The CalConnect Board of Directors

As of August 2019


At this time, CalConnect has a maximum of seven elected directors. Officer positions of the corporation defined in the Bylaws are appointed from elected Directors. The Chair of the Technical Coordination Commmittee (TCC) and the Interoperability Test Manager are Ex Officio members of the Board.

The Board holds quarterly scheduled Board Meetings in January, April, July, and October, almost always by conference call. The Board also has a brief bi-weekly conference call for strategic planning and current events update; the Chair of TC CHAIRS (the Technical Committee coordination group) and the Interperability Test Manager also attend these call.  The Board has also held strategic planning retreats in 2005, 2012, 2015 and 2018, and anticipates doing so every few years in the future.



Chair of the Board of Directors, Director of Communications
Andrew Laurence
Affiliation: University of California, Irvine
Term: July 2018 - July 2021
President, Director
Rutger Geelen
Affiliation: SchedJoules
Term: July 2017 - July 2020
Vice President, Director of External Relationships
Ronald Tse
Affiliation: Ribose
Term: July 2017 - July 2020
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Gershon Janssen
Term: July 2019 - July 2022
Secretary, Director
Dave Thewlis
Affiliation: DCTA Inc.
Term: July 2019 - July 2022

Mr. Thewlis also serves as Executive Director of CalConnect via an Association Management Contract with DCTA Inc.
Chair of the Technical Coordination Committee, Ex Officio Director
Kenneth Murchison
Affiliation: FastMail
Term: June 2019 - June 2021
Interoperability Test Manager, Ex Officio Director
Michael Douglass
Affiliation: Spherical Cow Group
Term: February 2019 - February 2020