Officers

Election process

The members of the Executive Council serve the WAC in formulating policy and in facilitating communication among the members. Any member of the WAC is eligible to serve on the Executive Council. Elections are held during the WAC business meeting at the triennial International Conferences on Copepoda (ICOC). It is not necessary for the candidates to be personally present at the ICOC, but it has traditionally been the case that candidates


commit, as far as possible, to participate in ICOCs during their periods in office.  Normally all the officers (President, Vice-President, General Secretary, and Treasurer) and several of the Council Members stand for election or re-election at each business meeting. A new election will take place during the upcoming International Conference on Copepoda. Details on the nomination process will be given when appropriate.


Executive Council of the WAC

2022–2024

OFFICERS
PRESIDENT (Job Description)
Hans G. Dam
University of Connecticut
U.S.A.
hans.dam@uconn.edu
 
PAST-PRESIDENT
Diana M.P. Galassi
University of L'Aquila
Italy
dianamariapaola.galassi@univaq.it
 
VICE-PRESIDENT
Mark Ohman
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
U.S.A.
mohman@ucsd.edu
 
GENERAL SECRETARY
Leocadio Blanco Bercial
BIOS - Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Bermuda
leocadio@bios.edu
 
TREASURER (Job Description)
T. Chad Walter
Smithsonian Institution, Museum Support Center
U.S.A.
walterc@si.edu
 
COUNCIL MEMBERS
Grace Wyngaard
James Madison University
U.S.A.
wyngaaga@jmu.edu
 
Rony Huys
Natural History Museum, London
United Kingdom
r.huys@nhm.ac.uk

Alexandra Savchenko
Moscow State University
Russia
as.savchenko1@gmail.com

James P. Bernot
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
U.S.A.
bernotj@si.edu

Iole Di Capua
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples
Italy
iole.dicapua@szn.it

Atshushi Yagamuchi
Hokkaido University
Japan
a-yama@fish.hokudai.ac.jp
 
LOCAL SECRETARY
Susumu Ohtsuka
Hiroshima University
Japan
ohtsuka@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

Appointed Positions

WEBMASTER
Julianne Kalman Passarelli
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
U.S.A.
julianne.passarelli@lacity.org

AUDITORS
Grace Wyngaard
James Madison University
U.S.A
wyngaarda@jmu.edu
 
Susan M. Dippenaar
University of Limpopo
South Africa
susan.dippenaar@ul.ac.za

Past Officers

FOUNDER PRESIDENT
    Zbigniew Kabata: 1984-1987

PRESIDENT
    Jan Stock: 1987-1990
    Arthur Humes: 1990-1993
    Gus Paffenhofer: 1993-1996
    Ju-shey Ho: 1996-1999
    Geoff Boxshall: 1999-2002
    H. Kurt Schminke: 2002-2005
    Shin-ichi Uye: 2005-2008
    Janet Bradford-Grieve: 2008-2011
    Rony Huys: 2011-2014
    Eduardo Suárez-Morales: 2014-2017
    Diana M.P. Galassi: 2017-2022

    Hans G. Dam: 2022-present

PAST-PRESIDENT
    Geoff Boxshall: 2002-2005
    H. Kurt Schminke: 2005-2008
    Shin-ichi Uye: 2008-2011

    Janet Bradford-Grieve: 2011-2014
    Rony Huys: 2014-2017
    Eduardo Suárez-Morales: 2017-2022

    Diana M.P. Galassi: 2022-present

VICE-PRESIDENT
    John Wells: 1987-1990
    Geoff Boxshall: 1990-1993
    Ju-shey Ho: 1993-1996
    Adriana Ianora: 1996-1999
    Janet Reid: 1999-2002
    Shin-ichi Uye: 2002-2005
    Jefferson Turner: 2005-2008
    Rony Huys: 2008-2011

    Jiang-Shiou Hwang: 2011-2014
    Diana M.P. Galassi: 2014-2017
    Julianne Kalman Passarelli: 2017-2022

    Mark Ohman: 2022-present

GENERAL SECRETARY
    Chris Corkett: 1987-1993
    Janet Reid: 1993-1996
    Eduardo Suarez Morales: 1996-2014
    Hans G. Dam: 2014-2022
    Leocadio Blanco Bercial: 2022-present


TREASURER
    Gerd Schriever: 1987-1996
    John Fornshell: 1996-2008

    T. Chad Walter: 2008-present
 
EDITOR OF MONOCULUS
    Kurt Schminke: 1980-1993
    Hans Dahms: 1993-2002
    Janet W. Reid: 2002-2011

COUNCIL MEMBERS
    Moshe Gophen: 1987-1990
    Ju-shey Ho: 1987-1990, 1990-1993
    Kurt Schminke: 1987-1990
    Chang-tai Shih: 1987-1990
    Shin-ichi Uye: 1990-1993, 1993-1996
    Jack Greenwood: 1990-1993, 1993-1996
    Frank Ferrari: 1990-1993, 1993-1996
    Ruth Boettger Schnack: 1993-1996, 1996-1999
    Shuhei Nishida: 1996-1999
    Grace Wyngaard: 1996-2002
    Susumu Ohtsuka: 1999-2002
    Rubens Lopes: 1999-2005
    Rony Huys: 1996-2002
    Jefferson Turner: 2002-2005
    Jiang-Shiou Hwang: 2002-2005, 2005-2008
    Janet Bradford-Grieve: 2005-2008
    Gaelë Dur: 2005-2008
    Mark Ohman: 2005-2008
    Sami Souissi: 2005-2008
    Victor Alekseev: 2008-2011
    La-orsri Sanoamuang: 2008-2011
    James Bron: 2011-2014
    Susan M. Dippenaar: 2011-2014, 2014-2017
    Danny Tang: 2011-2014, 2014-2017

    Anton Brancelj: 2011-2014, 2014-2017
    Samuel Gomez: 2011-2014, 2014-2017

    Kanghyun Lee: 2014-2017
    Ho Young Soh: 2014-2017, 2017-2022
    Daisuke Uyeno: 2014-2017, 2017-2022
    Susumu Ohtsuka: 2017-2022
    Leocadio Blanco Bercial: 2017-2022
    Nancy F. Mercado-Salas: 2017-2022
    Grace Wyngaard: 2017-2022, 2022-present

    Rony Huys: 2022-present
    Alexandra Savchenko: 2022-present
    James P. Bernot: 2022-present
    Iole Di Capua: 2022-present
    Atshushi Yagamuchi: 2022-present

WEBMASTER
    Rubens M. Lopes: 2002-2009
    Pedro Martínez-Arbizu: 2011-2022

    Julianne Kalman Passarelli: 2022-present