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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

Liam McGuire

University of Waterloo

2017-2027; Chair of BoardFinance; Miller

Amanda Adams
Bat Conservation International
2023-2028; Chair of Finance

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

Michael Fishman

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

Cristina Mac Swiney González 
 Veracruz University
2023-2028;  Chair of Education and Outreach; Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI);

Catherine G Haase
Austin Peay State University
2023-2028; Chair of Sponsorship; Chair of Auction; Policy & Public Relations; DEI

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

Amanda Bevan

Universidad Veracruzana/ UNAM

Student Representative 2022-2024

Phillip Oelbaum

University of Toronto - Scarborough

Student Representative 2023-2025

Appointed by the Board

Riley Bernard
Pennsylvania State University
Associate Program Director

DeeAnn Reeder
Bucknell University

Luis Víquez-R
Bucknell University
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

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
Instituto Politecnico Nacional
2024 Local Host

Cristina Mac Swiney González 
Veracruz University
2024 Local Host

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


Award: Anna Dotty, Joy O'Keefe
Auction: Mark Brigham (as auctioneer)
Bernardo Villa: Jorge Ortega Reyes
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Jorge Ortega Reyes, Amy Russell, Riley Bernard, Alyson Brokaw, Sharlene Santana, Lexi Brown
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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