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2016 ISST BOARD ELECTIONS


2016 ISST Executive Board Election Results Announced!

October 23, 2016

Dear ISST members,

Thank you to everyone who has voted in the ISST election!  The results are summarized below.  Hearty congratulations are in order to all of the winners, who are indicated in red boldface type below.  

As per the election regulations, winning candidates have three days to confirm acceptance of the position as of this email.  The Election Committee will be reaching out to all of them alongside this posting.

2016 ISST Executive Board Elections:  eVoting Results

The voting period was from 2016-10-07 to 2016-10-21.

Of the 748 members of ISST e.V. that were entitled to vote, 302 casted a vote (40.37%).

President

Alessandro Carmelita

81

26.82%

David Edwards

213

70.53%

[abstain]

8

2.65%

Vice-President

Alexandra Schosser

38

12.58%

Harold Dadomo

19

6.29%

Jeff Conway

100

33.11%

Maria Rocher

19

6.29%

Remco van der Wijngaart

121

40.07%

[abstain]

5

1.66%

Secretary

Chris Hayes

238

78.81%

Irene Giardini

30

9.93%

Serena Saccani

20

6.62%

[abstain]

14

4.64%

Treasurer (including Legal Issues)

Eckhard Roediger

287

95.03%

[abstain]

15

4.97% 

Public Affairs and New Membership Issues

Travis Atkinson

296

98.01%

[abstain]

6

1.99% 

Training and Certification Issues

Joan Farrell

214

70.86%

Laura Beccia

82

27.15%

[abstain]

6

1.99%

Research and Scientific Issues

Paul Kasyanik

270

89.40%

[abstain]

32

10.60%


Thank you everyone for being part of the ISST and making our community stronger!

Warm regards from the ISST Election Committee:

John Gasiewski (Contact: EMAIL)

Erin Bulluss (Contact: EMAIL)

- Click on "Candidates & Personal Statements" above to be redirected to  the candidates' page - 

"Voting opens Friday, October 7, and will be available through October 21. We will send out (via Ralph Rebske of Pure Vision Systems GmbH) specific voting instructions with log in instructions in a personal email to each member at the beginning of the voting period. Voting takes place via a special function on the ISST website, established by our consulting webmaster. The ballot shows candidates for each position. You will be able to choose only one candidate per position."

September 30, 2016

We, John Gasiewski and Erin Bulluss, the current Election Committee nominated by the Board, are pleased to announce the candidates for the 2016 ISST Board Elections and the call to vote.  

Candidates
 
The final list of candidates in alphabetical order is:

CANDIDATEPOSITION SOUGHT
 Alessandro Carmelita President
 Alexandra Schosser Vice President
 Chris Hayes Secretary
 David Edwards President
 Eckhard Roediger Treasurer
 Harold Dadomo Vice President
 Irene Giardini Secretary
 Jeff Conway Vice President
 Joan Farrell Representative for Training & Certification
 Laura Beccia Representative for Training & Certification
 Maria Rocher Vice President
 Paul Kasyanik Representative for Science & Research
 Remco van der Wijngaart Vice President
 Serena Saccani Secretary
 Travis Atkinson Representative for Public Affairs & New Membership

All candidates are invited to write and submit a personal statement directly to John Gasiewski at: EMAIL.  Statements may be submitted from September 30 through and including October 6.  These statements will be placed on view at the ISST website as soon as they are received during this period. Note: Personal statements should not be posted to the LISTSERV! Keep in mind that ISST statutes forbid the use of the ISST listserv as a means to promote candidacies. 
 
For your reference, you can find job descriptions for each position on the ISST website at http://www.schematherapysociety.org/Duties-of-the-President.
 
Voting Process
 
As a full member of the ISST, your vote is very important. 25% of our members must vote for the election to be valid.   
 
Voting opens Friday, October 7, and will be available through October 21.   We will send out (via Ralph Rebske of Pure Vision Systems GmbH) specific voting instructions with log in instructions in a personal email to each member at the beginning of the voting period.  Voting takes place via a special function on the ISST website, established by our webmaster. The ballot shows candidates for each position.  You will be able to choose only one candidate per position.
 
