Board of Directors

The NACADA Board of Directors is the official governing body of the Association and has primary responsibility for the strategic plan for the Association and the allocation of resources. The Board consists of the President, Vice President, seven additional Directors as voting members, and the Executive Director who serves ex officio (non-voting). The Board of Directors is elected by the membership from a slate of eligible candidates presented by the Nominations and Elections Committee; Board members serve staggered three year terms. A President and Vice President are elected each year from the continuing members of the Board.

Board of Directors Directory

Cecilia Olivares


Cecilia Olivares, President (2020-2021), Board Member (2018-2021), University of Missouri, (573) 882-8705



Megumi Makino-Kanehiro


Megumi Makino-Kanehiro, Vice President (2020-2021), Board Member (2018-2021) University of Hawaii-Manoa, (808) 956-8813



Oscar van den Wijngaard


Oscar van den Wijngaard, Board Member (2018-2021), Maastricht University, Netherlands, (314) 338-8548 x9



Melinda Anderson


Melinda Anderson, Board Member (2019-2022), Elizabeth City State University,
(910) 962-7902



Kyle Ross


Kyle Ross, Board Member (2019-2022), Oregon State University,
(253) 225-8421



Michelle Smith Ware


Michelle Smith-Ware, Board Member (2019-2022), University of St. Thomas,
(651) 962-5952



Teri Farr


Teri Farr, Board Member (2020-2023), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
(217) 333-4710 



Rebecca Hapes


Rebecca Hapes, Board Member (2020-2023), Texas A&M University,
(979) 845-9733



Mehvash Ali


Mehvash Ali, Board Member (2020-2023), American University of Sharjah,
(971) 651-5204 x9



Charlie Nutt


Charlie Nutt, Executive Director (non-voting), Kansas State University,
(785) 532-5717