Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for maintaining a viable leadership structure, recommending updates to the bylaws and terms of reference, and overseeing the succession planning process for President, President-Elect, Board members, committee chairs, and other leadership positions. Committee members are selected from current Board members and from members of the Society at large.

The work of the Committee focuses on:

  • Board composition, responsibilities, and effectiveness;
  • Committee organization and responsibilities; and
  • Other reviews affecting the growth and continuing sustainability of the Society.

The responsibilities of the Governance Committee include:

  • Review and make recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the Board of Directors, committee structure, task forces, and other designated groups;
  • Review bylaws and terms of reference, and recommend any needed changes to the Board; and
  • Oversee a succession planning process for the President, President-Elect, Board members, Secretary/Treasurer, committee chairs/co-chairs, and other Society leaders.



  • Laura Cabrera, Pennsylvania State University (United States)
  • Nicole Martinez-Martin, Stanford University (United States)


  • Diego Borbón, Universidad Externado de Colombia (Colombia)*
  • Karen Herrera Ferrá, Asociación Mexicana de Neuroética (Mexico)
  • Reina R. Nadler, University of British Columbia (Canada)

* Student/Postdoc Committee representative