Announcing the results of the 2024 community election

Four community members were elected to serve a three-year term on The Carpentries Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce the results of the community election for the 2024 Board of Directors, which will assume responsibility for governance on February 1, 2024.

Incoming community-elected members

Four candidates were nominated to fill up to four open seats on The Carpentries Board of Directors. Of the 1253 ballots distributed to Voting Members, 199 ballots were submitted (16% turnout). The candidates joining the Board of Directors for three-year terms as community-elected members are:

  • Nisha Ghatak: New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (term ends February 2027)
  • Jannetta Steyn: Newcastle University (term ends February 2027)
  • Mark Crowe: QCIF (term ends February 2027)
  • Paola Corrales: University of Bueno Aires (term ends February 2027)

Current board members

These four community-elected members will join the seven current Board of Directors members serving a two-year term. These individuals are:

  • John Chodacki (President): California Digital Library (term ends January 2025)
  • Yanina Bellini Saibene (Vice President): rOpenSci (term ends January 2025)
  • Sarah Stevens (Secretary): University of Wisconsin-Madison (term ends January 2025)
  • Michael Smith (Treasurer): The PEER Group (term ends January 2025)
  • Tara Robertson: Tara Robertson Consulting (term ends July 2025)
  • Eboni Dotson: Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative (term ends July 2025)
  • Konrad Förstner, ZB MED and TH Köln, (term ends July 2025)

Outgoing members of The Carpentries’ governance

We want to give a heartfelt thank you to the following outgoing Executive Council members for their service and contributions to The Carpentries since they were appointed as council-elected members in 2022:

  • Annajiat Alim Rasel: Brac University, Bangladesh
  • Abdulai Imoro: National Society of Black Engineers - Ghana

Thanks to the entire Carpentries community for standing for election, recommending candidates, and submitting ballots!

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