Past Officers

The following individuals have served FACSS in the capacities listed below.

Governing Board Chairperson

The duties of the Chairperson of the Governing Board as defined by the Bylaws shall include:
  1. Setting the time, date and place of Governing Board meetings and ensuring that due notice of such meeting is given to all members.
  2. Chairing the meetings of the Governing Board and of the Executive Committee or appointing an interim Chair from among members of the Executive Committee for any meeting from which he/she will be absent.
  3. Preparing an agenda for each Board meeting.
  4. Administering the business of FACSS according to the wishes of the Governing Board, or when such requires, the Executive Committee.
  5. Appointing committees and committee chairs as required by the Bylaws or the actions of the board.

Further duties are outlined in the FACSS operations manual.

The Governing Board chair position is elected by the Governing Board and the current term is 2 years, plus 2 years as Chair-elect, 1 year as second Chair-Elect, 2 years as past-Governing Board chairperson, and 2 years as second-past Governing Board chairperson.

Name Term
Steve Ray 2016-2017
Greg Klunder 2014-2015
Ian R. Lewis 2012-2013
S. Douglass Gilman 2010-2011
Becky Dittmar 2009
Gary Brewer 2008
James Rydzak 2007
Diane Parry 2006
Mark Hayes 2005
Mike Blades 2004
Ron Williams 2003
Mike Carrabba 2002
David A. Laude 2001
John Koropchak 2000
Robert G. Michel 1999
John Graham 1998
Mildred Barber 1997
Rachael Barbour 1996
Jon W. Carnahan 1995
Paul Bourassa 1994
Robert Watters 1993
Karmie Galle 1992
David Coleman 1991
Nancy Miller-Ilhi 1990
Alex Scheeline 1989
James Cavanaugh 1988
Patricia Rouse Coleman 1987
Ronald Schroeder 1986
Robert Barford 1985
Theodore Rains 1984
Mary Kaiser 1983
Sydney Fleming 1982
Jack Katon 1981
L. Felix Schneider 1980
Peter Keliher 1979
James Williamson 1978
Edgar Peck 1977
Edward Brame 1976
James Holcombe 1975
James White 1974
Jeannette Grasselli 1973


  The duties of the Secretary as defined in the Bylaws shall include:
  1. Recording the minutes of the Governing Board meetings and distributing same to the members.
  2. Circulating the agenda and other appropriate materials to the members of the Governing Board in advance of each regularly scheduled meeting.
  3. Maintaining a list of the names, addresses, and phone numbers of:
    1. All members of the Governing Board,
    2.   The membership and chairs of all committees of the Governing Board,
    3. The heads of all member organizations.
  4. Maintaining a roster of duly appointed delegates from the member organizations, calling the roll of delegates and announcing the voting of those present at the Governing Board meetings.

Further duties are outlined in the FACSS operations manual.

The Secretary position is elected by the Governing Board and the current term is 3 years.

Name Term
Chris Palmer 2009-2016
David Trimble 2007-2009
John Graham 2004-2006
Karmie Galle 1998-2003
Ron Williams 1993-1997
Keith Olson 1987-1992


The duties of the treasurer as defined in the Bylaws shall include:
  1. Maintaining the financial accounts and records of FACSS (and its associated activities including the SciX conference).
  2. Preparing reports of:
    1. The SciX Conference. This report summarizing all of the expenses and revenues associated with the Conference shall be completed following the Conference but no later than January 20 of the following year.
    2. The financial status of FACSS. This report which shall summarize the financial position of FACSS will include a Conference summary, a listing of  all of the assets of FACSS (Capital Items, Bank Accounts, Special Accounts, Investments, and Accounts Receivable), a listing of liabilities (Accounts Payable  and other Debts), and the income and expenses associated with the governance of FACSS. This report shall be completed by January 20 of the following year.
  3. Prepare conference and Financial Status Reports to all member organizations, delegates, and officers of FACSS at least one month prior to the Governing Board meetings (for distribution by the International Office).
  4. Reporting regularly to the Budget Committee, the various committee chairs, and the members of the Executive Committee on the status of revenues and expenditures associated with impending Conference and with governance, and on the balances in the FACSS accounts.
  5. Advising the officers and the committee chairs on financial practices.
  6. Implement advice, requirements, and procedures in financial practice as recommended by a FACSS retained tax- or legal-professional as required to maintain compliance with current government financial practice requirements.

Further duties are outlined in the FACSS operations manual.

The Treasurer position is elected by the Governing Board and the current term is 3 years.

Name Term
Mark Druy 2013-2018
Scott McGeorge 2009-2012
Paul Bourassa 1997-2008
Jeff Brewster 1995-1996
Jon Carnahan 1990-1994
Ronald Schroder 1989
James Purcell 1987-1988