Officers and Directors


Members of the Board of Directors elect officers (to serve two-year terms) with elections held at a Board Meeting each year at convention. The current officers (and terms) are:

  • President: Winston Goretsky (2023 – 25)
  • 1st Vice-President: Jeremy Keene (2023 – 25)
  • 2nd Vice-President: Karyn Cichocki  (2023 – 25)
  • Recording Secretary: Leonard Re (2023 – 25)
  • Treasurer: Phyllis Savage (2022 – 24)

Board of Directors (voting)

The Board of Directors originally consisted of 21 directors. Beginning in 2023, the number of directors will be reduced from 21 to 12 over the next three years. The Board of Directors will consist of 18 members for 2023-24, 15 members for 2024-25 and 12 members for 2025-26 and thereafter. The membership elects four directors to serve three-year terms with elections held at the Annual Membership Meeting each year at convention. The current directors are:

Term ending in 2024

Karyn Cichocki, Winston Goretsky, Mel Grice, Austin Grevious, Marilyn Heinrich, Scott Ammann, Ron Myhr

Term ending in 2025

Susan Bradford, Laura Buckner, Paulo Castello da Costa, Rick Fadden, Phyllis Savage, Terri Vicenzi, Judy Zinni

Term ending in 2026

Jeremy Keene, Hung Nguyen, Irina Nicholson and Leonard Re

Advisory Board of Past Presidents (non-voting)

Michael Riley (1985-1989), Lee Linett (1993-1997), Jon Dixon (1997-2001), Susan Grose (2001-2005), Peter Shalit (2007-2011), Paul Susi (2011-2015), Julie Mavity-Hudson (2015-2019), Mel Grice (2015-2023)

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