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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves as the governing board of Society and reviews and establishes policies and procedures. To conduct the business of the society, the Board meets throughout the year remotely and annually in-person at each NASBR symposium. Responsibilities can be found in the Board of Directors Guide

To nominate yourself or someone else for the NASBR Board, fill out this form.

Members do NOT need to be on the Board of Directors to serve on one of these committees: (1) Auction; (2) Awards; (3) Bernado Villa Award Subcommittee; (4) Education and Outreach; (5) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; (6) Nominations; (7) Policy and Public Relations; (8) Spallanzani Award; and (9) Sponsorship. To join, contact the Chair of the Committee (listed below).

2023 Board Members

Elected Board Members

Leanne Burns
Bat Biologist & Consultant
2018-2023; Auction Chair; Sponsorship 

Gerald Carter
The Ohio State University
2019-2024; Webmaster; Nominations Chair; Education & Outreach; Policy & Public Relations

Nate Fuller
Texas Tech University
2018-2023; Sponsorship Chair, Auction, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Policy & Public Relations

Burton Lim
Royal Ontario Museum
2013-2023; Board Chair; Miller Award Chair; Kunz Award Chair; Finance

Liam McGuire
University of Waterloo
2017-2027; Finance Chair; Policy & Public Relations Chair

Michael Fishman
Edgewood Environmental Consulting, LLC
2022-2027; Secretary, Sponsorship

Maria Sagot
State University of New York at Oswego
2014-2024; Spallanzani Chair; Sponsorship; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Angelo Soto-Centeno
Rutgers University
2022-2027; Awards Chair; Spallanzani; Kunz Award

Heather York
Buena Vista University
2014-2024; Education and Outreach Chair; ; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair; Awards

Elected Student Representatives

Dana Green
University of Regina
Student Representative 2019-2023

Amanda Bevan

Universidad Veracruzana/ UNAM

Student Representative 2022-2024

Appointed by the Board

Riley Bernard
Pennsylvania State University
Associate Program Director

DeeAnn Reeder
Bucknell University

Luis Víquez
University of Ulm
Program Director

Emma Wilcox
University of Tennessee
Associate Program Director

Matina Kalcounis-Ruppell
University of Alberta 
Ombudsperson, Former Chair

Terry Zinn
University of Florida Levin College of Law

Local Hosts

Liam McGuire
University of Waterloo
2022 Local Host

Tigga with a little friend in Kenya

Tigga Kingston
Texas Tech University
2022 Local Host

Craig Willis | The Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship | The University of Winnipeg

Craig Willis
University of Winnipeg
2023 Local Host

Jorge Ortega
2024 Local Host

Cristina Mac Swiney González 
Veracruz University
2024 Local Host

Rodrigo Medellino
2024 Local Host
(pic by Raul Ivan Martinez)


Award: Anna Dotty
Auction: Mark Brigham
Bernardo Villa: Jorge Ortega Reyes
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Jorge Ortega Reyes, Amy Russell, Riley Bernard, Alyson Brokaw
Education and Outreach: Ashley Wilson, Dave Johnston, Aja Sherman, Veronica Brown
Gerritt Miller Award: All past winners
Nominations: Deanna Byrnes and Allen Kurta
Spallanzani: Tigga Kingston, Paul Racey, Craig Willis, Angelo Soto-Centeno, Mark Brigham
Kunz Award: Winifred Frick, Gary McCracken, Brock Fenton

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