CSHEMA Board of Trustees Election 
April 15 - May 15, 2024

The Board of Trustees has approved this slate of candidates as presented by the Nominating Committee for election to the 2024-2025 Board of Trustees.

The candidates' statements have been posted here as submitted by the candidates.


Office of Vice President

Scott Bourdon

California State University
Chancellor's Office

Scott's Candidate Statement

Mary Lindstrom

Harvard University

Mary's Candidate Statement


At-Large Members

(4 Candidates for 2 Seats)
Esequiel "Zeke" Barrera

University of Georgia

Zeke's Candidate Statement

Tanya Roselle Cafarella

Boston University

Tanya's Candidate Statement

James Fleetwood

University of Florida

James's Candidate Statement

Danny Muñoz

Virginia Commonwealth University

Danny's Candidate Statement


Instructions

Each member insitution may designate up to 3 voting members. Each of the voting members, as of April 12, 2024, will receive a link via email for an electronic election ballot on April 15, 2024.

The voting period is April 15 - May 15, 2024. Winning candidates will be announced by May 20, 2024. The 2024-2025 CSHEMA Board of Trustees will be installed on July 31, 2024 at the Annual Membership Meeting at the Annual conference in Tampa, FL. 

If you have questions about the election process, or if you are a designated voting member and did not receive the link for your electronic ballot, please contact Kerry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Information from the CSHEMA By-laws regarding qualifications for and duties of members of the board of trustees.

ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Section 1: Powers

The affairs of the Association shall be managed by a Board of Trustees who shall have and may exercise all the powers of the Association, except those powers reserved to the Members by law or by these Bylaws. Such powers shall include, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, approving the annual budget for the Association and initiating amendments to the Bylaws of the Association as described in Article XV.

Section 2: Number and Terms

The Board of Trustees shall initially consist of eleven (11) Institutional Members having staggered terms of one year, two years and three years, respectively, so that approximately one-third of the Trustees’ terms shall expire each year. The number of Trustees may be increased or decreased at any time by the Voting Institutional Members, provided the number of Trustees shall not be fewer than three (3) and the terms of the Trustees shall remain staggered as aforesaid, so that approximately one-third of the Trustees’ terms shall expire each year. The Association may also have such agents, if any, as the Board of Trustees from time to time may, in its discretion, appoint.

Section 3: Membership of the Board of Trustees - Officers

The Officers of the Board of Trustees shall consist of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and the Immediate Past President.

A candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary shall:

  • Have served as a Trustee within the past three (3) years OR
  • Have at least five (5) years of experience as a health and safety professional, ideally in higher education; AND
  • Have attended a minimum of two (2) CSHEMA annual conferences; AND
  • Have a record of active participation in and knowledge of CSHEMA (may include serving on a standing committee, chairing a committee, community of practice, task force or special project). In lieu of CSHEMA service, have at least one year of previous volunteer board or Executive Committee experience, not necessarily with CSHEMA;

AND

  • Have the support of their employer organization to attend all Board of Trustees meetings, in addition to other related activities as appropriate, for the duration of their term of office.

 

Section 3.3: Vice President

The Vice President shall have such duties and powers as shall be designated by the Board of Trustees.

The duties of the Vice President shall be, but are not limited to:

  • Presiding in the absence of the President;
  • Fulfilling all other duties of the President when the President is unable to do so; and
  • Performing additional duties as described in the Leadership Manual.

Section 3.4: Treasurer

The Treasurer shall be the chief financial and accounting officer of the Association; shall be in charge of its funds and valuable papers, books of account and accounting records; and shall have such other duties and powers as may be designated by the Trustees or by the President.

The duties of the Treasurer shall be, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the hiring of the contracted association management firm, and the management of all bank accounts, receipts, disbursements and maintain associated guidelines for fiscal control and budget planning;
  • Reviewing and ensuring that the contracted association management firm receives and pays all bills sent to CSHEMA for payment, for which the President has given authority or shall approve;
  • Reviewing and ensuring that the contracted association management firm prepares and maintains an accurate bookkeeping system and prepares statements for the Board of Trustees and annual meetings; and
  • Performing additional duties as described in the Leadership Manual.

Section 4: Membership of the Board of Trustees - At-Large Members

The remaining positions of the Board of Trustees are designated as At-Large Members.

A candidate for At-Large Member shall:

  • Have at least five (5) years of experience as a health and safety professional, ideally in higher education; AND;
  • Have attended a minimum of two (2) CSHEMA annual conferences AND;
  • Have a record of active participation in and knowledge of CSHEMA (may include serving on a committee, chairing a committee or task force or special project). In lieu of CSHEMA service, have at least one year of previous volunteer board or Executive Committee experience, not necessarily with CSHEMA; AND

• Have the support of their employer organization to attend all Board of Trustees meetings, in addition to other related activities as appropriate, for the duration of their term of office.