Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure2018-09-26T12:48:15+00:00

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.

The executive committee officers (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and member at large) are elected annually by the trustees. The most recent past-president willing to serve is an ex officio member of the executive committee for one year after leaving office.

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 Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Vice-President Stefani Evans, CG
Secretary Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG
Treasurer LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LL.M., CG
Member at Large Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Trustee Laurel T. Baty, CG
Trustee Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
Trustee Judy Kellar Fox, CG
Trustee Alison Hare, CG
Trustee Debra S. Mieszala, CG
Trustee David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL
Trustee Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL
Trustee Allen R. Peterson, CG
Trustee Karen Stanbary, CG
Trustee Morris DeSoto “Toby” Webb, JD, 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 Laurel T. Baty, CG
Advertising Manager Sara Anne Scribner, CG
Assistant Treasurer Darcie Hind Posz, CG
Booth Coordinator Jeanette Shiel, CG
Conference Committee Stefani Evans, CG, and Julie Miller, CG, CGL
Family History Library Liaison Dawne Slater, CG
Genetic Genealogy Committee Karen Stanbary, CG
Intellectual Property Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG, and LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG
Nominating Committee Stefani Evans, CG
OnBoard editor Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL
News Release and Calendar Coordinator Cari A. Taplin, CG
Records Preservation and Access Committee Delegates Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, and David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL
Social Media Dawne Slater, CG
Springboard Blog Editor Jean Atkinson Andrews, CG
Webinar Committee Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Webmaster Carla Cegielski
Website Committee Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL