GSA Elections

Your Leadership, Your Society! Candidates Announced for 2022 Elections

Candidate Information

View the 2022 GSA Election Guide for candidate bios and statements. 

How do I vote?

Elections are held June 10-July 1, 2022. Instructions on how to cast your ballot online are sent via e-mail.

Who votes?

All members of GSA who are in good standing are eligible to vote.

What positions do I vote for?

  • All members of The Gerontological Society of America who have designated a primary section are entitled to vote for officers of that section and for Board of Directors positions.
  • All members who are Academy Representatives with the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education are entitled to vote for officers of AGHE as well as for officers of their primary section and for the Board of Directors positions.
  • All student and transitional members are entitled to vote for officers of ESPO as well as for officers of their primary section and for the Board of Directors positions.
  • Members who have not affiliated with a section are entitled to vote for Board of Directors positions.

To verify your section and e-mail address on file with the Society, log in to the GSA website, select “My Account” in the upper right hand corner, and choose “Update Profile" by June 7, 2022.

For more information on roles and responsisbilies for each position, reference the 2022 Nomination Guide. For infomration on the nomination and election process, reference the Election of Candidates Policies and Procedures (updated for 2022). 

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GSA Board of Directors (society-wide)

President

Judith L. Howe, PhD, MPA, FGSA, FAGHE

Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD, MBA, FGSA

Darlene Yee-Melichar, Ed.D., FGSA, FAGHE

Board Member

Laura Haynes, PhD

Gordon J. Lithgow, PhD, FGSA

Section Leaders

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education Chair

Mary Ann Erickson, PhD, FAGHE

Christine A. Fruhauf, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section Chair

Jennifer A. Ailshire, PhD, FGSA

Kara B. Dassel, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE

Biological Sciences Section Chair

Nathan K. LeBrasseur, PT, PhD, FGSA

Ian A. White, MS, PhD, FACRM

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Chair

Daniel R Y Gan, PhD

Rita Xiaochen Hu, MSW

Health Sciences Section Chair

John A. Batsis, MD, FGSA

Mo-Kyung Sin, PhD, RN

Social Research, Policies, and Practice Section Chair

Howard B. Degenholtz, PhD, FGSA

Tetyana Pylypiv Shippee, PhD, FGSA