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

Lara Roketenetz

  2022-2024
Past President1
Chris Lorentz (ex officio)   2022-2024
Vice President Tom Bansak   2022-2024
Secretary Beth Norman
  2022-2024
Treasurer Paul Wetzel   2019-2022
Member at Large - One Rhonda Struminger   2021-2023
Member at Large - Two Teresa Schueller   2022-2024
Member at Large - Early Career Scott Thomas   2022-2024


Board-Selected Officers

Office Officer Email Term*
Editor Stacy McNulty [email protected] 2022-2024
Network Coordinator                  Jason Tallant               
[email protected]        2016-2022

 
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

Tom Bansak (ex officio, VP)

 

2022-2024

Collaborations Committee

Paul Foster

 

2022

Governance

Shane Waddell

 

2022

     subcommittee: Nominations**

Stacy McNulty (ex officio, Past President)

 [email protected]

as needed

IDEA+ 

Phoebe Jekielek and Tori McDermott

 

2022

International

David Maneli and Rhonda Struminger

 

2022

Membership

Paul Wetzel (ex officio, Treasurer)

 

2019-2022

     subcommittee: Investment**

Philippe Cohen

 

ongoing

Organizational Development

Brian Kloeppel and Sarah Oktay

 

2021

Outreach

Vanessa Trujillo

 

2022

     subcommittee: Communications**

Vanessa Trujillo
Mary Hufty (ex officio, Historian)

 

2022