Committees & Committee Officers

Standing Committees:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Linda Watson (2021), President
  • Cindi Jones (2022), President-Elect
  • Andi Wolfe (2020), Past President
  • Rachel Spicer (2021), Secretary
  • Lucinda McDade (2022), Treasurer
  • Amy Litt (2020), Program Director
  • Ya Min (2020), Student Representative
  • Michelle Gaynor (2021), Student Representative
  • Emily Sessa (2022), At-Large Director - Publications
  • Ned Friedman (2020), At-Large Director - Development
  • Ann Sakai (2020), At-Large Director - Human Development
  • Chris Martine (2021), At-Large Director - Education

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (designated in bylaws)

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES (6 appointed members; 3 year terms)

  • Cindi Jones (2020), President Elect, Chair
  • Rachel Spicer (2021), Secretary
  • Briana L. Gross (2020)
  • James H Leebens-Mack (2020)
  • James McDaniel (2021)
  • David Tank (2022)

Other Committees:

ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Amy Litt (2020), Program Director (Chair)
  • Program Organizer of each Section
  • Chair, Local Organizing Committee
  • Representatives of Other Societies meeting with BSA

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN DIVERSITY

  • Ann Sakai (2020) Chair
  • Jim Cohen (2021) Co-Chair
  • Vivian Negron-Ortiz (2020)
  • Anna Monfils (2021)
  • Muriel Poston (2021)
  • Roland Roberts (2021)
  • Adriana Hernandez, Student Representative (2022)
  • Amy Litt (2020), Program Director, ex officio
  • Linda Watson (2020), President, ex officio
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS COMMITTEE (Past Presidents)

  • Andi Wolfe (2022), Past President, Chair, ex officio
  • Loren Rieseberg (2021)
  • Gordon Uno (2020)

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  • Ned Friedman (2020), At-Large Director - Development, Chair
  • Gregory Anderson
  • Amy Litt
  • Edward Schneider
  • James Seago
  • Dennis Stevenson
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

EDUCATION COMMITTEE (6 appointed members; 3 year terms)

  • Chris Martine (2021), Chair and At-Large Director - Education
  • Lena Struwe (2020)
  • Dori Contreras (2021)
  • Karolina Heyduk (2021)
  • Ben Stone, Student Representative (2021)
  • Ken Cameron (2022)
  • Susan Pell (2022)
  • Catrina Adams, BSA Education Director, ex officio
  • Phil Gibson, Past Education Chair, ex officio
  • Kyra Krakos, Teaching Section Chair, ex officio
  • Rachel Spicer (2021), Secretary, ex officio
  • Linda Watson (2020), President, ex officio

ELECTION COMMITTEE (3 appointed members; 3 year terms)  *TO BE UPDATED*

  • Andi Wolfe (2020), Past President, Chair
  • Brad Ruhfel (2020)
  • Chelsea Specht (2022)
  • Shannon Straub (2022)
  • Rachel Spicer (2021), Secretary, ex officio
  • Chelsea Pretz, Student Representative (2022)

PUBLICATIONS ETHICS COMMITTEE

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE (3 members; 3 year terms)

  • Ned Friedman (2021), (Chair)
  • Ian Gilman Student Representative (2021)
  • Toby Kellogg (2022)
  • Maia Thomas (2022), Probono Professional advisor
  • Gretchen LeBuhn (2023)
  • Linda Watson (2020), President, ex officio
  • Lucinda McDade (2022), Treasurer, ex officio
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

  • Kal Tuominen (2020), Co-Chair
  • Krissa Skogen (2020), Co-Chair
  • Sandra Knapp (2020)
  • Amy Litt (2020)
  • Ingrid Jordon-Thaden (2021)
  • Mary Sagatelova, Student Representative (2021)
  • Norm Ellstrand (2022)
  • Rachel Meyer (2022)
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE (3 year terms)

