Board & Staff

SAA Board of Directors

Beth Cantrell

Beth Cantrell, Chair

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Esther Fellows

Esther Fellows, Secretary

Mounds, OK
Phone: 918-366-4770
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Mary Halverson Waldo

Mary Halverson Waldo

Columbia, SC
Phone: 803-929-2660
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Ellen Kogut

Ellen Kogut

Montréal, QC
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Winifred Crock

Winifred Crock

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MaryLou Roberts

MaryLou Roberts

Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734-769-5704
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Pam Brasch

Pam Brasch, CO, CEO, ex officio

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Board Policies

SAA Board Governance Policies

SAA Board Nominations
The SAA Board Nominating Committee is chaired by the Board Chair-Elect and 3-4 additional Board members. The Committee seeks candidates year-round for SAA Board membership. The Board Nominating Committee encourages experienced teachers, parents and professionals who have legal, financial, marketing or administrative experience to seek nominations for the Board. These candidates should represent the SAA membership with vision and dedication to the Suzuki Philosophy.

The Board Nominating Committee sets goals for filling immediate vacancies at its fall and winter meetings. Consideration is given to balance and current Board needs. Nominees are interviewed and a balanced slate is assembled for the spring election, as specified by the Bylaws (Sect. 4.7). Generally Board members elected by May 1 by member vote begin service on August 1 and serve 3-year terms.(Bylaws Sect.4.1.c)

To fill vacancies, nominations are being sought for Board appointments beginning in October, 2020, until September 28, 2020, using the following process:

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ISA Affiliation

The Suzuki Association of the Americas is a member of the International Suzuki Association. For more information about the ISA visit the website at http://internationalsuzuki.org/.