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
Vice-President Angela Packer McGhie, CG
Secretary Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Treasurer Scott Wilds, CG
Member at Large Laurel T. Baty, CG
Trustee Shannon Green, CG
Trustee Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG
Trustee David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL
Trustee Allen R. Peterson, CG, AG
Trustee Darcie Hind Posz, CG
Trustee Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Trustee Faye Jenkins Stallings, CG
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
Advertising Manager Darcie Hind Posz, CG
Assistant Secretary Patricia Lee Hobbs, 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
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 Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG
OnBoard editors Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, editor; Meryl Schumacker, CG, assistant editor
News Release and Calendar Coordinator Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG
Records Preservation and Access Committee Delegate David S. Ouimette, CG, CGL; Shannon Green, CG
Social Media Dawne Slater, CG
Springboard Blog Editor Jean Atkinson Andrews, CG
Webinar Committee Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Webmaster Carla Cegielski
Website Coordinator Cinda Baxter, CG