Candidate Information

Welcome, NCURA Members! Please feel free to view the candidates' information below and make sure to refer back to your election ballot email to place your votes. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Ainsworth, Coordinator, Membership and Volunteer Services, at or 202-466-3894.

Vice President/President-Elect

Barbara Cole




Georgette Sakumoto


"I am truly humbled and honored to be listed on the ballot for the position of Vice President/President-Elect. This year marks my 30th year with NCURA which has been woven into the fabric of my professional being and personal life. Its members have contributed to the knowledge and understanding I’ve gained and been able to share with others…" Read More


“I am not afraid to get down in the trenches to get the job done and my ability to work collaboratively with my peers and the staff at NCURA would provide a solid foundation to lead NCURA. This organization has given me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to believe that I can do anything if I put my mind to it.” Read More

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At Large Member, Board of Directors (two positions)


Jeremy Forsberg




Agatha Keller


“It would be an honor to serve the members of NCURA as the At Large member for the NCURA Board of Directors for the two year term starting in 2017. I have been actively involved with NCURA throughout my career and have benefited greatly from this organization. Serving as the At Large member for the Board of Directors is just one way for me to share my experience and expertise with the organization that has been instrumental in my own professional development and success.”  Read More / CV


“It is with great pleasure that I would like to show my interest in being considered as a NCURA At-Large Member of the Board of Directors. Since 2011 I have been involved in various NCURA activities and had the opportunity to learn how the organization is set up and how it works. I am still amazed about the huge degree of flexibility and the openness of its members when it comes to support new initiatives and training programmes.” Read More / CV


Lisa Mosley




Toni Shaklee

“I would be honored by the opportunity to serve NCURA as an At-Large member for the Board of Directors. NCURA has been instrumental in my professional development, and I can attribute much of my current success to my involvement with the organization. Serving the Board in this capacity is one way for me to provide NCURA with a return on their investment.”    
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      “I’ve always appreciated that NCURA provides me with several ways to be part of a community of professionals around the nation (and now the world) engaged in research administration. It was not until a few years ago, however, that I began to understand the importance of volunteers in maintaining the vibrancy and relevance of the organization” Read More  /  CV