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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

Annual Meetings

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. Please 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

Class of 2015 

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

Class of 2014

  • Theodora Bloom, Liz Ferguson, Marcel Holyoak, Brian Lavoie

Class of 2013

  • Lee Dirks, Allen Moore, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Michael Whitlock


  • 2015-2016: tba
  • 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 Consortium (2009-2012)

Prior to incorporation, from 2009 to early 2012, the Dryad Consortium operated under an Interim Governance Agreement.

Consortium Members and their Representatives

Executive Committee members

  • 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).

Consortium Board Meetings