The Council Structure

The Council will be composed of twelve members elected from the membership. See specific Council roles and Committees below. The Council has four specific roles: Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and Registrar. The Council is made up of five committees: Conference, Outreach, Fellowship, Nominations, and Publications.

Council Officers

Council Chair

  • Nathalia Jaramilo

Council Chair-Elect

  • Cole Reilly

Council Treasurer

  • Karin Lewis

Conference Registrar

  • Brandon Bush

The Conference Committee

Program Committee

  • Cole Reilly (Program Committee Chair)
  • Nathalia Jaramillo 
  • Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto

Site Committee

  • Nathalia Jaramillo (Site Committee Chair)
  • Cole Reilly
  • Karin Lewis

The Outreach Committee

Membership Committee

  • Brandon Bush (Registrar/ Committee Chair)
  • Karla O’Donald

Communications Committee

  • Vonzell Agosto (Communications Committee Chair)
  • Michelle Angelo Dantas Rocha

The Fellowship Committee

Awards Committee

  • Karin Lewis (Treasurer/ Committee Chair)
  • Erik Malewski
  • Christen Sperry García


Mentoring Committee

  • Jake Burdick (Committee Chair)
  • Cole Reilly

Nominations Committee

  • Karla O’Donald (Committee Chair)
  • Brandon Bush

Publications Committee

  • Freyca Calderon (Committee Co-chair)
  • Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto (Committee Co-chair)
  • Shalin Lena Raye
  • Jairo I. Fúnez-Flores


Journal JCP Editors (Ex-officio members)

  • Erin Miller
  • Sam Tanner

Book Editors

  • Megan Ruby
  • Michelle Angelo
  • Dantas Rocha
  • Mark Hickey
  • Vonzell Agosto

Council Ad-hoc Committees

Mission/Vision Statement & Bylaws Committee

  • Jake Burdick (Committee Chair)
  • Jim Jupp
  • Freyca Calderon-Berumen
  • Cole Reilly
  • Nathalia Jaramillo
  • Erik Malewski
  • Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto
  • Jairo I. Fúnez-Flores

Fundraising Ad-hoc Committee

  • Erik Malewski
  • Jake Burdick
  • Michelle Angelo Dantas Rocha



Committee Reports


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