2022 Region II Officer Candidates

Below are the nominees for the 2022 Region II Officer vacancies.  Please click each name to read the candidate’s statement of interest.

Chair-Elect
Lamar Oglesby
Rutgers University

Treasurer-Elect
Berlin Bermudez
University of Rochester Medical Center

Secretary
Z. Meena Ilyas
University of Delaware


Full descriptions of each Officer position can be found in the Region II Administrative Policies. Summaries of each position are below.

Chair-Elect
Commitment: Three Years

  • 1-year as Chair-Elect, beginning on January 1, 2022
  • 1-year as Chair, beginning on January 1, 2023
  • 1-year as Immediate Past Chair, beginning on January 1, 2024

Primary Responsibilities: 
Chair-Elect: Chairs the Volunteer and Membership Development Committee. Serves as Region II’s Volunteer Coordinator. Serves as ex-officio member of the Region II Steering Committee.

Chair: Serves as chief executive officer of the Region.  Serves as Chair of the Regional Steering Committee.  Supports and encourages activities of the Region’s Standing Committees, as well as the overall day-to-day operations of the Region. 

Immediate Past Chair:  Serves as Chair of the Leadership Development and Nominating Committee.  Serves as ex-officio member of the Region II Steering Committee.

Treasurer-Elect
Commitment: Four Years

  • 1-year as Treasurer-Elect, beginning on January 1, 2022
  • 2-years as Treasurer, beginning on January 1, 2023
  • 1-year as Immediate Past Treasurer, beginning on January 1, 2025

Primary Responsibilities: 
Treasurer-Elect: The Treasurer-Elect will serve as an ex‐officio member of the Regional Steering Committee, as well as a member of the Professional Development Committee and Regional Meeting Committee, in addition to other ad hoc committees as assigned. The Treasurer-Elect will also assist the Treasurer in all of the Treasurer’s duties.

Treasurer: The Treasurer will be responsible for the administration of the Region’s finances, including, but not limited to, collecting, depositing, and disbursing Regional funds, and serving as the primary signatory for checks drawn upon the Regional account. The Treasurer will serve as a member of the Regional Steering Committee as well as a member of other ad hoc committees as assigned.

Immediate Past Treasurer: The Immediate Past‐Treasurer will serve a one‐year term. The Immediate Past-Treasurer will serve as an ex‐officio member of the Regional Steering Committee, as well as a member of other ad hoc committees as assigned. The Immediate Past‐Treasurer will assist the Treasurer by being available to answer questions, provide advice and assistance as requested, and provide advice and guidance in the transition of new officers.

Secretary
Commitment: 1-year, beginning on January 1, 2022

Primary Responsibilities: Records minutes of Regional Steering Committee and all Business Meetings, and maintains the other non-financial records of the Region.  Serves as Chair of the Communications Committee and has primary responsibility for leading communication efforts on behalf of the Region.  Serves as ex-officio member of the Region II Steering Committee.