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 Stacy McNulty   2018-2020
Past President1
Paul Foster (ex officio)   2018-2020
Vice President Chris Lorentz   2017-2019
Secretary Anne Kelly   2018-2020
Treasurer Philippe Cohen   2017-2019
Member at Large - One Sylvia Torti   2017-2019
Member at Large - Two Lesley Knoll   2018-2020
Member at Large - Early Career Venetia Lyles   2018-2020


Board-Selected Officers

Office Officer Email Term*
Editor vacant [email protected] 2018-2020
Network Coordinator                  Jason Tallant               
[email protected]        2016-2018

 
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 Chris Lorentz (ex officio, VP)   2017-2019
Finance and Membership Philippe Cohen (ex officio, Treasurer)   2017-2019
     subcommittee: Investment**  Peter Connors  
ongoing
Governance Eric Nagy   2018
     subcommittee: Nominations**
Paul Foster (ex officio, Past President)  [email protected]
as needed
Human Diversity Amy Whipple   2018
International Carlos de la Rosa
David Manelli
  2018
Organizational Development Brian Kloeppel   2018
Outreach Lisa Busch   2018
     subcommittee: Communications**

Vanessa Trujillo
Mary Hufty (ex officio, Historian)


2018