Leadership and Governance

The Organization of Biological Field Stations is governed by its Members and a Board of Directors composed of Member-elected and Board-selected Officers, and Organizational Standing Committee Chairs. Member-elected Officers comprise the Executive Committee. See Bylaws for governance details. Currently there are 15 Directors on the Board.

Past minutes, document archive, Policies and Procedures Manual, and other organizational material useful to Members and Directors is available with log-in. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for access.

*Terms: Elected Officer and Board-Selected Officer terms are two years, April 1 to March 31. Organizational Standing Committee Chair terms are one year, January 1 to December 31, except for Annual Meeting Chair which tracks Vice President appointment.
1Past President is not technically "elected."  Outgoing President assumes this office ex officio.  

Elected Officers (Executive Committee)

Office Officer Email Term*
President

Chris Lorentz

  2020-2022
Past President1
Stacy McNulty (ex officio)   2020-2022
Vice President Lara Roketenetz   2019-2021
Secretary Lesley Knoll
  2020-2022
Treasurer Paul Wetzel   2019-2021
Member at Large - One Rhonda Struminger   2021-2023
Member at Large - Two Elizabeth Long   2020-2022
Member at Large - Early Career Faustine Bernadac   2020-2022


Board-Selected Officers

Office Officer Email Term*
Editor Sarah Oktay [email protected] 2019-2021
Network Coordinator                  Jason Tallant               
[email protected]        2018-2021

 
Organizational Standing Committees

The business of OBFS is conducted through committees.  Organizational Standing Committees are created and dissolved by the Members or the Board of Directors.  Committee Chairs are appointed by the Board of Directors annually and assume seats on the Board for the duration of their appointment.  
**Subcommittees are ad-hoc committees assigned by the Board for specific tasks. They are not Organizational Standing Committees; chairs do not have a seat on the Board. 

Committee

Chair(s)

Email

Term*

Annual Meeting

Lara Roketenetz (ex officio, VP)

 

2019-2021

Collaborations Committee

Paul Foster

 

2021

Governance

Shane Waddell

 

2021

     subcommittee: Nominations**

Stacy McNulty (ex officio, Past President)

 [email protected]

as needed

IDEA+ 

Phoebe Jekielek and Tori McDermott

 

2021

International

David Maneli and Rhonda Struminger

 

2021

Membership

Paul Wetzel (ex officio, Treasurer)

 

2019-2021

     subcommittee: Investment**

Philippe Cohen

 

ongoing

Organizational Development

Brian Kloeppel and Sarah Oktay

 

2021

Outreach

Lisa Busch

 

2021

     subcommittee: Communications**

Vanessa Trujillo
Mary Hufty (ex officio, Historian)

 

2021