  • Emily Sessa, BSA Director at large - Publications (2022), Chair
  • Rachel Meyer (2020)
  • Chris Pires (2020)
  • Chelsea Specht (2020)
  • Laryssa Baldridge Student Representative (2021)
  • Maribeth Latvis (2021)
  • Sean Graham (2022)
  • Pamela Diggle, Editor, AJB, ex officio
  • Theresa Culley, Editor, APPS, ex officio
  • Mackenzie Taylor, Editor, PSB, ex officio
  • Amy McPherson, AJB Managing Editor, ex officio
  • Richard Hund, AJB Production Editor, ex officio
  • Beth Parada, APPS Managing Editor, ex officio

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (3 appointed members; 3 year terms)

  • Mike Barker (2020), Chair
  • Mike Ballou, Student Representative (2022)
  • Alex Harkess (2022)
  • Matt Johnson (2022)
  • Rob Brandt, BSA Manager Technology Development, ex offico
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

DISTINGUISHED FELLOW AWARDS COMMITTEE (6 appointed members; 3 year terms) *TO BE UPDATED

  • Darleen Demason (2020)
  • Douglas E. Soltis (2020)
  • Michael Donoghue (2021)
  • Allison Snow (2022)
  • Linda Watson (2020), President, ex officio


BSA GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD COMMITTEE (INCLUDING THE J.S. KARLING AWARD)
(9 appointed members; 3 year terms) 

  • Nico Cellinese (2020), Chair
  • Chris Ivey (2020)
  • Laura Lagomarsino (2020)
  • Andy Crowl (2021)
  • Elliot Gardner (2021)
  • Jennifer Weber (2021)
  • Morgan Gostel (2022)
  • Tanya Livschultz (2022)
  • Richard Moore (2022)
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

CHEADLE AWARD COMMITTEE (3 appointed members; 3 year terms)

  • Jocelyn Hall (2019) Chair as Chair of D&S Section
  • Nathan Jud (2020)
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

DARBAKER PRIZE COMMITTEE (3 appointed members; 3 year terms)

  • In partnership with the Phycological Society of America
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

ESAU AWARD COMMITTEE (3 appointed members; 3 year terms)

  • Kurt Neubig (2021)
  • Dennis Wm. Stevenson (2020)
  • Chen-Chiang Wu (2022)
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

DONALD R. KAPLAN MEMORIAL LECTURE COMMITTEE (3 appointed members; 3 year terms "once established-2013")

  • Jennifer Richards (2020), Chair
  • Toby Kellogg (2021)
  • Madelaine Bartlett (2022)
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

MOSELEY AWARD COMMITTEE (3 appointed members; 3 year terms)

  • Erika Edwards (2020), Chair
  • Fabiany Herrera (2021)
  • Chelsea Specht (2022)
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

PELTON AWARD COMMITTEE (3 appointed members; 3 year terms)

  • Pamela Diggle (2020), Chair
  • Andrew Doust (2021)
  • Rob Baker (2022)
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE   *TO BE UPDATED*

  • Catarina Rydin (2020), Co-chair
  • Jürg Schönenberger (2020), Co-chair
  • Rosa Rodriguez (2021)
  • Hugo Cota-Sanchez (2022)
  • Carol Sinascalchi (2022)
  • Ceclila Zumajo, Student Representative (2022)
  • Heather Cacanindin, Executive Director, ex officio
  • Amy Litt, Program Director, ex officio
  • Linda Watson, President, ex officio

 FINANCIAL ADVISORY

  • Larry Hufford (2022), Chair
  • Laura Galloway (2022)
  • Jun Web (2022)

 KAPLAN DISSERTATION IMPROVEMENT AWARD IN COMPARATIVE MORPHOLOGY

  • Steve Weller, Chair
  • Sean Graham
  • Cindi Jones
  • Jennifer Richards
  • Joe Williams

WEBSITE REDESIGN (AD HOC)

  • Rob Brandt, Chair
  • Marian Chau
  • Karolina Heyduk
  • Tanisha Williams, Student Representative
  • Min Ya, Student Representative


Publications of the Society:

American Journal of Botany (deprecated)

Applications in Plant Sciences (deprecated)

PLANT SCIENCE BULLETIN


Representatives to Various Organizations:

AAAS COUNCIL

AIBS COUNCIL

ANNUAL INCORPORATION, STATE OF CONNECTICUT