Leadership and Governance

OBFS is governed by a set of Member-elected and Board-selected officers and committee chairs.  Elected Officers comprise the Executive Committee.  All Officers and Standing Committee chairs (but not sub-comittee chairs) together make up the Board of Directors.  See Bylaws for governance details.

Officer terms start April 1 and end March 31.  Standing Committee Chair terms start January 1 and end December 31.
 

Elected Officers (Executive Committee)

Office Name Email Term

President

Sarah Oktay president@obfs.org 2014-2016

Past President*

Bill Schuester

past-president@obfs.org 2014-2016

Vice President

Damon Gannon

vice-president@obfs.org

2013-2015
Secretary Stacy McNulty secretary@obfs.org 2014-2016
Treasurer Philippe Cohen treasurer@obfs.org 2013-2015
Member at Large-1 Mel Dean diversity@obfs.org 2013-2015
Member at Large-2 [vacant]

2014-2016
*Not technically "elected."  Outgoing President assumes this office.

Board-Selected Officers

Office Name Email Term

Editor

David White editor@obfs.org 2014-2016

Network Coordinator

Gwen Pearson

webmaster@obfs.org 2013-2015

Standing Committees

The business of OBFS is conducted through committees.  Standing Committees, or Board Standing Committees, are created and dissolved at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.  Committee Chairs are appointed by the Executive Committee annually and assume seats on the Board of Directors for the duration of their appointment.  Chairs of sub-committees are not Executive Committee-appointed and do not sit on the Board.

Committee Name Email Term

Annual Meeting

Damon Gannon annual-meeting@obfs.org 2014
Governance

 

Eric Nagy

 

governance@obfs.org

 

2014
     - Finance subcommittee Peter Connors   n.a.
     - Nominations & Elections subcommittee

[transient]   n.a.
Historian
 
Mary Hufty hufty@mac.com 2014
Human Diversity

 

Mel Dean

 

diversity@obfs.org

 

2014
International

 

Carlos de la Rosa international@obfs.org

 

2014
Member Support

 

Sarah Oktay

 

sarah.oktay@umb.edu

 

2014
Organizational Development

 

Brian Kloeppel

 

bkloeppel@wcu.edu

 

2014
Outreach Chris Lorentz

lorentc@thomasmore.edu

2014