Founded in 1947, in 2022 AIBS celebrates its 75th anniversary

Leadership is our rock

Leaders are our foundation and help chart our course...

The view from Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley, California, United States. Credit: David Iliff *

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Who We Are

Our Leadership

Our non-profit association is made up of 113 societies and organization members that individually and collectivity advance the biological sciences.

To lead the way, we rely on talented and experienced people in management, advisory, and director roles.

Board of Directors

In accordance with our Constitution and Bylaws, AIBS is governed by a board of directors that is elected each year. (We also have an ethics policy which governs our actions.)

Key

  1. Member of the Executive Committee
  2. Board Executive Committee Representative
  3. Committee Chair
  4. Ex-officio

Officers

President, 2021-2022
Charles Fenster1
South Dakota State University

Vice President, 2022-2023
Eric S. Nagy1
University of Virginia

Secretary, 2020-2022
Steward T. A. Pickett1
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Treasurer, 2020-2022
Michael G. Cato1
Bowdoin College

Board Members Elected by the Board

Gabriela Chavarria, 2022-2024
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington, Seattle

Todd Crowl, 2022-2024
Florida International University

De'Broski Herbert, 2020-2022
University of Pennsylvania

Betsy Myers, 2022-2024
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (Retired)

Richard Nakamura, 2020-2022
National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Mental Health (Retired)

Kathie Olsen, 2020-2022
KLO International

Clifton Poodry, 2022-2024
University of Oregon

Muriel Poston, 2022-2024
Claremont McKenna College

Board Members Elected by the AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations

Raymond Mejia2, 2020-2022
Society for Mathematical Biology

Susan Perkins, 2022-2024
American Society of Parasitologists

Krissa Skogen, 2020-2022
Botanical Society of America

Pamela S Soltis1, 2022-2024
American Society of Plant Taxonomists

Michael Willig, 2020-2022
University of Connecticut

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Committees

Our current leadership committees include the Finance Committee, Diversity Committee, Leadership Development Task Committee, Personnel Committee, Public Policy Review Committee, and the Publications Committee.

Diversity Committee

DaJoie Croslan3, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Gabriela Chavarria, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington, Seattle

Stephen Gallo, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Richard Nakamura, National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Mental Health (Retired)

Jyotsna Pandey, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Susan Perkins, The City College of New York

Steward T. A. Pickett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Clifton Poodry, University of Oregon

Judith Skog, George Mason University (ad-hoc)

Krissa Skogen, Chicago Botanic Garden

Finance Committee

Michael G. Cato3, Bowdoin College

John Burris, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Charlie Fenster, South Dakota State University

Betsy Myers, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (Retired)

Eric Nagy, University of Virginia

Scott Glisson4, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Leadership Development Task Committee

Kathie Olsen3, KLO International

Charlie Fenster, South Dakota State University

Eric Nagy, University of Virginia

Richard Nakamura, National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Mental Health (Retired)

Susan Perkins, The City College of New York

Clifton Poodry, University of Oregon

Pamela S Soltis, University of Florida

Scott Glisson4, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Lisa Thompson4, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Personnel Committee

Krissa Skogen3, Chicago Botanic Garden

Steward T. A. Pickett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Michael Willig, University of Connecticut

Public Policy Review Committee

Keith Crandall3, Society of Systematic Biologists

Carol Baldwin, Smithsonian Institution

Todd Crowl, Association of Ecosystem Research Centers

Paul Foster, Organization of Biological Field Stations

Thomas Sanger, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Al Savitzky, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Krissa Skogen, Botanical Society of America

Andrea Sweigart, Society for the Study of Evolution

Kal Tuominen, Botanical Society of America

Jyotsna Pandey4, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Publications Committee

Gabriela Chavarria3, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington, Seattle

Jannette Boughman, Michigan State University

Pamela Diggle, University of Connecticut

Raymond Mejia, NIH, Retired

Allen Moore, University of Georgia

Michael Willig, University of Connecticut

Scott Collins4, Editor-in-Chief, BioScience

Charles Fenster4, AIBS President

James Verdier4, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Ad-Hoc Committees

Ad-hoc committees are formed at the Board President’s discretion for a period of twelve months. Our current ad-hoc commitees include the Education Committee and Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development Committee.

Education Committee

Raymond Mejia3, Society for Mathematical Biology; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - National Institutes of Health (Retired)

Todd Crowl, Florida International University

Charlie Fenster, South Dakota State University

Clifton Poodry, University of Oregon

Muriel Poston, Claremont McKenna College

Krissa Skogen, Chicago Botanic Garden

Michael Willig, University of Connecticut

Diane Bosnjak4, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development Committee

Kathie Olsen3, KLO International

Michael Cato, Bowdoin College

De'Broski Herbert, University of Pennsylvania

Eric Nagy, University of Virginia

Richard Nakamura, National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Mental Health (Retired)

Michael Willig, University of Connecticut

Charles Fenster, AIBS President

Scott Glisson4, American Institute of Biological Sciences

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