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

Board of Directors

Martha Giberson 2019 (3)

Martha Giberson

President / Chairman of the Board

Located in Massachusetts

Martha takes great pride in our organization and is very active in planning our annual Conference, "The Gathering", and all aspects of fundraising.

Bronwen Heilman

Bronwen Heilman
Past President / Chairman of the Board

Located in Arizona

Bronwen is dedicated to helping the ISGB community grow and thrive an will contine with her new role as Chair of the Gathering Great Team.

Bryna Lumb

Bryna Lumb
Treasurer / Director of Finance

Located in Missouri

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


Joan Keller
Director of Membership

Located in California

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


Floor Kaspers
Director of Education

Located in the Netherlands

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



This could be YOU!

Vice President / Director of Organizational Support

Director of Marketing

interested in filling a position contact


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Patty Lakinsmith
Director At Large 

Located in California

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

Laura Simone 2021 (2)

Laura Simone
Director At Large

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

Located in British Columbia

Andrea is the facilitator for our local chapters.


Carol Ann Savage DAL

Carol Ann Savage
Director At Large

Located in Ontario

Carol Ann looks forward to helping with our fundraising efforts.


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.


Karyn Sweezy
Operations Manager

Located in Connecticut

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

Advertising Sales Representative


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 a Vice President and Marketing and communication director. Contact 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 for information regarding upcoming board vacancies.