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>> 2013 Board of Directors Election Results

  • NYEC's membership elects half of the 15-person Board every two years. Board members serve a four-year term. The new Board will convene March 13 and 14 preceding NYEC's 2013 Members Forum in New Orleans, LA. The new Board will elect the chair during its first meeting and will elect other officers later this spring.

The following seven candidates - in alphabetical order - received the most votes and were therefore elected to the seven available slots on the Board:

  • Eugene Bell, Executive Director, Kings View Ready, Set, Go!, Madera, CA 
  • Glenn Eagleson, Senior Planner & Policy Analyst/Citywide Lead for TAY Services, Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, San Francisco, CA
  • Melinda Giovengo, Executive Director, YouthCare, Seattle, WA
  • Lisa Johnson, Associate Director of Programs NIWL,  FHI 360, Washington, DC
  • John Martinez, Deputy Director, Health and Barriers to Employment Policy Area, MDRC, New York, NY
  • Hector Rivera, Chief Operating Officer, Our Piece of the Pie, Hartford, CT
  • Ellen Zinkiewicz, Director of Youth & Community Services, Nashville Career Advancement Center, Nashville, TN

Candidates
Eleven candidates from NYEC's membership nominated themselves and ran for the seven open seats on the Board. NYEC and the Board Development Committee thank all of the candidates for their participation in the election and continued commitment to the Coalition: Tad Asbury, Sharlet Barnett, Eugene Bell, Jim Boucher, Glenn Eagleson, Ardell Galbreth, Melinda Giovengo, Lisa Johnson, John Martinez, Hector Rivera, and Ellen Zinkiewicz.

Board Development Committee
NYEC thanks the Board Development Committee (BDC) for planning and overseeing the election process over the last several months: Chair, Linda Harris; Members: Joan Wills and Marc Spencer. Ardell Galbreth also participated on the Committee, but recused himself from election discussions this year as he was a candidate. NYEC's Board Development Committee oversaw and certified the election.

Details of Election Results
NYEC received a total of 77 ballots; four were duplicates and one was incomplete.  The incomplete ballot and duplicates were removed from the final tally.  There were a total of 403 votes (Organizations could vote for up to seven candidates.). The voting range follows:

  • The Candidate who received the most votes received: 52.
  • The Candidate who received the fewest votes received: 26.
  • The minimum number of votes needed to be elected (the number of votes received by the seventh place candidate): 33.
  • Upon request, Mala B. Thakur,Executive Director will make full election results available via telephone to primary contacts at dues-current member organizations, with the stipulation that the information remain confidential.

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