The CalConnect Board of Directors

As of December 2021


At this time, CalConnect has a maximum of seven 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 Technical Architect are Ex Officio members of the Board with full voting rights and responsibilities.

The Board holds quarterly scheduled Board Meetings in January, April, July, and October, almost always by conference call. The Board also holds bi-weekly conference calls for strategic planning and current events updates.  The Board has held strategic planning retreats in 2005, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2019, and anticipates doing so every few years in the future.



President, Chief Financial Officer, Director
Gershon Janssen
Term: July 2019 - July 2022
Vice President, Director of External Relationships
Ronald Tse
Affiliation: Ribose
Term: July 2020 - July 2023
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 Board of Directors, Director
Rutger Geelen
Affiliation: SchedJoules
Term: July 2020 - July 2023
Chair of the Technical Coordination Committee
Kenneth Murchison
Affiliation: FastMail
Term: June 2019 - June 2022
Technical Architect
Michael Douglass
Affiliation: Bedework Commercial Services
Term: February 2019 - February 2022