//2020 Board of Directors Elections – Candidate Information
2020 Board of Directors Elections – Candidate Information2020-06-11T10:53:44-05:00

2020 Board of Directors Elections – Candidate Information

Following last month’s Call for Applications for new positions on the SOAP Board of Directors (BOD), we received a record number of fantastic applications. These are exciting times!

From these applications, the SOAP Ad Hoc Nominating Committee selected 4 applicants for each of the 3 Director positions, offering you, our membership, the opportunity to vote for the candidate that you feel will best represent you and SOAP’s mission.

  • The list of candidates, along with their CV, photo and statement of interest, is displayed below (in alphabetical order).
  • As of June 11th, you will be able to view a short 3-4 minutes video, that each candidate will have prepared in support of their election
  • The electronic voting is open now and will conclude on July 1st, 2020 at 12AM PDT – please vote! If you are a current, voting member of SOAP, you would have a received an email with the voting information on June 2, 2020.  If you did not, please reach out to jenni@soap.org.
  • On July 2nd, 2020, SOAP’s newly elected Directors will begin their 3-year term on the BOD.

Information about the Director Positions (3 positions available)

  • The Directors are 3-year positions elected by the membership. Directors do not need prior SOAP BOD experience and may, in some circumstances, end their 3-year term early to run for an alternative BOD position.
  • There are 3 Director positions available in 2020, each with different eligibility requirements:
    • from community practice
    • from academic practice
    • less than 15 years out from training
  • The responsibility of the Directors will be to attend BOD meetings and run several high-level projects each as members of various BOD Committees.


David Gambling

Laura Kaufman

Jean Miles

Gregory Palleschi


Laurent Bollag

Grace Lim

Jamie Murphy

Katie Seligman


Melissa Bauer

Michaela Farber

Rachel Kacmar

Dan Katz

Please contact jenni@soap.org with any questions regarding the e-vote, your ability to vote or with any other questions.