Serve On The Board

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, or DSSGC Board, ensures the implementation of DSSGC’s mission.  The Board has the authority to control and manage the affairs and property of the Corporation, to adopt rules and regulations governing the action of the Board, staff, and volunteers. The board approves policies related to all aspects of organizational life, including its finances, and ensures that the organization operates with its Bylaws and is properly managed and is the overall governing body for the DSSGC. Current Board Members elected March 21, 2023 are:

  • Denise Ketola,    President
  • Patty Jardene,   VP
  • Vanessa Valdez,    Treasurer
  • Fern Harvey,    Secretary
  • Kerry Aronsohn
  • Pam Hare
  • Jodi Sainsbury


The Annual Meeting of the Corporation shall be held in February or March of each calendar year, commencing with calendar year 2015, at such time and place to be determined by the Board.

New Board Directors shall be nominated and elected at the annual meeting in even-numbered years by majority vote of the general membership to serve for 2 year terms, or until their successors are elected.

The annual meeting, or any Board meeting during which an election of new Directors is held, shall be open to the general membership of the Corporation. The President may call for a voice vote of general membership instead of a ballot. Their terms of office shall begin at the close of the Board meeting at which they are elected.

A member has a right to nominate individuals for consideration as officers or Directors from the floor at the Annual Meeting.

The next election will take place June 4th, 2022 and there are 2 positions open.