Board & Staff

Any member in good standing is eligible to run for a position with the ISGB.  We'd love to have you enrich our community with your experience!

  • Learn about the responsibilities shared by all of our board members HERE
  • Spring elections run every May
  • Terms are two years beginning September 1st

Our organization is governed by a Board of Directors elected by our membership. Our Board of Directors uses policy governance to envision the future and to ensure operations are aligned with our mission statement and meet the evolving needs of our constituency. Our board currently meets once a month via conference call.

For more information, contact elections@isgb.org

Board of Directors

Bronwen Heilman

Bronwen Heilman
President / Chairman of the Board

president@isgb.org

Located in Arizona

Bronwen looks forward building on our mission and expanding our online presence.

Martha Giberson 2019 (3)

Martha Giberson
Vice President / Director of Organizational Support

vp@isgb.org

Located in Massachusetts

Martha is active in planning our annual Conference, "The Gathering", and all aspects of fundraising.

Bryna Lumb

Bryna Lumb
Treasurer / Director of Finance

treasurer@isgb.org

Located in Missouri

Bryna keeps our finances up to date, guiding the organization to success.

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Joan Keller
Director of Membership

membership@isgb.org

Located in California

Joan is working on growing the ISGB membership with chapter outreach and vendor discounts.

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Floor Kaspers
Director of Education

education@isgb.org

Located in the Netherlands

Floor looks forward to expanding the ISGB educational programs and exhibitions.

Alicia

Alicia Sheerin
Director of Marketing

Marketing@isgb.org

Located in Pennsylvania

Alicia looks forward to teaching and spreading the word about the art of glass beadmaking.

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Patty Lakinsmith
Director At Large

dalpatty@isgb.org 

Located in California

Patty is looking forward to assisting with our new online initiatives.

Laura Simone 2021 (2)

Laura Simone
Director At Large

dallaura@isgb.org

Located in Missouri

Laura is the editor of the Glass Bead Evolution and will be focusing on creating value to her readership.

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Andrea Symons
Director At Large

dalandrea@isgb.org

Located in British Columbia

Andrea is the facilitator for our local chapters.

 

Carol Ann Savage DAL

Carol Ann Savage
Director At Large

dalcarolann@isgb.org

Located in Ontario

Carol Ann looks forward to helping with our fundraising efforts.

Staff

ISGB is a volunteer run organization with a working Board.  We employee an Operations Manager who oversees the running of the organization.  Our Sales Representative is here to serve your advertising needs for our quarterly publication the "Glass Bead Evolution", our monthly membership newsletter the "Bead Release", and Gathering sponsorship opportunities.

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Karyn Sweezy
Operations Manager

operations@isgb.org

Located in Connecticut

Karyn is happy to assist you with any of your ISGB needs.

Sandra Takaro - Miller
Advertising Sales Representative

advertising@isgb.org

 

Get Involved!

This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of dedicated glass beadmakers and share your skills within the community.  Volunteers are always needed! If a board position is not for you,  join a committee or offer to share your skills on a project.  We are beadmakers supporting beadmakers.

Raise Your Hand!

Open Positions

The ISGB seeks an President Elect, Marketing and Communications Director and Director at large  Contact elections@isgb.org to learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities

The ISGB has several appointed positions and committees that can use your help.  Find out more about them HERE.  Please consider sharing your talent and experience with us!

Interested in becoming a board member? Email us at elections@isgb.org for information regarding upcoming board vacancies.