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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, were amended in May 2013 and most recently in May 2016 by the membership.

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 the website for biographical information on current board members. See also the Board Manual for information on the functioning of the Board.

Class of 2019

  • Charles Fox, Jennifer Lin, Johan Nilsson, Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Class of 2018

  • Simon Hodson, Bill Michener, Eefke Smit (ending Sep-2015), Ingrid Dillo (starting Jan-2016), Todd Vision

Class of 2017

  • Lynn Baird (ending May 2016), Theo Bloom, Emilio Bruna, Martin Fenner (starting July 2016), Liz Ferguson

Former classes

  • 2016: Martin Fenner, Charles Fox, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Carol Tenopir, Kevin Smith (Duke U representative, ex officio)
  • 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


  • 2016-2017: Vision (chair), Sansone (vice-chair), Fox (treasurer) and Lin (secretary)
  • 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)

Committee Members

  • Finance: Bloom, Fox (chair), Ferguson, Hodson, Nilsson
  • Governance: Bruna, Lin, Dillo, Fenner, Michener (chair), Sansone, Vision
  • Grant: Fenner, Hodson, Michener (chair), Sansone, Vision
  • Membership: Dillo, Ferguson (chair), Fox, Hodson, Sansone

Board of Director Meeting Minutes

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