In May 2019, the current COPE Officers came to the end of their terms. We welcome the new officers and those officers moving to new roles, and look forward to working together for the next three years.
Following two years as Vice-Chair and Chair-elect, Deborah Poff steps into the role of COPE Chair.
Dan Kulp, previously Treasurer, was elected as the Vice-Chair.
New to an Officer role, we welcome Tara Hoke as COPE Secretary.
Michael Wise, also in his first term as an Officer, is our new COPE Treasurer.
After two years as COPE co-Chairs, Chris Graf and Geri Pearson have reached the end of their term. They will remain on COPE Council, as Trustees, for one year as immediate past co-Chairs. Thanks to Geri and Chris for all they've done to lead the organisation over the past two years and we're pleased they will be with us for another year.
Charon Pierson has come to the end of her time with COPE, having joined COPE Council in 2012 followed by two terms as COPE Secretary. We owe a huge thanks to Charon for her contribution to COPE, in developing guidance and writing commentary for Digest newsletter, presenting at seminars and workshops as well as regularly chairing the COPE Forum and webinars. Charon was most recently been a key member of the leadership team as a COPE Trustee and Officer.