Many thanks to all NAME Voting Members who participated in the annual Election of Officers, which was held earlier (in May) this year to allow more time for transition planning.

Please join the 2015 Nominating Committee in congratulating the following successful candidates whose terms of office will begin immediately following this year’s October 4-7 NAME Conference in Baltimore:

President-Elect
Melinda Hollinshead (Arizona)

Region 3 State Medicaid Agency Representative
Shannon Huska (Colorado)

Region 2 State Education Agency (SEA) Representative
Anne Glass (Florida)

Region 2 Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative
Kathleen Merry (Michigan)

Region 1 Local Education Agency (LEA) Representative
Charles Tyler, Jr. (Maryland)

At-Large State Education Agency (SEA) Representative
Mark Smith (Ohio)

Additionally, on October 7, 2015, Dario Avila (Texas), who has been appointed by the Board of Directors in accordance with NAME’s Bylaws, will fill the State Medicaid Agency At-Large Representative vacancy (from October 7, 2015 through the close of the 2017 NAME Conference). He will fulfill the unexpired term of Shannon Huska as a result of her election to a new 3-year term as the Region 3 State Medicaid Agency Representative.

Please join the Nominating Committee in congratulating these newly elected and appointed officers; and please consider volunteering to help carry out the work of the organization through service on a NAME committee. Log in to the Member Only section of NAME’s website and click “Committees” for more details, and watch for announcements about NAME leadership opportunities in the NAMEtag and on NAME’s website.