It has been gratifying and overwhelming to see the wealth of nominations submitted for new CSA Board members, and the willingness of so many individuals to share their expertise towards the growth of this organization. Many thanks to our members for these nominations, and to all of the nominees for their dedication to the advancement of this field.
The CSA Governance and Nominations Committee has had the difficult and thankless task of narrowing this amazing selection of over 60 nominees to a ballot of just thirteen individuals. In making this selection, the committee was guided by priorities in Board development and an interest in reflecting diversity across this field. Statements of interest and CVs from each of these candidates can be accessed by clicking on the candidate’s name.
Anne Bowser, Senior Program Associate, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Shannon Dosemagen, Executive Director, Public Lab
Pamela Gay, Assistant Research Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Nicole Garneau, Curator and Chair, Health Sciences Department, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Robert Hirshon, Program Director, Technology and Learning, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sarah Kirn, Education Programs Strategist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Austin Mast, Associate Professor, Florida State University
Na’Taki Osborne-Jelks, Co-Founder, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
David Overoye, Program Manager, Raytheon Web Solutions
Amy Robinson, Executive Director, Eyewire / Princeton University
Laura Stewart, ORISE Research Participant, U.S Environmental Protection Agency
Tom Wakeford, Reader in Public Science, Coventry University Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Scott Wallace, Senior Research Scientist, David Suzuki Foundation
Of these thirteen, the five candidates receiving top votes will be elected to join the CSA Board of Directors. These five new Board members will replace four outgoing members, and will serve for three years. We aim for annual replacement-plus-one until the Board reaches a membership of fifteen.
Everyone who was registered as a member by 1 MAY 2016 will be sent a ballot by email on 6 MAY 2016. If you are expecting to receive a ballot and have not seen one by 8 MAY 2016, please contact us.