Board & Staff

SAA Board of Directors

Ellen Kogut

Ellen Kogut, Chair

Montréal, QC, Canada
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Kerri Williams

Kerri Williams, Chair-Elect

Pine Forge, PA
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Sayedah Ahmed

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Daniel de Lima

Daniel de Lima

Chapeco, SC, Brazil
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Michelle Diggs

Michelle Diggs

Cedar Park, TX
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Tamara Gonzalez (she, her)

Tamara Gonzalez (she, her)

Minneapolis, MN
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Mary Halverson Waldo

Mary Halverson Waldo

Columbia, SC
Phone: 803-929-2660
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Edmund Sprunger (he/him/his)

Edmund Sprunger (he/him/his)

Saint Louis, MO
Phone: 314-727-7922
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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 consists of 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 to seek nominations for the Board. The Board seeks Candidates who will 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 annual election, as specified by the Bylaws (Sect. 4.7). Board members elected by member vote begin service on August 1 and usually serve 3-year terms. (Bylaws Sect.4.1.c)

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SAA Staff

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/.