Please check your spam folder on or about October 7 in case you do not receive the voting instructions email.  You may also email John Gasiewski or Erin Bulluss (cc:ed above) should you NOT receive this email or have difficulty logging on to the website to vote.
 
For any questions regarding the Executive Committee and the voting procedure please refer to the ISST statutes § 8 (http://www.schematherapysociety.org/Statutes) and the Electoral Regulations at http://www.schematherapysociety.org/Elections.
 
Warm thanks from the ISST Election Committee: 
 
John Gasiewski (EC Chair)

Erin Bulluss

September 6, 2016

We, John Gasiewski and Erin Bulluss the current Election Committee nominated by the Board, are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2016 ISST Board elections, and also the opening of the election process. 

All full members are eligible to offer nominations (of other full members). We encourage you to participate in this important process. You may send your nominations any time between now, September 6th, and September 27th.

To submit your nomination, read through the descriptions of each board position on the left, and then follow two steps:

1. Click on the form found by clicking: SUBMIT NOMINATION

2. After you have completed the form, email it to: EMAIL 

Please do not send your nomination to the LISTSERV! Keep in mind that ISST statutes forbid the use of the ISST listserv as a means to promote your nominee(s) or your own candidacy. 

Elections of the Executive committee are done electronically; you can read about the rules and the procedure here:

http://www.schematherapysociety.org/Elections

Please note: any nominee must be a certified ISST member and willing to run for the position. All full and honorary members are eligible to nominate candidates. All full and certified members can run for board positions. Please first be sure your nominee is certified, willing and able to accept a nomination for a board position! Nominations will be reviewed by the election committee in a confidential process.

All voting will take place electronically. On October 7th, you will receive log-in information by email to access the voting ballot on the website. And you will have time to cast your vote up to and including October 21st.

Executive board elections take place every two years. The board consists of the seven positions, listed below. Two members of the current board will be stepping down. Four members will run for re-election. One member will step down from his current position, but run for another.  Members of the current board are:

  • Eckhard Roediger: President (stepping down as President, but running for Treasurer). Contact: EMAIL
  • Alexandra Schosser: Vice-President (running for this position again). Contact: EMAIL
  • Kristin Zickenheiner: Treasurer (stepping down). Contact: EMAIL
  • Chris Hayes: Secretary (running for this position again). Contact: EMAIL
  • Travis Atkinson: Representative for Public Affairs and New Membership Issues (running for this position again). Contact: EMAIL
  • Joan Farrell: Representative for Training and Certification Issues (running for this position again). Contact: EMAIL
  • Eshkol Rafaeli: Representative for Research and Scientific Issues (stepping down). Contact: EMAIL

You can find job descriptions for each position on the ISST website on September 6th by clicking: BOARD POSITIONS

The timetable and steps for the 2016 election are as follows:

Date(s)

Step

29 August

Announcing the election and naming the board members that will run again

29 August   

ISST Board job descriptions to be provided

6 September

Call for nomination sent to membership; Job descriptions will be uploaded to website for membership to view

6 September- 27 September

Nomination period. Nominations will be sent directly to the Election Committee, who will verify eligibility and interest of the nominated members.  

27 September

Nomination period closes.  

30 September

The Election Committee sends out a list in alphabetic order of the candidates to all members and calls for the election. The voting process will be described in detail in this communication.

30 September to 6 October

Candidates submit statements for view on the ISST website.

7October – 21 October

Voting Period

25 October on

Announcement of successful candidates after they confirm their willingness to serve – winning candidates have three days to consider if they will accept the position.

7 November on

Run-off elections if needed


For any questions regarding the Executive Committee and the voting procedure please refer to the ISST statutes § 8 (http://www.schematherapysociety.org/Statutes) and the Electoral Regulations at http://www.schematherapysociety.org/Elections.

Warm thanks from the ISST Election Committee:

John Gasiewski (EC Chair)

Erin Bulluss


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