
Term ends: 2019

Harold D. Schultz, PhD
Dept Cellular & Integrative Physiology, University Nebraska Med Ctr, 985850 Nebrasaka Med Ctr, Omaha, NE 68198-5850 
Phone: 402-559-7167
Fax: 402-559+-4438
Term ends: 2019

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