NEA taking the past into the future


Every November, the membership is given the opportunity to choose who will sit on the Executive Board, per NEA By-laws, Section 5. We encourage all current NEA members to participate, either as a voter or a candidate, to help shape and grow our organization.  

A Nominating Committee is responsible for constructing a slate of candidates, through a mix of direct outreach and peer or self nominations.  The committee is chaired by the Immediate-Past President and its members are voted in by the Executive Board.  

The NEA election is typically held in early November via secure online ballot. The election is open to all members in good standing at the time the election opens. These members will receive a link to the online ballot system via email.  

Election winners are announced shortly after voting ends by on the NEAdiscuss listserv. New candidates are ushered in during the Executive Board meeting in March and entered into the minutes at the annual business meeting held in Spring.

How do I vote?
To be eligible to vote in November, make sure your membership is current and that your contact information, including email address, is up to date in the NEA membership database. Contact the Membership Secretary if you experience difficulty logging into the membership database.

How can I nominate myself or someone else for elected office?
Every summer the Nominating Committee calls for nominees via the NEAdiscuss listserv.  If you miss this email, email the current Nominating Committee chair.

2020 – early 2021 election

Vice President/President-Elect Candidates

Caitlin Birch

Professional Biography and Statement

Erica Donnis

Personal Biography and Statement

Treasurer-Elect Candidates

Stephanie T. Gold

Personal Biography and Statement

Sean Parke

Professional Biography and Statement

Representative-at-Large Candidates

Patrick Ford

Professional Biography and Statement

Jill Piekut Roy

Professional Biography and Statement

We welcome your feedback and questions.  If you are unsure whom to contact, any of our volunteers will be happy to help direct your question to the appropriate party.

Please visit NEA’s contact page for a full listing of NEA volunteers who are available to answer questions by subject. Contact information for specific Board members is also available by searching the membership directory.  An organizational chart of the roles within NEA is also available.

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