2021 Board of Directors Election

All 2021 GSA members are eligible to vote in Board elections.

This year’s ballot includes the election of the 2022 Vice-President (who will be 2023 President), the Secretary, and four Directors to three-year terms that will begin on January 1, 2022. You will also be asked to vote on updated GSA Bylaws.

We encourage you to carefully consider each candidate’s biographical sketch and candidacy statement before casting your vote. GSA strives to serve the entire breadth and diversity of our community, so please consider the overall composition of the current Board as you cast your vote for one candidate in each section of the ballot.

Voting will close on November 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

View Candidates

Vote on updates for 2022 Bylaws

The Bylaws Committee proposes updating the current Genetics Society of America Bylaws. View the proposed Bylaws here. Please cast a “Yes” or “No” vote to accept or reject the updated Bylaws.

Nominating Committee

This ballot was prepared by the 2022 Nominating Committee:

Denise Montell, Chair (ex officio)

Erika Matunis, Secretary (ex officio)

Folami Ideraabdullah

Leonie Moyle

C. Brandon Ogbunu

Piali Sengupta

Election Procedure

The candidate receiving the majority of votes in each section of the ballot will be elected.

GSA provides the following safeguards:

  • Only current GSA members are able to vote.
  • No one may vote more than once.
  • No one can determine or duplicate anyone else’s vote.
  • No one can change a vote once it has been submitted.
  • After voting, each voter will receive an immediate online verification, which serves as a vote receipt.

GSA is incorporated in Maryland and, under Maryland state law, any membership vote where the membership is not physically present together is done by submitting a proxy. GSA has decided to use directed proxies, which means members will be able to complete a ballot indicating their preferred candidates and the holder of the proxy will cast the votes on behalf of the members. The Board of Directors has designated Erika Matunis, GSA Secretary, as the proxy holder for this election. By using a proxy, you are counted as being present and your vote will be cast as you instruct.