Proposed Slate of Directors for the CALAS/ACSAL Board of Directors


We are pleased to present for your consideration the proposed slate of candidates, selected by The Nominations Committee, for the 2017 CALAS/ACSAL Board of Director officers and director positions. We’ve assembled a strong slate of talented leaders with diverse perspectives. The new slate of candidates are proven leaders within their own chapters and organizations and join a group of dedicated and knowledgeable board members ready to serve our members.


Christina Barnes, RMLAT (Pacific Chapter)

Eve-Marie Charbonneau, RLAT (Montreal Chapter)

Dr. Marcus Litman (Golden Triangle Chapter)

Alison Weller, RMLAT (CORC Chapter)


Tracy McCook will serve as President of the board until 2019 and Jason Allen will move to the role of Vice President.  All unopposed nominees assume the office for a four-year term beginning June 9, 2017.  For clarification of the CALAS/ACSAL nominating process, please see below or contact the National Office.


On behalf of the Nominations Committee, we urge you to offer your support and congratulations to the nominees for volunteer leadership positions and wish them well in their roles.

Karen Gourlay
2017 Nominations Committee Chair
Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors


Nominating Process for the CALAS/ACSAL Board of Directors


The Board of Directors has a standing Nominations Committee. The mission of the committee is to ensure good governance by ensuring that the Board of Directors has a balanced skill-set and fair representation of our membership including:

  • Our diverse membership (Technicians, Managers, Veterinarians and Administrators)
  • Members from the various geographic regions we serve
  • Individuals who poses additional skills that will enhance the overall competency of the Board


The Committee is responsible to review all nominations and ultimately select a slate of candidates to be presented to the membership for election to the Board of Directors.

A candidate application and nomination form is distributed to all members. The committee reviews the applications and supporting documentation, where appropriate, a member of the committee will reach out to the candidates to obtain additional information. The Nominations Committee meets to review applicants and deliberates the candidates’ qualifications.  During the deliberation process, candidates are considered for nomination based on their skills and experience, balanced with the skills and experience needed to balance the current board.


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