ISA Board of Directors Election Notice to Membership

ISA Board of Directors Election Notice to Membership

One of the most important tasks requested of you as a voting member  is electing qualified individuals to serve on the ISA Board of Directors. The ISA Board of Directors is an elected board of 15 directors, including ten (10) directors voted in by general election; three (3) directors filled by an election from within the Council of Representatives; and a president/chair of the board, and a president/chair-elect, elected by the Board of Directors from within the current board.

This year's general election begins 14 March 2023, and you will have the opportunity to vote to elect four (4) individuals to the Board of Directors. You will also have the opportunity to elect one (1) individual to the ISA Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC). The NEC oversees and supervises the nominating and election process for both the ISA Board of Directors and the Nominating and Elections Committee itself, subject to policies adopted by the Board of Directors.

The Membership election will run from 12:01 a.m. EST, 14 March 2023 through 11:59 p.m. EST, 28 April 2023.

Each voting member will receive a link to the ballot that will be automatically distributed on 14 March 2023 at 12:01 a.m. EST.

Your link will be emailed from

Board of Directors

You will be able to vote for one (1) nominee on each of the four (4) slates of candidates below:

BoD Slate 1:

  • Samuel Ma, Hong Kong
  • Robin Shaw-Lukavsky, Ontario, Canada 

BoD Slate 2:

  • Sharon Jean-Philippe, PhD, Tennessee, USA
  • Brian Watkins, PhD, Louisiana, USA

BoD Slate 3:

  • Jessica Sanders, PhD, California, USA
  • Shirley Vaughn, Ohio, USA

BoD Slate 4:

  • Nathan Faris, California, USA
  • Jason Grabosky, PhD, New Jersey, USA

Nominating and Election Committee

You will be able to vote for one (1) nominee from the slate of candidates below:

NEC Slate:

  • Meagan Hanna, Quebec, Canada
  • Don Picker, Hong Kong 
  • Dennis Swartzell, Nevada, USA

Candidate biographies and credentials for all candidates will be posted on the ballot for your review.

If you do not receive your invitation/email, please check your spam and promotions folders. Contact Keisha Delaney at for assistance.

Please submit your vote before 11:59 p.m. EST, 28 April 2023.

Thank you for your time and participation in the voting process. This email is sent on behalf of Dennis Swartzell ISA Nominating and Elections Committee chair.


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