The Board for Certification of Genealogists consists of fifteen trustees and a professional executive director. All trustees are certified and all serve without compensation. BCG’s associates elect one-third of the trustees each year.

Voting officers of the executive committee (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member at Large) are elected annually by the trustees. Three additional non-voting members complete the committee: the most recent past President willing to serve as an ex officio member for one year after leaving office, the Executive Director, and General Counsel.

Trustees serve three-year terms and may only serve for three consecutive terms. Former trustees regain eligibility to serve after two years.

Board of Trustees

President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG
Vice-President Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG
Secretary Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG
Treasurer Scott Wilds, CG
Member at Large Laurel T. Baty, CG
Member at Large Darcie Hind Posz,CG
Trustee Gary Ball-Kilbourne, Ph.D., CG
Trustee Matthew Blaine Berry, CG
Trustee Shannon Green, CG
Trustee Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA
Trustee David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL
Trustee Mary Kircher Roddy, CG
Trustee Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Trustee Karen Stanbary, CG
Trustee Mary O’Brien Vidlak, CG

General Counsel to the Board

Michael S. Ramage, JD, CG

Executive Director

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

Board for Certification of Genealogists
P.O. Box 14291
Washington, DC 20044

Appointments and Committees

BCG’s president, the board of trustees, or executive committee appoints committees, assistant officers, managers, or delegates as necessary. Appointments include:

ACTION List Angela Packer McGhie, CG; Mary O’Brien Vidlak, CG
Advertising Manager Rebecca Hockaday, CG
Assistant Secretary Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG
Assistant Treasurer Darcie Hind Posz, CG
Booth Coordinator Mary Kircher Roddy, CG; Stephanie O’Connell, CG
Conference Committee Shannon Green, CG; Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Family History Library Liaison Darcie Hind Posz, CG
DNA Committee Karen Stanbary, CG
Intellectual Property Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG; LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL; Pam Pracser Anderson, CG
Marketing Committee Jean Atkinson Andrews, CG
Nominating Committee Shannon Green, CG
OnBoard editors Gary Ball-Kilbourne, CG, editor; Michael J. Leclerc, CG, assistant editor
News Release and Calendar Coordinator Elyse Hill, CG
Records Preservation and Access Committee Delegate David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL; Shannon Green, CG
Social Media Sara Gredler, CG
Springboard Blog Editor Jean Atkinson Andrews, CG
Webinar Committee Margaret Fortier, CG
Webmaster Carla Cegielski
Website Coordinator Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG