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GSA Elections

Your Leadership, Your Society!

Voting is Open Through July 1

Ballots for the GSA elections were sent by e-mail to all members with a valid e-mail address on June 10. Reminders will be sent prior to the voting deadline of July 1. Make sure GSA has your correct email address on file by checking your member profile at www.geron.org. If you do not receive your electronic ballot, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Access the 2021 Election Guide for the full biographical sketches and personal statements of all candidates running for GSA office. 

Who is Entitled to Vote?

  • All members of The Gerontological Society of America who have designated a primary section are entitled to vote for officers of that section and for Board of Directors positions.
  • All members who are Academy Representatives with the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education are entitled to vote for officers of AGHE as well as for officers of their primary section and for the Board of Directors positions.
  • All student and transitional members are entitled to vote for officers of ESPO as well as for officers of their primary section and for the Board of Directors positions.
  • Members who have not affiliated with a section are entitled to vote for Board of Directors positions.

GSA Board of Directors (society-wide)

President

James F. Nelson, PhD, FGSA

George E. Taffet, MD, FGSA

Treasurer

Charles P. Mouton, MD, MS, MBA, FGSA

Carmen Sceppa, MD, PhD, FGSA

Board Member Position 1

Karon L Phillips, PhD, MPH, CHES

Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD, MBA, FGSA

Board Member Position 2

Monique J. Brown, PhD, MPH

Sarah D. Holmes, PhD, MSW

Section Leaders

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education Chair

Jennifer M. Kinney, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE

Tina M. K. Newsham, PhD, FAGHE

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section Chair

Karen D. Lincoln, PhD, MSW, MA, FGSA

Karen S. Lyons, PhD, FGSA

Biological Sciences Section Chair

Blanka Rogina, PhD, MS, FGSA

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Chair

Brianna E. Morgan, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN

Shelbie G. Turner, MPH

Health Sciences Section Chair

Deb Bakerjian PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FGSA

Hao (Howe) Liu, PT, PhD, MS

Social Research, Policies, and Practice Section Chair

Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW, FGSA

Tetyana Pylypiv Shippee, PhD, FGSA

Reference the Election of Candidates Policies and Procedures here

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