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2022-2023 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of members of SDS elected to serve three-year terms; an election is held each year to replace vacated seats as terms end. All members of SDS are eligible to vote and to be nominated to run for a seat on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors includes an Executive Committee of several officers who take a leadership role on the board. Officers are elected by and from within the members of the Board each academic year.

Executive Committee

Board Members

Student Members

  • Joseph Stramondo, President
  • Johnathan Flowers, Vice President
  • Emily Nusbaum, Treasurer
  • Mark Bookman, Secretary
  • Pau Abustan
  • Vandana Chaudry
  • Radosveta Dimitrova
  • Dom Kelly
  • Amanda Miller
  • Patrick O. Onyango – Paddy
  • Matthew Wolf-Meyer
  • Shariese Katrell Abdullah
  • Preethi Srinivasan

Executive Committee

Joseph Stramondo

President

(He/him)

Bio

Twitter: @PhilosopherCrip

Portrait of Joseph A. Stramondo
Joseph is a light-skinned man photographed from the side as he is speaking into a microphone. He is wearing a newboy cap, glasses, a dark green hoodie, and has a brown full mustache and beard.

Johnathan Flowers

Vice President

(He/him)

Bio

Twitter: @shengokai

Johnathan Flowers
A black man with a mohawk and black glasses sitting at a table with a microphone and a water bottle gesturing with his hands. He appears in conversation with someone out of frame.

Emily Nusbaum

Treasurer

(She/her)

Bio

 

Portrait of Emily Nusbaum
Emily Nusbaum is pictured from the shoulders up in a professional headshot with a grey background. Emily is a light-skinned woman with long brown hair, a grey and white patterned blouse, and a red beaded necklace who is smiling broadly.

Mark Bookman

Secretary

(He/him)

Bio

Twitter: @mbookm01

mark bookman
Mark R. Bookman, a white, male-presenting person with receding black hair and a trimmed beard sits on his black and red permobil electric wheelchair. He is wearing glasses, a grey suit, and a teal button-down shirt. Mark is framed against a natural background with green grass and a large tree.

Board Members

Paul/Leena/Paulina Abustan

(Any pronouns, genderfluid)

Bio

Portrait of Paul/Leena/Paulina Abustan (gender fluid, any pronoun).
Paul/Leena/Paulina is a light brown skinned diasporic mestiza Pilipinx with straight black hair to their shoulder and dark brown eyes, who is pictured from the shoulders up and smiling with foliage in the background. Paul is wearing a tan blazer with a dark green collar shirt.

Vandana Chaudhry

(She/her)

 

 

Portrait of Vandana Chaudhry
Vandana Chaudhry is a light-tanned skinned woman with shoulder-length brown wavy hair. She faces the camera with a relaxed expression in a white blouse with a statement necklace.

Radosveta Dimitrova

(She/her)

 

 

Dr. Radosveta Dimitrova
Dr. Dimitrova is a light-skinned individual with long, brown, wavy hair and clear glasses. She is pictured from the head up, facing the camera in a light blue shirt with a wide, welcoming smile.

Dom Kelly

(He/him)

Twitter: @the_tattooedjew

Dom Kelly
A white man with brown hair on his head and dark facial hair, wearing a black shirt and smiling in front of a background of greenery.

Amanda Miller

(She/her)

Bio

Amanda Miller
Amanda, a white woman with rosy cheeks and messy wavy brown hair, is smiling at the camera. She is wearing an orange ribbed slouchy turtleneck sweater with brown wooden earrings. The photo is taken outside on a sunny day and she is standing in front of tall green cedar bushes.

Patrick O. Onyango -Paddy

(He/him)

 

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Matthew Wolf-Meyer

(He/him)

Matthew Wolf-Meyer
Matthew Wolf-Meyer is a middle aged white man. He is bald and wears black-rimmed glasses. He is wearing a gray sport coat, a dark blue button up shirt, and a silver tie. He has his hands in his pockets and is smiling toward the camera.

Student Representatives

Student members of the Society for Disability Studies elect two Student Representatives, who are invited to attend the meetings of the Board of Directors. The continuing 2022-2023 Student Representatives are:

Shariese Katrell Abdullah

(She/her)

Portrait of Shariese Katrell
Shariese is a black woman who is pictured from the shoulders up and turned toward the camera with a welcoming smile. She has long black hair pulled to the left side in locks, glasses, a purple blouse, and a large chunky necklace.

Preethi Srinivasan

(She/her)

Photo of Preethi Srinivasan
Preethi is pictured wearing a brightly colored pink tunic and seated in a wheelchair. Preethi is smiling as she sits peacefully in a garden of fresh Equatorial plants and flowers.
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