Board of Directors


Mark Carpenter (Americas) University of British Columbia, Canada

Vice President 

Mark Hollands (Europe) Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom


Kim Delbaere (Asia-Pacific) Univeristy of New South Wales, Australia


Nicoleta Bugnariu, (Americas) University of North Texas Health Science Center, United States of America

Past President

Brad McFadyen (Americas) Laval University, Canada


Elected Representatives: 2014 - 2018

Michael Cinelli, Wilfrid Laurier University, Zone Americas

Yuri Ivanenko, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Zone Europe

Sue (Sukyung) Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Zone Asia-Pacific


Elected Representatives: 2016 - 2020

Anouk Lamontagne, McGill University, Zone Americas

Mirjam Pijnappels, MOVE Research Institute, Zone Europe

Shinya Masahiro, The University of Tokyo, Zone Asia-Pacific

Vivian Weerdesteyn, Radboud University Medical Centre, Zone Europe

William Geoffrey Wright, Temple University, Zone Americas

Nominations and Elections

Board members can be nominated, or self nominate, to sit on the Board of Directors for a Board Term. Each term typically lasts four years in duration and elections are held every two years. The ISPGR member base vote on and determine the Board of Directors.

To be accepted for nomination all nominees:

  • Must be current members in good standing
  • Must have been a continuous member, in good standing, over the past four years minimum (2010-2014)
  • Must be in a position to fulfill the expectations of the duties of Board Members

The board is particularly interested in members with skill sets related to organisational leadership, for example: Financial Management, Sponsorship / Partner Relations, Social Media / Communications, and skills transferable to managing and leading the Society.

Board members are expected to:

  • Participate in quarterly meetings of the board (one meeting is a face-to-face meeting that takes place at the Society’s annual congress, the other 3 meetings are managed by teleconference call)
  • Represent the views of members of the Society to the Board of Directors
  • Serve on standing or ad-hoc committees as required
  • Maintain their membership in good standing for the duration of their term
  • Participate without consideration of financial compensation
  • Responsible for electing officers from within the qualified list of Board Members, when these roles become vacant

Election Geographic Zones