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Dryad is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership-based organization incorporated in North Carolina, USA. A twelve member Board of Directors is elected by its Members. See also Dryad's Business and Sustainability Plan


Dryad's ByLaws were adopted by the Board of Directors on July 23, 2012 and most recently amended by the membership in May, 2013

Membership Meetings

Annual Membership and Community Meeting are held each in May of each year; the location varies.

Board of Directors

The current board is constituted of the most recent three classes. Each class of four members serves a term of three years. See Who We Are for biographical information on current board members.

Class of 2018

  • Simon Hodson, Bill Michener, Eefke Smit, Todd Vision

Class of 2017

  • Lynn Baird, Theo Bloom, Emilio Bruna, Liz Ferguson

Class of 2016

  • Martin Fenner, Charles Fox, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Carol Tenopir

Former classes

  • 2015: Simon Hodson, Bill Michener, Eefke Smit, Todd Vision
  • 2014: Theodora Bloom, Liz Ferguson, Marcel Holyoak, Brian Lavoie
  • 2013:: Lee Dirks, Allen Moore, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Michael Whitlock


  • 2015-2016: Vision (chair), Sansone (vice-chair), Fox (treasurer) and Ferguson (secretary)
  • 2014-2015: Michener (chair), Bloom (vice-chair), Fox (treasurer) and Vision (secretary)
  • 2013-2014: Michener (chair), Bloom (vice-chair), Lavoie (treasurer) and Vision (secretary)
  • 2012-2013: Michener (chair), Bloom (vice-chair), Lavoie (treasurer) and Vision (secretary)

Board of Director Meeting Minutes

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
    • November, Dulles, Virginia, November 17-18, 2012
    • July, Durham, North Carolina, July 23-25, 2012
    • June, teleconference, June 8, 2012

Interim Governance (2009-2012)

Prior to incorporation, from 2009 to early 2012, the organization was known as the Dryad Consortium and operated under an Interim Governance Agreement.

Dryad Consortium Members and Representatives

Dryad Consortium Executive Committee

  • 2009-2010: William Michener, Allen Moore, Mohamed Noor, Marcy Uyenoyama, Tim Vines, and Michael Whitlock (chair).
  • 2010-2012: Marcel Holyoak, William Michener, Allen Moore, Mohamed Noor, and Michael Whitlock (chair).

Dryad Consortium Board Meetings